Convert .mov to .mp4 using FFMEG

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Convert mov to mp4

Why do you need this tool ?

I myself often record daily moments with my smartphone, iphone, DSLR camera…etc. And these devices has output file extension is .MOV . I will need to convert into the other extension : .MP4.

Why don’t you find a professional multimedia procession program?

It need more space to setup the software and It costs a lot of money ( adobe premiere, after effects … ). And I only need to concatenate .MOV videos into one .mp4 file.

FFMPEG is the best solution in this case.

Almost free, and available on all operation system ( MAC, Windows, Linux, Ubuntu …).

Create a convert tool using FFMPEG

Here is the command that you need to convert .MOV to .MP4

in Linux/MAC:
ffmpeg -i -vcodec h264 -acodec mp2 your-video.mp4
in Windows OS:
ffmpeg.exe -i -vcodec h264 -acodec mp2 your-video.mp4

convert more extension with ffmpeg:

convert .mov to .webm
ffmpeg -i -c:v libvpx -crf 10 -b:v 1M -c:a libvorbis videoName.webm

convert .mov to .ogg
ffmpeg -i -codec:v libtheora -qscale:v 7 -codec:a libvorbis -qscale:a 5 videoName.ogg

Advanced command, convert all .mov videos in a folder to .mp4

mkdir mp4s
for %%a in ("*.mov") do ffmpeg -i ^"%%a^" -vcodec h264 -acodec mp2  ^"mp4s/%%~na.mp4^"

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