MOV file format description

Many people share .mov files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .mov file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .mov files.

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.mov - QuickTime Movie

The MOV video files are related to QuickTime Player. The 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).

QuickTime Player
Video files
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moov, movie, qt, qtm
QuickTime Movie related extensions:
Universal Subtitle Format File
Oracom Video File
Viewpoint Media Player ZoomView File
Beyond TV Transport Stream
Sealed MPEG Movie

.mov - Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data

The MOV data files are related to Autodesk Maya. The MOV file is an Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering solution.

Autodesk Maya
Data files
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Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data related extensions:
CrossOver v10 CrossTie Installer
DesignComposer Design Command Language File
MHEG-5 Multimedia Data
TI-89 Assembly Program
OpenSSL Certificate Authority Data
Sfera 360 File

.mov - ROSE Online Movie Data

The MOV game data files are related to ROSE Online. The MOV file is a ROSE Online Movie Data. ROSE Online (Rush On Seven Episodes Online) is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG).

ROSE Online
Game Data files
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ROSE Online Movie Data related extensions:
RuneScape Entries Data
iDance Character Model
Stalker X-Ray Engine Database
Stronghold Crusader AI Village Data
WWE Texture Archive
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Texture Data

.mov - Autodesk AutoFlix Movie Data

The MOV data files are related to Autodesk AutoFlix. The MOV file is an Autodesk AutoFlix Movie Data. AutoFlix was an addon for AutoCAD to make presentations and Animations using the 3D abilities of Release 10.

Autodesk AutoFlix
Data files
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Autodesk AutoFlix Movie Data related extensions:
Apple iPhoto Photo Library
VibTrend v2 Data
Frequency Response Data
CropWalker Data
dVISE 3D Model Data
Nastran Log

Naturally, other applications may also use the .mov file extension. Even harmful programs can create .mov files. Be especially cautious with .mov files coming from an unknown source!

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 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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

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?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Managed Object Format File
LabVIEW Mathscript
Jamovi Document
Magic Lantern RAW Video
Femap Model File
MapImagery Vendor Profile

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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