Repairing MOV File That Won’t Play in PC

“I recorded few video clips with .mov format using Total recorder and moved these files to my Windows PC to play on them. For my surprise, I was not able to play any video in PC. I wonder why video files are not playing PC. Is there any possible solution to fix MOV files on PC?”

MOV is a container format that holds video data with specific Codec. MOV was formerly introduced to play only on Apple computers using QuickTime. But, later QuickTime extended its support to work on Windows too. In order to play MOV file using media player, PC should be installed with appropriate Codec, else MOV video won’t play on that PC. Along with absence of proper Codec, there are other issues too that can make MOV files unplayable on PC as given below:

  • Wrong conversion of .MOV file to other video file format can damage video making it unplayable
  • Irrelevant compression implied on MOV video file can corrupt its header and thus video may fail to play on PC
  • Erratic transfer of MOV files from PC to other storage device or presence of bad media spots on storage location where MOV files are saved can sometimes result to unplayable MOV videos on PC
  • Use of unsuited video editing applications to edit / open MOV files will make such videos not to play on PC
  • Error recording of MOV video or intrusion of harmful viruses can corrupt MOV files making them not to play on PC

In these instances, if any of your MOV files are not playing on PC, then don’t panic as there are advanced ways to fix MOV videos not playing on PC in simple process using appropriate video repair tools like Yodot MOV Repair tool.

MOV file repair program for PC:

Built with amazing repair strategies, Yodot MOV Repair is the best utility to fix MOV file that won’t play on Windows PC. This tool is able to mend Mov videos from various gadgets when it refuses to play due to file corruption. By using this outstanding utility, users can repair MP4 and M4V videos along with MOV files on both Windows and Mac computers. Using this tool it is now possible to fix unplayable MOV file on Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Server 2003 and Windows XP OS based PCs and laptops. Make use of Mac version of this video file repair tool on Macintosh machines working with MacBook, Mac Mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and Mac Pro.

Follow the steps below to repair MOV file that won’t play on PC:

  • Download Yodot MOV Repair program on your PC and install it
  • Launch the repair application and in main screen click for ‘Open / Browse’ button to choose unplayable MOV file
  • After browsing for corrupt MOV file, go with ‘Repair’ option to initiate scanning process
  • Wait till scanning completes and then  preview video to know results
  • At last, save this fixed MOV file to target location on system hard drive or on other external storage device

Important Notes:

  • Do not compress or convert MOV file without proper knowledge on how to do it
  • Make use of relevant Codec on PC before trying to play any MOV file on it