The way we are consuming video content has changed rapidly over the past few years. We’re moving away from pre-scheduled television where we endlessly flick through channels, trying to find something we’d like to watch, and have arrived in a space where large amounts of high quality content is available to us whenever we want it.
Being able to access this content when we want it has already been solved, but with so many different devices, formats, operating systems and media players, watching content on your device of your preference can still be a headache. This is the problem that Movavi have solved with their Video Converter Premium product.
In this guide, we’re going to show you how Movavi Video Converter Premium can quickly and easily change the format of your video files so they’re playable on any platform. We will walk you through the process step by step, from download to output.
If you’re looking for a quick start guide to convert MOV to MP4 then look no further than the support section on Movavi’s website.
A free trial version of the software is available for download for 7 days, during which time there will be a “trial” watermark added to the output of the videos.
The basic version of the product is available at £29.95 / $39.95, with the premium version £37.95 / $49.95
How to use Movavi Video Converter Premium to change the format of your video files
1). Step one is to make your way to Movavi’s website and download the program. Go to this link here to get the software for your Mac (or here for a PC).
The trial version of the software is free, but if you’d like the additional features you’ll have to upgrade to the premium version.
2). Install the software on your machine, and open it up. You will be greeted by the dashboard below, which is where you will access the range of features that the software offers.
The software is built from the ground up to be as user friendly as possible, so changing the format of a video really is a breeze.
3). To convert your videos, simply click “+ Add Media” at the top left of the window and navigate your way to the video you wish to covert, or simply drag it and drop it into the area of the window that says ‘Drag files or Folders here’.
It’s worth noting that you can do whole folders of videos at once – simply drag the whole folder into the area, set up your pre-set, and hit convert. The software will then process them all in one go.
4). You can then select the output format at that you wish your video(s) to be converted into. If you don’t know what format to convert into, then don’t worry – there are a couple of different ways to find out which one is best for your device.
5). The easiest way to find the appropriate video format for your device is to simply connect It to your machine while the program is open. The software will automatically detect the device, as shown in the picture below.
As you can see at the bottom left, the “Output format” is set to an iPhone 5, which is the device I’ve connected. So now when you hit convert, the video will be output in a format that has the best settings for the iPhone 5.
Another way to do this, is to click on the ‘Devices’ tab at the bottom. You’ll be presented with a list of device manufacturers which you can select, and find your way to your device of choice. Once you’ve found it, click on it and then software will load the output pre-set for that device.
6). Once you have made your selection, double check that output at the bottom left is for the correct device, and then hit the big blue “Convert” button at the bottom right.
7). Your video will then be processed and saved to your machine, and ready for use with your selected device!
If you know the output format that you would like to use, you can simply select it by hitting the “Video” tab at the bottom and selecting the appropriate format and settings.
If you’d like to get under the hood a little more, then you can open up the Advanced Settings by clicking the cog at the bottom left.
Movavi have always sought to make the ability to access, edit and distribute media as easy as possible. Their powerful software with a friendly, easy-to-use interface gives anyone the chance to interact with audio and video on a professional level.
Established in 2004, Movavi has grown from three enthusiasts to over 100 employees, distributing their products for both PC and Mac to over 150 countries across the globe.
Movavi offers a range of products to cover every multimedia need, from photo editing and retouching software, through to an entire video editing sweet, screen capture and slideshow making software as well.