How to Convert QuickTime MOV into MP4 Format?


MOV/.mov is a video Container format for QuickTime. QuickTime is an extensible proprietary multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.

MP4 is the official multimedia container for MPEG-4 video and audio.

Because both the QuickTime and MP4 container formats can use the same MPEG-4 formats, they are mostly interchangeable in a QuickTime-only environment. MP4, being an international standard, has more support. This is especially true on hardware devices, such as the Sony PSP and various DVD players; on the software side, most DirectShow / Video for Windows codec packs include an MP4 parser, but not one for QTFF.

So sometimes we need to convert QuickTime MOV files into MP4 format for more convenient usage. To finish that job, MOV to MP4 Converter may be the best choice because of its various and powerful functions. Of course, you could directly use QuickTime Pro to finish the conversion. But its functions are quite limited. By contrast, MOV to MP4 Converter supports inputting and outputting almost all popular audio/video formats. It also supports extract audio tracks from video files and edit the original files.

At the following is the detailed guide telling you how to use it to convert MOV files into MP4 format. It is a shareware so you can free download its trial version and follow the guide to have a try.


Steps of Converting QuickTime MOV to MP4 format


Step 1: Download MOV to MP4 Converter, install and start this software.



Step 2: Click "File" menu or click button "Add Video" to add the MOV videos you want to convert. You can also drag the MOV videos into the interface of the software directly. It allows you to add several files at a time.


1). While previewing QuickTime MOV video in the preview pane, click the camera button then the video image being displayed will be saved as GIF, JPEG, or BMP format for you to use or storage.

2). Button "Merge" can help you to merge several files into one file.



Step 3: Click button "Effect", "Trim", or "Crop" to edit the QuickTime MOV video if you need. You can also add text or picture watermark in the "Edit" window.



Step 4: Choose MP4 format as the output format from "Profile" drop-down list, and set export folder by clicking "Browse" button..


Set the output parameters by clicking button "Settings"if you have special needs for them.


Step 5: Click "Convert" button to start converting QuickTime MOV video into MP4 format.