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How to convert mp4 to mov like the example video


I would like to know if this file has some encoding magic on it.

I’m using ffmpeg to convert mp4 files to mov files for android streaming using this command :

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec copy -f mov

But when streaming in RTSP with my Android 4.1.1 cannot make seek for unbuffered video parts. I’m sure its something with my encoding because if i use the sample video of this page in my server ( I surely can seek.

There is something I’m missing to make this work?


Update :

Using this command in ffmpeg ver 0.9+ seems to work, we need to set video profile as baseline :

ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c:v libx264 -preset fast -profile:v baseline

Any other parameter that needs to be set?

Try something like this:

ffmpeg -i Butterfly_HD_1080p.mp4 -s 212x120 -y -strict experimental -acodec aac -ab 96k -ac 2 -ar 48000 -vcodec libx264 -vprofile baseline -g 48 -b 85000 -level 30 -threads 64 butterfly_175k.mp4

This is from this article:


To convert MP4 to MOV files you require high quality video converter that helps to convert MP4 files to QuickTime format easily and even increases the quality of the video. It helps to convert the video file such as VOB, AVI, WMV, MPG/MPEG2, 3GP, SWF, ASF etc.

Now many free programs can do it, I always use Adoreshare Free .mp4 to .mov converter, this program is free and is better than those who are charged. I always use it to convert 1080P videos, you can try

If you are looking for the best video converter software that can help you in conversion of mp4 video file to mov format then i can help you in this because recently I have also used a MP4 to MOV converter tool that work great as a video converter tool as it offers a perfect solution of how to playback QuickTime MOV video files on MP4 players. This converter easily convert MOV to MP4 video file, MOV to MPEG-4/H.264, QT to MP4 and QT to MPEG-4/H.264 in batches at high speeds on multi-core CPU.

I found a free mp4 to mov converter on this It has many freewares for converting videos to mov. I have tried part of them. It works well and is free.

I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert between MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MPG, VOB, FLV, WebM, H.265 etc video formats

It also helps to convert between various audio formats, convert video to audio format, do some basic editing etc.

To do this, you need a converter first. If you need any recommendation, I have been using a m4v converter called TunesKit M4V Converter for two months. It is a great converter which can convert different formats of videos into other formats of videos and audios. The formats available include mp4, mov, avi, wmv. Hope this helps.

When it comes to converting MP4 to MOV, the only thing you need to do is to look for a professional video converter, such as DRmare M4V Converter, which is not only an M4V converter, but also an MP4, MOV, MKV, etc. converter, which can convert MP4 to MOV, M4V to MOV and any video format to another video format or video format with ease.

Just adding your MP4 video files to this tool, choose MOV as the output format and click the Convert to get MOV files with ease.

Thanks @Kerryling Lee!