How to Play MOV Files in Windows (Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista Included)

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Q: Is it possible to play MOV in Windows 10?
The .mov format is the video format used in Apple's QuickTime program, which is a media player similar to Windows Media Player. Before Windows 7, .mov files are not supported by Windows Media player, so Windows (including Windows 10) users have to download Quicktime to play .mov files. Even in Windows 7, despite rumors around the internet saying Windows 7 will natively support .mov file, people still facing the problem that .mov files are not fully compatible with RTM Windows Media Player. Then how to play MOV files in Windows? Here you'll find some simple ways to play mov files in Windows with ease.

Part 1. How to Convert MOV to Windows Compatible Formats

You can use a video converter to convert MOV to Windows friendly video formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, etc. and then play the converted videos with Windows Media Player. To get that done, Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended. It's an all-in-one app that enables you to convert video format among 500+ video formats. Besides, it can rip DVD content to other video formats on PC, so you can play these DVD movies more conveniently. In addition, you can edit your .mov files by cropping the black boarders, trimming large video to small ones, adding text or image watermark, etc.

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  • Play MOV files on Windows by converting MOV to MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV and other Windows friendly formats.
  • More than 500 formats are supported.
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  • Edit video like cropping, cutting, rotating video, or adding subtitle, watermarks or other.
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Simple Steps to Convert MOV for Playback on Windows PC

01 Add MOV files

Open Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate on your Windows PC. Simply click Add Files to load your MOV videos. Or you can drag and drop the MOV video files to it. Batch conversion is supported.

Add MOV files

02 Select a friendly format for Windows OS

As you know, MP4 AVI and WMV, MP4 are the most popular formats in Windows. Now you can select these output format by click Convert all files to > Video > MP4/AVI/WMV.

Select a friendly format for Windows OS

03 Convert MOV to Windows supported format

Finally, turn on the High Speed Conversion to speed up the process. Now, start converting MOV to Windows supported formats after touching the Convert All option. You can find the converted videos from the Converted tab or the output folder.

 Convert MOV to Windows supported format

Part 2. 3 Ways to Play MOV Files in Windows with Conversion

If you don't want to change the MOV format, you still have chances to play MOV on Windows PC. Well, you will be failed to play MOV in Windows Media Player. All you need is an alternative player. Below are the 3 recommended players for Windowds. Let's get to know them.

#1. How to Play MOV Files on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista with Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate

While you have learned how to convert MOV files to Windows friendly formats with Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate above, actually this video converter can directly play MOV file on a Windows PC, without conversion. Please see the quick steps below:

01 Add MOV to Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate

Open Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate on Windows computer, and add the MOV files to it. Therefore, you can see there is a Play icon over the video thumbnail. Click it.

Add MOV to Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate

02 Play MOV files on Windows 10

Now the MOV is playing on your Windows computer. You can see there are 2 options, which allow you to maxmize the video, or take the screenshot. The process can be done in any Windows system (Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10).

start playing MOV files on Windows 10

#2. Play MOV Files in Windows with QuickTime Alternative

QuickTime Alternative is a free tool developed for Windows users to play MOV videos with more media players. To use it, you need to first install the newest version of QuickTime. If you are having problems getting QuickTime Alternative to work, you can delete the QuickTime folder under SYSTEMROOTsystem32 (generally C:WindowsSystem32QuickTime) to see whether it works.

Play MOV Files in Windows with QuickTime Alternative

#3. Use 3ivx MPEG-4 to Open MOV Files on Windows

The 3ivx decoder components are compatible with Windows Media Player and QuickTime. By installing them, you can play MP4, M4A, MOV, 3GP files smoothly without conversion. In this way, you can make your Windows Media Player play MOV videos.However, 3ivx encoder is not an open source.The price is relatively low, which costs $7.95.

Play MOV Files in Windows with QuickTime Alternative

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