MKV to MOV - How to Convert MKV to QuickTime MOV?

Batch Convert MKV to MOV for Playback on Mac, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, etc

Apr 3, 2015, Posted by Shirley White

Why Convert MKV to MOV?

MKV format has a poor compatibility with Mac OS X as well as Apple Players and devices such as QuickTime, iTunes, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iPhone, iPod, iPad. In this case, people who are trying to play MKV on Apple Players and devices will inevitably encounter the following issues:

  • I want to convert .mkv video to Apple's QuickTime .mov format with h264/avc video and aac mpeg4 audio. What is best way to do it?
  • I just downloaded a video torrent (Beijing 2008 Olympics opening ceremony in 720p), and it came as an MKV video file, the problem is none of the programs or hardware I plan to run the video on support MKV (iDVD requires MOV). What should I do?
  • I have a 1080p MKV file I want to get into Final Cut Pro. I know MKV won't work in FCP and that it needs to be converted to something friendlier like ProRes MOV.
  • I got two movies in .mkv and I wonder if there is a way that allows me to edit them in iMovie.

Compared to MKV, MOV format is developed by Apple Inc. and more popular with Mac OS X and their Players and portable devices. This is the reason people go out of their way to convert MKV to MOV.

MKV to MOV Converter Mac and Windows

Now, we need to find out how to convert MKV to (QuickTime) MOV. Here is a reliable and easy-to-use tool named Faasoft MKV to MOV Converter to convert from MKV to MOV effortlessly.

With the help of this MKV to MOV Converter, you can convert MKV to MOV with nearly same quality and then play MKV in iTunes, QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iDVD and optimize MKV in iMovie and FCP without much effort. It does not only work on Mac (Yosemite included) but also is compatible with Windows (Windows 10 included).

In addition, many people choose this MKV to MOV Converter without any hesitation when they want to convert MKV to other video formats like MKV to MP4, MKV to WMV, MKV to AVI, MKV to FLV, OGV, 3GP, MXF, WebM, RM, ASF, DV, MPG, etc or extract audio from MKV, for example, extract MP3 from MKV, extract WAV from MKV, extract AAC from MKV, extract DTS from MKV, extract AC3 from MKV.

Convert MKV to MOV

Click "Free Download" to download and install this powerful MKV to MOV Converter freely and run it. Then follow the three steps to convert MKV to MOV as below.

Step 1 Import MKV files
Just drag and drop MKV files that you want to convert to the program. It is the easiest way to add MKV to the program. There is another way to load MKV files: click "Add File" button to open MKV files from your computer.

Step 2 Set MOV as output format
Click the small triangle on the right of "Profile" to select "MOV QuickTime Video (*.mov)" as output format from "General Video" category.

Tips: Choose "ProRes Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov)" as output format if you want to edit MKV in FCP.

Step 3 Convert MKV to MOV
The last step is hit the round "Convert" button on the bottom right corner of the program to start and finish MKV to MOV conversion.

What are MKV and MOV?

MOV is a common multimedia container file format developed by Apple. MKV is an open standard free container format powered by

Similarities between MKV and MOV:

  • Both are container formats;
  • Both hold multiple tracks of different media data.

Differences between MKV and MOV:

  • MOV format is more and more popular and widely used than MKV format;
  • MOV is used for saving movies and other video files, but MKV is popular in the movie/TV show fan-subbing community;
  • MKV is better for storing high definition (HD) videos/movies than MOV.