MOV File

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 is a video file format used by QuickTime Movie Player, an application developed by Apple Inc. for playing digital video on a computer. The MOV file format is a so-called container file format, which can bundle multiple elements like video, audio, and subtitles, as well as metadata, such as captions and chapter markers, into a single movie file.

The format is similar to the popular MP4 multimedia format.

.mov files are often used to store and share high-quality video files, such as movies or television shows. They are also used for storing and sharing video files that have been edited or modified in some way, such as by adding special effects or overlaying text or graphics.

In addition to being used for video, .mov files can store audio files and still images. They are supported by a wide range of software applications, including video editing software, media players, and web browsers, making them a popular choice for storing and sharing media files.

How to open MOV files

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

Programs that open QuickTime Movie files

Last updated: December 24, 2022

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.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterVerified
Any Video ConverterAny Video ConverterVerified
QuickTimeQuickTimeVerified
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
RealPlayerRealPlayerVerified
KMPlayerKMPlayerVerified
IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified
MediaMonkeyMediaMonkeyVerified

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