Convert 3GP to MOV or MOV to 3GP with Ease in Seconds[2020 Updated]

Lisa Ou

May 07, 2020 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

I want to edit 3GP video with iMovie, but it said that the 3GP files are not available. So how can I fix this? Thanks in advance!

As a popular video format on mobile phones, you can view these videos, which are with .3gp format without hesitation. It is a pity that 3GP is not supported if you want to edit video files via iMovie, a most famous and convenient tool to trim video files, add text to videos, etc. So what should you do?

The first option you have is to convert 3GP file to MOV format, then you can import the video to iMovie and edit it like what you want.

Another way you can try is to find another video editor. Well, no matter which one you want, FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate will be strongly recommended to you.

Convert 3GP to MOV or MOV to 3GP with Ease in Seconds[2020 Updated]

It is a powerful video converter on computer, you can use it to change video formats. Various kinds of formats are available, you are allowed to import the 3GP video by dragging and dropping, then select the video settings and start the conversion.

In addition, it is more than a simple video or audio converter. It can also be a functional video editor to trim audio file, merge video files, improve video quality, extract audio from video, add subtitles to video, etc.

We will introduce how to use it properly in the following parts.

1. 3GP vs MOV

You should know something well before using it. Such as what 3GP is, and what MOV is.

Format 3GP MOV
File extension .3gp .mov
Category Video File Video File
Description 3GP is a file format designed for video on mobile phones. The MOV file format is most commonly associated with Apple and the QuickTime video clip. 
Developed by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Apple
MIME type video/3gpp

2. Convert 3GP to MOV

People who want to convert 3GP to MOV can find some video converter from Google. The point is how to choose a suitable one from thousands of choices on the market.

3PG to MOV Converter on Windows and Mac

In this part, we will take FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate as an example. You might have questions about why choose this one. As you can see, its friendly interface design makes you figure out how to use it easily. And it is easy and safe to use. You can use it to convert video or audio file formats within a few clicks. Below is how.

First of all, you should download and install FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate on computer, then it will be launched automatically.

You will be asked to import video file here. Click Add File button on the top, then select 3GP file from local folder. Or import it by dragging and dropping.

fonelab video converter homepage

Click the format icon on the right, you can choose various formats from the list. You can also input the mov in the search box to get it quickly.

converter video

Click Convert All.

Convert 3GP to MOV Online

Well if you want some online tools without downloading, you can try the online video converters. Here are 3 recommendations for you.



Top 2. Convertio


Top 3. CloudConvert


Top 4. Online Converter

Online Converter

Top 5. ConvertFiles


How to Convert 3GP to MOV by Changing Filename Extension

That last trick you can try to convert 3GP to MOV is to change its filename extension. It won’t be always working as you will be reminded that the file might be unusable if you change it. Below is the demonstration.

Save 3GP file on computer, right-click to select Rename.

Choose .3gp2 and change it to .mov.

Click Yes on the pop-up window to confirm that you want to change it.

change filename

3. Convert MOV to 3GP

After talking about 3GP to MOV conversion, you can move to the next part if you also wanna know how to convert MOV to 3GP.

Convert MOV to 3GP via FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate

You should try FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate to edit both video and audio files as it can help you do what you want with the easiest operations.

  1. It enables you to fix blurry videos, remove video noise.
  2. It can add watermark to video to protect your videos.
  3. You can use it to convert 2D videos to 3D videos.
  4. You can crop, trim, rotate video files with ease.
  5. You can use it on both Windows and Mac.

Below is how to use it to convert MOV to 3GP in 3 steps.

Drag and drop MOV file to the program, click the format icon on the right side.

fonelab video converter homepage

Search 3GP in the box, then select it.

converter video

Click Convert All button.

Convert MOV to 3GP Online

Online tools are famous for their convenience. People who are using others’ computer can try this way.

Below are the top 3 online MOV to 3GP converters for you.

Top 1. CloudConvert


Top 2. Online Converter

Online Converter

Top 3. ConvertFiles


That’s all about how to convert 3GP to MOV or MOV to 3GP with the most effective methods. You should find out that FoneLab Video Converter Ultimate is the most suitable option. Why not download and have a try now!

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