MOV was originally developed by Apple as a file format for its QuickTime movie player. Now we see it often used in websites, mostly for streaming audio or video. And its playback is supported by nearly all Apple devices and programs, such as Apple iTunes, iPad, iPhone4/4S, iPod, etc. However, if you want to play your MOV files on other cell phones and smart phones like HTC, Blackberry, Nokia, etc., you still need to convert them to 3GP files (Third Generation Partnership Project). Additionally, a cell phone may not have the ability to play all variety of 3GP videos due to limited codec support on the cell, thus a highly compatible 3GP output applies to all brands of cell phone is a pro. Here, Wondershare Video Converter is highly recommended.
Wondershare Video Converter features on powerful conversion capability at ultra fast speed (6X faster), providing 1:1 quality ratio and highly compatible output. What's more awesome is it also provides presets for various mobile models (works great on your cell phone), and common editing features like trim, crop, add subtitle and watermark. Below is the detailed guide.
Preparation: download a free trial version. This MOV to 3GP convert is cross-platform: Video Converter for Mac (supports Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8) and Video Converter (supports Windows 8/7/XP/Vista), they have almost the same functions and this guide takes windows screenshots.
Step 1: Load MOV files to MOV to 3GP converter
Click the "Add Files" icon to load MOV files from the desktop or other folders. Or just drag videos directly into the program window.
Step 2: Choose 3GP as output format
Click the format icon on the right side of the main interface to access the output format list. Scroll down the device section, and then select "Format">"Video"> "3GP".
Tips: you can also choose a preset format for your particular cell phone model, e.g. "Device">"Samsung">"Galaxy Note".
Step 3: Customizing your videos (optional)
Besides essential conversion ability, you can also enhance your videos by below features: trimming, cropping, applying effects, and merging video clips, etc. (right click the video item to access Edit window).
Step 4: Start MOV to 3GP conversion
Click the "Convert" button and let this video converter take care of the MOV to 3GP rendering. It may take a while, depending on file size and quantity.
That's it! Now go enjoy the converted files on your smart phone!
Also, you can refer to a video tutorial: