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

MOV MOV (Video)

File extension .mov
Category Video File
Description The 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 Details MOV 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

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

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