How to Convert MP4 to MOV (QuickTime) on Mac

By Emily Watson, Friday, July 03, 2015

Because MP4 is only a container rather than an encoding process, it can hold videos that have slightly different encodings, which is what trips up QuickTime. For example, MPEG-4 Part 10 (known as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) and MPEG-4 Part 2 can cause a codec problem which doesn't work well with Apple products.

How to Play Any MP4 in QuickTime Successfully

If you want to play any MP4 videos on QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, etc, you'd better convert MP4 to MOV first because MOV is the default format of Mac OS X and performs optimum compatibility with Apple devices.

How to Convert MP4 to QuickTime?

Works as a professional MP4 to MOV converter, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate can helps you convert MP4 videos and movies to QuickTime supported MOV, MP4 formats for playback. Also, this program can convert other video formats such as AVI, WMV, MKV, VOB, FLV, MPG, RMVB, MOV, 3GP to MOV to successfully play on QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and iPod. Free download the trial version below and have a shot!

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1. Import MP4 files into the program

After running the program on your computer, simply click "Add Files" to upload the MP4 videos.

Import MP4 Files into the Program

2. Choose MOV as output format

Click "Profile" drop-down list option on the bottom section of the program window, and then select *.mov as the output format from "QuickTime Movie Format" category.

Choose MOV as Output Format

• If you want to convert HD MP4 to MOV, choose "HD MOV Video (*.mov)" as the output format from "HD Video" category.

• To play any MP4 files on iPhone, iPad and iPod, you can directly choose the default preset from the list.

• This program also supports converting MP4 to AVI, MKV, FLV, 3GP, etc.

3. Select the Output folder

Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Choose Output Folder

4. Start MP4 to MOV conversion

Click "Convert" button to start MP4 to MOV (QuickTime) conversion. You can choose to shut down your computer after conversion so you don't have to sit before your computer waiting for the conversion to finish.

Start MP4 to MOV Conversion on Mac

• Want to play QuickTime .mov file on Windows Media Player? Convert MOV to WMV.

• Want to increase compatibility of MOV across multiple platforms? Convert MOV to MP4.

• The HD MOV file is too large? Check the video compression guide.

• Want to convert videos and audios freely, just download FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate!

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