||Apple QuickTime Movie
||H.264 Encoded Video File
||The file format was developed by Apple as was QuickTime Player, it is compatible with both the Microsoft and MacOS platforms. MOV files are capable of storing two or more tracks which can be video, audio, text, graphics or effects.
||H.264 is a next-generation video compression format. H.264 is also known as MPEG-4 AVC. H.264 offers better quality at lower file sizes than both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or XviD).Apple has official adopted H.264 as the format for QuickTime.
||It separates tracks; this flexibility makes this file format very popular for music and video editing.
||Open format that can be played in multiple players; Efficient format provides good quality for file size; Common format for video podcasts
||larger file size; encoded with various codecs, need to install special codec to open somtimes.
||Older computers may have outdated players preventing proper playback;
|Help You Choose
||MOV files are of high quality. And it can be recognized by many free video player nowadays.
||H.264 is the industry standard and has more widespread support than MOV; H.264 is popular for Blu-ray Disc and popular devices
|Programs that open MOV/H.264 files