How to convert ISO format to MOV format is a big question for people when they try to make their own MOV videos. If you have the same confusion and want to find a correct ISO to MOV converter, my guidance will be helpful on this issue.

Introduction to ISO and MOV format

Before I start the converter part, I would like to introduce what is ISO format and what is MOV format at first. ISO format is the mirror reflection of DVD file, which is also usually called CD-ROM image, ended with ".iso". ISO cannot be opened by normal video player, and only can be displayed after decompressed by relative decompression software. To store and use easily, people always convert it to MOV format to display.


By contrast, MOV format is the well-known Quick Time movie format. This format is usually ended with ".mov", which is researched and developed by Apple Company, regarded as one of main methods to store audio and video information at present. Due to MOV's cross-platform, small storage requirements and other technical features, it is widely used and MOV file's picture effect is slightly better than other formats.


Thorough the introduction, I think you have already known the difference between these two kinds of format. Now let's get into the business to see how to convert ISO to MOV exactly.

How to convert ISO to MOV with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper

Firstly I would like to introduce a very commonly used ISO-TO-MOV converter, called Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, which is a very famous all-in-one converter in the whole world. The Leawo Blu-ray Ripper program could rip Blu-ray and convert DVD of any type, such as converting DVD to MP4, regardless of disc protection, region restriction, and movie studios, certainly including ISO to MOV. Besides, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has the high conversion speed and clear and user-friendly interface.


So how does Leawo Blu-ray Ripper work? I take my own file as an example to give you a guidance step by step, and it proves that only 7 steps could convert from ISO to MOV successfully by Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. The software runs on my computer with Windows 7 system.

STEP 1: After you enter Leawo Prof. Media main interface, click "Blu-ray Ripper" at the top left area, which is the red square part in the screenshot below.


STEP 2: Click "Add Blu-ray/DVD" on the second line of menu, which is in top left area. There are 3 ways to add Blu-ray into the program, and you could choose "Add from CD-ROM; Add from folder or Add iso file" to add your file into the converter. Here I use the last option "Add iso file".


STEP 3: Choose copy mode. At the bottom of the page, there are three different copy modes for the user to choose, including: "Full Movie", "Main Movie" and "Custom Mode". We simply select a mode. Click the “OK” button.


STEP 4: Before you finally convert the DVD file, please double check if the target format is MOV Video.If it is, you can click the “Convert” directly.If it is not, you can click the “MOV Video” area in the screenshot below.


Then click the “Change” button to choose “MOV” as the output format.


STEP 5: Then there will be a popped interface to ask you to check or choose the address to save the MOV file and after you choose the address, you can click “Convert” and it will start converting.


STEP 6: Now you wait till the process bar shows 100% finished, and then click the “Finish” button, and you will get the converted MOV file.


After above six steps, you will get the MOV file. In case you don’t remember where you can find the converted file, you could just click the folder icon below the “Finish” button to go to the converted file folder directly (see below picture).


My example file is about 3 minutes, and I convert it to MOV file in Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, which takes me about 20 seconds in total. This is a quite high speed among all current ISO to MOV converters nowadays.

How to convert ISO to MOV via Format Factory

Next, after the introduction to Leawo Blu-ray Ripper, I will introduce another program for you, which is called Format Factory. It is a converter for many different formats, such as MP4, AVI, FLV, MP3, etc., and I guess that's also why it is called Format Factory, truly like a factory to produce format products. Certainly it could support the conversion between ISO and MOV, and let's see how the Format Factory works exactly.

Like the above one, I will take my own file as an example to show the whole converting process. Thus, it will guide you to handle the software more clearly and easily. The software runs on my computer with Windows 7 system.

STEP 1: After you enter the Format Factory, click the “Output Folder” on the top left area, see the red square in below screenshot.


STEP 2: Then you scroll down the list, and keep an eye on the left column area, then click the “>>MOV”, which means to convert to MOV format.


STEP 3: There will be a popup interface as below and you click the “Add File” on the top right area to choose the file you want to convert, see the red square in the screenshot below.


STEP 4: After the file is uploaded, you could check the file name and make sure everything is correct, then you just click “OK” button, highlighted with the red arrow icon in the screenshot below.


STEP 5: The interface of ISO to MOV task will be shown on the top right area and you could see the task state. The file would be converted successfully, and you will get the converted MOV file in the folder finally.


The comparison between Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Format Factory

Based on above introduction and guidance step by step, I think you already know how Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Format Factory work as the ISO to MOV converters. Then you might have questions like which converter is better among them? Which one is easier to use? Here I would like to share my point of view and hope it could helpful when you choose between Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Format Factory.

Features Formact Factory Blu-ray Ripper
Blu-ray/DVD decryption  
Select sub-titles and audio tracks
Convert Blu-ray/DVD to 4K videos  
Convert non-encrypted Blu-ray/DVD
Extract audio from Blu-ray/DVD
Graphics cards acceleration  
Edit Video
Play back Blu-ray movies
Preview subtitles and audio tracks  
Add 3D effect  
Convert Blu-ray to ISO file  
Remove watermark  
Convert DVD to ISO file

Besides above technical parameters, I also found other difference between Leawo Blu-ray Ripper and Format Factory during actual user experience.

About the interface

There is a clear list in Leawo Prof. Media's home page, like Blu-ray/DVD Ripper, Blu-ray Copy, Blu-ray Creator, and so on.


After we enter the Format Factory, before starting the video's conversion, there are many items need to choose first, such as, video, audio, picture, documents, etc. While to tell the truth, I think this software do not get easier to use after so many features added. That's why I said the interface of Format Factory is more complicated after the comparison. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is more user-friendly than Format Factory.


About Conversion time

As shown in my example video, 3 minutes video takes about 20 seconds to convert from ISO to MOV with Leawo Blu-ray Ripper. However, the same video takes more time in Format Factory during conversion. Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is faster.

About program stability

During actual using of these two programs, I think Leawo Blu-ray Ripper is more stable because there is no any flash back, interruption or other issues.

Although Format Factory is also quite stable, during the process I still experienced a program interruption error when I converted the example DVD file.

Based on above technical parameters and some user experience of the two converters, it is suggested to choose Leawo Blu-ray Ripper rather than Format Factory, because it has more function and supports more input and output formats settings. What's more, Leawo Blu-ray Ripper has better user experience, in the dimension of program interface, conversion time and stability, after compared to Format Factory.