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How to use the MP4-to-MOV converter by Movavi
Step 1. Download the Movavi Converter
Run the downloaded file to install the program on your computer. After the process is complete, launch the converter.
Step 2. Import the files to the program
Click the Add Media button, then Add video, locate the files you want to convert, select them, and click Open. Or just drag the files into the program window.
Step 3. Select the conversion format
Open the Video tab, click MOV, and choose one of the presets from the list.
Step 4. Convert the files from MP4 to MOV
By default, the converted files will be saved to the Movavi Library folder. If you want to choose another destination, set it by clicking the Save to button and selecting another folder. Now click Convert in the bottom right corner to start the conversion process. After the processing is done, transfer the converted files to your Apple device.
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MP4 vs. MOV (QuickTime) – comparing formats
Video encoding formats
H.264, H.265, MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.263, VC-1, Dirac, others
MPEG-2 (OS X Lion or later), MPEG-4 Part 2, H.264, H.263, H.261, Apple ProRes, Apple Pixlet, others
Audio encoding formats
AAC, MP3, AC-3, Apple Lossless, ALS, SLS, others
AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3, others
Almost all Windows, Linux, Ubuntu, Android devices. Apple devices may experience problems with this format
Apple (iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, etc.) Support for other systems is limited
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Frequently asked questions
How do I convert MP4 to MOV on a Mac?
You can use the Movavi MP4-to-MOV converter for Mac. Just download the appropriate version of the program and follow this short guide.
Install and launch Movavi Video Converter.
Add your MP4 files to the program.
Select MOV as the output format and specify the appropriate preset.
Transcode your files by clicking the Convert button.
How do I convert MP4 to MOV on Windows 10?
You can easily convert MP4 to MOV on Windows with Movavi Video Converter. Download the latest version of the program using the link below.
Install the Movavi software.
Open the program and import your files.
Select MOV (QuickTime) as the target format, then choose a preset.
Click Convert to start transcoding your MP4 files to MOV.
MOV or MP4: which one is better?
It really depends on your goal. The MOV format provides better picture quality and resolution, but MP4 is much more wide-spread and supported by most devices. So when deciding whether to use MP4 or MOV, think of the reason why you want to convert your files.
Does Windows 10 support MOV files?
No. MOV videos are QuickTime-associated files, but this program is no longer supported by Windows. You can either install software supported by Windows or convert files to a more popular format like MP4.
To play MOV on Windows, try VLC media player. It supports almost every format existing. To convert your files, try Movavi Video Converter.
Does converting an MP4 file to MOV make it lose quality?
Not necessarily. Both MOV and MP4 are container formats. Each can contain streams encoded with a number of codecs that are often valid for both MP4 and MOV. In most cases, the process of MP4-to-MOV conversion simply means rewrapping the streams without any quality loss.
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