How to open QuickTime video .mov files
Have you had trouble opening the mov file on your computer? What are mov files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is mov file?
Any mov files you encounter are likely videos saved in the QuickTime movie format, popular on Mac platform.
QuickTime video description
MOV files are for years used for a common multimedia container format developed and used by Apple - QuickTime.
Nowadays the format typically features the MPEG-4 codec for compression.
MOV files are capable of storing two or more tracks which can be video, audio, text, graphics or effects. This flexibility makes this file format very popular for music and video editing.
Suggested software to open mov file
Windows 11 default media player.
One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player
Mac version of the popular VLC player
Android version of the popular VLC Media Player
There are other MOV filename extensions with the same .mov suffix
mov - AutoCAD AutoFlix movie
Files with mov file suffix are also used by AutoCAD AutoFlix for its movies.
mov - ROSE Online game data
A mov file extension is related to the ROSE, an MMORPG video game. A mov file stores game data.