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How to Convert MOV to MP4 on a Windows PC?

Convert Apple’s MOV format to MP4 if the media player on your PC fails to play it.

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Converting a file to a different format isn’t as challenging as it sounds. If you’re looking to convert a video file from MOV to MP4 format, it can be easily done using VLC Media Player. If you do not have VLC Media Player installed on your PC, we have another option for you. In this article, you will find the two best ways to convert MOV to MP4 on a Windows PC

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Convert MOV to MP4 using VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player comes pre-installed on most PCs but if you can’t find it on your device, you can download it from VLC’s official website.

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Step 1: Open the VLC Media Player on your PC.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Media’ menu and select ‘Convert/Save’.

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Step 3: Import the MOV file your want to convert using the ‘Add’ button.

Step 3: Import the MOV file your want to convert using the ‘Add’ button.

Step 4: Click on the ‘Convert’ button and select the format you want to convert the file in (Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4)).

Step 5: Specify the location where you want to save the converted file in the ‘Destination file’ bar. Click ‘Start’.

Step 5: Specify the location where you want to save the converted file in the ‘Destination file’ bar. Click ‘Start’.

VLC Media Player will convert the MOV file to MP4 and save it in the specified location.

Convert MOV to MP4 using an online converter

If you do not want to download VLC Media Player to your PC, you can use any online tool to convert a MOV file to MP4. One of the best websites for this task is www.cloudconvert.com.

Step 1: Open www.cloudconvert.com on your web browser.

Step 1: Open www.cloudconvert.com on your web browser.

Step 2: From the ‘File Converter’ section select ‘Convert MOV to MP4’.

Step 2: From the ‘File Converter’ section select ‘Convert MOV to MP4’.

Step 3: Click on ‘Select File’ and select ‘From my computer’.

Step 3: Click on ‘Select File’ and select ‘From my computer’.

Step 4: Click on ‘Convert’.

Step 4: Click on ‘Convert’.

Cloud Convert will convert the MOV file to MP4 and give you the option to download it. After downloading, the file can be found in the Downloads folder on your PC.

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These were the two easiest ways to convert a MOV file to MP4 format on a Windows PC. MOV is the QuickTime format created by Apple, so some Windows devices may experience issues playing those files. Even though VLC is equipped to handle most formats, sometimes users report that MOV files do not run with the background audio in place. In such cases, it is much easier to simply convert those files before playing them. You can also download QuickTime for Windows to play those files.

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