Why MOV can not play on Microsoft Zune?
First of all, I would like to show you the tech specs of Microsoft Zune, then you could know the reason why your QuickTime video can not play on your Microsoft Zune.
Zune 80/Tech Specs
- Windows Media Video (WMV)
.wmv: up to 3.0 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second)
- Zune software will transcode HD WMV files at device sync
MPEG-4 (MP4/M4V) (.mp4) videos; up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second)
- Zune software will transcode HD MPEG-4 files at device sync
H.264 videos; Baseline Profile up to 2.5 Mbps peak video bit rate; 720 pixels x 480 pixels up to 30 frames per second (or 720 pixels x 576 pixels up to 25 frames per second)
In short, if your .mov file does not decoded by MPEG-4 and H.264 and related parameter displayed above, your Zune player is unable to recognize it. So, that's the reason why you couldn't play QuickTime video on Microsoft Zune.
Microsoft Zune is a digital media brand owned by Microsoft, it's a product line of portable players. Zune is brand of digital media player software for Windows devices, such as mobile phones, tablet and PC.
Solution to convert .mov to Microsoft Zune
M4V Converter for Mac is the best all-in-one software, not only can remove DRM copy-protection from iTunes videos and songs, also can convert QuickTime video to Microsoft Zune MP4 video with best quality. My article of "How to purchase movies from iTunes" will let you know how to store on iTunes easily. Prior to do this operation, you should know better of "How to authorize your computer with Apple IT?"
Download M4V Converter for Mac and launch it;
Click-one. Import MOV video;
Click-two. Choose "Microsoft Zune" as output format.
Click-three. Click "Convert" button to convert mov file.
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