Play MOV Video Files in Windows 10?

Play MOV Video Files in Windows

Whenever we are in offline mode and want to play video on a desktop, everything is normal and the Video runs normally. But when we open a MOV video file it doesn’t support it. Why does it happen?? Does it only happen with me or do others also face this problem???

To enhance the user experience, display quality changes from time to time for improvement; to serve the user a better display resolution. But, the video quality has always been one step ahead. The video quality improves by upscaling the resolution of the video, adjusting the frame rate, codec, aspect ratio, and enhancing many other factors. To show the video to the user in the best quality there are different video formats. 

There are various video formats like MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, etc. in different operating systems there are different video players installed in them. But there is one issue that people face which is that all players don’t support all types of video formats and the same happened with the operating systems.

Windows 10 is nowadays popular among all as Microsoft’s windows is the most widely used computer operating system in the world. It has always been on the top among all the operating systems. And in this article, we are going to solve a problem for Windows 10 users. Many users have complained that they are not able to open MOV video files in Windows 10. 

MOV is a video file in QuickTime File Format (QTFF), developed by Apple in 1991. It is designed to store high-quality video, audio, and effects. But its files tend to be quite large. MOV file is mainly supported in QuickTime Player which is also developed by Apple, so it easily supports macOS.

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Now for Windows 10, what happens with the people let’s see:

Problems that occurs in Windows 10 when you are trying to Play MOV Video:

  • When I try to play a MOV file it plays only audio no video was seen
  • Also, when I tried it shows the ERROR Code 0xc00d36b4
  • When I tried to open a MOV File video it doesn’t support even QuickTime in my Operating System
  • A MOV video file is also not open in a WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER and even in a VLC player.

So this is what happens with the Windows 10 users that mean it is not supportable to use MOV video files. Let’s discuss the methods by which you can easily use Mov Files in Windows 10 OS, but before going through it first discuss, why it happens?

It happens because MOV is by default format for Mac OS, iPad & iPhone as Mov is developed by APPLE. Whenever you capture a video with Apple Products it will save in MOV format. But from sometime some professional video makers are also using this format to make a video with High-Quality Resolution.

So our Windows devices are also able to view this type of video. So let’s know what are methods by which you can view a MOV Video file in Windows 10

How To Play MOV Video in Windows 10

QuickTime Player

To download QuickTime Player

Step-1: Go to QuickTime Download Page and Select DOWNLOAD.

(Download QuickTime 7.7.9 for Windows)

Step-2: Open the downloaded file QuickTimeInstaller.exe

Step-3: Once the popup opens Click on SAVE.

Step-4: Open the folder where the file is downloaded. Open the downloaded file.

Step-5: After clicking on the file the installer will open –Just Click on NEXT—Accept the license agreement by clicking on YES—Then click on Install—the installation process will start—after this select Finish to completely finish the process.

How to open a Mov video file in QUICKTIME PLAYER

  • Right-click on the MOV format file you wish to open—select OPEN WITH from the list of options—choose QUICKTIME PLAYER OR
  • Open QUICKTIME PLAYER –select FILE—select OPEN FILE—choose the file you want to play and click on OPEN.

But before doing this you should know that QuickTime on Windows has been abandoned by Apple. After 2016 it will not receive updates that mean you are using an outdated version that is not safe for your device.

Windows Media Player (VERSION 12)

Windows Media Player (VERSION 12 ) supports MOV files. It’s already installed in the Windows operating system

Step 1: Open the Windows media player—click on Alt+H or select About to check whether the version of the player should be (version 12) to open a MOV file. Otherwise, update your windows media player.

Step 2: Select the video file you want to open and open it with Windows Media Player. OR Open the Windows Media Player and select the file you want to open.

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Convert the MOV format to some supported encoding format.

There are many only tools available like FREE VIDEO CONVERTER, ANY VIDEO CONVERTER, WONDERSHARE VIDEO CONVERTER, and there are many similar tools available. This will change the MOV format to some compatible format like .wav, .mpeg, .mp4 etc..


For entertainment purposes, there are various offline videos or movies available on our pc or laptop but sometimes when we open it, the file is in MOV format which our OS of pc doesn’t support. So in the future, we don’t face this type of problem with our pc. We came with a solution of using the right video player or converting the format to some other codec that is compatible with our pre-installed players.

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