It's true that you probably can't play MOV(QuickTime) in Windows Media Player and QuickTime if you haven't had the extra codec or codec pack installed to extend your media player. But there is also the chance that your MOV(QuickTime) files can't still be normally played even though you've added the additional codecs to your media player with great efforts. The situation might be that you can get sound but no picture when playing them. Well, is there an all-powerful MOV player to play MOV 100% successfully?
Yes, my answer is: a MOV converter + any media player = an all-powerful MOV player. It means that you can use a great MOV converter to convert MOV(QuickTime) to a friendly video format for your MOV player, even any use.
Video Converter is such a powerful MOV converter, with the help of which you can smoothly play MOV on any media player, even play them on any Apple product like iPhone, iPad and Apple TV etc. Just follow the tutorial here to accomplish the task just in a few clicks.
1. Import MOV files(QuickTime) to the MOV video converter
First, you need to install and run this smart MOV Video Converter. Then, you may start to import MOV(QuickTime) files to this app.
1) Go to "Convert">"Add Files" to load MOV files you want to add.
2) Or you can directly drag & drop MOV files to this program.
2. Choose an output format
If you want to play MOV in Windows Media Player, you can select WMV as the output format. But your goal is to import MOV files to QuickTime, VLC or other Apple products like iTunes, here, you may choose MP4 and set H.264 as the video codec. Or, you can pick up an optimized output format according to your exact use. To set H.264, you need to continue to hit the "Settings" option.
3. Start MOV(QuickTime) conversion
Hit "Convert" button to convert MOV(QuickTime) to your selected format. The conversion will take a while. You can let it run in the background.
Note: This MOV video converter can also support converting any other format to MOV, such as WMV to MOV.