Open MOV file

The most common choise: QuickTime video

How to open QuickTime video .mov files

mov file icon 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

Media Player

Windows 11 default 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

VLC media player for Android

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.

What file extension actually is?

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

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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