.MOV File Extension

QuickTime File Format

A MOV file stores movie, TV show, short video clip, or home movie. It saves in QuickTime File Format developed by Apple. Video editors save video as MOV due to support for high quality. MOV files appe...

General Information

Title MOV File Extension
Extension .mov
Full Form QuickTime File Format
File Type Digital Video File
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type video/quicktime

File Function

Primary Function Store multimedia
Additional Functions Stream video, audio
Features High quality, Versatile

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Video Editing Yes
Multimedia Presentation Yes
Filmmaking Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Executable code
Best Practices Regular updates, Antivirus

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1991
Latest Version QuickTime X (2019)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mp4, .m4v, .avi

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
QuickTime Player Free Windows, Mac
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
Adobe Premiere Pro Subscription Windows, Mac