How to Convert an MP4 to JPEG

By Bey Wesley

You have a video saved in MP4 format of your cousin's bachelor party, but you need to make a photo for a wedding present. Not a problem. With the correct media player and a few simple steps, you can create a JPEG worthy of hanging from one of the many frames in your video. Both MPEG Streamclip and QuickTime Pro can be used to create a still image from a video clip. MP4 (or MPEG-4) are moving images captured at 23.9 frames per second.

Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or above
  • Mac running OSX 10.3 or above
  • MPEG Streamclip
  • QuickTime Pro

QuickTime Pro

Step 1

Go to the File menu and select "Open file." Indicate the location of the MP4 video that you would like to convert to JPEG.

Step 2

Use scrubber to navigate to the frame of the MP4 that you would like to convert to a JPEG.

Step 3

Go to the File menu. Select "Export."

Step 4

Change the Export drop-down menu to "Movie to Picture." Change the Use drop-down menu to "Photo-JPEG." Name and set a location to which to save the file.

Step 5

Click on the "Save" button.

MPEG Streamclip

Step 1

Go to the File menu and select "Open file." Indicate the location of the MP4 video that you would like to convert to JPEG.

Step 2

Use the scrubber to navigate to the frame of the MP4 that you would like to convert to a JPEG.

Step 3

Go to the File menu and select "Export Frame."

Step 4

Select your frame size. In the Format drop-down menu, select "JPEG."

Step 5

Push the "Save" button. Type in a name and location for the JPEG you are creating, when prompted. Push the "Save" button.