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4 Ways to Convert QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra

March 28 2017 , Written by Bonnie Published on #convert quicktime to mp4

Have problems in importing your QuickTime files to Windows Media player or some other devices for playback? You might need to convert QuickTime MOV file to MP4 on Mac (macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard included), because MP4 is the video format which is widely supported by Apple devices and Windows devices. Now you can keep reading this page to get the best tool to convert QuickTime to MP4 as needed.

4 Ways to Convert QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra

Method 1. Convert QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac

Why we choose converting QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra with Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac as method one? Because Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is a professional video converter with fast speed & high video quality. It is a simple-designed, but practical app which could do the video conversion quickly and flawlessly. With it, you can easily convert your QuickTime MOV file to MP4 (including MPEG-4 MP4, H.264 MP4, H.264 4K MP4, H.265 MP4, 3D MP4) on mac. You can learn hot features of it:

-Convert QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, FCP, VLC, Facebook, Youtube, etc file to MP4
-Convert MP4 to QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV etc supported video
-Convert MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, MTS, MXF, XAVC, ProRes etc to MP4
-Rip DVD, Blu-ray, ISO, IFO to MP4 and other formats.
-Basic MP4 video editing functions: split, merge, trim, crop, add watermark, adjust video effect, edit audio and insert subtitles.
-Allow you to complete the conversion process with three simple clicks.
-Compatible with macOS Sierra, El Capitan Yosemite, Mavericks, Lion.

How to Convert QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra with iMedia Converter for Mac

Fristly free download this program and run it.

Step 1. Add videos

Install and run the QuickTime to MP4 Converter on your computer, then click "Add Video" button to browse and load your videos which you've transferred to your Mac.  

Step 2. Set right output format. Click "Format" bar, and select .mp4 from "Common video" or "HD video" etc.

Tips: The default settings may not satisfy you, and you can click the "Settings" button to change the settings by yourself including video resolution, bit rate, audio sample rate, audio channel etc.


Step 3. Click the "Convert" button on the main interface and the software will start to convert  QuickTime to MP4 immediately. When the conversion finishes, click "Open" to find the converted video files. Have a try.

Method 2. Convert QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra with Handbrake for Mac

Step 1. Download HandBrake for Mac to convert your QuickTime video.

Step 2. Add your QuickTime files to the Mac app. After the launch of HandBrake, you'll see the import window, where you can choose your QuickTime file to add. Only one file can be imported at a time.. If there is no import window shown up, you can click "Source" at the top left corner of the main interface to open it, or you can also click the "Browse" button to find your file to convert.

Step 3. Set the output format. Under the Output Settings section in the middle of the main interface, click the format box to choose MP4 to be your output format. After that, adjust your output video settings by clicking the proper tab on the bottom of the interface. If you want to customize the picture settings, click the picture settings icon at the top right corner.

Step 4. Start to convert QuickTime to MP4 with HandBrake for Mac. Now, at the top left corner, click the "Start" button to convert QuickTime file with your HandBrake. You can add more files to the converting queue by clicking the "Add to Queue" button.

Method 3. Convert QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra with QuickTime Pro

In addition to desktop/hanbrake QuickTime to MP4 converters, if your Windows/Mac has installed QuickTime Pro, it have ready-made solutions to free convert QuickTime movie to mp4 files.

With QuickTime Pro: Make sure it's QuickTime® 7 Pro or later.

Open QuickTime Pro > click Open File to open the Quicktime files > click Export > A dialog called 'Save exported file as…' will open > select "Movie to MPEG-4" and it will ready to convert QT to mp4 > Click "Save" to set an output destination and then it will start the conversion.

Methos 4. Convert QuickTime to MP4 on macOS Sierra with iTunes

Ok, now you can learn the last method to convert QuickTime to MP4 on Mac with iTunes.

With iTunes: Make sure it's version 6.0.7 or later.

Open iTunes > Choose 'Movies' in 'Library' and select the Quicktime MOV file to be converted to MP4 > select mpeg-4 in "Convert Selection for iPod" from the advanced menu and it will start to convert QuickTime files to mp4 files free on Mac.

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