Easy Ways To Convert MOV to MP4 on Mac
The MOV format is a multimedia container that uses the QuickTime codec to compress video, audio, and other data into a single file. It's used for saving files transferred over the internet or any other type of media streaming protocol/service. It was created by Apple Inc. during its early days of working on multimedia projects before it was publicly announced in 1991.
You can convert MOV to MP4 on Mac by using video and audio converters online or by using a built-in program on your Mac device. We’re going to explain how the conversion process works for both of these methods but also provide you with a safer alternative—DoNotPay. If you do not want to use either of the previously mentioned conversion methods, you can sign up for our app and let us convert your MOV file to MP4, MP3, or any other format in a few seconds!
You have two options when it comes to converting your MOV files to MP4 on Mac:
- Using iMovie
- Using free online converters
iMovie is a video editing program that comes preinstalled on your Mac device. You can use it to convert your MOV files to MP4 by following the next steps:
- Import the MOV file you want to be converted
- Select Share in the File menu
- Click on File
- Edit the export settings and select Next
- Choose where you want your file to be saved
- Save your converted file
Note that using this conversion method takes more time and effort than using a free online converter would.
There are various free online converters that you can use to convert your MOV files, such as:
The conversion process with these converters is a bit simpler than with the previous method—here’s how it works:
- Upload the MOV file you want to convert
- Choose the output format
- Wait for the conversion to be complete
- Download your converted file
Although this conversion method is easier and takes less time, that doesn’t mean you won’t encounter any issues with it.
Converting files is an easy process, but you have to be aware of the risks as well. File converters can be responsible for viruses or malware being downloaded on your device, which could harm your computer or other devices connected to it.
File converters are also known for not being able to complete the conversion process without erroring out midway through downloading the file, meaning that you have no way of knowing if it was completed properly or not.
Many of these converters also ask for access to your computer so they can read the files on your hard drive directly.
Your personal and sensitive info can easily be shared with unauthorized third parties without you knowing about it, which can be extremely dangerous.
DoNotPay provides you with the option to convert your MOV files safely on both Mac and Windows—our File Converter product can be used on any operating system. The best part is that your privacy and the safety of your data are completely protected, and the quality of your converted files is high. We’ll delete your files 24 hours after the conversion to ensure your safety!
To initiate the conversion process, register for DoNotPay and complete the following instructions:
- Open the File Converter product
- Upload your MOV file
- Choose MP4
You can visit the My Disputes page right away to download your converted file!
Other than MOV and MP4, you can convert the following file types with DoNotPay as well:
Converting hundreds of different file types is just one of many DoNotPay’s file-management capabilities. Once you start using our app, you’ll also be able to compress files in seconds, convert online videos to MP3s so you can play your favorite tunes on your PC and phone, as well as download videos from the web with a single click.
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