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Details of extension .mov

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .mov file?
  • Which program can create the .mov file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .mov format?
  • What can convert .mov files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .mov extension?
QuickTime Movie .mov file icon

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
Program name: QuickTimePlayer.exe
Mime-type: video/quicktime
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
moov, movie, qt, qtm
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

Other types of files may also use the .mov file extension. If you have helpful information about .mov extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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

The .mov filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

mof (11), lov (1), nov (1), mog (1), mod (1), mob (1), mlv (1), miv (1), ov (1), mv (1), moc (1), mo (1), mkv (1)

Can't open a .mov file?

If you want to open a .mov file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .mov association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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