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How to Free Convert MKV to QuickTime MOV on macOS

Among a mass of video formats, MKV is finally distinguished among media center enthusiasts for its open source, flexibility to contain almost any audio/video format. Be that as it may, MKV also has Achille's heel involved in incompatibility with media players. This post focuses on how to convert MKV to QuickTime MOV in 2023 for smooth playback.

By Candice Liu to video, converter|Last updated on Feb 23, 2019

"Two weeks ago, I happily got my Mac operating system updated to Big Sur. But what frustrated me is that when I imported HD videos in MKV format to my Mac, QuickTime kept saying it didn't recognize MKV? Any solutions to play MKV video on Mac computer" - Hank

As the scenario mentioned above, the bundled Mac QuickTime Player, natively supporting MOV format, is hypercritical to MKV. As a result, Mac user may suffer from stuttering playback issue. The only solution to convert MKV to MOV on Mac if you want to put MKV videos to Mac's default QuickTime faultlessly. Without any question, a video converter for Mac can be a timely help to convert MKV files to MOV format on Mac. However, with the emergence of the latest Mactintosh operating system - macOS Big Sur, many Mac converters get stuck here due to incompatibility with the newest generation. So while you are searching for such program, the perfect compatibility with macOS shall be also taken into consideration besides the video conversion ability.

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Convert MKV to MOV with Subtitles - No Loss of Quality

MacXVideo - Best MKV video processing freeware 2022 to free compress and transcode MKV to MOV no matter resolution of 720p, 1080p, 4K UHD with subtitles kept and virtually no quality change. Also One click to free convert MKV to MP4, MOV, H264, H265/HEVC, iPhone iPad Android at blazing fast speed. 100% Safe and clean, no potential risk of WannaCrypt Ransomware Virus.

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macXvideo: this program makes perfect synchronization with macOS Big Sur, letting you easily and freely convert video from MKV to MOV on your Mac while holding the same video as original. In addition, decoding MKV to MP4 is also like a hot knife through butter, thereupon, you can either import your video to QuickTime or put it to your iPhone, iPad, etc for watching on the move.

Step 1: Load MKV File 
Free download this Mac free video processing application on Mac, fire it up and load the MKV files by hitting "Add File" button.

Step 2: Choose Output Video Format
Select the target format MOV format at the bottom of the main interface. With this 2022 Mac video converter, all the parameters of profile can be provided for you to customize the output video like resolution, frame rate, bit rate, sample rate, etc that would better fit your player or portable devices. You can also convert MKV to M4V for Apple devices.

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Step 3: Edit the Video (optional)
Below the video info here are some editing featues like Cut, Crop, Effect, Rotate, etc. Click any button to enter into the eiditng window. Plus, by clicking the OPT button you can access the video settings and make any adjustment to the resolutions, bit rate, codecs, frame rate, etc. Then click the Folder icon to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Press the "RUN" button
Click "RUN" button to start to convert MKV to QuickTime MOV on Mac. When the conversion is finished, you can eventually play MKV on QuickTime with subtitles in original quality without incompatibility problem. Here are two things to note:

1. Before the next step, make sure you have checked the Hardware accelerate engine on the interface. This feature is unique among free converters, as it supports Intel, Nvidia and AMD GPU acceleration to speed up the process.
2. Also check the Auto Copy box, this feature is faster than GPU acceleration. But it only applies when both MKV and QuickTime MOV both use H.264 codec. Just check it and the software will apply the function if applicable.

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macXvideo is a lightweight free tool that is able to convert MKV into MOV for QuickTime with fast speed and good quality. If you need more output formats or more extensive editing features, there is an advanced edition MacX Video Converter Pro.

The paid version support 4K/HD videos and wide output choices, ranging from MOV, MP4, HEVC, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP3, AAC, iMovie, Final Cut Pro to iPhone (iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/8/7/6S incl.), iPad (iPad Pro/mini/Air incl.), Android and 420+ other mobiles and gadgets. Furthermore, it is a combination of video transcoder, editor, DVD converter, downloader and recorder. Almost all your needs related to multimedia can be sovled by the program.

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