Top 3 Free and Paid Methods to Convert MOV to MP4

Convert MOV to MP4 with High Quality on Mac and Windows

MOV was originally created by Apple and serve Apple products, but later MOV is gradually supported by Windows system or some Windows applications although some of them need certain plug-ins. However, without any doubt, QuickTime is sill the most compatible MOV player. The advantage of MP4 over MOV is not on Mac system or Apple products, but on most of portable devices, like Android mobiles and tablets, PS4, PS3, BlackBerry, Huawei, Roku, Zune, etc which support MP4, but not MOV. So if you have recorded or downloaded some MOV files and want to play them on MP4 compatible mobiles and other portable devices, converting MOV to MP4 is needed.

Now the following article just recommends the top 3 free and paid methods to convert your MOV to MP4.

Method One: Zamzar to convert MOV to MP4 for free

Zamzar is also widely used when converting MOV to MP4. Except for converting MOV to MP4, Zamzar also supports over 1200 different conversions. One obvious drawback is that Zamzar will send the converted video file to you via Email, but receiving Email may take some time due to your bandwidth, high volume periods, etc. And also if you are a Zamzar free or professional member, you will use Zamzar with some limitations: You have 24 hours to retrieve your converted file, or the converted file will be removed; You have file size limitations for your uploaded file; You have file number limitations for batch conversion.

The simple steps: Select MOV or MOV URL> Choose MP4 as the format that you want to convert to>Input your Email address> Click the Convert button to enable the MOV to MP4 conversion.

Method Two: Avdshare Video Converter

Avdshare Video Converter is highly recommended to convert MOV to MP4 for the following features provided by Avdshare Video Converter:

  1. Converting MOV to MP4 without quality loss, ad and virus; Converting MOV to MP4 with the superfast conversion speed;
  2. Converting MOV to AVI, MKV, WMV and to many other video formats;
  3. Converting MP4 to MOV or converting between any two video formats;
  4. Editing or playing MOV, MP4 and many other video formats without any problem.

Of course, Avdshare Video Converter has a minus drawback, that is, Avdshare Video Converter is a desktop app and so it does not support to add the MOV by its URL, just like some online MOV to MP4 apps do.

The simple steps: Click the Add File button to import your MOV file; Choose MP4 as your output format; Click Convert button to start and finish your MOV to MP4 conversion.

Method Three: iDealshare VideoGo

  1. iDealshare VideoGo is also an efficient MOV to MP4 converter working on Windows and Mac.
  2. Actually, iDealshare VideoGo not only supports to convert MOV to MP4, but also supports to convert between any two video formats, any two audio formats, one video format to one audio format.
  3. iDealshare VideoGo is developed with a batch conversion function to enable to convert MOV to MP4 or other video or audio formats in a batch mode.
  4. iDealshare VideoGo can also edit MOV, MP4, etc, like changing video resolution, sample rate, bitrate, codec, etc, rotating video 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees, splitting video file, trimming video file, etc.
  5. iDealshare VideoGo also supports the 100% clean conversion.

The simple steps are adding the MOV file> Selecting MP4 as the output format> Click the Convert button and wait till the conversion process is completed.


So, the above three MOV to MP4 converters are voted by users as the top 3 ones and I believe you will find the one proper for you after learning their features and drawbacks.