MOV Player Windows: How to Play MOV Files on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

I can't play MOV on Windows 10, who can help?

MOV is a QuickTime file format that was developed by Apple. It's the main video format on macOS. But if you have a Windows PC, how can you play MOV on Windows? By installing QuickTime Player, you can normally play MOV on Windows like on Mac, or play MOV with Windows Media Player or whatever media player. However, QuickTime Player is large in size and will install lots of dependent components to your Windows computer. So what's the best solution to play MOV on Windows? Read this article, you will get the best solution.

How to Play MOV on Windows PC

Here is the answer: convert MOV to WMV - the most popular video format for Windows. This way, you're able to watch any MOV video in Windows Media Player with the original quality. No extra system component will be installed to your Windows and would probably slow down your computer. What you need is only iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe. You can start it when necessary and it won't take up any computer resource when closed. It's fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Video Converter for Windows - iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe

Easily Play MOV Videos on Windows PC:

  • Convert MOV videos to 150+ video/audio formats without quality loss.
  • In addition to converting MOV videos for playback on Windows PC, iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe also help play MOV videos on any device like iPhone, iPad, Xbox, PSP, Kindle Fire, etc.
  • If necessary, you are allowed to edit your MOV files with built-in video editor.
  • Burn MOV or any video to DVD as you want.
  • Download and then convert online videos to MOV whenever you need.

How to Convert MOV to Windows Media Player Compatible Formats for Playback on Windows

Before converting MOV files, you should know that iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe can act as a MOV player and play MOV videos on Mac or Windows PC whenever you want. And if you want to play MOV on other players like Windows Media Player, please act as the following steps to convert MOV to Windows Media Player supported format like WMV first.

Step 1. Add MOV files to this MOV video converter

Launch iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Windows after installation. When it opens, drag and drop MOV files to the main window, or click the "Add Files" button to locate your MOV files on Windows file system.

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Step 2. Choose output format

Click the format icon on the right to open the format list and choose "WMV" from "Format" > "Video" section. The format, resolution, bit rate and other video settings are usually the same as the source files to keep the original quality. To change them, click the "Settings" button at the bottom right corner.

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Tips: You can edit MOV files with the built-in editing tools like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Watermark, Subtitle, etc.

Step 3. Convert MOV to WMV for playing on Windows

Click the "Convert" button and all the added MOV files will be converted to WMV format quickly. You can then open WMV files with Windows Media Player without any problem.

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Windows MOV Playing FAQs

Why Can't I Play MOV with Windows Media Player?

MOV is a video format that developed by Apple. No wonder you can't play Apple's MOV with Microsoft's Windows Media Player. In fact, Windows Media Player needs an MOV codec to play MOV files. This is not big deal. You can find an easy workaround as below.

What's the Best MOV Player to Play MOV on Windows?

QuickTime Player is the best MOV player. It's the default player to watch MOV videos in its original quality. QuickTime Player also works on Windows, but not all Windows PCs will install QuickTime Player so it's sometimes necessary to convert MOV to WMV for playing MOV in Windows Media Player which is the default media player on Windows.

How Do I Play MOV with Windows Media Player?

Even the latest Windows Media Player 11 doesn't come with an MOV codec to play MOV files in Windows. By installing an MOV codec, you can play MOV video files with Windows Media Player or other media players. Normally, you can simply install QuickTime Player to get an MOV codec. But QuickTime Player will also install lots of junks. Therefore, most people would like to install lightweight third-party codec packs like K-Lite Codec Pack. Get it here: http://www.codecguide.com/download_kl.htm

iSkysoft Editor
Jun 21,2017 9:57 am / Posted by to Play Video

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