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 WEBM?
WEBM is an open, royalty-free video file format designed as an alternative to HTML5 video and audio elements. As you can probably guess from the name, WEBM files are primarily intended for use on the web. It’s highly compatible with most modern web browsers — but not as compatible with as many devices as MP4 is.
WEBM is the ideal format for streaming videos online because it has high-quality playback even on devices with lower technical capabilities. The quality of a WEBM video isn’t as high as the quality of an MP4 video, though.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert MOV to WEBM online?
- Choose a MOV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your WEBM file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert MOV to WEBM?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose some quality when converting to WEBM, since it’s a lossy file format. Lossy files lose some data during compression, which can decrease the overall audio quality.
Is WEBM better than MOV?
WEBM files are more compressed and smaller in size than MOV, but MOV files are higher in quality.