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What are MOV files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a MOV file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your MOV files.

What is a MOV file?

MOV files have multiple uses, and QuickTime Movie is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

QuickTime Movie

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 five MOV openers that are compatible with this specific type of MOV file.

Programs that open QuickTime Movie files

Last updated: May 19, 2024

All known file formats using extension .MOV

While QuickTime Movie is a popular type of MOV-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .MOV file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

FM Towns Movie Video

We know that one MOV format is FM Towns Movie Video. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different MOV openers which you will find listed below.

Intelligent Games Video/cutscene

We know that one MOV format is Intelligent Games Video/cutscene. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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
VLC Media PlayerVLC Media PlayerVerified
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerVerified
Zoom PlayerZoom PlayerVerified

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