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MOV* is a very popular video type. However it is not a native HTML5 video**, thus QuickTime MOV videos are not playable on HTML5 browsers. If want to play .MOV files on a HTML5 website or browser, you need to convert MOV to html5 formats first, then embed them into your webpage with an MOV HTML5 player.

How to Convert MOV to HTML5 Video?

Step 1. Download MOV to HTML5 Converter.

The only software you need is HTML5 video converter. Both Windows and Mac versions are now ready to download. You can download it from bellow page:

Download MOV to HTML5 Converter

Step 2. Add MOV video(s) to the HTML5 converter

Simply click Add Videos button to import MOV video files from your computer hard disc to the application. This HTML5 converter supports batch video conversion, you can add multiple MOV videos to the converter and convert them into HTML5 videos in a batch.

Step 3. Select a player for your HTML5 videos

Click Theme tab, you will be able to choose a video player from many of the ready-made HTML5 video themes and templates. Optionally you can also set your video size, player size, and player skin here.

Step 4. Preview videos in Player and convert MOV to HTML5

Click the Preview button to view your MOV videos in HTML5 player, click the Publish button to convert the source MOV files to HTML 5 videos with the nice looking web video player.

Now you have converted MOV to HTML5 video, additionally you get the professional HTML5 player as well. They can be found from the output folder of this MOV to HTML5 converter software. It is time for us to publish the HTML5 video online now.

MOV to HTML 5 Player

How to Add MOV to HTML5 website?

In the first half of this MOV to HTML 5 tutorial, we showed you the steps to convert MOV to HTML 5, now please follow bellow steps to embed the HTML 5 videos into your website.

1. Upload the HTML5 videos from local computer to remote server

The HTML 5 videos and player will be published to your local hard disc first. Run the MOV to HTML5 converter, go to HTML5 menu >> Open Output Folder, find the HTML 5 video project we have just created and upload them to your website directory through FTP client.

2. Copy HTML5 video embed code snippets and Paste to your Web page.

From the output folder, there will be a .html created with each html 5 video project published. Use a text/page editor to open the generated ‘html5video.html’ file and switch to code view. You can get the embed code for your HTML5 player there.

See details here: HTML5 Video Player Support – To embed HTML5 video to your webpage.

3. Publish your webpage and play the HTML5 videos online

Now you know how to easily convert MOV videos to HTML5 and publish them to your website with HTML5 video player(s). Have Fun!

*MOV: Apple QuickTime Movie. Common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files; uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer; compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

**HTML5 video: Refers to native HTML5 video/codec: MP4 (MPEG 4 files with H264 video codec and AAC audio codec); WebM files with VP8 video codec and Vorbis audio codec; Ogg files with Theora video codec and Vorbis audio codec.

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2 Responses to “MOV to HTML5”

  • Marc says:

    I have many .mov files, any idea why some can be played in the html5 video tag some cannot?

    • caozheng says:

      .mov is a container format-not a codec. if the mov files are encoded in .h264, they will work.