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How to Convert MOV to MP4 and Vice Versa

There aren’t that many really popular video formats, and MOV is one of the leading contenders. This format was developed by Apple as a standard for playing video on Macs. However, the incompatibility of formats between different platforms and devices can still be a problem for many users. For example, MOV videos can’t be played on Android devices unless you can track down a special application for it.

The easiest way to resolve this problem is to convert MOV files to another file type that is more widely supported by devices and operating systems, such as MP4 (MPEG-4). Movavi offers an efficient software application for converting MOV files to MP4 without loss of quality – Movavi Video Converter supports more than 180 formats and 200 mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, Android-based devices, Xbox, PlayStation, and many more. Read this tutorial on how to convert MOV to MP4, then install the program and give it a try yourself.

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Install the Software

Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install Movavi Video Converter on your computer.

Open Files for Conversion

Click the Add Media button in the upper left corner and select the Add Video option. Now locate the MOV files that you want to turn to MP4, and add them to the app by clicking Open.

Edit Your Videos (Optional)

If you want to make changes in your videos before conversion, click the Edit button in the right portion of the file information section. You’ll see a new window with a number of tabs.

Select the Stabilization tab and try different available options to reduce shaking in your video. Choose the Audio tab to manage the volume levels of the video or even reduce background noise. In the Adjustments tab, you can set desired values of brightness, contrast, saturation, and other parameters. You can also add subtitles or watermarks by opening the appropriate tabs and specifying elements you want to add. Use the tabs Crop, Rotate, and Trim to cut video edges, rotate the footage, or trim away unwanted fragments.

Compress MOV Files (Optional)

If you have large MOV files that you want to export to MP4, you can also reduce their size using Movavi Video Converter. In this case, your best option is to compress them.

Just click on the file size value shown in the output information. In the dialog box that opens, set the desired size, quality, and bitrate by moving the appropriate slider. Click Convert Sample to see how a file fragment will look like after conversion.

Specify the Output Format

Open the list of supported video formats by clicking the Video tab. Locate the collection of MP4 presets and select the desired one.

Save Your MOV Files in MP4

Click Convert to start the operation. The app supports batch conversion so you can convert several files simultaneously. When the conversion is complete, the folder containing the output files will open automatically.

You can also use Movavi’s two-way encoding software to transfer MP4 to MOV and other 180+ multimedia formats. Check out the rest of our step-by-step tutorials.


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