A common reason for converting MOV to MP4 is that MOV is not widely supported by portable devices while MP4 can be played on almost all popular devices. For example, MOV videos cannot be played on Android devices useless you convert it to MP4 or download a MOV player on your Android phone.
Converting MOV files to MP4 is a straightforward process when a video conversion application is used. In this post, let's see how to convert MOV to MP4 on Windows (Windows 10 included) and Mac (MacOS Sierra Included).
Part 1 Convert MOV to MP4 on Windows
If you want to convert MOV to MP4 on your windows computer without hassle, try Video Converter Ultimate. This software is a professional MOV video converter which can easily convert MOV to MP4, MOV to AVI, MOV to WMV, etc. It can also directly convert MOV to preset portable devices like Samsung phone, PSP, PS3, PS4, Xbox, Zune, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, etc. This software is both available on Windows and Mac. In this part, we will show you how to use it on Windows computer. For Mac users, please skip to part 2.
Step 1. Download and install Video Converter Ultimate on your computer.
Step 2. Open the program and import the MOV video you want to convert by clicking the "Add file" button.
Step 3. Click the down arrow button beside the Output Format button. And then hit the Format icon on the right-hand side of the main interface and select MP4 as the output formats.
Step 4. Click the "Convert" button when everything is set and the MOV to MP4 conversion will be completed automatically.
Part 2 Convert MOV to MP4 on Mac
Step 1. Download Video Converter Ultimate for Mac on your MacBook or iMac.
Step 2. Click the "+" icon at the lower left corner to import the MOV videos you want to convert.
Step 3. Click the format icon at the bottom to show the output format list and select your desired MP4 format.
Step 4. Click the "convert" button at the lower right corner and start to convert MOV to MP4 on Mac.
Part 3 Convert MOV to MP4 Online
If you want to convert MOV to MP4 free online. There are many choices. Here we select the best 3 online video converters for you.
Zamzar is very easy to use. Just visit their website, upload your original file, choose the format you want to convert your file to, and hit Convert. After that, you wait for an email from Zamzar with a link to your converted file.
Free file conversions (up to 50 MB)
Nothing to install
Converts a large variety of files from one format to another
Simple enough for anyone to use
Conversion time was very slow
50 MB file size limit makes it very difficult to use for video and audio conversions
#2. Online Convert
Online-Convert.com allows users to convert various sound files into another format without the need to register or creating an account.
Pros: There are different converters available to convert different file types. Converters include audio converter, video converter, image converter, document converter, ebook converter and hash generator.
Cons: The maximum file size is 100MB for free user. And for a newcomer, you may spend some time to find the right free online converter, even though you just want to do a simple video file conversion.
OnlineVideoConverter.com (OVC) is a free online media conversion web application that allows you to convert any video link or file to various formats without the need to install any software on your computer.
Pros: OVC is fully compatible with all modern browsers and has been touted online as the best online video conversion utility as it offers high quality and super-fast conversions to many audio (.mp3 / .aac / .ogg / .wma / .m4a / .flac / .wav) and video (.mp4 / .avi / .mpg / .mov / .wmv / .mkv / .m4v /. webm / .flv / .3gp) formats. A wide range of online video portals are supported, including YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.
Cons: It's too slow when uploading a large file. And the supported file formats is relatively limited.
All in all, there are so many ways for converting MOV to MP4. However, Video Converter Ultimate is my favorite, because it can convert videos with 30X faster speed and there is no file size limitation.
Which MOV to MP4 Converter is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.