Apple’s own proprietary compression technology is utilised to store video files with the MOV file extension. Both Windows and Mac platforms are compatible with this file extension. Multiple media kinds can be stored in each file container. They can store audio, text, photos, video, subtitles, and video effects. These files are frequently used by video editing applications. The editing of music and video frequently use MOV files and QuickTime (or the two combined). Depending on the software, Sony PSP and DVD players are able to play MOV video files. The MPEG-4 Part 14 file is based on MOV files that have received approval from the International Organization for Standardization.
Multiple tracks can be found in MOV files, and each track contains “atoms,” or things arranged in a hierarchy. Atoms can only perform one of the following two actions: they can either contain media or alter data, or they can parent additional atoms. The MPEG-4 file container that is used by MPV and MP4 files is QuickTime, which has the broadest range of support. Existing media can be integrated into other files using MOV formats. While subsequent versions (QuickTime Pro) allow modification and exporting of the files by the user, earlier versions of QuickTime simply allow viewing of MOV files.
list of programs that can open MOV File
- Apple QuickTime Player
- CyberLink PowerDirector
- Roxio Easy Media Creator
- VideoLAN VLC Media Player