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The Best Way to Convert MOV to MP4 in Windows/Mac

Wondering how to play MOV files on your media player or mobile device that doesn’t support this video format? Here comes the solution. Instead of downloading another video player, one feasible way is to convert MOV to MP4 format that is widely supported by most media player. Just read on to learn how to convert MOV video files to MP4 with ease.

Part 1. How to Convert QucikTime MOV to MP4 in Windows (Windows 8)

Part 2. How to Convert MOV Files to MP4 on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent video converting program that can be used to convert .mov to .mp4 format. Well compatible with Windows (Windows 8), it lets you enjoy the thrill of video conversion between various formats. What you can achieve from this MOV to MP4 converter doesn't limit in here. Its built-in editor allows you to adjust the video effects for better visual enjoyment. Apart from that, it can also burn any videos to DVD with personalized DVD menu and background music/pictures or rip DVD files to video format without compressing any image quality.

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Part 1. How to convert QuickTime MOV files to MP4 in Windows (Windows 8)

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is a green program. It's safe to download and install it into your computers. Notice that the guidance below is taking the Windows version as an example; just make sure you have downloaded the right version.

1 Load MOV files from local device or portable devices

Click Add Files to load MOV files from the local devices, or portable devices that connected to your computer.You can also drag the files to this program directly. For batch conversion is supported, so you can import multiple files at a time.

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2 Set output format as MP4 and destination folder

Select MP4 as the optimal output format under the menu of "Output Format". If you want to change the default folder for the output files, please click "Output Folder" drop-down list to set new destination folder.

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3 Edit the videos (Optional)

Click "Trim" to set the start time & end time to get multiple clips as need. Or click Edit to crop the frame size, add special effects, add picture/text watermark, or edit subtitle.

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4 Start to convert MOV to MP4

Once you've finished all the settings, click on "Convert" button to convert video. After conversion, click the "Open Folder" button to open the output folder and find the converted files.

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Part 2. How to convert MOV to MP4 on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

If you want to convert QuickTime MOV format to MP4 with fast speed and high quality on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion), please try Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac. This Mac software contains the same converting and editing functions with Windows version. Video Converter for Mac, also called Mac MOV to MP4 Converter, is a featured third party video converter which is designed for Mac users. Include Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc. Just free download this Mac MOV to MP4 Converter, install and run it, then start the trip of converting now!

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1 Import your MOV files to the program

Go to the menu bar, click "File" – "Add Video/Audio files" to load your MOV files you want to convert. Or simply drag and drop MOV to add them to this Mac MOV to MP4 program.

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2 Select MP4 as output format

Click the device icon behind the video file in the video list, then you can select the MP4 format as the output format. This Mac MOV to MP4 converter provide two MP4 formats, "H.264 MP4" and "MPEG-4 MP4".

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If you want to put the output MOV file on your PSP, iPod, iPhone or other popular portable device, you can select an output format according to your device name!

3 Start to convert MOV to MP4 on Mac OS X (Mavericks)

Hit "start" button in the bottom right hand corner, when the conversion is done, you can put the MP4 files on your iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro.

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What is MOV?

MOV is the video file format that is native to the  QuickTime player. QuickTime is directly associated with Apple or Macintosh computers. It is the standard media player on all Apple computers, including all other gadgets like the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. MOV is a container file that can store video, audio, text, and special effects. It can also be used for media streaming, editing, and importing.

What is MP4?

MP4 is the most common video format over the internet today. It is supported by almost all media players, regardless if they are Windows-based, Apple-based, Linux-based, or standalone. Like MOV, MP4 is a container file that can store audios, videos, and advanced content. However, it follows the international standards in digital audio and video technology, reason why it is the most popular video file format of all.

MOV vs MP4

MOV and MP4 are generally the same as far as what file compression techniques are used for each of them. The result is a smaller, more portable file. The quality of videos on both of these video file formats are also almost the same, although MP4 proves to more compatible with a whole lot of other media players.

Converting from QuickTime MOV to MP4 is very seamless too, given the fact that MOV was actually the basis for creating MP4. When you save your file in either the MP4 or the MOV format, you will get exactly the same video quality, provided that the same codecs are used. Generally, if you're using Apple products, go for MOV. Otherwise, pick MP4.

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well, you are wrong guys, this converter isnt able to even read .mov files on mac os x...
earl moore
Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate lives up to the hype, regardless whether you\'re using a Mac or Windows O/S
Randy K.
I just wanted to say this is a great tool, but Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate does more than convert QuickTime MOV to MP4. It converts pretty much anything to everything.
Aimersoft Employee
Hi, ramirez, you need a video converter to convert MOV files to MP4. And we guarantee our video converter won\'t let you down. You can test whether you\'re satisfied with it.
Could you tell me another way to convert MOV to MP4?
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