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How to Convert MP4 Video to MOV

If you're interested in finding a converter to convert MP4 video to MOV format, read through this article, you will find what you want.

Updated Nov 09,2018 | by Cody

MOV is a file format which was generated and developed by Apple Inc. since 1998. As Apple devices become more and more popular, many fans want to convert their videos to MOV files, so they can play them on Apple QuickTime Player.

In this article, we'll share several converters and introduce how to use them to convert MP4 video to MOV. Of course, you can use them to convert other video formats.

Convert MP4 to MOV with IOTransfer

IOTransfer is an all-in-one iOS device manager which makes it much easier to manage the iOS device’s contents on a computer. And it is also a video converter which supports converting the most of popular file formats. Here is how to use it to convert an MP4 video to MOV. 

Step 1: Download and install IOTransfer 3 > launch IOTransfer 3 > go to “VIDEOS” at the top, and then click on “Converter” in the list on the left.

Step 2: Click the Add Files button to import the MP4 file you want to convert. MP4 is the default output format, scroll download the find the MOV format.

                                              iotransfer-output-format.jpgStep 3: Click the Convert Now button to begin converting your MKV files to MP4 format.

 If you want to directly import the converted MOV file to your iOS device, you can tick the "Automatically transfer the converted video into your iOS device" option before clicking the Convert Now button.

Or if you forgot to tick that option before converting, you can go to the Finished part to transfer the converted file to your device.


Convert MP4 to MOV online

If you don't want to download and install a program, you may try the online converter. Here we introduce two sites for you to convert MP4 file to MOV.


Step 1: Open in your browser.

Step 2: Click Browse and choose a local MP4 file.

convertfiles-browse.jpgStep 3: The Input format will be selected automatically. If it is not correct, you can manually correct it.

Step 4: Click the triangle beside Output format, scroll download to select QuickTime Movie File (.mov).

Step 5: Click the Convert button to upload the MP4 file and convert it.

It may take a while due to the different size of original file.

convertfile-converting.jpgStep 6: After the convert complete, follow the on-screen prompts to open the download page.

convertfiles-downloadpage.jpgStep 7: Right-click the download link, and select Save File As to save the MOV to your computer.


Online Convert

Online Convert supports different formats. Here we take converting MP4 file to MOV file as an example.

Step 1: Open Video file converter in your browser.

Step 2: Select Convert to MOV on the left category.

Step 3: Click Choose File to choose a local MP4 file.

Step 4: Click the Start conversion button below.


Step 5: Wait until the uploading and conversion processes are completed.


Step 6: Click the Save button to save the converted video on the prompt notification.


You can always find an online converter to help you convert the wanted formats.

 After converting the videos, you can use IOTransfer to import them to your iOS device.

Step 1: Free download IOTransfer, skip it if you've already install this program.

Step 2: Connect your iOS device with a USB cable.

Step 3: Go to MANAGE tab > Videos > click Import after IOTransfer recognizes your iOS device.


Step 4: Find the converted file on your computer and begin to transfer it. After it completes, you can enjoy the video file on your iOS device conveniently. 

Besides converting and importing video files, IOTransfer can also transfer other contents on your iOS device.

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