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What is mov file?

Files with mov file extension can be found as digital movies and multimedia files format for QuickTime from Apple. MOV file format is a multimedia container format that can store one or more tracks of data such as video, audio, text, and effects.

mov file description

The mov file extension is related to Apple QuickTime Movie, a standard Macintosh video file format.

Apple Computer developed the QuickTime file format to create, edit, publish, and view multimedia files. QuickTime format can contain video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality (VR) content. Only QuickTime files version 2.0 or earlier can be played in Windows Media Player. Later versions of QuickTime require the proprietary Apple QuickTime Player.

MOV file format is a multimedia container format that can store one or more tracks of data such as video, audio, text, and effects. Each track can either contain a digitally encoded media stream, playable using the appropriate codec, or a data reference to a media stream located in another file. In practice this means that it can be easily edited since there is no need to rewrite all media data after editing. Tracks are maintained in a hierarchical data structure consisting of objects called atoms. An atom can be a parent to other atoms or it can contain media or edit data, but it can't contain both.

This flexible format isn't limited only to Macintosh operating systems. The QuickTime (mov) file format functions as a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).

MIME types:
video/quicktime
video/x-quicktime
image/mov

Software that will open mov file

VLC media player for Android

Android version of the popular VLC Media Player

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

Other mov file extensions

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.



What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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