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Convert MOV to Android Format to Play MOV on Android Platform


It is well-known that Android platform cannot natively support .mov media format, so we often encounter troubleshooting in playing MOV on Android based tablets or phones like Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Note, Samsung Tab, and Google Nexus etc.

Though we can download and install third-party player to play MOV on Android, we have to first open this kind of player every time we need to play .mov files. And worse still, the third-party media player may not support playing all kinds of MOV files, or became unavailable after upgrade.

Therefore, converting MOV to Android format may become a better choice to successfully play MOV on Android.

This following article just aims to introduce a step by step guide on how to convert MOV to Android supported format. This guide also applies to converting FLV, MKV, WMV, AVI, MPG, 3GP, DV, MXF, AVCHD, WTV, ASF, MP4, and etc to Android video format. It even helps to convert FLAC, AIFF, WAV, WMA, DTS, CAF, to Android audio format.

Make Preparation: Run MOV to Android Converter

Free download the professional MOV to Android Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Windows, for Mac), install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

MOV to Android Converter - iDealshare VideoGo

Step 1 Add MOV files

Click the "Add File" button to import the MOV files which you like to play on Android phone or tablet.

Convert MOV to Android on Windows or Mac

Step 2 Set Android media format

This ideal MOV to Android Converter provides preset for Android devices, simply click the "Profile" drop-down button to select preferable one from "Android" category or "Android Pad" category.

Step 3 Convert MOV to Android

Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MOV to Android supported video format for successfully playing MOV on Android devices.


With the above detailed guide, it will become just easy to solve the following symptoms in playing MOV on Android:

  • I want to play iPhone recorded .mov file in android. But videoview or mediaplayer doesn't support this meida format. Before, I was always able to play the .mov files with Mobo Player downloaded from the Play Store. Since the upgrade, it's not working, though. I only get the sound and a black screen.
  • I have wanted to keep and play Canon *.MOV video on my older Android (2.3 Gingerbread) phone only to find most apps that play the format (e.g. my old friend VLC) don't work on the older Android on my phone.
  • I would like to play QuickTime videos (.mov, H.264) on My Samsung 10.1 Tab 2. I downloaded & installed MXplayer and it plays the QuickTime video online, but with no sound.
  • I'm the Galaxy S4 user, what I wanna is to import and play a .mov video on my Galaxy S4 for watching. It seems that the tablet can't recognize the mov file from my Canon camera.
  • My Nexus won't play any .movs either, even though they have the exact same H.264 video and AAC audio track formats as my .mp4s, which do play. Renaming them doesn't work; it's just something about the .mov package format that it doesn't like. I'm not really surprised, since my Droid 1 could never play them either.
  • Hello, I have had my G Nexus LTE for just over a week, liking it so far. Question, how can the phone play .mov files? Do I need to download an app or is there a native way to do it? Thanks!