Best 3 solutions to convert iMovie to MP4

“I made a school subject video by iMovie, how can I play my iMovie video on our school Windows system computer?” I have heard this problem for many times during searching forums. As we all know, videos exported by iMovie will be as MOV format as usual and MOV format is not so compatible to across all platforms and operating system as format of MP4. At this time, the only way can do is convert IMovie to Mp4 the most popular and compatible digital format. Here, following this article, you will get your best option to convert iMovie to MP4 as offered. 

How to convert iMovie to Mp4 on Mac 

1. QuickTime Pro

Step 1: Launch QuickTime Pro after installed. Load the file you want to convert by pressing your mouse on “Open File” which is under the drop-down menu of “File” tab on the top menu bar. 

Step 2:  After file be loaded, the option of “Export…” is be activated.  Then find the button of “Movie to MPEG-4” in the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Before start iMovie to MP4 conversion process, you can also make some detail changes of the video. If not need to change, just hit “Save” button to make your iMovie exported to MP4 smoothly.

Note: QuickTime Pro is the paid version of QuickTime. This paid version comes with various features including editing, authoring besides conversion. One thing need to put your attention is that although you can easily convert IMovie to MP4, sometimes your converted files cannot be recognized by your other devices or some online video sharing websites. 

2. iMovie

IMovie is a video editing software application developed by Apply Inc. for both Mac and IOS system. Although at first, this software is a paid software bulled with iMac DV. Luckily, from April 18th of 2017, it is free of charge for all users. And it can also satisfy the basic needs of MOV to MP4 conversion.

Step 1: Install and launch the current version of iMovie for OS X. Click on the share button on the top bar, right corner of the menu. Here are four kinds of materials you can share to as “YouTube”, “Prepare for Facebook”, “Image” and “File”. Then choose “File” option. 

Step 2: You can also make changes of the preferences. Settings finished then click “Next” button. 

Step 3: Specify the folder you want to save the converted file by using the file save dialog. Besides, name the file. Few seconds later, conversion process completed.

How to export iMovie to Mp4 on Windows system 

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro (Recommend)

Above two methods are easy to understand and operate for Mac users, how Windows’ users export iMovie to MP4? Here I recommend one converter for all of Windows system. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, this is an all-in-one powerful multimedia software developed by WonderFox Soft, Inc. Not only support 500+ formats and devices including MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPG, MTS, H264, DIVX, XVID, IPhone, IPad, Nokia, Huawei, but also edit it to whatever you like with the built-in video editor. Follow the four-step instruction, convert iMovie to MP4 with just a few clicks.

Free download and install this iMovie to MP4 converter firstly before the whole process.

Step 1:  Run it. It need few seconds to open by itself to get use to your operation system after clicking software icon to open it. Into the interface, here are five parts in front of your eyes. Press your mouse on “Converter” icon to a new window. Then click “Add Files” to import the iMovie files or you can directly drag it into the box. 

Note: It supports batch conversion which allows you import up to 10 tasks at once to convert. Just set up by clicking a “Gear” icon. 

Step 2: Click “Output Format” button which on the right side. Hit “Video” tab and choose “MP4” below as output format. For more detailed settings, hit “Parameter settings” to change Frame Rate, Bit Rate, Resolution, Volume, etc. 

Step 3: Choose a desire folder to save it. All settings finished. Just hit the bottom right corner button “Run” to start iMovie to MP4 process. 


From the above are the 3 best methods to export iMovie files to MP4 to play on any other devices. Generally speaking, it is simple and easy to use iMovie and QuickTime to figure it out without any other third party applications or software. However, how about find a power all-in-one converter to enjoy features more than conversion? I highly recommend the last iMovie to MP4, AVI, MKV, IPhone, and other formats to have a try. I would love to know which way do you prefer just leave your comments below.

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