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MOV file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .mov file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .mov file?
  • What program do I need to open a .mov file?
  • How can the .mov file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .mov files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ QuickTime Movie

.mov
Description:
MOV file is a QuickTime Movie. The MOV is a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which store a particular type of data, such as audio, video, effects, or text (for subtitles, for example).
Category: Video files
Application: QuickTime Player
Mime-type: video/quicktime
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MOV aliases:
moov, movie, qt, qtm
MOV related links:
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MOV related extensions:
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie

Autodesk Animator FLIC File

Mpeg Video

Multimedia Viewer Book

RealMedia File

Mpeg-4 Video Container

Advanced Systems Format Media

Digital Video

Adobe Flash Video File

Indeo Video File

Other types of files may also use the .mov file extension.

🚫 The .mov file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

lov, nov, mog, mod, mob, mlv, miv, ov, mv, mof, moc, mo, mkv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

SAP Business Objects LOV File
OrgPlus Chart
ArchiCAD Module File
MobTV P2P File
MapImagery Vendor Profile
OpenInsight Overflow Data
Managed Object Format File
Master of Orion 3 Game Data
Matroska Video
Mpeg Video

🔴 Can't open a .mov file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:

example.mov

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .mov file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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