MOV File Type

- The quick facts

What are MOV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MOV file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a MOV file?

A .MOV file is a QuickTime Movie file.

QuickTime Movie files are video files using a multimedia format invented by Apple. These .MOV files may contain several streams of data, like audio, video, and subtitles, usually kept together in a single .mov file for easy distribution.

The format is similar to the popular MP4 multimedia format.

Although initially developed by Apple, the format is now compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, and almost any media player is capable of playing these files.

How to open MOV files

We have identified 2 MOV openers that are compatible with this specific type of MOV file.

Programs that open QuickTime Movie files

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension MOV

While we know of one file format using the .MOV file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .MOV file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of MOV files. Remember, different programs may use MOV files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted