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Four Easy Steps to Free Convert MP4 to MOV Format on Mac

Convert MP4 to MOV on Mac

When it comes to a video format, MP4 may first come into your mind since this MPEG-4 Part 14 file format enables you to limitlessly access to almost all media players. However, even though such multimedia container is near-perfect, there still has something to improve.

Although MP4 file structure is based on Apple's QuickTime technology, its data embedded in this MPEG-4 Part 14 file, like MPEG-4 Part 10 (known as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, etc, causes a codec problem which doesn't work well with Apple products. As a result, if you'd like to edit these MP4 videos in iMovie or play MP4 on iPhone, iPad, iTunes, etc, you'd better convert MP4 to MOV on Mac first because the MOV container is the default format of Mac OS X and performs optimum compatibility with Apple devices (iMovie, iTunes, QuickTime Player, iPhone, iPad, Final Cut Pro, etc).

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How to Convert Video from MP4 to MOV on MacBook/iMac Retina

Step 1: Import MP4 File
Free download MP4 video processing freeware on Mac, install and run it, import MP4 video by clicking "Add File" button.

Step 2: Select Output Format
If you want to decode MP4 videos to MOV on Mac for editing in iMovie or playing on QuickTime, iTunes, iPhone, etc you can select "MOV" as output format. The optimized default settings ensure the best output quality.

How to Convert MP4 to MOV

Step 3: Select the Output Folder
Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Press the "RUN" button
Click "RUN" button to start MP4 files to MOV conversion with this free MP4 to MOV converter tool. You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the process at anytime. With this utility in handy, a few mouse clicks will decode file on Mac at no cost.

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