Create MP4 video file from Quicktime Mov file on a Mac OS X | MyThinkPond

macosx_blogarticle_100pxIf you do a screen recording on a Mac, you are most likely using the free Quicktime player that comes with Mac OS X. If you are lucky enough to own a Quicktime Pro then you can simply do an Export > Save-As MP4. For those of you that do not have a Quicktime Pro, then you can use this option.

brew install ffmpeg

# After installation, you can traverse into the directory where you have the .mov file and run the following

ffmpeg -i output-file-name.mp4

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Enterprise Software Architect currently working at DataDirect Networks developing a highly scalable monitoring solution called DDN Insight. My passions include all things Open Source including Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Gentoo, Open Stack, Docker & Ubuntu), embedded ARM processors and microcontrollers (Arduino, UDOO, Cubieboard, BeagleBoard, OnionIO, TI's Zigbee). Coming from an Electrical and Computer Engineering background, working in developing and designing enterprise - distributed, highly scalable software requires a unique set of software skills with a good understanding of the hardware. This makes his work challenging and interesting. In his free time, he spends his time with his family and two children. He also enjoys researching on topics including - world ancient history and yoga. Visit the 'About' section for more details.
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