December 5th, 2013 by Smile Harney
Though QuickTime claims to support MOV, sometimes we still run into can't open MOV in QuickTime or the opened MOV only plays audio but no video, or QuickTime won't play MOV at all. Does QuickTime play MOV files? Why QuickTime play some MOV files while cannot play other MOV files?
The following article just aims to explain why QuickTime won't play MOV files (especially the MOV files recorded with digital camcorder) as well as introduce a solution to play any MOV with QuickTime on Mac or Windows.
MOV is a media container format which may contain dozens of different video and audio codecs. However, QuickTime only supports MOV file encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264 video and AAC audio. If your MOV files whatever recorded with digital camera or downloaded from website or received from others encoded with QuickTime incompatible video or audio codec, you will encounter cannot play MOV on QuickTime or QuickTime only play MOV with audio but no video.
Usually, there are two methods to solve QuickTime won't play MOV video files:
Method 1: Install the corresponding video or audio codec needed for playback the MOV video that QuickTime does not support. In this method, you must first check the inspector or info windows to see what codec are contained within the MOV videos, then download and install this codec.
Method 1: Convert QuickTime unsupported MOV to QT more compatible MOV or MP4 with iDealshare VideoGo. This method is recommended. For it not only solve cannot play MOV in QuickTime, but also solve cannot MOV in iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, it even solves cannot play AVI, WMV, MPG, MKV, VOB, 3GP, RMVB, FLV, and etc in QuickTime.
The following article will introduce a detailed guide on how to convert QuickTime unplayable MOV to QuickTime compatible MOV or MP4 on Mac or Windows.
Click the "Add File" button to import the MOV video files that QuickTime can't play open or play properly.
This wonderful MOV to QuickTime Converter also supports drag and drop function and supports batch converting MOV to QuickTime format.
Click the "Profile" drop-down button to select QuickTime more supported 'MOV QuickTime Video (*.mov)' or MP4 MPEG-4 Video(*.mp4) from the "General Video" category.
Click the "Convert" button to start and finish converting MOV to QuickTime more playable video format.
After finish the MOV to QuickTime format conversion, you can easily play the unsupported MOV file with QuickTime. And there is no need to worry QuickTime MOV playback symptoms just like below: