.MOV File Extension

File Type:
Apple QuickTime Movie

Having trouble opening .mov extension? Don't panic! This page explains what mov files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open mov files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a MOV file?

Mov file extension has Apple QuickTime Movie file type, developed by Apple, which is associated with the "video files" category.

Multimedia container format is commonly used for storing audio, video, text tracks, etc., used when syncing various kinds of media. It also allows encoding media tracks with different codecs.

Users may easily convert the file into other media file formats, including .MP4 and .OGG. The MOV file is quite similar to an .MP4 file as both of them may be accessed via QuickTime. The only difference is that MP4 files are considered to be an international standard. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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File Type:
Apple QuickTime Movie
Video Files

How to open MOV file?

Double click the mov file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .mov extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the mov extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the mov file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open MOV files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the mov file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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