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MOV file format

File extension
.mov
File category
Description
The MOV format is often associated with Apple as it was developed by the company for QuickTime player and video clips. It is equally compatible with Microsoft and MacOS systems. MOV files can be used to store two or more than two tracks and it can be an audio, video, text, image or any other file or effect. This makes it a highly flexible file format and it is also very popular for music and video editing as well.
Technical details
MOV files do actually contain various tracks which either contain the solid data or the data for editing in the form of hierarchy or atoms. Atoms might be single or in association with other atoms and they can perform either these two actions at the same time. MPV and MP4 files use the same MPEG-4 file container and they actually consider QuickTime as a standard with their support. The earlier versions of the QuickTime player only allowed the users to view the MOV files while the later versions also allowed the users to edit the data and export it as well to various systems.
Programs
CyberLink PowerDirector
Roxio Easy Media Creator
Main program
Apple QuickTime Player
Developer
Apple
MIME type
video/quicktime
video/x-quicktime
image/mov
audio/aiff
audio/x-midi
audio/x-wav
video/avi