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How to Upload MOV(Quicktime) to YouTube Effortlessly

Can't upload MOV to YouTube? Many people capture MOV videos with their camcorders or camera, and then want to upload these MOV footages to YouTube for sharing with family and friends. However, they usually come across such a problem: their MOV files can't be recognized by YouTube, but it's officially said that MOV is. What's the matter? First, let's see YouTube supported formats.

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If your MOV file is not encoded with the video and audio codec mentioned above, it'll not be accepted by YouTube. That's the reason. To upload it to YouTube successfully, you have to convert MOV to YouTube supported formats first. For this purpose, an easy-to-use yet powerful tool- Wondershare Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ) is introduced in this guide.

In addition, as known to all, YouTube won't accept a file exceeding 10 minutes. If your MOV file is too long to upload, this app can also let you split it to the specific length easily. Next, I'll show you the whole process. It's really simple, just three steps.

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1 Add MOV files to this MOV to YouTube converter

To add MOV to this MOV to YouTube converter, you either hit the "Add Files" button in the upper left hand corner to do it or directly drag the target files to this app's left pane.

2 Choose an directly-optimized preset for YouTube

This smart app directly offers users an optimized format for YouTube. You just need to select it as the output format. At the right side of the main interface, simply click the format image, and then go to "Format"> "Web" > "YouTube".

 mov to youtube converter

Note: If your MOV file is too long to upload to YouTube, you can split it to the specific length (not more than 10 minutes). First, click the "Edit" option beside each video file bar. Second, simply drag and drop the two slides to select the clip you want in the Trim window. Third, click the Scissor-like icon and then hit Ok to save the setting.

3 Convert and upload MOV to YouTube

Launch video conversion by clicking "Convert" button in the bottom right hand corner of this MOV to YouTube's interface. The whole process just costs you a few minutes. When it's done, a notice will show, saying all the tasks have been finished.

Now, you can upload the output files to YouTube very smoothly. Can't find the output files? Just hit the "Open Output" option at the bottom to do it quickly.

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