What is MOV?
MOV is a video file format that was developed by Apple, for use in their QuickTime video player and editor. It’s compatible with many other players, however, and is a popular video file format. MOV is often compared to MP4 since they’re both so popular, but MOV files are usually larger and contain higher-quality resolution than MP4 videos. Most streaming platforms use MP4, however.
QuickTime isn’t the only player compatible with MOV. You can also play an MOV video with Windows Media Player, VLC, Adobe Premiere Rush, Blu-Ray Player for Mac and on Google Drive. MOV files can contain multiple tracks that hold video, audio, text and more.
What is MP4?
MP4 is one of the most widely used video file formats. You can upload MP4 videos to popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. Media players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and Android are also compatible with MP4 video files.
MP4s are popular not only for their compatibility with most devices but also for their ability to hold high-resolution videos without taking up much storage space. MP4 stands for MPEG4, and an MP4 file can contain video, audio, images and subtitles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert MOV to MP4 online?
- Choose a MOV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP4 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert MOV to MP4?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP4, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP4 better than MOV?
MP4 files are more compressed and smaller in size than MOV, but MOV files are higher in quality. However, MP4 files are more widely used and therefore more accessible than MOV.