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Play MOV Video on Android

You may have some MOV video recorded from your previous iPhone, exported from iMovie, downloaded from online or received from others iOS users, etc that you would like to view them on Android phone/tablet. The bad news is that Android platform offers no playback support for MOV file, which is a common multimedia container format developed by Apple. The good news is that you can fix Android MOV file playback with the two solutions offered below.

Solution 1: Play MOV on Android with Android MOV player

You can install the following free MOV player on Android to view MOV files.

#1 VLC media player

VLC for Android™ plays most local video and audio files, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC. It also support disk shares. All formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv and AAC. All codecs are included with no separate downloads. It supports subtitles, Teletext and Closed Captions.

#2 MX Player

MX Player stands out as a high-quality app in a category saturated by unoptimized or ad-infested players. It plays almost everything and does it smoothly. It is compatible with almost all sorts/types of video formats like AVI, FLV, MP4, MPEG, MOV, etc and many more.

 Solution 2: Convert MOV to Android compatible file formats

Although downloading a Android MOV player can be the most direct way to enjoy MOV files on Android, however, there are still some things that you should take into consideration:
- Install an extra video player on your Android phone will occupy a lot of your phone's internal memory storage
- Play video with a third-party video player will be very batter consuming
- You may still encounter video playback issues such as no sound, only only but no video or other similar issues due to the incompatible video and audio codec.

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If you wish to find a more reliable ways to enjoy MOV video on Android, it would be much ideal for you to download a MOV to Android Video Converter. Here, we highly recommend Pavtube Video Converter to you. The program has full import support for MOV files encoded with various different codec to Android phone/tablet supported digital file formats. Moreover, it also assists you to direct output Android Phone/tablet preset 1080p/720p file formats with the optimal playback settings or specific Android brand such as Samsung, Huawei, HTC, Kindle, etc optimized file formats.

Apart from MOV, you can also convert other unsupported digital file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, H.265, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVCHD (MTS/M2TS), XAVC/XAVC S, VOB, etc to Android playable file formats.

For Mac users, you can switch to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to perform the conversion on macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite, etc.

Step by Step Guide to Convert MOV for Android Phone/Tablet Playing

Step 1: Load MOV video into the application.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or click the "Add Video" button on the top tool bar to import source MOV video files into the program.

Load MOV video

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of Android Phone/tablet playable digital file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, etc. Here, you can also choose to directly output Android Phone/tablet preset profile formats listed in the picture below:

Output Android phone/tablet preset profile formats

Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality.

Step 3: Start the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the "Convert" button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click "Open Output Folder" icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you will have no problems to enjoy MOV files on Android.

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