Introduction to the .mov File Extension

.mov File Extension ? An Introduction

Files with the .mov file extension belong to the QuickTime multimedia software. QuickTime is an extremely popular multimedia/audio/video format developed by Apple Inc.

.mov files use a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Inc to save movies and multimedia files. These are high-quality files that are used for sharing, storing, and recording multimedia content over the Internet. The main benefit of .mov files is that they can store multiple audio and video tracks independent of each other. Moreover, to edit these files you don?t need to rewrite the data after editing.

.mov files fall under video files category and can run on both Mac and Windows operating systems.

What are other instances of the .mov file type?

The .mov file extension also represents an AutoCAD AutoFLIX animation movie. These files store animations and are a list of sequential commands that can be run in AutoCAD editor.

What is the size of MOV video?

Typically, MOV videos occupy 4 to 20MB of space per minute.

Do .mov files support MP4 videos?

Yes, but you will need to use the MP4 codec.

How to open .mov files in both Windows and Mac OS

If you use a Mac operating system, you can use any of the following applications to open .mov files:

  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • Roxio Popcorn 4
  • Roxio Toast 10 Titanium

If you use Windows, you can use any of the following applications to open .mov files:

  • Apple QuickTime Player
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 8
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 10
  • Roxio Creator 2010
  • Bitberry Final Media Player
  • Easy Media Converter

Can a .mov file be converted into different file formats, such as MPEG, AVI, VCD, FLV, and MP4?

Yes, you can convert a .mov file into different file formats using a file converter program.

If you are unable to open a .mov file or are receiving a file-type error then you may seek the assistance of a reliable file extension repair program. This program will enable you to repair issues with the problem .mov file and make it usable.