Top 2 Ways to Convert QuickTime MOV Videos to MP4 on Mac and Windows
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Why do You Need to Convert MOV to MP4?
You may need to convert MOV videos to MP4, because MOV can't be played on Android Phone, Blackberry, PDA, even some MOV movies can't be watched properly on QuickTime with the sound only but without picture. MP4 is one of the most popular video formats for phones, tablets and other portable devices. Therefore, we introduces you 2 methods for converting QuickTime MOV to MP4.
Way 1: How to Convert MOV to MP4 with 1-Click Video Converter Software on Mac and Windows?
Adoreshare Video Converter Genius is professional yet easy to handle software that can convert MOV/QT videos to MP4/MPEG-4/H.264 format. Of course, if you have any other video conversion requirements, you can also utilize this software since it supports up to 100 video and audio formats. It has 2 versions running on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite/10.9 Mavericks/10.8 Mountain Lion and Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP and lower.
Step 1: Import your MOV files by clicking "Add" and navigating to the location you saved them and adding them manually or just dragging and dropping them onto the converter's window.
Step 2: Go to the lower portion of the interface, and hit "MP4" to set it as your video's output format under the "Video" category.
Step 3: Click "Convert". The process may take a while. Then you can check the converted files in the output folder you selected.
Way 2: How to Perform MOV to MP4 Conversion with QuickTime on Mac OS X (Yosemite included)?
If you have installed QuickTime on your Mac computer, you can utilize QuickTime to export MP4 videos from QuickTime MOV files.
Step 1: Open your .mov file in QuickTime by clicking "File" > "Export".
Step 2: Select "Movie to MPEG-4" in the "Export" drop-down box. And click "Save". Well done! Just wait for it to finish.
Choose H.264 MP4 or MPEG-4 MP4?
.mpeg4 and .h264 are just two encoding options for a MP4 video, which will all be in an .mp4 extension. However, MPEG-4 vs H.264, which is the better format for playing or for uploading to YouTube? Based on the analysis of H.264 vs MPEG4 on encoding time, quality and file size, there is no reason not to choose H.264.
H.264 has a higher compression rate. It is about 1.5 to 2 times more efficient than MPEG-4 encoding.
The image quality is also better and playback is more fluent than with basic MPEG-4 compression.
Record more information on the same hard disk, which is save space.