Upload MOV to YouTube - How to Upload MOV to YouTube?

An Ideal Solution to "Can't Upload MOV to YouTube" on Mac and Windows

Jul 10, 2015, Posted by Andrew Smith

Can't Upload MOV to YouTube

Record MOV videos with camera, camcorders, iPhone or iPad and upload them to YouTube but get "Upload Failed" message? Or output a MOV file from QuickTime or iMovie and share it on YouTube, only to find that it is not accepted by YouTube. However, from the list of Supported YouTube File Format, we clearly know that YouTube is really compatible with MOV files. Most people in this situation usually feel quite confused. In fact, it is not difficult to explain the reason. First, let's learn about MOV format. From Wikipedia,

MOV 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).

But YouTube is more compatible with MOV files with H.264 and AAC audio codec. Once your MOV file that you try to upload to YouTube is encoded with other video and audio codec, the case mentioned at the beginning will happen.

Solution to Upload MOV to YouTube

Nowadays, the most widely used solution to this problem is converting MOV to YouTube standard video formats. Faasoft MOV to YouTube Converter is just the right tool to complete this task, which can help you in the following ways:

  • Successfully upload MOV videos recorded by various kinds of camera or camcorders such as Sony PJ530, Canon XA10, GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition, Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K camera, Sony HDR-AS100VR, Garmin VIRB Elite and Nokia Lumia 1020 and so on to YouTube by converting them to YouTube formats;
  • Convert MOV files output from iPhone, iPad, iMovie, QuickTime, iPod, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere for Mac etc to YouTube more popular formats to upload these MOV files to YouTube effortlessly;
  • Convert many other video clips to YouTube supported formats in order to enjoy them with family, friends and the world on YouTube;
  • Convert the downloaded videos from YouTube in MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, 3GP, WebM, etc to MOV format to play them on Apple devices and players;
  • Convert YouTube downloaded movies to your desired formats like ASF, MXF, MKV, RM, DV, etc for widely playback;
  • More popular and useful features for explore.

Convert MOV to YouTube

Click "Free Download" button on this page to get this powerful MOV to YouTube Converter on your computer and launch it. The followings are the steps to convert MOV to YouTube formats.

Step 1 Add MOV files
To load MOV videos to the program, just drag and drop your MOV files that you want to convert to the main interface of this MOV to YouTube Converter. Another common way to import file to the program is clicking "Add File" button to open MOV files from your computer.

Step 2 Set output format
The program loads files quickly. Once the MOV file is added, click "Profile" drop-down button to select "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" or "H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)" from "General Video" category.

Or choose "YouTube H.264 Video (*.mp4)" as output format from "Web Video" category. And there are many other video formats that you can choose.

Step 3 Finish the conversion
After the output format is set, click "Convert" button on the lower right corner of this MOV to YouTube Converter and then the program will finish the rest automatically.


MOV format is getting more and more popular and the corresponding demands increase too. To fulfill the requirements or solve the issues as mentioned below, Faasoft MOV to YouTube Converter is really an ideal choice.

Short problem description: My camera (Kodak Z-885) takes only MOV videos. I like to upload my family videos to YouTube so the rest of the family can view them. Unfortunately, YouTube doesn't accept the videos.

I edit every one of my videos in Final Cut Pro and then output the video with .mov extension. I went to upload onto YouTube, and it says "upload failed". I've uploaded EVERY SINGLE VIDEO in .mov and it says that the format is wrong. Why?

I downloaded a video from my iPhone into iPhoto. Now I want to share it on YouTube but I keep being told it's in the wrong format even though it's a .MOV QuickTime file.