How do I convert mp4 files to mov files for use in Quicktime?
Use the QT 7 Pro or MPEG Streamclip "Save As..." option to the audio and video data from the MP4 file container to an MOV file container. This is not a conversion since the data is not actually transcoded. If you really want to convert the MPEG-4/AAC data to different compression formats, then use an export to QuickTime option and select the specific audio and video compression formats you want to put in the MOV file container.
It is a little bit surprising that you want to convert MP4 movies to open it with QuickTime, because QuickTime should be able to read / play these kinds of movies.
May be you would get some better hints if you describe
- what kind of MP4 movies do you have (extension, video compression format)
- why can you not open it with QuickTime (or what happens if you try to)
- which Mac OS X version are you using
Yes, the problems may lie in the encoding, if you need to convert MP4 to MOV for Quicktime, you cant try this MOV converter in iTunes store, it is designed to convert videos to QuickTime mov and should be helpful. Good luck
According to Apple Support Website, QuickTime can only support MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), but MP4 is a complex video container with various video and audio codecs. That's why sometimes QuickTime plays MP4 well, sometimes doesn't.
Here is a solution I just found on Macrumors forum as following:
To solve QuickTime won't play MP4 issue, a strongly recommended solution is to convert all kinds of MP4 videos and movies to QuickTime more compatible formats.
Hope it will help you more or less.
Well, you can use mp4 to mov converter, it will help you in converting your Mp4 as well as other several video formats to other various format. With this software you can convert AVI, 3GP, Mp4, MKV, DivX, XviD MPG, etc into MP4 video file. You can try the demo version and it works successfully then you can go for full version. However, the demo version will not have full features.
Well, there are many free .mp4 to .mov converter, these freewares can help you convert videos within several seconds, and it is easy to use. After you convert videos, you can import to QuickTime and play
You may try iDealshare VideoGo or Allavsoft to convert MP4 to QuickTime MOV
Below is difference between them:
iDealshare VideoGo is just the right MP4 to QuickTime Converter which can convert all kinds of MP4 to QuickTime supported MOV, MP4. Besides converting MP4 to QuickTime, it also helps to convert any other video formats including M4V, FLV, F4V, MKV, 3GP, WTV, DVR, MXF, Apple ProRes, RMVB, DV, VOB, MTS, AVCHD, OGV, WebM, and etc to QuickTime video or audio format. It even supports to convert FLAC, OGG, APE, 3GA, M4A, M4B, QCP, VOC, DTS, RA, AC3, CAF and etc to QuickTime compatible AIFF, MP3, WMA, WAV, AU.
Allavsoft is also the MP4 to QuickTime converter, the more exciting point is that it can download YouTube and other online videos to QuickTime or convert local videos to QuickTime.