How to convert MOV to MP4 in 4 simple steps without losing quality

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Nowadays, we have access to plenty of gadgets and devices with wide range of specifications. You should note that file formats such as MOV can’t be played in PDA, Blackberry, and PSP devices. There are cases where you can’t properly play MOV files on your QuickTime. If you are unable to play MOV file in a device, you should convert the file to widely recognizable format such as MP4 using powerful software such as Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. After the competition of the conversion process, you will be able to play MP4 file in all the latest smartphones, tablets and other devices. The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate ships with a powerful conversion engine using which you can not only convert MOV to MP4 but also to several other formats. In this article, we will examine the steps required to convert MOV to MP4 with the help of explanations and screenshots.

Steps required to convert MOV to MP4 with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

With the help of Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily convert MOV to MP4. You just need to follow few steps as mentioned below to get your MOV files converted to MP4.

Step 1

The first step is to double click the desktop icon Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. You will view dashboard with the required navigation buttons and other options. You can add either the MOV file or folder containing MOV file. It is also possible to merge multiple MOV files and get it converted to a single MP4 file by selecting the Merge All Videos radio button.

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Step 2

You can open MOV file by selecting Add Files or Add Folder menu option. You can also add MOV file from a device or camcorder. It is also possible to open MOV file from a DVD by selecting Load DVD menu option. The MOV video file will be loaded inside the dashboard as soon as you open the file as shown below.

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Step 3

The first half provides the details of the source file with resolution, total time and the capacity. You have to select the required file extension from the Target portion on the right side. For this purpose, select the down arrow, Select Video tab followed by MP4 on the left side. The required options will be displayed on the right side and you will find a wide range of options.

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Step 4

The next step is to select Convert button located on the right-hand side. If you are working with multiple MOV files, you should select Convert All button to proceed further with the conversion process. A progress bar will be displayed during the process of the conversion. You can open the output folder after the successful completion of the conversion process by selecting the orange colored icon.

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Trimming before conversion

In the Target section, you will find an orange colored Plus button. If you click on it, you will view a dialog using which you can change the size of the converted Target file. You can decrease the size by sliding and you will view the corresponding bit rate.

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Customizing output path

The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate enables you to modify the location of the output folder. You should select the down arrow button on the output section from the bottom navigation. You should select a folder by clicking on the three dots.

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The big advantage of Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is that the software is capable of converting and merging multiple MOV files into a single MP4 file. You should select “Merge All Videos” radio button from the bottom portion of the dashboard. It is also possible to convert videos into several formats in batches. Moreover, the converter is developed to achieve 30x faster conversion speed.

Advanced functions

The Wondershare Video Converter includes several tools using which you can perform a wide range of tasks. You will be able to edit video before initiating the conversion process, compress and record videos including a dedicated DVD burner. Let’s examine each one of these functions in detail.

Editing Videos

You can trim, crop and add effects to the MOV file before conversion by selecting the relevant icon from the bottom portion of the preview panel on the Source section. If you select Trim icon, you will view a dialog and the relevant video will run. You can cut a frame that is not required including the ability to restore the deleted frames. The timeline shows the complete video frame and you will be able to cut a portion which is not required in the converted MP4 file.

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You can crop the video and add effects by selecting either Crop or Effects icon. The Crop option enables you to rotate clockwise or anticlockwise including flipping the video horizontally and vertically. It is also possible to change the aspect ratio.

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With the help of Effects option, you can add adjust the brightness and contrast levels. You can also add filters, which change the way you work with the videos.

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The Wondershare Video Converter helps you to add watermark to the video. The final MP4 file will include the watermark, which could be either an image or text. You can change the font name, size, and color in addition to the ability to set transparency level.

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Finally, you can add subtitles and adjust the audio levels by selecting the relevant tab and dragging the slider appropriately.

Compressing Videos

If you work with a large sized video file, you would have to compress the video. The Wondershare Video Converter enables you to compress videos without any quality loss. To access the Video Compress utility, you should select Toolbox and click on the relevant option. You will view a dialog that enables you to pick a video for compression. The tool helps you to select the file size by dragging the slider including the ability to specify the location for saving the video.

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Working with screen recorder

The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate ships with a handy tool using which you can record all your desktop activities with audio. You can select the area for recording by clicking and dragging on the pointers. You can select the frame rate, quality and other options by selecting the orange shaped icon located on the bottom right-hand side. After you are satisfied with the selection, you can proceed with the recording process. The recorded file will be saved soon after the completion of the recording process.

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DVD Burner

It is also possible to burn the converted MP4 files to a DVD by selecting the Burn option from the top navigation panel. The Wondershare Video Converter also enables you to add ISO files. You can burn either to a DVD, location on your hard drive and as an ISO file. The advantage of the tool is that you can burn the ISO file to a folder on your hard drive, which will help you to run the relevant program directly. Moreover, you can save the file to a portable hard drive for future consumption.

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Alternatively, you can also make use of free MOV to MP4 online converter such as Media.io, using which you can convert MOV files to MP4 free of cost. The tool will be useful if you would like to convert the video on the go. The tool helps you to convert the file into both audio and video files. You just need to add the file by selecting Add your files link and choosing the relevant file format. The web-based powerful engine will perform the rest of the work easily.

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You should note that media.io will be useful only if you converting MOV files with less than 100MB. However, the tool will be useful for people who would like to convert video files of small capacity.

Conclusion

The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent tool using which you can convert MOV to MP4. In addition to the standard conversion engine, the software also offers several useful tools including editing capabilities. You can also convert MOV to any file format as per your requirement. The features included with the converter helps you to not only enhance productivity but also to minimize the video editing tasks to a great extent.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and currently part of MVP Reconnect program. He is also part of the prestigious ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com