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What is a mov file and how do I open a mov file?

Apple QuickTime Movie encoding specifications and data compression standards are implemented into video data that is stored in the MOV format, and video files saved in this format are appended with the .mov extension. Apple developed this proprietary set of video data encoding standards and compression specifications for digital movies and other video clips. These MOV files are also embedded with cross compatibility support, which means the video content of a .mov file can be viewed with digital video players designed for Mac platforms and Windows-based systems. Apple QuickTime Player and VLC Media Player can be used to open and view the content of these MOV files in both Mac platforms and Windows-based computers, and Windows Media Player is also integrated with playback functionality for these .mov files.

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Detail mov file extension information:
File Type: mov
File Format: Apple QuickTime Movie
Primary Association: Digital Video Files
Mime Type: audio/aiff, audio/x-midi, audio/x-wav, image/mov, video/avi, video/quicktime, video/x-quicktime