Three Easy Methods to Convert MOV for Playing on MP4 Digital Devices

Connie Wisley
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“I am using the film from an iPhone6 which is .MOV. My Adobe Elements program needs MP4. The .MOV plays in the program but is shaky. My camcorder film is MP4 and plays well.”

If you have the same resort for converting MOV to MP4, Please go on reading this article, I conclude 3 methods to convert MOV for playing on MP4 digital devices. You can get a clear knowledge of the most suitable MOV to MP4 converter tool. Good tools plays crucial role in making a perfect format conversion.

Here I would introduce three ways to make mov to mp4 conversion as below. You can use paid yet professional converter software for mov to mp4. You can also us some free video encoding ways.

Method One: Third-party Video Converter Applications

Mac Video Converter is an all-round tool for conversion, download, rip, share. Let’s focus on the convert function.

It can convert videos from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs, supports lossless conversion from SD and HD video formats or from HD to SD video formats as you will, let alone the mov to mp4 conversion. What’s more, if you want more advanced features, like merge multiple videos into one video, preview and watch videos, or edit video to enhance the visual quality, it can let you make it all.

How to convert MOV to MP4

1. Download and install the Cisdem Video Converter on Mac.

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2. Load MOV Files. Drag and drop .mov files to the first interface, and it would start to load instantly.

3. After loaded, they are all displayed as a thumbnail, you can see the preference of the original MOV video, its format, duration, size, and definition.

4. If you want to improve the video and fine-tune your videos, you can’t miss out this step. Click the  icon, and enter into the editing window. You are able to trim, crop, create special effects, rotate, watermark, make 2D-3D, etc.

4. Click format profile icon, a format profile window pops up. All formats are well categorized by the player device. Choose MP4 as the output format, or convert for your final devices or program.

Video Tutorial: Cisdem Video Converter for Mac - Convert MOV to MP4

Method Two: Apple QuickTime

If you don’t want to pay for third-party software, you can use the QuickTime preinstalled on your Mac. QuickTime is a multimedia platform and media player that lets you view internet video, movie trailers, and other media in many file formats. But it is also able to save the MOV file to MP4.

How to convert .mov to .mp4 in quicktime player?

  1. Open the video with QuickTime Player
  2. Go to “File”>”Export”, you can see a list of output formats, and select the format you want (iPad, iPhone, iPod, iTunes). 3. Change the file extension from ".m4v" to ".mp4" if you want, there's no difference.


Method Three: Online Video Converters- Zamzar

Zamzar also supports conversion of various compressed formats. Video formats include: 3g2, 3gp, avi, flv, gvi, m4v, mov, mp4, mpg, rm, rmvb, vob, wmv. All steps are very clear, and it shows you to convert step by step.

  1. Select the MOV video files on your local folder on Mac.
  2. Convert it to the MP4 format.
  3. Type your email address to save the final MP4 video file.
  4. Click Convert button and finish this conversion at last, go to your email box and fetch your files.

Brief Conclusion

MP4 can be versatile for more player device. MOV is a common multimedia format using a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer. MP4 is more highly-compatible and winder-used video file format than MOV. Lots of friends have big demanding for converting .mov to .mp4 for Mac. MOV to MP4 conversion may be as simple as changing the extension. You can also transcode the files into the MP4 container using free programs available for both Windows and Mac.

Free video converting ways can give us quick conversion, but we are unable to ensure the conversion results, we may get quality-loss MP4 video file. In case of this situation, we had better choose a professional video converter tool for the safety. And what's more, apart from video converting tasks, we may want to do more advanced features, like edit, crop, subtitle video, and make DVD menu, etc., Mac Video Converter can do all these. It can bring more benefits to you, like rip DVD, download YouTube video, and so on.

Connie Wisley
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Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.

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