How to Compress MOV to MP4 Handily?

Updated on Sep 20, 2022
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  • Step 1. Import large-sized MOV files.
  • Step 2. Select "H265 for MP4" profile as output format.
  • Step 3. Press "Run" button to convert and compress MOV to MP4 with intact quality.
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6 Simple Ways to Compress MOV Files to MP4
1. Use Advanced Encoder
2. Lower Video Bit Rates
3. Batch Compression Bar
4. Downscale Resolution
5. Decrease Frame Rate
6. Trim/Split MOV Footage

MOV file is not a surprise to any of you since it's a more flexible video container format commonly-used in post-production, digital camcorders, action cameras, drone videography, etc. For those MOV movie footage, you know, either the large file size or the advanced video codecs, will bring troubles in normal playback. Therefore, this article shows you how to convert and compress MOV to MP4 readily for hassle-free playback, editing and other free use.

6 Simple Ways to Compress MOV Files to MP4

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Step 1 - Import Large-sized MOV Files

Install and launchInstall and launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro, open "Converter" module on the start-up interface. Click "Add Files" button to import your large-sized MOV video files. Alternatively, just drag and drop the files into the blank space.


Step 2 - Six Ways to Compress MOV to MP4


Way 1. Choose an Advanced Encoder

Compared with the widely-used H.264, HEVC (aka H.265) provides up to 50% higher compression ratio while keeping the original quality. So, press the "Format Profile" on the right side to open the full list of 500+ optimized presets. Head over to "Video" category and select "H265 for MP4" profile.


Way 2. Reduce Video Bit Rates

Select MP4 as output format, then open "Parameter settings" window to lower the video bit rates or change CBR to VBR, which will compress MOV to MP4 at the expense of sacrificing the video quality.


Way 3. Move Batch Compression Bar

Select MP4 as output format, then press "Batch compression" icon to activate the feature. Once the icon becomes orange, move the slider to the right side to increase the compression ratio to batch compress MOV files to MP4.

Note: This way is equivalent to decreasing video bit rates for sacrificing video quality. You have to keep the balance between the video quality and file size when you compress MOV file.


Way 4. Downscale Video Resolution

Select MP4 as output format, you can move the slider along the "Quick setting" bar underneath the Format Profile section to downscale video resolution from 8K to 4K, 4K to 2K, 4K to 1080p or 1080p to 720p. Alternatively, you can also open "Parameter settings" window to change video resolution.


Way 5. Decrease Frame Rate

Select MP4 as output format. If the MOV files are shot in 60fps or higher, open "Parameter settings" window and change the frame rate to 24fps or 30fps, which can also convert and compress MOV to MP4 to a large extent.


Way 6. Trim and Split MOV Footage

After choosing MP4 on the right side, click "Scissors" icon on the editing toolbar to open "Trim" windows. move the two sliders to select the desired video segment, or input start time and end time for fine-tuning, then click OK. You're allowed to split MOV file into multiple parts. If needed, you can also merge multiple video clips together later.


Step 3 - Start MOV to MP4 Compression

Once everything is all set, choose an output path on the bottom. Lastly, hit "Run" button to start to convert and compress MOV to MP4 with GPU acceleration enabled.

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