MOV Player: How to Play MOV Files on Mac/Windows
MOV is a file format developed by Apple Computer Inc and it is used by QuickTime-wrapped files. Actually the file extension is supported by both Mac and Windows operating system as long as you have the versatile MOV player for Mac and Windows. Let's check the top 3 MOV players to play MOV files.
Top 1. Play MOV Videos by Converting it to any Playable Format
You can play MOV files on your old media players. Actually you can also use your own player like Windows Media Player to play MOV files as long as MOV are converted to a compatible format for your players. In this case, you'd better find a MOV Converter software program to resolve all MOV incompatibility issues. Luckily, Video Converter for Mac and Video Converter for Windows are here to convert any MOV video to other formats on Mac and Windows, making it available for you to play MOV video on any player freely.
Here are the steps for you to convert MOV files with Video Converter for Mac. As for Windows users, turn to how to convert MOV in Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista here.
- Step 1. Add MOV videos by clicking "Files" to add videos, or drag them in the interface directly.
- Step 2. Click format combo box to select an output format, like MP4, WMV, AVI MP3, FLV, MKV etc.
- Step 3. Click "Open" to choose an output folder. Then click "Convert".
Top 2. Use QuickTime MOV Player for Mac and Windows
QuickTime is the built-in player for Mac OS, which is similar to Windows Media Player for Windows OS. So Mac users can play MOV files in Mac very well by using this built-in MOV player.
For most Windows users, you are recommended to download the Windows version of QuickTime player -- QuickTime 7.7.4 to play MOV on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. You can get its info in this site: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837. One of flaw of QuickTime Player is large in size and will install lots of dependent components to your Windows computer. So, why not use Video Converter mentioned above.
Top 3. Use VLC Media Player for Mac and Windows
VLC media player is another great MOV player including both Mac and Windows versions. VCL media player supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. For Mac and Windows users, VLC media player also supports a broad range of video formats like MOV, WMV, MKV, M4K, FLV, AVI, MTS, M2TS, VOB and more. If you have trouble in playing your MOV file, just go for VLC. However, it only supports 64-bit system.
Actually, Video Converter for Mac and Video Converter are advisable since they can freely convert MOV to video formats including M4V, WMV, AVI, FLV, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MKV and iPod, iPhone, iPad, HTC, BlackBerry and more hot devices compatible formats. Thus, you can play MOV files anywhere with any media player.