How to Convert YouTube Video to QuickTime MOV

YouTube is a world-famous video-sharing website, on which users can upload, view and share videos. While there still are millions of people around the world wishing that they could download their favorite YouTube videos and then watch them on QuickTime, iPod, iPhone or iPad devices or edited with iMovie, Final Cut Pro on Mac to share with friends whenever they are on the go. However, people always feel frustrated since neither QuickTime nor iMovie/Final Cut Pro supports YouTube flash videos, So if you want to import YouTube to QuickTime to play, you need to transform YouTube videos to QuickTime compatible formats first. Here I humbly recommend Xinfire Video Converter Pro for its convenient way to download and Convert online YouTube video to QuickTime MOV format. Try it for free now.

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How to Convert Youtube to MOV with Xinfire Video Converter

1 . Download the Online YouTube Video You Want to Convert

If you have got YouTube video onto computer, skip this step. To download YouTube video with Xinfire Video Converter Pro, you just need to click the “Download YouTube Video” button in the middle of the user interface and insert the YouTube Video URL to the pop-out download window, then click the lower left-corner“Download” button. The download process should be issued immediately and once finished; it will automatically jump to the conversion interface.

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2 . Convert YouTube to MOV

Since the Downloaded YouTube videos have automatically added as source files, you just need to choose the output format as MOV and specify the output path to save the converted MOV files. and then click “Start” to start conversion.

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Tips: If you need to customize your output video or audio files, click the Set icon on the right side of the file. In the window that comes up, you can reset the Codec, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channel, as well as Video/Audio Bitrate, etc. you can also click the “Clip” and “Edit” button on the right side of the file to edit videos by clipping, cropping, adding subtitles, watermark and adjusting Brightness, Hue, Saturation as well as Contrast.

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Extended Knowledge


QuickTime is an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. The classic version of QuickTime is available for Windows XP and later, as well as Mac OS X Leopard and later operating systems. A more recent version, QuickTime X, is currently available on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion.


MOV is a computer file format used natively by the QuickTime framework. It is a video file for Apple devices and Mac computer. 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). Each track either contains a digitally-encoded media stream (using a specific format) or a data reference to the media stream located in another file. Tracks are maintained in a hierarchical data structure consisting of objects called atoms. An atom can be a parent to other atoms or it can contain media or edit data, but it cannot do both.