MOV file format is not strange to movie fans, especially people who use Apple products frequently. It is a QuickTime file format that was developed by Apple as the main video format on Mac OS X. You may have some MOV files on your Windows PC and would like to play back these MOV files or burn these MOV files onto DVD disc for convenient future playback or sharing. This tutorial offers you detailed information on how to play MOV files on Windows and how to convert MOV to DVD on Mac and PC.
Part 1: About MOV File Format
MOV File Extension is a common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files; uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer; compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. MOV video file is a common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files, using a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer, compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The format specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).
3 Ways to Play MOV Files on Windows PC
QuickTime for Windows
To play MOV files on Windows, people could make use of Apple’s products like iTunes and QuickTime. Apple has made QuickTime available for both Mac and Windows computer users. Windows users could freely download QuickTime from Apple to play MOV files. However, QuickTime Player is large in size and will install lots of dependent components to your Windows computer. Learn More
3rd-party media player
3rd-party media player that could recognize MOV format is also a good choice to play MOV files on Windows. There are quite a few media players online, like VLC media player, Windows Movie Player (you may need to install extra codec packs), etc. Leawo Free Blu-ray Player could help you easily play back MOV files on Windows, with no need to install extra codec packs and other components. Learn More
Convert MOV to other formats
Still, you could choose to convert MOV files to other formats like WMV, MP4, AVI, FLV, etc. to play MOV files on Windows computer with the help of professional MOV video converter. In this way, you could not only play back MOV files on Windows computer, but also realize MOV video editing or uploading to YouTube easily. You could easily convert MOV to WMV or other formats on Windows computer with Leawo’s Video Converter Ultimate. Learn More
Part 2: How to Burn MOV to DVD on Windows
"Though WMP will play Quicktime files, I am dismayed to find that they are not compatible with Windows DVD Maker. What can I do to burn MOV files to DVD for playback on a regular dvd player (and viewed on a TV)?" Such kind of questions are everywhere on Microsoft’s support community.
It has been widely known that to burn MOV file to DVD, MOV to DVD converter program is a must have. Some MOV to DVD converter programs could help you convert MOV to DVD format like VOB for importing to DVD discs, which creates data DVD disc (not playable DVD disc for playback on DVD player), while some others could directly convert and burn MOV files to DVD disc and creates playable DVD disc.
Leawo MOV to DVD Converter offers easy and fast solution to help you convert and burn MOV file to DVD on Windows. It is a perfect DVD creator program to convert and burn any video of any source to DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file, allowing you to add disc menu, edit source MOV files, choose DVD video mode, etc.
Download and install Leawo DVD Creator on your computer. Insert a blank and writable DVD disc (DVD-R/DVD+R/DVDRW/DVD-RW) into the DVD recorder drive if you want to burn MOV to DVD disc for playback on DVD players, otherwise you need to make sure your computer get enough storage. Get source MOV files ready and then launch Leawo DVD Creator to get started.
1. Add source MOV videos
Click the "Add Video" button to browse and select MOV files for adding to this MOV to DVD converter. You could play back loaded MOV files with the internal player, click the "Edit" icon to edit MOV fiels, etc.
Note: Set output disc type (according to the disc you’ve inserted into the drive), aspect ratio and frame rate at the bottom.
2. Add a disc menu
Leawo DVD Creator allows you to add disc menu for output DVD files. You can choose a disc menu template on the right sidebar and preview it. What’s more, you could even edit disc menu template by clicking the pencil icon on the preview panel, like adding background image/video/music, text editing, title editing, etc.
3. Settings for burning MOV to DVD
- Click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then select “Burn” tab to select DVD Video Mode (TV standard) from NTSC and PAL.
- To burn MOV to DVD disc, you need to choose DVD recorder drive as output under the “Burn to” option.
- You could create an ISO image file for reauthoring to DVD disc later.
4. Burn MOV to DVD
At last, click the bottom "Burn" button to start burning MOV to DVD. You could view the burning progress on the burning interface.
Part 3: How to Convert MOV to DVD on Mac
Just like the Windows version, Leawo MOV to DVD Converter for Mac helps Mac users easily burn and convert MOV to DVD on Mac (OS X 10.6 and later). This Mac MOV to DVD converter offers quality-lossless DVD creating from video files of 180+ formats like AVI, MOV, FLV, MP4, MKV, MPEG, MTS, etc. It could create multiple DVD discs on Mac for different uses.
Follow the below steps to learn how to convert and burn MOV to DVD disc on Mac with the help of Leawo DVD Creator for Mac.
1. Add source MOV videos
Click the "Add Video" button to add MOV files into this Mac MOV to DVD converter. You could also add MOV file folders by clicking the inverted triangle icon next to the "Add Video" button. Set output disc type (according to the disc you’ve inserted into the drive), aspect ratio and frame rate at the bottom.
2. Choose a disc menu
Select a disc menu template on the right sidebar and click the middle of it to get instant preview. You could even click the pencil icon on the preview panel to edit disc menu, like adding background image/video/music, text editing, title editing, etc.
3. Set DVD TV standard
Open the program’s Preferrence panel on the menu bar and then click "Burn" tab to select DVD TV video mode from NTSC and PAL (NTSC TV mode is used in the United States of American and Canada, while PAL is used in Australia, part of Asia, and some European countries.).
4. MOV to DVD burning settings
Return to the main interface, click the big green "Burn" button. On the popup sidebar, set "Burn to", "Disc Label" and "Save to" options ("Burn to" option allows multiple choices. If you want to burn MOV to DVD disc, insert blank DVD writable DVD disc into the DVD drive and then select DVD drive as output target under the "Burn to" option). After setting, click the bottom "Burn" button to convert MOV to DVD on Mac.