Or at least they can, and do, sometimes, if you have good MOV karma..
Why not supply a little more info, like:
* Which OS
* Which version of Lightroom
* History of MOV files.
* Export format.
* Do other video types export OK
* How many different MOV files have you tried - all with the same history?
and of course:
* What, exactly, happens, when you try?
Same issue. Trying to export .mov from Lightroom so that I can take edited footage and relink it to my edit in fcpx. When I export I get mp4 files (there's no option for mov). Interestingly enough, if I change the file extension to mov instead of MP4, I can relink footage taken on my t3i but not files from my 6D.
Yeah, Lr only exports original (not re-encoded), or mp4 (h.264), that's it (well, also dpx..).
If it can re-encode your mov files, consider yourself lucky .