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MOV file format description

MOV file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with MOV files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the MOV file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing MOV files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 QuickTime Movie

The MOV file is categorized under Video. It is associated with QuickTime Player, serving as 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). Visit the website of QuickTime Player for a detailed description of the MOV format.

Application:QuickTime Player
Category:Video files
Mime-type:video/quicktime
Magic:- / -
Aliases:moov, movie, qt, qtm

QuickTime Movie related extensions

  • orv Oracom Video File
  • tp Beyond TV Transport Stream
  • lmv LEGO CAD Movie
  • smpg Sealed MPEG Movie

#2 Autodesk AutoFlix Movie Data

The MOV file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Autodesk AutoFlix, serving as an Autodesk AutoFlix Movie Data. AutoFlix was an addon for AutoCAD to make presentations and Animations using the 3D abilities of Release 10. Visit the website of Autodesk AutoFlix for a detailed description of the MOV format.

Application:Autodesk AutoFlix
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Autodesk AutoFlix Movie Data related extensions

  • sdv Smart Diary Suite Voice Data
  • smnt SediMeter Network Definition Data
  • bak AcqURL Bookmark Database Backup
  • tud ThumbsPlus Graphics Database

#3 ROSE Online Movie Data

The MOV file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with ROSE Online, serving as a ROSE Online Movie Data. ROSE Online (Rush On Seven Episodes Online) is a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game (MMORPG). Visit the website of ROSE Online for a detailed description of the MOV format.

Application:ROSE Online
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

ROSE Online Movie Data related extensions

  • gmt rFactor Model
  • vhv Valve Source Lighting Data
  • index StarCraft Index Data
  • bsp Quake Map Data

#4 Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data

The MOV file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Autodesk Maya, serving as an Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data. Autodesk Maya software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering solution. Visit the website of Autodesk Maya for a detailed description of the MOV format.

Application:Autodesk Maya
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/x-rtg
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Autodesk Maya ASCII Motion Data related extensions

  • sss Stardock WindowsBlinds Substyles
  • el3 Canon Easy-PhotoPrint EX Data
  • ilht Mac OS X Finder Internet HTTP Location
  • smpx SmartMusic Accompaniment File

Did someone accidentally misspell the MOV filename?

The MOV filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to MOV:

Windows can't open your MOV file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this MOV file.

To set the MOV file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set MOV file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle MOV files with care

Exercise caution when handling MOV files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar MOV files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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