How to Play MOV Files on Windows 10 (7 Methods to Play)

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There are various types of files we use. All the types of files have a different format. All the files are multimedia containers. A MOV file is such a multimedia container file format. This MOV file format is created by Apple. This format is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms.  This file format not only contains multiple tracks but also can store various types of data. This file format is very efficient in saving movies and other video files. In this article, we’re going to discuss how to play MOV files on Windows 10. So, first, check the Windows version of your computer because it may vary from version to version.

MOV files contain audio, video, time, text track, and many other data types. This file format can synchronize different types of media. Sometimes, it becomes a little hard to open MOV files on your computer. But there are many methods and MOV player available for opening these MOV files on your computer.

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Methods of How to Play MOV Files on Windows 10

There are some methods by which you can play MOV files on Windows 10. These methods are very easy and effective. You have to follow any of one according to the operating system of your computer. All the methods apply to Windows 10. The methods are given below:

How to Play Mov Files on Windows 10

Method 1: Playing MOV files with CloudConvert

It is very easy to play MOV files using CloudConvert. To play this MOV files in this way, you have to follow the following steps:

  • First, you have to go to the website of the CloudConvert. You can also click the following link to go directly to the official website of CloudConvert. The link is given below:

https://cloudconvert.com/

  • Then, you have to click “Start Files”. You may find it at the top of the page with a red button.
  • Now, you have to select the MOV files that you want to play. If the MOV file is located in a different folder, you have to select the file’s actual folder from the left side of the Window.
  • Once you find the folder, you have to click “Open” from the right side of the bottom part of the Window.
  • You have to right-click of the file’s name. When you click the file’s name, a drop-down menu will appear.
  • Now, you have to click MP4 to convert the MOV file into MP4. This “MP4” option is in the bottom part of the pop-out menu. After selecting this option, the converting process will start. If there is no MP4 option that will be found, you have to click Video on the left of the menu.
  • Now, you have to click “Convert”. The icon of this option is a red button which is located on the right side of the page. After clicking the option, The video file will be uploaded to convert. The process will take a few minutes. You have to upload the file on the CloudConvert website to convert.
  • Finally, you have to click “Download”. The icon of this option is the “Green button” and located on the right side of the page. After clicking this option, your converted MP4 file will download on your computer. The file either will be in the Downloads folder on C drive, or in a location that you have chosen to save the file and enjoy the program.

Method 2: Playing MOV file with Handbrake

This HandBrake is a converting tool that converts the MOV files in a format with modern and widely supported codecs. This tool converts MOV files in a very useable format. This is a very free and open source. Mostly, the best advantage of this tool is, it can be used in multi-platform such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. The steps of this method are given below:

  • First, you have to download Handbrake and then, you have to install this tool. You can directly go to the following download link:

https://handbrake.fr/

On this website, you have to click the “Download Handbrake” button with red color to start the download process. The installation process is different in Windows and Mac. For Windows, you have to double-click the Handbrake installation file and have to click “Yes” after promoting. Now, you have to click “Next” and then, click “I Agree”. Finally, you have to click Install.

For Mac, First, you have to click double The Handbrake DMG file. When the file is promoted, you have to verify it. Then, you have to click and drag the icon of Handbrake onto the application folder.

  • After finishing the installation, you have to open Handbrake. The icon of the Handbrake app is a pineapple with a cocktail glass.
  • Now, you have to click “File”. This option is located on the left side of the Handbrake window with a folder-shaped icon. On Mac, you have to first run the Handbrake app and then, you will be able to open a new video file. Otherwise, you have to click “Open Source” that is in the left corner of the Top of the page.
  • You have to select your MOV file. For this, you have to click on the left side of the Window in which the file is stored. Then, you have to just select the MOV file by clicking on it. To find the folder, you may have to scroll up or down on the left side of the File Explorer.
  • Now, you have to click “Open”. The option is located on the right side of the bottom part of the Handbrake window. You can also drag the file and drop it in the “Drag and drop file or folder here” box on the right side.
  • You have to select a location where you want to save the file. For this, you have to first click Browser in the right corner of the lower part. Then, you have to type the name of the converted file just next to “Filename”. Now, you have to click a folder where you want to save the file and finally, click Save to complete the process of saving the file.
  • After this, you have to click the “Format” drop-down box. This option is just below the “Summary” tab. Then, there will appear a drop-down menu. You can skip the step and also the next if “MP4” is written in the box.
  • In the drop-down menu, you have to click “MP4”. By clicking it, the file conversion type will be set to MP4.
  • If you want, you can click the “Dimensions” tab. It is an optional step. This option is located on the top of the Settings Window.
  • You have to enter the dimensions according to your choice for the video which is next to the “Height” and “Width”.
  • Then, you have to click the “Video” tab. You can find it at the top of the settings menu. This tab not only allows you to select the video codec but also adjust the frame rate and image quality.
  •  You have to select a video codec. For this, you have to click the drop-down menu and select a video codec that you want to use.
  • Now, you have to select a framerate. You can select the number of frames per second if you want. Otherwise, you can skip the step.
  • You have to adjust the video quality.
  • Finally, you have to click “Start to encode”. Then, the MOV file will be converted into an MP4 version and you can play it very easily.

Method 3: Playing MOV files with MiniTool MovieMaker

The MiniTool MovieMaker is a great tool for playing MOV files on Windows 10. This tool is free of cost and provides no bundle and no ads. This free tool allows you to play MOV files safely and easily. The steps of playing MOV files using MiniTool MovieMaker are given below:

  • First, you have to download MiniTool MovieMaker on your computer. Then, you have to install the player for free. Then, you have to launch the player and enter into the main interface after closing the templates Window.
  • Then, you have to click the “Import Media Files” button to import the MOV file. You have to drag and drop the file to the timeline.
  • Finally, you have to click the “Play” button in the Preview Window and enjoy the file.

Method 4: Playing MOV files by converting format

This MiniTool MovieMaker also allows us to convert the MOV files in the MP4 version and play it very easily. The steps are given below:

  • First, you have to launch MiniTool MovieMaker. It will work as a MOV file converter on your computer.
  • Then, you have to drag and drop the file in the timeline. This tool also allows you to import multiple files to combine video files.
  • Finally, you have to click the “Export” button to convert it into MP4 and enjoy the video.

Method 5: Playing MOV file with Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a default player for windows. You need the latest version of Windows Media Player to play MOV files. The steps are given below:

  • First, you have to download Windows Media Player. After downloading it, you have to install the tool.
  • You have to download the latest version of Windows Media Player. For this, you have to install 3ivx codec software.
  • Then, you have to restart your computer.
  •  Now, you have to right-click the MOV file which you want to play.
  • After clicking on the MOV file, a menu will appear. You have to select “Open with” from the menu.
  • Finally, you have to choose Windows Media Player to play the MOV file.

Method 6: Playing MOV files with VLC Media Player

VLC player is a media player free of cost and it is an open-source media player. It is a great tool for Windows to open MOV files. This media player not only plays MOV files but also store various internet radio stations and local media files. This VLC Media Player is a very versatile player for your Windows. The steps of playing MOV file using VLC are given below:

  • First, you have to download VLC Media Player on your computer. Then, you have to install the media player.
  • Then, you have to open the VLC Media Player to open MOV files.
  • Now, you have to click Media, and next, you have to choose “Open File….” And select the MOV file that you want to play.
  • Finally, you can enjoy the MOV file in VLC Media Player.

Method 7: Playing MOV files with QuickTime Player

This QuickTime Player is quite similar to Windows Media Player. This QuickTime Player is mostly used in Mac, but it is also a great tool for Windows to play MOV files. The steps of playing MOV files in Windows using QuickTime Player are given below:

  • First, you have to download the QuickTime Player on your computer. Then, you have to install the player.
  • Next, you have to open this player in your Windows.
  • Now, you have to click “File” and then, you have to choose “Open File”.
  • Finally, you have to select the MOV file that you want to play and enjoy the program.

Check out our other articles on opening VOB, JAR, SWF, MBOX, introduction to VCF files, and how to convert them on Windows and other platforms.

Conclusion

We’ve discussed how to play MOV files on Windows 10 here. These methods will ease your work. You have to choose the method according to the operating system of your computer. So, you can try these methods for opening MOV files in your computer and enjoy the program.

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