File Extension Library

.MOV File Extension

  • Developer by: Apple
  • Category: Video Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .MOV files and how to open them?

Can't open .MOV file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .MOV file.

What is a .MOV file extension?

.MOV file extension is created by Apple. .MOV has been classified as Video Files. The format of .MOV file is Binary.

.MOV is Apple QuickTime Movie

A MOV file is a common multimedia container file format developed by Apple and compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. It may contain multiple tracks that store different types of media data and is often used for saving movies and other video files. MOV files commonly use the MPEG-4 codec for compression.

MOV file open in Apple QuickTime Player X

MOV files may contain video, audio, timecode, and text tracks, which can be used to store and synchronize different types of media. Each media track may be encoded using one of several different codecs. In order to play a MOV file, an application must be able to recognize the specific codec(s) used in the file.

You can convert MOV files to more standard media file formats with various media applications. For example, VLC media player allows you to convert a MOV video to an .MP4 file or a MOV audio file to the .OGG format.

NOTE: MOV and MP4 files are similar and can both be played by QuickTime. However, MP4 files are recognized as an international standard and are more widely supported than MOV files.

List of all softwares that can open the Apple QuickTime Movie
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Media Player
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
CyberLink PowerDVD 17
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate
VideoLAN VLC media player
Axilesoft ACG Player
Apple QuickTime Player
Eltima Elmedia Player
Roxio Toast 17
Roxio Popcorn
VideoLAN VLC media player
VideoLAN VLC media player
olimsoft OPlayer
VideoLAN VLC for iOS 2
Google Drive
Google Drive
J2 Interactive MX Player
Google Drive

How to fix problems with .MOV files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .MOV files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .MOV file format
  2. You need to check the .MOV file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)