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MOV File Format

Movie (QuickTime for Microsoft Windows)

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MOV is an MPEG 4 video container file format used in Apple's Quicktime program.  MOV files use Apple’s proprietary compression algorithm. Apple introduced the MOV file format in 1998. 

On Windows systems, programs that open MOV files include Quicktime Player, Roxio Creator, Cyberlink PowerDirector and PowerDVD, and Adobe Flash.

On Macintosh systems, programs that open MOV files include Quicktime Player, Roxio Toast and Roxio Popcorn, and Adobe Flash.

Windows Media Player can play MOV files with the addition of the 3ivx codec.

MIME  type: video/quicktime, video/x-quicktime, image/mov, audio/aiff, audio/x-midi, audio/x-wav, video/avi

 

Learn more about MOV files:

Moviesmac.com offers more information about MOV files in this tutorial.

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This was last updated in July 2010
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Does MOV save an image, or a video? That's the part I don't understand.
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