The m3u8 format offers higher quality streaming with less data traffic than the traditional MP4 format, and it can be easily downloaded from websites. For this reason, many sites such as Avgle, Tver, and Streaming+ are currently using streaming video in m3u8 format.
However, it is not possible to download m3u8 files with regular video downloaders, and regular video playback software may not be able to play downloaded m3u8 files. Therefore, it is more convenient to convert m3u8 files to other commonly used formats such as MP4.
In this article, we will show you how to use Anymp4's m3u8 file conversion function, and also how to save m3u8 files more conveniently.
m3u8 is a multimedia playlist file format based on a video delivery technology called HLS (HTTP Live Streaming). It is not the video or audio data itself, but a plain text (text file) description of the path to one or more media files. The extension is usually .m3u or .m3u8.
When you open an m3u8 file, you will see the URLs of several files with .ts extensions listed in order of playback. These .ts files are the actual video data.
The m3u8 format enables high-quality streaming with lower data traffic than the conventional MP4 format, and it is also easier to download from websites. For this reason, many websites are currently using streaming video in m3u8 format.
AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate can convert over 500 popular video and audio formats including MP4, WMA, MOV, MP3, etc. at 70x speed without any loss.
This powerful video converter is equipped with AI technology and rich editing features to effectively compress, merge, and upscale videos in 4K/5K/8K/1080p HD, etc. while maintaining the original image quality.
Even beginners can easily download it for free to convert and edit video and audio.
Please note: Anymp4 itself does not have the ability to download m3u8 files, you have to download m3u8 files with other download tools before conversion.
Step 1: Free download AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate and install it.
Step 2: Launch the software, click the "Convert" tab, then click the "Add Files" button on the top left or drag and drop to load TS video files in your m3u8 file.
Step 3: Click the "Video" tab under "Output Format" in the upper right corner and select MP4 format. You can adjust the encoding settings and resolution if necessary.
Step 4: Select TS video files, check "Merge into one file" and finally click "Convert All" button to combine TS files and convert them to MP4.
These are the steps from downloading m3u8 files to converting them to MP4.
Wouldn't it be more convenient to download m3u8 files directly to MP4 without any conversion?
Y2Mate M3U8 Downloader is a software that allows you to download streaming videos in M3U8 format and supports video downloading on platforms such as TVer, allowing you to unprotect content and get high quality sources.
It does not contain unnecessary elements or overlays and does not perform playback, resulting in fast and efficient downloads. Another feature is that the content is not affected even if other work is performed on the computer during downloading.
1. Download Y2Mate for free from the official website and launch the installer.
2. Select "Home" on the left sidebar and enter the URL of the video site to access.
3. Select the video you wish to download.
If the video uses M3U8, the DRM M3U8 downloader will launch, set the resolution, subtitles, etc., and select "Add to queue" or "Download now.
4. If you have added to the queue, "Start All" will enable batch downloading.
5. The task being downloaded is displayed in the "Downloading" section of the left sidebar.
6. Titles that have been downloaded are moved to "Download" and saved as history.
7. Download destination folders can be opened by clicking on the folder icon.
In this article, the m3u8 file conversion feature of Anymp4 was explained in detail. While this feature is certainly very useful, it is important to note that Anymp4 itself does not allow direct download of m3u8 files.
Therefore, we have introduced an effective tool to download m3u8 files directly to mp4. If you already have the m3u8 file, you can use Anymp4 to convert it. However, if you have not yet got the m3u8 file, Y2Mate is the way to go.
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