What is MOV?
An MOV file is a video file in QuickTime File Format – a file container format created by Apple. The MOV file type is mainly used for playback on Apple devices. You can also play MOV videos on other devices if they support the codecs used in the file. If you’re wondering how to open an MOV file, see the list of associated programs below.
MOV files store video, audio, and text data in separate tracks. The video codecs used in MOV files are MPEG-4, H.264, MJPEG, Sorenson 1/3, AIC, ProRes, CineForm, and others. Audio codecs you can find in MOV files include AAC, AC3, MP3, and ALAC. The QuickTime File Format specification served as the basis for the MPEG-4 format.
QuickTime Player, iTunes, VLC, CyberLink PowerDirector, Windows Media Player (version 12), and Roxio Creator.