How to Convert MP4 to Sandisk Sansa on Mac

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I just got a new Sandisk Sansa. I used both way of direct copy .mp4 files from PC and Sansa and also used Sansa converter to converter the file to Sansa. But either I can see the files exist in video folder in Sansa from PC. But it does not appear in Sansa in the video folder. The file size is not big; it is less than 10MB. So I have to convert the file to 3gp. It finally appeared in Sansa. But the sound quality was terrible. I thought Sansa support .mp4 format. Would anyone know?

When I added the MP4 files to media converter, the message box said I have to installed correct codec for that. What Codec do I need to install? May I have to install application like MP4 to Sandisk Sansa Converter on my computer?

How to convert mp4 to video format for Sandisk Sansa?

Method one - VLC Media Player

If your Sandisk can not recognize MP4 you collected, the easiest way I've found to work around this problem is to download and install the free "VLC Media Player".

VLC Media Player

Step one.

When you install VLC Media Player on computer, open it and choose "Meida" on the top menu and click-on "Convert/Save".

Import MP4 video file that you would like to convert for viewing on the Sandisk Sansa, then click on "Convert/Save" at the bottom of the dialog box.

Step two.

Check the "File" option from "Outputs" section of the next dialog box, choose the "Browse" button to find the folder where you want to save the converted file and name it in the "Filename" box with .WMV file extension like "My video Clip .WMV".

Step three.

Choose "Windows (wmv/asf)" in the "Profile" section. Then click on "Save" button on the bottom of the dialog box, and the VLC Media Player's progress bar moving and the top of program will say "streaming". After several minutes, you will get ".wmv" file on the target folder that you set previously.

Step four.

The next step is to connect your Sansa to your computer via USB and open the Sansa Media Converter (aka "SMC") program. Click on the "Add Media" button at the top right of the program. Navigate to and select the "My Video Clip.WMV" file that you created using VLC from the original YouTube MP4 video file. Then click-on "Converter" button to convert video to the one for Sansa. When you get a message of "Finish 1" which means one video file has been converted successfully and transferred.

Then you can enjoy video on Sandisk Sansa.

Method two - Tune4mac MP4 Converter

To convert MP4 to SanDisk Sansa on Mac X, you should download professional application to do so. Tune4mac MP4 Converter is the very software that you are looking for. With it, not only can help you convert MP4 to the video format which matches SanDisk technical specifications, also can remove DRM from iTunes movies that purchases or rents in legal area. What's more, the simple step-by-step operation could give you a great experience to convert MP4 on Mac OS.


Download Tune4mac MP4 Converter and launch it;

-  Click-one.  Import MP4 video;

-  Click-two.  Choose "Sandisk Sansa AVI Movie(.avi)"or "Sandisk Sansa MPEG-4 Movie(.mp4)" as output format;

-  Click-three.  Click "Convert" button to convert MP4 file.

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Note and Tips

Tune4mac MP4 Converter is powerful and professional application to convert video from one format to another. When you purchases or rents a video with M4V format from iTunes Store, you are not allowed to transfer it to any other Non-Apple portable media players, such as Sony Walkman, PSP/PS3, iRiver, even mobile phones like popular Nokia, BlackBerry etc, that because the DRM Copy-Protection is made by the movie producers for copyright protection. So how to remove DRM from those iTunes movies? Probably, my article of "Remove DRM from iTunes movie" would help you out.

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