When you play or edit videos on your Mac you will probably have no problems dealing with MOV format files – because they are a proprietary Apple video format that is intended for Macs. However if you try to share those files with PC users who run Windows then you may find that they’re unable to play it, or forced to download QuickTime to do so. That could be a problem with some mobile platforms too.
Rather than go through that uncertainty and potential hassle, it would be a good idea to convert your MOV videos to a more universally acceptable format. One of the best and most obvious choices would have to be MP4 which is a very widely accepted file format for videos. The conversion itself should be easy – assuming you’re making use of the Movavi Video Converter for Mac to help with the process.
To convert MOV to MP4 on Mac with the software you’ll only need to perform a few simple steps:
- Click the ‘Add Video’ button and add the video that you’d like to convert. If you wish you can convert more than a single video at the same time thanks to the software’s support for batch processing. Alternatively just drag your files into the window.
- Choose one of the output presets from the list available. In this case you should go to ‘Video and Audio formats’ and then select ‘MPEG-4’ to save it as MP4.
- Click ‘Convert’ to start the conversion.
That’s all that it takes to convert MOV videos to MP4 with the Movavi Video Converter for Mac. If you want to convert your videos to a format other than MP4 all you need to do is choose a different preset – including some that are optimized for online sharing via Facebook, Youtube, and other platforms, as well as for mobile devices if that’s what you intend.
At the end of the day, you’ll find that being able to convert video files as and when you need to will prove to be useful. It could be that you want to convert your own files to share with others, or it could be that you want to convert videos that are sent to you that you can’t seem to play. Whatever the case, with the help of the software you should have absolutely no issues whatsoever in dealing with any and all video formats.
Although the Movavi Video Converter for Mac specializes in video conversions, it also has a number of other features that you could take advantage of. If you like you could use it to convert images and audio, as well as extract audio tracks from videos, create animated GIFs, edit your videos – and much more.
All of these features are just as easy to use and intuitive as the core software itself, so you should have no trouble trying them out and seeing firsthand just how powerful they can be.