How to Convert MOV to MP4 on Windows/Mac

By Emily Watson, Thursday, Apr 02, 2015

As is known to all, MOV has been used as the most compatible file format for QuickTime Player. Here, the drawback of MOV format is also obvious: It is not widely supported by devices and operating systems. To increase compatibility across multiple platforms, many people try to convert MOV files to another file type which is more popular and supported by most of the standard media players, and usually MP4 is their good choice. The only question is how to convert MOV to MP4.

Whether your device is  incompatible with MOV format, or the MOV file cannot be played well by your QuickTime, the excellent FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate will assist you in dealing with annoying file-formatting problems associated with your videos, flash clips and movie files. This software can not only convert MOV to MP4 easily and quickly, but also convert MOV to other formats, such as converting MOV to AVI and converting MOV to WMV.

Free download the trial version of the program on your computer and go reading of this article for learning how to convert MOV to MP4 in details.

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1. Add MOV files to Video Converter Ultimate

In the primary window of the program, click "Add File" button and upload MOV video files you want to convert from your local folder.

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Tips: This MOV to MP4 converter allows you to merge videos into one. Add your MOV videos clips to the program and click "Merge into one file" to get output into one.

2. Choose MP4 as output format

Click "Profile" in the bottom line. Then, in the pop-up window, click "General Video" or "HD Video" profile list and select a format with .mp4 filename extension. To convert MOV to MP4 for portable devices or softwares directly, you can click the device you like, all formats are well categorized.

Choose MP4 as Output Format

Tips: You may not be satisfied with the profile provided to you. In this case, you can click the "Settings" button next to "Profile" box to customize the profile. Here, you can adjust Video Size, Frame Rate, Encoder, Audio and 3D settings etc. to meet your specific needs.

3. Start converting MOV to MP4

In "Destination" line, click "Browse" to choose a folder on your computer to save the output files. When all settings are done, click the "Convert" button to start converting MOV to MP4. Then, you'll see a window as below:

Start to Convert MOV to MP4

When the conversion is complete, you can click "Open Folder" to find the videos that have converted directly.

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate supports converting videos and audio files between 100+ formats like MP4, AVI, MKV, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MOV, etc. Meanwhile, the program lets you target exactly which device you want your videos to play on, with default settings for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod devices as well as Sony PSP, HTC smartphones and other popular devices. Download this multimedia tool and enjoy videos anytime and anywhere.

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