How To Download Mov Files From Google Drive

by Christine Smith • 2021-11-26 15:40:42 • Proven solutions

  1. How To Download Mov File
  2. How To Download Mov Files From Google Drive To Computer

Check out our today’s Tech News headlines at When you download a large file from google drive that is over 2GB it will break it up i. Videos (.mov) files downloaded from google photo to computer won't play video only audio. I'm having the same problem but not all.mov files, some download and play fine. K2, how can downloading your own videos from Google photos be theft? Then the file on your computer/tablet is the same as in the cloud. All Google Drive does when you download is to send a complete copy of the file down- it would not extract the audio only and send it. Also, if for some weird reason it did extract the audio, the files would be very tiny compared to the full video.

How to Download All Files from Google Drive. The main method to download all the files from Google Drive is basically the same. The files can be present in different folders you only have to carry out the following steps: Step 1. Open the Google Drive app in your device and all the files that are present on your drive will be displayed.

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Are you looking to download videos from Google Drive to iPhone? Well, then, this article is a must-read. We all know about Google Drive. Well, it is a great place to store all your data like videos, music, pictures, and more without the need to install it on your phone. Thus with an external storage source, you can save tons of space on your phone. What you need is a Wi-Fi connection or cellular data. But do you know how to download videos from Google Drive to iPhone? Well, as it appears, this is a relatively straightforward process. And that is what we are going to look into today.

Part 1. How to Download Video from Google Drive to iPhone

As I said, it is effortless, and you can get it done any time; all you need is a good internet connection. Locating the video file you want on Google Drive is the only thing that will take your time (if you have a lot of data over there).

So here is how to download a video to iPhone from Google Drive:

Step 1: On your iPhone, open the Google Drive app

Step 2: Find the video on Drive.

You need to locate your desired video now by typing the file name (if you remember) or by tapping the Search Drive option, then Videos, and scroll & select from the list that appears.

Step 3: Send a copy of the video.

You will see three dots to every video file; tap on it to find the option of Send a copy.

Step 4: Download the video.

Tap on the Save Video option, and the video will get saved in your iPhone library.

Part 2. What if the Video is not compatible with iPhone

You saw how easy it is to download a video to the iPhone from Google Drive, but what if the video format you just downloaded is not compatible with your iPhone? Well, it is a widespread problem among iPhone users. However, there is a solution - Wondershare UniConverter. With this tool, you can convert, download, edit, burn, transfer videos, and do a lot more cool stuff with your videos and pictures. So even if your files are not supported right now, you can easily use this app to convert your video into a more compatible format and transfer it to your iPhone library.

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You can convert your videos beforehand with Wondershare UniConverter and upload them to Google Drive and download them as you need them. Or you can directly convert your videos and transfer them to your iPhone. Either way, you need to convert them, so let’s see how you can do that:

Step 1 Open Wondershare UniConverter and Add Files

Install and open Wondershare UniConverter on your PC. Go to the Converter tab and tap on the Add Files option on the screen. From the File Explorer section, select the file and tap on Open to add them.

Step 2 Choose the Output Format.

Tap on the drop-down icon beside the Output Format option and click on Device. Choose Apple from the available device options and select your respective model.

Step 3 Convert the files.

Now use the Start All option at the bottom-right of the screen to convert all the videos at once. If you want to convert them individually, tap on the Convert option beside every file. You can also enable the High Speed Conversion option at the bottom-left marked by the thunderbolt icon.

You can find the videos under the Finished tab, and from there, you can find their location on your PC.

Once your videos get converted, you can directly save them on Google drive or transfer them to your iPhone.

To upload the files on your Google Drive, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open Google Drive. Log in to your Google account and open Google Drive on your device.

Step 2: Find the videos to upload. Click on New and then File upload.

Step 3: Upload the videos. Go to the location you have saved your files at, select them, and then click Open.

You will now see how to use UniConverter to transfer the converted videos directly to your iPhone:

Video Tutorial: Wondershare UniConverter - Transfer to iOS

Step 1: Connect iPhone and Go to the Transfer tab.

Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable to automatically installing the Apple iPhone driver. Type in your password to unlock your iPhone. A Trust pop-up will appear on your iPhone. Allow it to proceed.

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Step 2: Add the files.

Next, you have to locate and add the files that you want to transfer. Go to the Transfer section and click on the Add Files option to import them from your computer.

Step 3: Transfer the files.

Now to transfer, click on the Transfer tab once more, and you’ll find the added videos on your transfer list. Like converting, you can either move them one at a time with the Transfer option beside each file or transfer in batch with the Transfer All option at the bottom right.

The progress bar underneath each file shows how far to completion is the process, and the UniConverter will notify you with a Transfer successfully message beside the file. Once done, they will get saved on your iPhone.

Part 3. Alternative to Google Drive to download Video to iPhone

Dropbox and AirDrop are the two most widely used cloud storage options other than Google Drive. Let’s see how you can download the videos to your iPhone from these cloud storages:

  1. Dropbox

The first cloud alternative to Google Drive is indeed Dropbox. Its smooth and clean interface lets you manage, transfer, and save the files in a jiffy. Its cloud technology allows accessing the data from any of your iOS devices. With 2000 GB of storage space, this application is one of the top favorites of the users.

So, how will you download videos to your iPhone with Dropbox? Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: On your iPhone, install the Dropbox app and tap on Files to view all your folders.

Step 2: Locate and select your video file and tap on the Share option.

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Step 3: Tap on the Save File option that appears, and your video will be downloaded and saved on your iPhone.

  1. AirDrop

Although we have cited this app as an alternative to Google Drive, it is not cloud storage. Instead, it is an app that lets you share videos and documents between different iOS devices. It uses Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to share files, which is fast and secure.

Here’s how you can use AirDrop to share files:

Step 1: Locate the file on your iOS device that you want to share.

Step 2: Select the file and click on the share button.

Step 3: Find the AirDrop user you want to share the file with, click on that to start sharing.

Conclusion

So, we saw how you could download videos from Google Drive to your iPhone and convert them with Wondershare UniConverter to make the files compatible. We also saw a few alternatives to Google Drive. So, pick up your iPhone, choose your method of operation, and enjoy your videos.

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DownloadDo the videos play fine in Google Photos? If yes, then this can be a device issue that interrupts the performance of a video after it's downloaded.
If no, then please give the below steps a try to help resolve the issue:
  • Close the GooglePhotos app and re-launch it.
  • Sign out and sign back in to GooglePhotos with the same GoogleAccount.
  • Clear Appdata:
    • Open your device's Settings app (not the GoogleSettings app).
    • Touch Apps.
    • Select GooglePhotos in the list.
    • Touch Cleardata.
  • Update the GooglePhotos app on your Android phone:
    • Visit the Google Play Store.
    • Open Google Photos.
    • Touch on Update.

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Yes my videos play from google photos. However ive tested downloading my .mov videos from a pc (wmp) and a mac (qt) and in both cases the video refuses to work but audio is fine. When I attempt to play them from vlc player i get a “hvc1” error and vlc wont play them, not even the audio.
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You can't do what your trying to do, because those are stolen photos and identity theft! Cease and decrease.
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I'm having the same problem but not all .mov files, some download and play fine.
K2, how can downloading your own videos from Google photos be theft? and the term is cease and desist
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Same problem here as well. Took a video with my android phone. Downloaded it later on to my PC (running Windows), and now my own video won't play. What's up with that ?
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Was a cause and solution found. I have this problem. They play online. I've had them sent to Whatsapp and they play. BUT downloading them - and incidentally Dropbox too they play only sound. I'd be really grateful for pointers
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Also having this issue, Cmon google fix this shit its ridiculous. Audio is the only thing downloading to PC, we cant even change what file type we want to download it as.
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hi Guys same thing with me Videos downloaded from Google photos to my home computer only play the sound not the film , did anyone sort this out it's very upsetting be cause they are videos I have of my family.
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Found a solution. Purchased the Any MP4 converter from the App Store on my iMac $30 and converted it to HD MOV video. I am no longer using google photos. Had to turn all the stupid HEIC Files to jpg too so I could read them. Waste of a weekend.
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