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Top 4 MOV Players: How to Play MOV Files on Windows

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What should you do if you can’t play MOV files? Don’t worry. MOV player can help you. Here are the top 4 free MOV file players you can try.
What should you do if you can’t play MOV files? Don’t worry. MOV player can help you. Here are the top 4 free MOV file players you can try.
3 Steps to Play MOV Files
Download and install this free MOV player on PC. Next, launch it and close the templates window to enter into the main interface.
Import your MOV file by clicking the Import Media Files button. Drag and drop this file to the timeline.
Click the Play button in the preview window to enjoy your movies.

Number 2. Windows Media Player Play MOV File
Windows Media player (WMP) is the default player for Windows and it can play AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV and other movie files.

However, if you want to play MOV file in this video player, you need to download the latest version of Windows Media Player and install the 3ivx code that allows you to play your MOV file in WMP. Otherwise, you cannot play MOV files.

How to Play MOV Files in Windows Media Player?
Download and install Windows Media Player.
Download and install the 3ivx codec software.
Restart your PC.
Right-click the MOV file you want to play.
Select Open-with.
Choose Windows Media Player.

Number 3. VLC Media Player Play MOV File
VLC media player is a free and open-source media player that supports a variety of different video & audio file formats. It is another great MOV player for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this video player, you can easily play MOV file to fix the cannot play MOV files issue.

In general, VLC can play almost any media file format, and it can even convert file format without quality loss. Follow the steps below to play MOV files with an open-source MOV player.

How to Play MOV File in VLC
Step 1. Download and install VLC media player.

Step 2. Open this open-source MOV player.

Step 3. Click Media, choose Open File... to select the MOV file you want to play.

Number 4. QuickTime Player for Windows
MOV file is created by Apple. Thus, you can play it with QuickTime player that comes bundled with macOS. QuickTime player is the same and equivalent to Windows Player, and it can play MOV and other common formats. Almost all Mac users play MOV file format in QuickTime player.

Now, can we play MOV file in QuickTime player in Windows operating systems?

Of course. The answer is possible. You can download the QuickTime Player for Windows to play files. Next, check the following steps to learn how to play MOV files.

How to Play MOV Files with QuickTime Player for Windows
Step 1. Download and install QuickTime Player for Windows on your PC.
Step 2. Open the QuickTime player for Windows.

Step 3. Click File, and choose Open File.

Step 4. Find the MOV file you want to play and open it.

How to Solve the Cannot Play MOV File Issue
What should you do if you cannot play MOV files? Don’t worry, you can try another MOV player. Or, you can try another more efficient method – convert MOV to MP4 because MP4 file format is compatible with almost all device players. And, MiniTool MovieMaker lets you easily change video format without quality loss.

3 Steps to Convert MOV to MP4
Download and launch MiniTool MovieMaker.
Import your MOV file, next drag and drop this file to timeline.
Export this MOV to MP4 file.

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