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Comparsion between MOV and 3GP

File Extension MOV 3GP
File Type Apple QuickTime Movie 3GPP Multimedia File
Description The MOV file is known as a multimedia container file which contains one or more tracks stroring video, audio, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles). developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP); designed as a multimedia format for transmitting audio and video files between 3G cell phones and over the Internet
Developed by Apple Third Generation Partnership Project
Pros MOV stores everything at higher bit rate than that of 3gp; Quality of MOV is better than that of 3gp 3GP files can be encoded and decoded with open source software FFmpeg; When transferred to a computer, 3GP movies can be viewed on Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms; allows fast downloading or transfer of video and audio clips over the Internet
Cons designed specifically for Quick Time environment, it can run into problems outside of that environment. It's difficult to play 3GP on iMovie, iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod.
Help You Choose MOV provides advantages over similar file types because it delivers simplicity in editing due to the separation of tracks. Most 3G capable mobile phones support the playback and recording of video in 3GP format
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