What is MOV?
MOV is a video file format that was developed by Apple, for use in their QuickTime video player and editor. It’s compatible with many other players, however, and is a popular video file format. MOV is often compared to MP4 since they’re both so popular, but MOV files are usually larger and contain higher-quality resolution than MP4 videos. Most streaming platforms use MP4, however.
QuickTime isn’t the only player compatible with MOV. You can also play an MOV video with Windows Media Player, VLC, Adobe Premiere Rush, Blu-Ray Player for Mac and on Google Drive. MOV files can contain multiple tracks that hold video, audio, text and more.
What is WAV?
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is an audio file format developed by IBM and Microsoft. It was designed to store digital audio on a personal computer. WAV is a lossless format, meaning it doesn’t compress the analog recording it’s derived from.
Many players and applications support WAV, including Spotify, desktop music players like VLC and mobile players. They’re also supported by most web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert MOV to WAV online?
- Choose a MOV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your WAV file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert MOV to WAV?
WAV is a lossless file format, meaning all of the original audio data is preserved when you convert to WAV. However, it also depends on the format of your original file. If you convert from another lossless file, like FLAC, to WAV, you won’t lose quality. If you convert from a lossy format, like MP3, the quality won’t decrease but it won’t improve either.