When it comes to video formats, MP4 might be the first thing on your mind. Due to its flexibility and compatibility, the MP4 format allows you to access most media players without limits. However, in some cases you find that MP4 videos obtained from the Internet or friends cannot be played in Mac applications such as iTunes, iMovie and QuickTime Player.
A good way to make this type of video compatible with all Apple applications is to convert MP4 to MOV. MOV is the default media format developed for Apple devices and applications such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. With my experience, I am going to show you three ways to make the conversion easier.
Easy Tricks to Convert MP4 to MOV effortlessly
Method 1: Using apps to convert online videos
Method 2: Use third-party program to convert videos
Wondershare UniConverter is free ware software that iscapable for video editing, compressing, and resizing video, convert andcompress bulk videos simultaneously. Users can easily add the filesthat need to be converted, and the software can convert it into thedesired format within a reaction of second. It supports more than1000+ file formats and is 30 times faster than any other online videoconverter.
Pros:-Bulk video compression, bulk editing of videos and file conversion inbulk is heighted feature of this software.
Cons:-The user needs to download software separately for windows and macwhich might lead confusion at times
Free Online Video Converter
A highly recommended application is Apowersoft Free Video Converter. It is a practical tool that can be used to convert your MP4 videos at no cost. Thanks to its well organized and easy to understand interface, you can use the software to do the conversion quite easily. It allows you to convert MP4 or other formats to MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV. It also helps to convert the videos to some audio formats, such as MP3, AAC, OGG, FLAC, etc. With its powerful features and excellent performance, this application is definitely a good choice for you. Follow the steps as shown in the image below and the instructions after that to convert MP4 to MOV for free online.
Access the Online Converter page.
- Click the “Select files to start” button to upload the MP4 video you want to convert.
- Choose “MOV” as the output format.
- Click “Convert” to start the conversion and the file will be converted soon.
If you want to convert multiple files in batch, please click “Add Files” button to upload more videos.
If you have specific audio / video configuration needs, please go to step 2, click “Settings” to expand the list and configure parameters such as resolution, bitrate and frame rate.
You can also adjust the volume or watermark of the files under “Edit”.
Zamzar has been a famous converter since 2006. With this application, you can convert different types of files, such as images, documents, music, videos, e-books, etc. You do not have to download any software or install any application during the entire conversion process. This program is easy to use, check these steps to learn how to convert MP4 to MOV.
- Go to the website of this tool.
- Click the “Choose Files” button to import the MP4 file and select “MOV” as the output format.
- Enter your email to receive converted files.
- Press the “Convert” button and then the download link of the converted file will be delivered to you via email.
- Click to download the video file from your email.
You have to provide an email address to receive the converted file.
The file will be saved on the Zamzar server for only 24 hours after sending the email notification, so you have to download the file on time or try again. What’s worse, you need more time to receive large files.
Professional program to convert MP4 to MOV
Online conversion performance could be affected by the internet as large files would take relatively longer. Such problem can be easily solved by using professional desktop software. Apowersoft Video Converter is one of the most practical MP4 to MOV converters that will help you convert videos without restrictions. Please follow the details below to know how to use it.
- Press the “Add files” button on the top left to import the MP4 video.
- Select the “MOV” format from the profile dropdown menu.
- Set the output folder, and click the “Convert” button.
- Wait a moment and the MOV file will be available in the indicated directory on your hard drive.
Tips: This program not only works to convert MP4 to MOV, it also handles the conversion for other multimedia files. As an excellent video converter, it has other features: edit or merge videos, add subtitles and audio files (adjust brightness, volume, add watermark, subtitles, etc.). Furthermore, it offers the function of automatically turning off the computer after the complete conversion so that you do not have to be present from the screen.
These three recommended methods are easy to use. Online applications can help you convert MP4 files to MOV effortlessly without installing any software. But the conversion speed is restricted by the network and the file size. The offline program doesn’t have that problem. You can convert the videos quickly and without quality loss, and convert more videos in batches.