How to Convert MP4 to QuickTime MOV (Mountain Lion included)?
You might be puzzled when your MP4 files can't be supported by QuickTime, iPhone, and iPad etc, for MP4 has widely been recognized as a highly-compatible format on Apple products. Yes, it's possible for you to come across such a situation. That's probably because MP4 can include different video codecs, such as MPEG-4 and H.264 etc. and not all of video codecs in MP4 can be accepted by Apple products. In case like this, you need to convert MP4 to another compatible format like QuickTime MOV.
It seemingly sounds a bit complicated. Don't worry. You can resolve the problem with ease as long as you follow the below tutorial step by step, which shows you how to convert MP4 to QuickTime MOV using a powerful MP4 to MOV converter — Video Converter.
Note: If you are one of Mac users and want to convert MP4 to QuickTime MOV on the Mac (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion included), you can use MP4 to MOV Mac Video Converter to help you convert MP4 to MOV Mac.
Step 1: Import MP4 files to this MP4 to QuickTime MOV converter
Install and run this smart app. Then you have three ways to import MP4 files. Directly drag one or more MP4 files to this app or go to "Convert">"Add Files".
Step2: Choose MOV H.264 as the output format
In fact, QuickTime MOV, like MP4, have different video codecs and only two of them can be recognized by Apple products: H.264 and MPEG-4. Fortunately, this app can provide you MOV H.264 option. So here, you have to set H.264 as the video codec when choosing MOV.
In "Format">"Video" category of the format drop-down list, select MOV. Then you need to choose H.264 in the "Settings" option.
Step 3: Start to convert MP4 to QuickTime MOV
Now, you need to hit "Convert" to convert MP4 to QuickTime MOV. When the conversion is done, you can get some H.264-encoded MOV files. At this time, you can drag these MOV output files to iTunes for management 100% successfully. Or even continue to sync files to Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch etc.
MP4 is the global file extension for the official container format defined in the MPEG-4 standard. It can allow you to combine different multimedia streams into one single file, such as video, audio, and picture etc. To create MP4 files you should preferably use audio and video, even picture formats covered by the MPEG-4 standard:
1. MP4 video formats: MPEG-4 SP/ASP, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-1
2. MP4 audio formats: Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and AC3, MP3, MP2, MP1, CELP, TwinVQ (very low bitrates), SAOL (midi), ALS (lossless)
3. MP4 subtitle/text format: MPEG-4 Timed Text (see question 7)
4. MP4 picture formats: JPEG, PNG
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