MOVfile extension

Apple QuickTime Movie

Have trouble opening the .mov extension? Don't panic! This page explains mov files and suggests programs you may use to open mov files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is MOV file?

A MOV file is one of the most popular video files where movies, TV shows, short videos, and home movies are stored. A MOV file is saved in Apple's QuickTime File Format (QTFF) (a media container). Video editors often store videos as MOV files because they support high-quality video.

Additional data

Apple introduced the QTFF format in 1991 to support different media types by transferring multimedia between devices, operating systems, and applications. It is one of the most popular types of video files supported by Apple users.

The format provides support for multiple media tracks. Other media include subtitles, images, 3D models, virtual reality panorama, and timecode information.


How to open MOV file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the mov extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the mov file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the mov file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open MOV files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your mov file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.