How to Convert MOV to MP4 File or MP4 to MOV File
How can I encode HD video clips in .MOV to MP4 format for Mac. Alright, I recently get an iPod Touch. Now the problem is I'm getting my videos off my canon camcorder as a MOV file, and for it to play on the iTouch it had to be a MP4 format. I'm after a converter that is fast and keep the quality of the file, Anyone know any and where I can download it? - Guona
As one of the primary formats for Quicktime, the QuickTime MOV videos are commonly used by Mac OS X users. They are often large and mostly uncompressed files that may take up too much room on your computer. If you want to save space on your hard drive, or upload to popular video websites like YouTube or share video files with someone who doesn't have a Mac, what you need to do is converting MOV to MP4 on Mac or other compatible file format to increase compatibility across multiple platforms.
Video Converter for Mac is a very flexible application that specializes in that very task - just choose your source file and output format and go. It comes with lots of advanced options too like batch conversion, file merging, and frame cropping, etc. If you are runing a Windows 8/7/Vista/XP computer, please try Video Converter for Windows.
In this walkthrough I'm going to tell you how to transfer video from MOV to MP4 file on Mac OSX. you can also use the tool to perform reverse process of converting MP4 to MOV format.
Step 1: Import MOV video files into the program
Lauch this MOV to MP4 converter for Mac, click the "Add" button to select original MOV files you would like to convert. You can also directly drag-and-drop files to the board. When the video source is selected, you are able to see the source media file info such as the original format, file name, subtitle option, file size, audio bit rate and etc.
The MOV to MP4 converter also supports bulk conversion, which allows you to import and convert MOV multiple video files at the same time.
Step 2: Choose MP4 format as output file
Click "Profile" drop-down list option in the program window near the 3D icon, and then choose "MP4" as the output format.
The program has presets that will convert video to the correct sizes and formats for popular devices. If you are willing to put the converted video to a certain media device, you can directly select the icon corresponding to the device in the presets list.
To save your time to set multiple videos to a single output format at a time, you can click "Apply to all", and then the settings for your previous file would be applied to all the selected video files in the file list.
Note: You can manually adjust the quality and compression options by clicking on the "Add Profile" button.
Edit MOV files before the conversion: (optional)
The MOV to MP4 video converter is also integrated with advanced editing function for users to merge, clip, crop and add some effect to favorite video. More details on Video Converter for Mac user guide.
Step 3: Start MOV to MP4 Mac conversion
After completing the setup, now, just click the "Start" button to start converting files from .mov to .mp4 file on Mac.
Wait for the application to convert the MOV file you imported to MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC). A little window will appear showing the progress of the operation. The conversion process time may take a few minutes or hours, vary depending on the size of MOV videos and quality you choose for the MP4 files.
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