I bet you may wonder why many of your MOV videos won't play properly. Actually, MOV is a commonly-used wrapper that can store video encoded by various video codecs, such as H.264, HEVC, Cinepak, M-JPEG, Apple ProRes, CineForm and more. Without the necessary video codecs installed, you'll run into MOV playback issue on any platform or editing app.
To fix this head-scratching issue, you'd be best advised to convert MOV to H.264-encoded video. As a universal video compression format, H.264 is now considered as the industry standard and is one of the most widely used video format with the best compatibility. Next, I'll show you how to convert those unsupported MOV files to H.264 video handily and efficiently.
Since most video transcoders cannot handle those tough video codecs wrapped within MOV container, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a highly recommended application that provides a one-stop solution to MOV to H.264 conversion. As it comes with rich video codecs, it's totally a cinch to add and convert a variety of MOV files to H.264-encoded video without a hitch. The WYSIWYG interface and simple operation make it especially well-suited to those non-tech-savvy people.
Install and runInstall and run HD Video Converter Factory Pro. From the start-up interface, you'll see five modules right there. Open "Converter" option and click "Add Files" button on top menu bar to add your unplayable MOV video files.
Alternatively, just execute a simple drag-and-drop action to import MOV files. They'll be successively loaded after a short while. And you can press "Preview" button on the left side to play each MOV file in the built-in media player.
To convert QuickTime to H.264, move on to the right side of the program. Press the big "Format Profile" to unfold the full list of 500+ optimized presets. Navigate to "Video" category and choose "H.264" profile.
Tips: The H.264 converter will convert MOV to H.264 MP4 by default. If you get interested in MOV H.264 codec, just choose "MOV" profile. Then open "Parameter settings" window, select "H.264" in the drop-down list of "Encoder" to convert MOV to H.264 and keep the original format. By the way, you're able to change other parameters here as you wish, such as video bit rate, resolution, frame rate, aspect ratio, etc.
Once all the preparatory work is done, choose a destination by clicking the inverted triangle icon on the bottom. Finally, hit the blue "Run" button to start to convert MOV to H.264 with GPU acceleration enabled.
That's the whole workflow on how to convert QuickTime MOV to H.264, amazing? It's quite time-consuming and inefficient to find and install each missing video codec, why not give this all-purpose MOV to H.264 converter a shot? It can fix all unsupported video format errors and won't let you down, I promise. Hopefully, this post is of great help to you. Thanks for reading!