QuickTime is not unfamiliar to us, especially Mac users. QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. The file extension for the QuickTime multimedia file format is MOV. Though MOV format is quite widely used, you may find that your QuickTime MOV videos can't be played on Blackberry, PDA, PSP or media players. If you have that problem, then you can convert QuickTime MOV to MP4 format, as an MP4 format is supported by almost all media players and mobile devices. Today, I will show you the best free way to convert QuickTime MOV to MP4 on Mac: VideoSolo Free Video Converter.

Part 1. Brief Introduction to VideoSolo Free Video Converter

VideoSolo Free Video Converter is a professional yet free audio and video converter, which can convert downloaded, recorded or local videos to other video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV and more on Mac.

Here are some key features of VideoSolo Free Video Converter:

a. Support almost all video formats.

b. Convert videos for multimedia devices like iPhone, iPad and so on.

c. Batch convert videos/audios from one format to another.

d. Set parameters.

e. Join two or more videos together into one.

f. Convert between any audio formats such as convert WAV to FLAC.


As VideoSolo Free Video Converter has so many features, why don't you choose this QuickTime MOV to MP4 converter? Just click the download button below to start converting.

Part 2. How to Convert QuickTime MOV to MP4 on Mac

Launch the program after installing it on Mac.


Step 1. Import QuickTime MOV videos into the program

Click "Add File(s)" icon in the middle and bottom left corner to import QuickTime MOV videos into the program.

Add Files Mac

Step 2. Add Theme and Title

Now you can click "Edit" icon at the top of the menu bar, then you will see a small pop-up window. Select a theme from the left theme list for your QuickTime MOV videos and then click "Next" icon. After that, edit the title, author, time, provider and other information as you like. When all is settled, click "Next" to have a preview of the effect.

Edit Opening and Ending

Step 3. Select MP4 As Output Format

Simply go to "Output Format", you can see all output formats available in the drop-down menu. Select MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4) under the list of "General Video".


Tip: You can select the output format as other formats like AVI, VOB, WMV, etc. or convert video directly to the device like Apple iPod, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, etc.

General Video Mac

Step 4. Set Output Parameters

Before converting, you can set output parameters by clicking "Gear" icon on the right side. You are free to change the video encoder, frame rate, resolution, bitrate, etc. Besides, it allows you to select 3D mode for your videos. When you finish, click "OK" icon to back to the main interface. Then you can set the output folder at the bottom.

Open Profile Settings Mac

Step 5. Start Converting QuickTime MOV to MP4 Format

After all of above steps are done, the last thing you need to do is clicking "Convert" icon at the bottom right corner to start converting. When the process bar is 100% filled, you can find MP4 videos converted from QuickTime MOV videos in the destination folder.

Convert Videos

Part 3. Extended Knowledge of QuickTime MOV and MP4 Format

What is QuickTime MOV?

MOV is the filename extension for QuickTime multimedia file format developed by Apple Inc. It is mainly used in QuickTime for saving movies and video files. MOV is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. It contains multiple tracks that store different types of media data. Each track may be encoded using one of several different codecs. To play QuickTime MOV videos, you need an application that can recognize the specific codecs used in the file.


What is MP4?

MP4 is the official filename extension for MPEG-4 part 14 files developed by Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). It is a digital multimedia container format which is able to store video, audio and other data such as subtitles and still images. Like most modern container formats, MP4 allows streaming over the Internet. It can be supported by most media players.


In conclusion, if you want to play QuickTime MOV videos on portable players, you had better convert to MP4 format.


VideoSolo Free Video Converter can help you convert QuickTime MOV videos to MP4 easily and quickly on Mac so that you can play on your media player. But if you want to add some special visual effects to your videos, then I highly recommend you to download and install  VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate which you can find at the left side of the VideoSolo Free Video Converter interface.