MOV, which was introduced in 1998 by Apple, is an MPEG-4 file format used in Apple’s QuickTime program. To play a MOV video, you need a specific MOV player to perform the playback. Here are some recommended MOV players for you.
1. QuickTime MOV Player
QuickTime is a video player developed by Apple, and both Mac and Windows users can use a QuickTime player to play the MOV files. The QuickTime 7 Pro allows you to convert your files to different formats and record and edit your work. You can stream your media content with QuickTime across the Internet.
2. VLC Player
Another video player able to play MOV files is VLC which provides versions for multiple platforms. More and more people depend on and trust the VLC player due to its wide range of supported file formats like WMV, MKV, M4V, FLV, AVI, MOV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, etc. You will find no difficulty playing an MOV video with VLC.
3. MOV converter - Convert (QuickTime) MOV to playable formats for Mac/Win
For those who stick to the current vide player or want to move MOV files to a mobile device, MOV videos can be playable on those unsupported media players and devices as long as they use a Mac MOV video converter (MOV video converter for Win) to rip MOV to an accepted format so that MOV owners can view MOV files without any restriction.
Step 1. Add MOV videos to MOV converter by clicking “File” “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder.”
Step 2. Select output format supported by your player or device in the format list.
Step 3. Start MOV conversion by clicking “Convert” on the main interface.