MOV Player: How to Play MOV Files (QuickTime)
The MOV format is a QuickTime media container format. Many people can get lots of this kind of files and don’t know how to watch them. In this article, I’ll introduce three doable methods to play QuickTime MOV files in Mac/Windows.
Method 1: Use Wondershare Player
Wondershare Player is a great QuickTime MOV player. It supports a broad range of video formats like MOV, WMV, MKV, M4V, FLV, AVI, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MP3 and more. So if you have trouble in playing QuickTime MOV files with your own player, just download and try Wondershare Player right now. Surely it would be the easiest task you have ever faced. And after using the player, you wouldn't be puzzled why your player doesn't support this or that video or audio file format. Definitely it would never happen again. Enjoy your video!
Method 2: Use QuickTime MOV Player
QuickTime is a media player similar to Windows Media Player. And it’s Apple’s only media player, so Mac users can play MOV files in Mac (mountain lion included) very well by using the built-in QuickTime MOV player. For most Windows users, they probably like to use Windows built-in player— Windows Media Player. However, the WMP doesn’t support MOV unless they update their computer system to Windows 7. Although there are rumors saying Windows 7 can support MOV natively, Windows 7 users still find MOV isn’t fully compatible with the Windows Media Player. Therefore, I recommend the windows version of QuickTime player to play MOV in Windows platform.
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Method 3: Use VLC Media Player
VLC media player is another great MOV player with both Mac and Windows version. It has gained more and more popularity among Mac (mountain lion included) and Windows users by supporting a broad range of video formats like WMV, MKV, M4V, FLV, AVI, MOV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MP3 and more. So if you have trouble in playing MOV files with your own player, just try VLC. And download it from VLC site.
Method 4: Convert QuickTime MOV to Playable Formats in Mac/Windows
For those who get used to the old media players, they can also use their own players to play MOV files as longs as they convert MOV to a compatible format for the players. What’s more, converting MOV is the best choice to resolve all MOV incompatibility issues so that users can play MOV anywhere.
Step 1: Directly drag MOV files to this program.
Step 2: Open the output format list by clicking the format icon in the "Output Format" pane and then choose what you want as the output format.
Step 3: Convert MOV to other formats by hitting the “Convert” button.
Note: If you have some files in other formats and want to play them with MOV player like QuickTime, this app also can help you convert them to MOV, such as WMV to MOV.