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MOV File

This page contains information on the MOV file extension (Apple QuickTime Movie), a popular video file format

File extension.mov
CategoryVideo File
DescriptionThe MOV file format is most commonly associated with Apple and the QuickTime video clip. The file format was developed by Apple as was QuickTime Player, it is compatible with both the Microsoft and MacOS platforms. MOV files are capable of storing two or more tracks which can be video, audio, text, graphics or effects. This flexibility makes this file format very popular for music and video editing.
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Technical DetailsMOV files use a proprietary compression algorithm and each track that is held within the file is made up of an encoded media stream or a reference to a media stream that is located in another file - this allows the embedding of existing media. QuickTime player which was developed and created by Apple allows a user to open and play .MOV files and later version of QuickTime Player, such as QuickTime Pro allows the user to edit and export .MOV files.
Associated programs Apple QuickTime Player
CyberLink PowerDirector
Roxio Easy Media Creator
Developed by Apple
MIME type  video/quicktime
video/x-quicktime
image/mov
audio/aiff
audio/x-midi
audio/x-wav
video/avi
Useful links More detail on the MOV file format
Download the latest version of QuickTime
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Convert MOV file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert MOV files to a variety of other formats:

mov to 3gp (3GPP Multimedia File)
mov to 3g2 (3GPP2 Multimedia File)
mov to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
mov to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
mov to avi (Windows video file)
mov to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
mov to flv (Flash video)
mov to gif (Compuserve graphics interchange)
mov to ipad (MPEG-4 (H264) Video File)
mov to iphone (MPEG-4 (H264) Video File)
mov to ipod (MPEG-4 Video File)
mov to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
mov to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
mov to mpg (Moving Picture Experts Group File)
mov to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
mov to wav (Windows audio file)
mov to webm (Multimedia Container Format)
mov to wmv (Windows Media Video)

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