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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?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

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

✅ QuickTime Movie

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:
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

✅ Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data

MOV file is an Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering solution.
MOV format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: Autodesk Maya
Mime-type: application/x-rtg
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
MOV aliases:
MOV related links:
MOV related extensions:
Lightwave 3D Object

Caligari TrueSpace Scene

Virtual Reality World

Autodesk 3D Studio Scene in ASCII

Autodesk 3D Studio Scene

Rhino 3D Model

ArchiCAD 3D Model

Gzip Compressed WRL File

O2C 3D Model

Autodesk Maya 3D Scene Data

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

ArchiCAD Module File
SVAL Modal Data
Music Module MOD
HDD Camcorder Video Data
Matroska Video
LabVIEW Mathscript
Magic Lantern RAW Video
SAP Business Objects LOV File
Native Instruments Battery Data
MobTV P2P File

🔴 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:


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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