MOV file is a common multimedia format most often used for saving video or movie files. The size of the MOV files differs depending upon the length and compression technique used. Usually, MOV files are of high quality and their size exceeds than many other multimedia formats. When we create a MOV and MP4 files with the same compression settings, the output size can be times larger in MOV in comparison with MP4. Therefore, sometimes, we will often have the need to compress MOV file to MPEG-4 for faster uploading, downloading and streaming. In addition, MP4 is also a good choice than MOV for space saving consideration.
How to Compress MOV to MPEG-4?
When you are searching on the market, you may find that they are many program can assist you to do the video compression job. If you are looking for a free solution, Handbrake is absolutely the best choice. Although Handbrake will ensure you a good output quality, however, a lot of people complain that it takes very long time for Handbrake to complete the compression process. If you are looking for a program that offers both fast compression speed and also splendid output quality, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. Which surpasses all its competitors in the following aspects:
Fast compression speed
- Batch conversion mode to batch load multiple MOV files at one time for compression to MPEG-4 to save your precious time
- Compress MOV to H.264 MP4 with up to 6x speed with the technology of Nvidia CUDA or Nvidia AMD App technology
- Compress MOV to H.265 MP4 with up to 30x speed with the technology of Nvidia NVENC technology
Perfect output file quality
The program supports to produce high compression results, you can't find any difference between the original MOV files and the result MPEG-4 files.
Enhanced media compatibility
The program has full support for import MOV files encoded with various compression codec such as H.264, Apple Prores, DNxHD, Xvid, etc. In addition, the program also facilitates you to compress MOV to MPEG-4 with various compression codec including MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 for different usage and different file resolution such as SD MPEG-4 MP4, HD H.264 MP4, 4K H.264 High Profile MP4 or 4K H.265 MP4.
Other beneficial ways to compress MOV file
Besides changing output container file format or compression codec, the program also offer you other flexibly ways to compress MOV file for advanced users. You can lower video file resolution/bit rate/frame rate, make sure to keep a balance between the video quality and the file size/bit rate/frame rate. If you don't want to want any quality but just want to get a smaller MOV file, you can take good advantage of the program's trimming function to remove unwanted parts from the video to get a shorter video, cropping function to remove the black bars or unwanted areas to get a small fie size video or the splitting function to split large video files into small parts by file size, count or length.
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Step by Step to Compress MOV Files to MPEG-4
Step 1: Load MOV files into the program.
Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source MOV files into the program.
Step 2: Choose output file format.
Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired MPEG-4 format to output according to your own needs. Here, it would be much ideal for you to choose "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category which will ensure you a fast video compression speed and also a good output file quality.
Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can lower video file resolution, bit rate, frame rate to compress video.
Step 3: Trim/Crop/Split MOV files.
Trim video length
In the video editor window, choose the "Trim" tab and this tab is selected by default when the editing window appears. You can use the trim function to cut off unwanted parts from start and end. You can either drag pointers on the process bar or set exact time point in Start and End boxes to set.
Crop video file size
The "Crop" facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. In the video editor window, navigate to the "Crop" tab. Follow the below methods to crop selected video:
A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame. Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.
B: Crop video by setting values. There are "Simple Mode" and "Advanced Mode" under Crop feature.
Split large video into small clips
Click the split button on the file list to launch the Video Split window. Ticking "Enable" option, you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.
Step 4: Begin the video compression process.
After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin MOV to MPEG-4 compress process.
When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. You can then get your desired MP4 files with great quality for better uploading, downloading, streaming and storage.
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