Question: Will Windows Media Player Play a .MOV file?
How can I .. or is it possible for Windows Media Player play a video file with an extension of .MOV? I get the message that reads it cannot support the file and there may be a problem with the codec??? Any help is appreciated on how to get these files to play is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.
MOV format is the QuickTime multimedia file developed by Apple Computer for creating, editing, publishing, and viewing multimedia files. QuickTime format can contain video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality (VR) content. Only QuickTime files version 2.0 or earlier can be played in Windows Media Player. Later versions of QuickTime require the proprietary Apple QuickTime Player. For more information, visit the following Apple Web site: http://www.apple.com/quicktime
To play MOV on Windows Media Player, you may be able to use a video editing program to convert the file into a format that Windows Media Player compatible with, like WMV, MPEG, ASF, AVI, etc.
Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one video toolbox that can convert, edit, download, burn, organize, capture, and watch video in over 150 formats. It can help you convert QuickTime MOV into AVI, WMV, MP4, MP3, and more for playing your .mov files on your Windows Media Player 12/11/10. There’re two different versions for Windows and Mac users. Don’t worry about the long time of MOV video conversion, you’ll complete your job within minutes by 3X faster conversion speed.
Convert QuickTime MOV Video into Windows Media Player Compatible Format
Step 1. Download Video Converter and Load QuickTime Video
First of all, download video converter ultimate (choose Windows or Mac version as your needs). Then double click to install and launch it on your PC / Mac.
Click Convert tab on the top menu, and input your QuickTime MOV files by clicking Add Files or just by dragging and dropping. To save your precious time, you can load multiple MOV files and batch convert them at a time.
Step 2. Choose WMV, AVI or ASF format for Windows Media Player
From the Output Format area, click the format image to open the format drop-down list. To play QuickTime MOV video on Windows Media Player, just select WMV, AVI or ASF as the output format.
Tips: If you want to set additional video effects, click Settings button to define video and audio resolution, frame rate, encoder, bitrates, and more.
Step 3. Preview and Edit Videos before Conversion
Before converting, you can preview your videos real-time in the preview pane as well as personalize your video by trimming, cropping, watermarking and adding some other effects. To do all of this, just select a video and click Edit icon to open the Editing window with previewing.
Step 3. Convert QuickTime MOV, Make it Playable on Windows Media Player
After the settings, tap Convert to start QuickTime to Windows Media Video Conversion process.
When the conversion completes, get your converted WMV format movie and open it on your Windows Media Player now. You can also view them in either 3D or HD format for more entertainment.