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MOV Splitter: How to Split Mov File (Quicktime)

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Mar 27, 2024• Proven solutions

MOV is a format developed by Apple and it is commonly used on websites to stream video to users over an Internet connection. If you use MOV (QuickTime) files regularly, you may need to split a single MOV video file into several parts for easy storage or sending through email. Here I recommend an easy-to-use MOV splitter- Wondershare Filmora for Mac for you to easily split MOV file. Besides MOV, it supports all the popular formats such as AVI, DV, DIF, NUT, H261, NSV, FLV, MKV, MP4, M4V and more. The tutorial below will show how you can split MOV file by using Video Editor. Now install the software and follow the steps.

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1 Add the QuickTime MOV file to the timeline

After running Video Editor, click "Import" to select your file and add it to the media item. You can also directly drag and drop the file to the program. Then drop the target file to the timeline for splitting.

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2 Split file in this AviSplit Alternative

Click the "Play" button; then your MOV video will play in a preview window on the right side of the screen. Watch the video carefully and click the "Pause" button at the point which you wish to split the video. Then click the "Split" icon above the timeline and Video Editor will split the video at the location where you stopped the playback.

Tip: Video Editor contains a "Scene Detection" feature which enables you to easily split videos by chapter. Right click the file in the Media Item and choose "Scene Detection"> "Detect". Then the program will automatically separate the whole MOV file into several parts. After that, click "Apply" and you'll see the spliced video files on the timeline.

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3 Save the new MOV (QuickTime) file

When everything is ready, click "Create" to save the new MOV files. In the format tab, name the split clip and choose a directory to save the new MOV file. You can also click "Advance Settings" to customize the output settings. If you want to play the new file on iPod, iPhone, iPad, choose "Device" and select the device thumbnail from the list. Besides that, you can also directly upload the MOV file to YouTube or burn to DVD discs for watching on TV.

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Close the window. Select the next portion of the original MOV and repeat the last step to save the split MOV files.

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Liza Brown
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