As we already know that QuickTime Player in Mac OS X is very useful. It can play videos, reduce video size/pixels, and can even trim the video. QuickTime Player also works as Screen Recorder for iPhone and Mac’s Screen. However, it saves all the files in .MOV format and there are many devices that don’t support it. The most common format that almost all devices can run is .MP4. However, you don’t need any third party application on your Mac to do convert a .MOV file to .MP4. We will tell you how this can be done.

How to Convert a .MOV or .M4V file to .MP4 in Mac OS X

  • Launch iMovie app
  • Make sure you are in Media Tab (there are 3 tabs; Media, Projects, Theater)
  • Now Click on Down Arrow sign (looks like download icon)

Convert MOV file to MP4 on Mac

  • Now you will get a new window, select the file you want to convert
  • Now Click once on the imported file, and then click on Up Arrow (Located at the top right corner)
  • Click on File

Converting MOV to MP4

  • You will get some options with description. Make sure Add to Theater is not checked, else it’s going to take so much time to convert it. Click on Next
  • Give a name to your file, and select the location where it will be saved
  • Click on Save
  • It will take some time depending on the file size you are converting. You can always check the process and estimated time to click on the round shaped processing button

Check video converter processing

That’s it. Once Processing is complete, it will be saved automatically to the location you selected while naming the file.

If you are still facing any issue, watch this demo video

How to convert .MOV Video File to .M4V

This is something we have already discussed earlier in detail. You can convert multiple MOV files to M4V at once, Please read this article for instruction : Convert MOV to M4V.

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