Resolve Error MOV File Not Recognized By QuickTime

Written by Lucy John on April 20, 2023

“Hi there, I recently upgraded my QuickTime Player to its latest version. This is when the trouble started; QuickTime is not recognizing any of the MOV files on my system drive. I tried to reinstall the application but then it completely stopped responding. Now, these MOV files are not playing even on other media players. How to fix this issue? Please someone help me in this regard. Thanks in advance.”

QuickTime is the most effective media player developed by Apple Inc. that works on both Mac as well as Windows platforms. And MOV is the proprietary video file format of QuickTime media player. Compared to other video file formats, MOV provides best picture quality and HD video quality. However, there are issues related to QuickTime player and MOV file format due to which, QuickTime fails to recognize MOV file format.

Some of the common reasons behind QuickTime not recognizing .MOV file format are:

After any of the mentioned scenarios, user may notice that QuickTime multimedia player refuses to recognize its proprietary file format .mov and creates panic among the users. Well, one need not worry any more as there are ample of video repair tools to fix inaccessibile, erroneous or corrupted Quicktime MOV files on QuickTime player. However, if problem is with QuickTime player and not with MOV file, then you need to resolve the issues by following appropriate methods.

Fixing MOV file not recognized by QuickTime error:

The recent study of data recovery experts suggest that Yodot Video Repair tool is the best option to fix corrupted QuickTime MOV video files on both Windows and Mac OS X computers. This software is well versed to easily resolve various issues with MOV file that rejects to play or do not get recognized on QuickTime multimedia player. Also, the tool is equipped with powerful repair algorithms to repair QuickTime error 2048 associated with MOV files as well as any errors with MP4, and M4V video files with extreme ease. Software provides two separate versions to support on Windows and Mac OS X desktops and laptops according to user’s need. Windows version works on Windows 11, Windows10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems. On the other hand, Mac version of the software is compatible on Mac Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur and Catalina, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion OS X versions.

Steps to solve QuickTime not recognizing .MOV file error:

Important Note:

  • Follow proper steps while upgrading / updating QuickTime media player
  • Keep backup of necessary MOV videos on multiple storage devices
  • Always perform complete process during transfer and download of MOV files

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