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How to Fix MOV File That is Not Playing in Any Media Player?



How to fix a MOV file that does not play?

MOV is a file format used to save multimedia files like movies and other video files and is compatible with Macintosh as well as Windows. MOV file specifies a multimedia container containing tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data for example audio, video, effects, etc. Sometimes MOV files are not playable with any media file player due to some unknown reasons. This may happen due to sudden failure of the media player, file header corruption, improper downloading, spyware attack, incorrect compressing of MOV files, etc. Corruption of movie file due to any reason results in MOV files not playing. Make use of this software to know how to fix Mp4 errors due to Incompatibility of Mp4 file format with the media file player can also be a reason for your Mp4 files not playing.

How MOV Files get corrupt that result in unplayable of the video files?

  • Improper File download: While downloading any MOV files from internet, occurrence of any interruptions or due to false operations, the downloaded file gets corrupted and refuses to play.
  • Damaged File Header: Header contains details like size of file, date of creation and modification of the file. If the header of a MOV file is broken as a consequence of improper download or some sort of corruption due to virus then your MOV file do not play.
  • Incompatible media player: Incompatibility of MOV file with a media player also results in MOV file not playing. Your MOV file may not play with some media player if the media player does not supports the MOV file format. Still trying to play the file may corrupt it & it might become unplayable.
  • Virus infection: Virus infects and damages the essential parts and structure of the MOV files. If a virus or malware present in the hard disk of your computer infects the MOV files then also MOV file refuse to play. In case, if memory card of DSLR camera is corrupted then you can use this application to repair DSLR MOV video file in a safe and secure manner.
  • Bad Sectors on hard drive: If there are bad sector present in the hard drive then also your MOV files may not play. MOV file stored in the bad sector present in the hard drive becomes corrupted and results in MOV file not playing.

Among the scenarios mentioned above incompatibility of media player is an issue that can be resolved by playing the MOV file with suitable media player. For example, Windows media player doesn't support MOV files and if you try to play your MOV file with WMP, it will not play. So, to play your MOV files you can use VLC media player, media player classic or quick time media player, which is what MOV file is made for.

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

In all other situations, in order to play your MOV file you need to repair MOV files after damage or corrupted. It is always better to make use of some expert utility to repair MOV files. MOV file repair tool is one of the most trusted & efficient software that can repair MOV files that do not play and one that are compressed to save the disk space. This software quickly fixes MOV files keeping all data stored inside the multimedia file intact, including audio, video, effects, or text. It can fix damaged or corrupted MOV files that refuse to play on Macintosh machines. This repair tool reads the source of corrupted file and extracts both audio & video streams, then repair these streams and adjoins them to place in a newly created Movie file that is free of any type of corruption. Thus, no further damage is done to the source Movie file.

This repair tool helps to repair damaged MP4 files which are not playable on QuickTime. The software can effectively fix damaged MOV on iPhone. It also provides an option to preview the repaired file before saving which helps to evaluate the software. This utility can be comfortably used to repair movie file on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and various Macintosh machines.

Steps to Repair MOV file That is not playing:

Step a: Download and install the trial version of Repair MOV and launch it using desktop icon. Welcome window appears. Click “Open” to select the MOV file that do not open, for repair process, and then click “Repair” as illustrated in Fig a.

MOV file not playing - Open Corrupt MOV File to Repair

Fig a: Open MOV File not playing

Step b: The repair process gets initialized and progress can be viewed, as shown in Fig b.

MOV file not playing - Scan Process in progress

Fig b: File Repair Process Details

Step c: Select “Preview repaired file” to preview the file before saving it using “Save repaired file”, as shown in Fig c.

MOV file not playing - Preview Repaired Mov File

Fig c: Preview MOV File

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