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the MOV file extension!

mov file - AutoCAD AutoFlix movie

mov file - ROSE Online file

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MOV file extension - Apple QuickTime digital movie file

What is .mov file?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

mov file icon: mov filetype icon

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: video/quicktime, video/x-quicktime, image/mov

The default software associated to mov file type:

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for many operating systems. VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server.

Apple QuickTime icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple QuickTime  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Apple, Inc.

Apple QuickTime is multimedia framework that as able to work with various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity.

VLC media player for Mac icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player for Mac  Apple Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Mac is popular multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and streaming protocols.

VLC media player for Android icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player for Android  Google Android software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Android is a free and open source multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as network streaming protocols on smart devices with Google Android operating system.

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Help how to open MOV files:

Most current media players are able to open and play the *.mov files.

How to convert file with extension MOV:

MOV format is widely supported by most video converters and thus can be converted to a wide range of other multimedia formats.

Find conversions from mov file:

mov to 3gp

mov to avi

mov to f4v

mov to h264

mov to mkv

mov to mp4

mov to ogv

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arf to mov

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dv4 to mov

trec to mov

tvs to mov

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 6D
ASCII code: m

Related links:

Apple QuickTime website

QuickTime Alternative codec

List of software applications associated to the .mov file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open mov file, edit mov file, convert mov file, view mov file, play mov file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the mov files.

  • Open mov file
  • Edit mov file
  • Play mov file
  • Convert mov file
  • Create mov file
  • Import mov file
  • Export mov file
  • Backup mov file

Software that open mov file - Apple QuickTime digital movie file

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