A way for you to move MOV files from iPhone to play on Galaxy S4


Samsung brings its A-game with a densely-packed Galaxy S4 that nails it on core functionality as well as stylized extras. As expected, the Galaxy S4 has a 5in Full HD (1,920×1,080) Super AMOLED screen. That’s a stunning 441ppi, making this one of the highest-density phones that we’ve seen. When holding such a remarkable mobile on hand, I bet its surprising entertaining feature will grab your most attention. No mater playing games, watching videos or reading books on Galaxy S4, you will embrace the best experience. Have you get a new Samsung Galaxy S4 and “canceled” your old iPhone?

If so, I think you will probably try your best to move from iPhone to Galaxy S4. And I’m sure you would want to transfer all the precious holiday videos you’ve recorded on your iPhone to the new Samsung. But the only problem is that these videos are in .mov format of which the video player on Galaxy S4 doesn’t support. Fortunately, there are workarounds for you.

Solution 1. Play MOV with an Android video player app

If you’ve managed to transfer the .mov files to your Galaxy S4 with the format unchanged, you can search a video player app for your Samsung Galaxy S4. I would suggest that you choose either the MX player or Mobo player to play these iPhone .mov files. Both are highly rated free video players that literally play most types of video formats.

Solution 2. Transfer .mov file using a video convert app

If you’ve yet to transfer the .mov files and still figuring out the best way to do so, then I would suggest that you make use of the Brorsoft Video Converter or Video Converter for Mac.

This is a professional video convert app that is specifically designed to help users to convert any video, audio files including MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, VOB, MTS, MPG, 3GP, TiVo, wma, aac, dts to a decent format you need. With this Galaxy S4 video converter app, the .mov files will fast be converted to MP4 keeping HD quality. Hence, you can play them using the pre-installed video player.

The full guide on how to convert MOV to Samsung Galaxy S4

Here we take video converter Mac as an example to see how to reformat MOV videos. The way on Windows is the same. Just make sure you’ve got the right version and all will be done effortlessly.

Step 1. Import MOV movie source

Run the Galaxy S4 video converter app, and click the “Add” button to load videos. Batch conversion is supported.


Step 2. Select output format

Click the dropdown list of “Format” and set a Samsung Galaxy S4 supported format. We recommend you to choose “Samsung> “Samsung Galaxy S III Video (.mp4)” as output format.


Step 3. Optimize video/audio settings

If you like, you can click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer. Keep in mind video bitrate higher results in bigger file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.


Step 4: Transform MOV to MP4 video

When the settings are ready, please hit Convert button to start encoding MOV to Samsung Galaxy S4 MP4 video.

After the conversion, locate the converted iPhone videos by simply tapping the Open button in the main interface. And then it’s easy for you to transfer and play iPhone .mov videos on Galaxy S4 without limitation. Enjoy.

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