Why Won't My MOV File Play on QuickTime?

MOV to QuickTime Converter – Convert MOV to QuickTime Supported MOV or MP4

I have shot three videos with my iPhone 12 and these videos are in MOV format. But why it says the file "isn't compatible with QuickTime Player." when I transferred these MOV files to Mac for playback? I thought that MOV was best supported by Mac computers.

MOV format is a popular video container format developed and well supported by Apple systems, devices and players. MOV format is supported by QuickTime Player, but not for all wrapped codecs. MOV can wrap H.264, MPEG-4, H.265, ProRes, etc, but among which QuickTime Player only prefers MOV with MPEG-4 or H.264 codec. A successful playback not only needs the supported video format, but also needs the supported video codecs. So if you want to successfully import your MOV files to QuickTime Player for playback you must ensure MOV wrapped codec is also supported. So how to play the MOV file with unsupported video codecs on QuickTime Player? The best solution is to convert the unsupported MOV format to QuickTime Player best supported MOV MPEG-4 or MOV H.264. Avdshare Video Converter is just developed for this purpose.

MOV to QuickTime Converter - Avdshare Video Converter

  1. Easily convert any MOV file with any unsupported codec to QuickTime Player best supported MOV MPEG-4/H.264 for the compatible MOV playback on QuickTime Player.
  2. Easily convert other unsupported FLV, AVI, WTV, MKV, WMV, etc to QuickTime Player supported MOV MPEG-4/H.264 for the successful playback.
  3. You will never get any quality loss during the entire MOV, FLV, AVI, WTV, etc to QuickTime Player conversion process.
  4. The conversion speed is also super fast and usually you will complete the conversion work in very short time.
  5. This MOV to QuickTime Player also works to convert any other video format to any device, player or video editing application supported video format.
  6. This video converter can also work as a video editing software to edit MOV, FLV, MP4, AVI, etc with its many splendid video editing features: Trim, Split, Merge, Add special effects to video file, Remove or Add subtitles, logo, watermark from or to video file, etc.

Guide on Converting MOV to QuickTime Supported Format

You can easily convert any MOV file to QuickTime Player best supported MOV MPEG-4/H.264 following the guide below.

Make Preparation: Free download MOV to QuickTime Converter

Free download the professional MOV to QuickTime Player Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 Import MOV file

Drag the MOV video file you want to convert to this video converter list. You can also click the Add File button to import your MOV file to this converter main interface.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

Directly select your MOV H.264 output format by clicking the "Profile" button>"General Video" category.

Step 3 Complete the conversion

The last step is to simply hit the Convert button to get your MOV file converted to QuickTime Player best supported MOV H.264 for the compatible playback.