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QuickTime Error 2048 Cannot Open MOV file



Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit)

QuickTime Error 2048 couldn't Open the File

While trying to open MOV file using QuickTime player you may encounter an error message stating “Error -2048: Couldn’t open the file” because video file is not recognizable to QuickTime. When you again attempt to open that file then you receive the same error message. Opening MOV file in other video player like VLC player, Windows media player or any other multimedia player will not help you in this case. This is really annoying and the reason behind this is that your MOV file is corrupted. This error may also occur due to broken QuickTime program file. Now suppose you have installed latest version of QuickTime player in your system and after completing installation, you played the video file once more but again you receive the same error message. So, in order to repair & recover MOV file you need to use repairing software.

There are lots of reasons for MOV video file corruption like virus attack, power failure while read/write process is going on, altering the video files extensions or editing them improperly. When the MOV file gets corrupted then QuickTime is unable to open that file because it do understand the corrupted MOV video.

The reason behind corrupt MOV files because of which you may encounter QuickTime error 2048 couldn't open the file
  • Header Corruption:  Usually header corruption takes place when your PC terminates abnormally due to power surges, when the MOV file is in active mode or interruption takes place at the time of downloading MOV files.
  • Virus infection: It is one of the reasons for corrupt MOV files as they destroy vital components and structure of video files. It can also replicate itself, damages MOV files and results in loss of data.
  • Incorrect compressing of MOV files: If you use wrong compressing techniques to reduce large MOV files using unreliable or cheap quality third party application, so that you can attach them with emails, then also MOV files may get corrupted during the compacting process.
  • Defect with digital video camcorder firmware: While recording videos with a digital camcorder with faulty firmware, you might get a broken output file. Such files are unable to open or play in any video player.
  • Abruptly removing storage devices: If you pull out any storage device all of a sudden containing MOV file without using proper exit option or without following any safety measures at the time of transferring files, can also result in inaccessiblity of movie file.

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit)

To get rid of critical issues that are mentioned above, the best way is to use Repair MOV file tool. The application has the capability to fix corrupted MOV & MP4 file which you were not able to play in QuickTime player. It performs complete recovery after repairing MOV files that are broken due to any reasons. It is the most efficient software that can fix MOV file of any size. You can also use this utility to fix corrupted MOV file on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac & several other Mac machines.

Following are the steps to perform the process of repairing MOV files:

Step 1: Run the application Repair MOV software and then launch it. You will get a welcome screen on which you will find an option "Open" then select the broken MOV file, click "Repair" option to start repairing process.

QuickTime error 2048 couldn't open the file - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit)

Step 2: Once the tool finishes the fixing process, you can view recovered file by clicking on "Preview Repaired File" option. You an save restored file if you buy the full version of software by clicking "Save Repaired File".

QuickTime error 2048 couldn't open the file - Preview Repaired File

Figure 2: Preview Repaired File

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (64-bit), Lion 10.7 (64-bit)