The Best YouTube to MOV Converter for macOS and Windows

By Bertha Miller to YouTube Download, Convert YouTube Video| December 29, 2018
YouTube to MOV converter

When you search for YouTube video to MOV free converter on Google, you'll find yourself in the pool of free online converters, onlinevideoconverter, clicpconverter, youtube-mov, office-converter, zamzar… Open the YouTube video URL to MOV converter page, add file, click Start, and Done!

No, the process can be lengthy and circuitous. " Warning! [The video] is not allowed. Allowed Mac size: 20mb." Oops! I'm sorry, but you've accidentally installed adware or some programs that you don't want after clicking some download or start icons. Sometimes, what Google thinks right may actually be wrong. Look at the best YouTube to MOV converter that is much better than online transcoders.

The Best YouTube to MOV Converter We Pick Out for You

For those who hate online YouTube video to MOV free converters, MacX Video Converter Pro, the most robust YouTube video to MOV converter, comes to your rescue. The software has many stunning features that won't be found on online applications.

1. Download 4K/HD videos from YouTube to MOV format without stuttering in batch.
2. Bulk convert your local YouTube videos to MOV with preset profiles for iPhone, iPad, iTunes, iMovie, Final Cut Pro and more.
3. With HQ Engine embedded, HT tech and hardware acceleration tech adopted, it delivers 5x faster speed than online tools without losing quality.
4. 100% clean, no ads, no redirects, no file size limit, no output delay.
5. Edit YouTube videos before conversion, like trimming, merging, rotating, compressing.
6. Capture YouTube streaming videos, gameplay footage and transfer them to QuickTime MOV format for Apple iPhone iPad, iMovie, FCP etc.

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[Tutorial] How to Download and Convert YouTube URL to MOV

The best YouTube video converter, also a YouTube video downloader, has a well-designed interface that shows all its toolbars at the top, and you'll know how to get started quickly. Follow our user guide below. You can download the YouTube video to MOV conversion software on macOS (macOS High Sierra or earlier). The software supports to download and convert YouTube URL to MOV and upload, change your local YouTube video to MOV. Here we go.

how to convert YouTube URL to QuickTime MOV

Step 1: Load YouTube videos
Open the video you'd like to transfer to MOV on YouTube, and go back to launch the program on your computer. Click YouTube URL icon at the top, then you'll see the YouTube Downloader window. Copy and paste YouTube video URL to the box under the Video URL tab, and click Analyze to load the video. You can batch convert YouTube URLs to MOV format for QuickTime, iMovie iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Final Cut Pro, or for other usages.

Step 2: Choose video settings
After the YouTube video URL is analyzed successfully, a video info screen will pop up, showing YouTube video resolution, size, codec and format. Select the one that suits you, click OK to save the settings and close the screen.

Step 3: Download and decode YouTube video to MOV
Select "Auto add to convert list", and click Download Now to download YouTube videos free on Mac or PC. There's no redirect, and the YouTube video download process will be completed quickly. After the YouTube video is processed, an Output Format window will appear. Go to Mac General Video > MOV Video (H.264), click Done, and hit the "RUN" button to begin to convert YouTube to QuickTime MOV. It also enables you to convert YouTube to MP3, YouTube URL to MP4, and other video audio formats.

How to Transcode YouTube Video to MOV

Step 1: Add YouTube videos for conversion
Click Add Video icon at the top, and select source YouTube video file from your computer or connected hard drive, flash drive etc. from the window. The top Mac video converter/Windows for YouTube allows you to add more than one YouTube video at a time. MacX will load source videos immediately even they are 4K YouTube videos with large file size.

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Step 2: Pick MOV as output format
An Output Profile window will pop up now. Look at the left pane, find Mac General Video, and choose MOV Video (H.264) or MOV Video (MPEG 4). Click Done to make the output format valid and close the Output Profile window.

* Click the settings icon to get more video and audio options, such as video audio codec, bit rate, video frame rate, aspect ratio, resolution, audio channel.
* If you want to do further YouTube video editing before conversion, you can click the Edit icon to get access to edit videos. The YouTube video to MOV converter for Mac/Win enables users to add subtitle, crop & expand video, and trim video before it outputs MOV files.

Step 3: Start to transfer YouTube video to MOV
Click RUN to begin to convert YouTube to QuickTime MOV format for Apple iPhone iPad, iMovie, or Final Cut Pro etc. There's no redirect, and the YouTube to MOV conversion task will be finished quickly.

What codec should I choose for MOV?

MOV is a container format that can contain different video and audio codecs. If you download the MOV converter to change YouTube video format for QuickTime, please refer to QuickTime supported video formats and choose the best media format. The program offers MOV video with H.264 AAC codec and MOV video with MPEG 4 AAC codec. No worries about the output format compatibility as both H.264 and MPEG 4 are accepted by QuickTime, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Apple iPhone iPad etc. H.264 vs MPEG 4, H.264 uses more advanced video compression methods than the older MPEG-4 does and has smaller file size, better video quality for real time playback. If your computer isn't an oldie, we suggest choosing H.264 codec when converting YouTube video to MOV.

Does the YouTube to MOV converter need MOV codec pack?

No, the YouTube video to MOV conversion program requires no additional MOV codecs or other third party help because it has more than 370 video audio codecs built-in, including MOV codecs.

Is it legal to convert YouTube video to MOV?

It's legal to use YouTube to QuickTime MOV converting tools for non-commercial personal use. For example, it's considered fair use that you convert YouTube to MOV format for a presentation or a lecture. But it's illegal to reproduce, distribute, sell, broadcast YouTube content without the permission of the copyright owners. If you still have any question, please read YouTube fair use guidelines carefully before you use any video conversion software.

Best YouTube to MOV Downloader and Converter

Free download the 2-in-1 download and converter to quickly download, upload and convert YouTube videos/URLs to QuickTime MOV format in batch with original quality for Apple iPhone, iPad, iMovie, Final Cut Pro etc.

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The Best YouTube to MOV Converter for macOS and PC