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How to Use the QuickTime Converter

Edited by Pat Bitton

October 24, 2019

The word “QuickTime” has two meanings in the context of computing. It’s the name of the default Mac video player and another name for the MOV format, which was actually developed to be used with the QuickTime player.

Let’s start with the QuickTime format. There are a few problems you may encounter using this format.

Your media player or device doesn’t support QuickTime

As QuickTime is designed for Apple devices, some video players and devices may have issues running QuickTime files. Converting videos to MP4 may help you resolve this problem.

The video plays without images

This distortion may occur because of a video codec issue. Movavi Video Converter can help you choose a different codec for your file.

You cannot upload the video to the web

Some websites restrict you from uploading videos in any format other than MP4. This rule applies, for example, to IGTV. So, it you want your subscribers to be able to see your latest video, you’ll have to adjust it to meet the Instagram rules.

Now let’s discuss QuickTime Player. Natively, it supports only a few video formats: 3G2, 3GP, DV, MOV, and various MPEG options, including MP4. But what if you want, for example, to play Windows Media Video files in QuickTime? Fortunately, there is a simple solution: just download Movavi Video Converter, a convenient video conversion application for Windows or Mac, and change the format of your WMV videos to QuickTime. Also, you can just as easily convert QuickTime movies to any other video format using the same software. See how easy it is with this step-by-step guide.

Download the QuickTime Converter

Download and run the program. Follow the on-screen directions to install the Movavi software.

Add Videos to the Program

Click Add Media, then choose Add Video, and select the files you want to convert to the QuickTime format. If you want to work with video on DVD, you’ll need to choose Add DVD and then click Open DVD instead. You can add files in just about any input format – Movavi Video Converter supports over 180 video and audio formats. For example, you can convert WMV and AVI to QuickTime, or convert QuickTime to MP4, AVI, and other, less common, alternatives. Whichever file format you want to work with, the Movavi software will do the job perfectly.

Select an Output Preset

To convert your video to the QuickTime format, go to Video above the presets ribbon and find the MOV group. Click to expand it and select the preset that best suits your needs. If you need to convert QuickTime to MP4, AVI, or another format, simply look for the appropriate preset group on the list.

Need to convert QuickTime videos for playing on your iPhone or another mobile device? Movavi Video Converter is handy for that, too. Just open the Devices tab and locate your device's brand and model to find a preset that's designed specifically for your device.

Convert Your Videos

Before starting the conversion, check the Save to field. By default, Movavi Video Converter will save your newly created QuickTime movies to the Movavi Library directory, but you can choose a different folder by clicking the Folder icon on the right.

When you’re ready, hit Convert and the program will start changing the format of your files. Once the conversion is complete, the folder containing your QuickTime files will open automatically.

 

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