MOV to MP4: How to Convert MOV to MP4 on Mac (macOS High Sierra Included)

As is known to all, MOV is highly compatible with macOS, however, some MOV files just can't be opened in QuickTime or there is just the sound but no picture, like MOV footage from JVC GY-HM100, or some particular MOV files can't be streamed to Apple TV. That's really annoying and what you need to do is converting the MOV file to other format, like MP4, which is the most popular video format for Phones, digital players, tablets and so on. In this article, you will get the simplest way to convert MOV to MP4 on Mac and Windows PC. Just keep reading.

Part 1. How to Convert MOV to MP4 on Mac

If you are looking for a powerful tool to help convert MOV to MP4 videos, iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe must be the best one for your reference.

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Get the Best MOV to MP4 Video Converter:

  • Convert MOV to MP4 format without any quality loss. Your MOV videos will be converted originally to MP4 format.
  • Convert MOV to MP4 90X faster than most video converters in the market.
  • Directly convert MOV videos to different devices supported MP4 formats, you don't have to spend time setting specific MP4 parameter for your device.
  • Edit and personalize your MOV videos before converting them to MP4 format.
  • Work as a video downloader to download online videos from YouTube, VEVO, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, and 1,000+ popular video streaming sites.
  • In addition to MP4, it supports to convert MOV files to 150+ video or audio formats.

Easy Guide of Converting MOV to MP4 on Mac with iSkysoft

As a powerful and comprehensive Mac MOV to MP4 converter, iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac requires no special skills and knowledges. You can efforelessly convert MOV to MP4 or your device supported MP4 format effortlessly. The following steps are easy guide of the converter.

Step 1. Load MOV files to the MOV to MP4 Mac app

Click the "Add Files" button on top left to import the MOV files, you could also import directly from your mobile devices or camcorder like Sony or Canon. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop MOV videos to the program.

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Step 2. Select "MP4" from the output format dropdown list

In the format tray, go to "Video" tab and select "MP4" to set it as output format. Here you could also set the output resolution or other advanced encode settings.

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Step 3. Start MOV to MP4 Mac conversion

Click the "Convert" button or "Convert All" to start to convert MOV videos to MP4 on Mac.

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Note: iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac runs well on macOS  10.13 High Sierra, 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite and earlier on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.

When the MOV to MP4 conversion is done, you can play the output MP4 video in QuickTime (QuickTime X included), edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or put them on your PSP, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV and so on for playback anytime you want. By the way, if you want to get detailed guide to convert MP4 to MOV, please check here.

Part 2. How to Convert MOV to MP4 on Windows PC

Want to convert MOV videos to MP4 on Windows 10/7/8/XP/Vista? Take it easy. Here you can go to get the Windows version of iSkysoft MOV to MP4 Converter.

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Convert any video and audio formats for you on Windows:

  • Quickly convert MOV to MP4 format with original quality at 90X faster speed.
  • Convert MOV videos to Samsung phones, PSP and other devices support MP4 formats directly.
  • Download, convert, and easily transfer online videos to your mobile devices, phones, tablets, even external hard drive.
  • Allows you to edit MOV videos before start converting it to MP4 with editing tools like trim, crop, add effects, subtitles, watermark, etc.
  • Support the converting of almost all HD video formats, standard video formats and audio formats, including MOV, WMV, AVI, AVCHD, H.264, etc.
  • Extract audio from videos with ease.

Step-by-step Guide to Convert MOV Files to MP4 on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista

Step 1. Add MOV videos

In the first step, you can click the "Add Files" button to import your MOV videos. Alternatively, you can achieve that with drag-and-drop method as well.

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Step 2. Set "MP4" as the output format

Now you should go to the format list, and then select "MP4" as the output format from the "Video" catagory. If you want to edit your MOV files before converting them to MP4, just check this page to get detailed user guide.

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Step 3. Ready to convert MOV to MP4

At last, please hit the "Convert" button on each video clip or "Convert All" on bottom right to start converting MOV files to MP4 as needed.

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Part 3. Get More MOV to MP4 Converter for Mac

#1. Quicktime Pro

Quicktime Pro 7 for mac is a powerful video tool for you to convert, edit, create amd play videos on Mac.

Pros:
It's not only a video converting tool. It plays, edits and creates videos for you.
Cons:
It's very expensive (more than $200) if you're just looking for a MOV to MP4 converter.

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#2. Cloudconvert

Cloudconvert comes in handy when you want to convert MOV to MP4 files online. This software supports audio, video and image conversion. You are wondering how to convert the files? Relax and follow this simple guide.

Step 1. The first thing to do id to visit cloudconvert website on your computer’s browser.

Step 2. Next click on the add icon indicated select files. With cloudconvert you can add files from local drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, One Drive and also download by pasting MOV file URL. Now click on “Select File” and upload file from your computer.

Step 3. Next, you need to select the output format. By default, the output format is often MP4. If you cannot see MP4 format, click on the output format drop-down icon and click on “Video” you will then find the supported video formats.

Step 4. Optionally, you can click on the settings icon and change file codec, stream, and transpose.

Step 5. Next, choose where to save the files and then click on “Start Conversion” button. Once the conversion is complete, you can find the converted MP4 file on the defined location.

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#3. Handbrake

Handbrake is an open source and powerful tool for converting videos on Mac. Though it's powerful, but it only supports few output video formats.

Pros:
One of the best and most powerful free Mac video converters in the market.
Free MOV to Mac converter without any advertisement.
Cons:
As a MOV to MP4 converter for Mac, it's hard too use. The interface is so complicated that you need to set too many parameters to get the exact format you want to convert to.
You can't convert videos to video editing tools like iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

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#4. Zamzar

Zamzar is an online converter that allows you to converte different types of videos, and it's free. It helps you to upload your video and select file type or device type you want to convert to. Then you just need to input your email address and the converted email will be sent to your email address.

Pros:
An online and free file converter that converts most audio, video and document file formats for you.
Cons:
The free version only allows you to convert video smaller than 100MB. Since MOV videos are always very large, this converter only helps when you paid more than $7 per month.
The conversion takes a period of several days, you'll have to wait some time to receive the video.
Since your video are uploaded to the internet, the privacy is not so secured.

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#5. Online-Converter

This is another online converter that converts video, audio, images, ebooks and other documents for you. It supports the conversion of most popular video formats.

Pros:
Compared from Zamar online converter, this converter allows you to convert at leat 4 files concurrent.
You don't have to inpur your email address and wait for too long to get the converted videos.
Cons:
The video smaller than 100MB can be converted in free version. To convert bigger videos, you need to pay more than $5 a month. This means you can hardly convert MOV videos with online converter.
The video needs to be uploaded to the internet, your privacy is not so secured.

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#6. Miro Video Converter

Miro Video Converter is a totally free and simple Mac video converter that helps you to converter most popular video formats to MP4, WebM (vp8), Ogg Theora, or for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Pros:
Simple and free MOV to MP4 converter for Mac.
Process conversion between most popular video formats.
Cons:
It does no more than simple MOV to MP4 conversion.
You can't see or change the conversion settings.
The output destination can't be customized and you can't personalize the video before conversion.
The program is full of advertisements.

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Why Choose iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac/Windows


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Tips: Why Do You Want to Convert MOV to MP4 Videos?

1. MOV takes too much space on Mac/Windows computers.

2. To play it fluently, a special MOV player is always needed.

3. Because of the size of it, it needs to be converted to play on mobile and other devices.

4. For Mac users, problem might occur when playing MOV with Quicktime player.

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Feb 28,2018 11:08 am / Posted by to Convert MOV

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