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How to Convert MP4 to MOV (QuickTime) on Mac OS X

Some of you may be puzzled why you need to convert MP4 to MOV on Mac so that you can play the video files with QuickTime, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. Well, Apple claims to supports MP4. However, some MP4 videos are encoded in a way that Apple doesn't recognize. Since MOV is an "Apple format", you'd better convert MP4 videos to MOV if you want to play or edit those unrecognized MP4 movies with Apple products.

Actually, it's quite easy to convert MP4 to MOV on Mac with the right video conversion app. Here Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended as the best program to change MP4 to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion. Besides MP4 and MOV, it can also convert between all other regular video formats like AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, ASF, VOB, MPG, etc. The equivalent Windows version allows you to convert MP4 files to MOV in Windows (Windows 8). Get the video converter now and follow the steps below to convert your MP4 videos with ease.

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How to convert MOV to MP4 on Mac with ease

Here the detailed steps to change .mov files to .mp4 videos on Mac OS X are described. The way to complete the conversion in Windows (Windows 8) is almost the same. By following the intuitive interface, you can get all done easily. Now just make sure you've downloaded the right version according to your situation.

1Add MOV video files

To begin with, you need to add the MOV videos to the MP4 to MOV converter Mac. There are two ways to load videos: 1> Directly drag the video files to the program main interface. 2> Click File > Load Media Files from the menu to choose and import videos. After the files are loaded, you can preview them, choose subtitles, select audio tracks, etc. as you like.

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Tips: This smart converter provides a video editor that lets you touch up your videos in clicks. Simply click the Edit button to open the video editing window, where you can crop videos, trim video, add watermarks, adjust video effects, etc. for a better visual effect.

2Choose MOV as the output video format

To change MOV format to MP4, now just specify MOV as the output video format: browse the video format list at the bottom and choose MOV from Video as the output file list.

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3 Start to convert MP4 files to MOV on Mac

When all the settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting MP4 to MOV on Mac. The conversion time depends on your source MOV video. Generally, if the original videos are not too large, the conversion will finish soon. Wait for the conversion to be done and then you'll get high quality MP4 videos. After that, you can play them with QuickTime, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple TV with no hassle.

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Richard T
Hey Elliot, thanks for the great tutorial. I'm loving my Aimersoft Video Converter. I have the Mac version.
L. Jackson
Apple's claim to support MP4 videos is optimistic on their part because because a lot of movies are not encoded so Apple recognizes them. Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac converts MP4 to MOV QuickTime, so you can watch or listened to iTunes, iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc.
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