Fix MOV File That Do Not Play on Windows Media Player

MOV file is Video file format that is majorly used for playing videos in Mac operating system. With the advancement in technology and with the inclusion of many new applications, these video files can be played on Windows Media Player which is the default media tool in Windows. Transferring and sharing of these MOV video files is very easy on Windows.

Sometimes due to certain fault in Media Player or as a result of some missing application files, your MOV file stops playing all of sudden and exits the application. Repeated tries gives you the same result, hence it should be understood that MOV file has been corrupted. This is a major loss as you cannot view the contents present in MOV file. So, what has to be done now? Can I play MOV files on Windows Media Player? Can the damaged video be repaired and accessed. The answer is yes you can! Use MOV repair tool, to fix MOV video contents that got corrupted. With the help of the repair application the MOV file can be fixed without causing any more damage to the original file data.

Why Windows Media Player will not play your MOV files?

There are many reasons that cause damage to MOV file, making it not playable in Windows Media Player, few of which are mentioned below:

  • Virus infection cause corruption to MOV file, make them unplayable in Windows Media Player. The system gets infected with virus as result of weak antivirus application or while downloading some files from internet or when MOV files are shared with the computer that has been already infected with viruses
  • Unwanted interruption during MOV file transfer process from one system to storage media or vice versa leads to the MOV file being corrupted and not playable in Windows Media Player
  • Increase in the number of bad sectors on your hard drive causes damage to your MOV content, making you lose the content stored in it
  • OS crash or application malfunction also has an adverse effect on your MOV video files as they thoroughly corrupt them and hence makes unplayable in Windows Media Player

Why to use MOV Repair tool?

When the MOV files refuses to open with any media player then it must be assumed that it is corrupted and hence have to be repaired in order to get access to its contents. Yodot MOV Repair is the best and well known MOV file repair software that has all the features to fix damaged MOV files that won’t play in WMP. This repair product has very high success rate in repairing corrupt or unplayable MOV file without altering the original data. Use the advanced scanning mechanism added in this repair product so that the MOV file that is damaged with the worst case scenarios can be repaired and previewed without any difficulty. The other file types that are supported by this product are MP4 and M4V video files.

Steps to Fix MOV files not playing on WMP:

  • Download and install Yodot MOV Repair software in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • Launch the application from shortcut icon that is present on desktop and follow the onscreen instructions
  • The buttons that are provided in main screen of the tool are Corrupted File and Healthy File and the most important one is Repair
  • Select MOV file, which is to be repaired and now select the healthy MOV file
  • After that click on “Repair” button to start the repair process
  • This begins the scanning process of corrupted MOV file
  • After the repair process gets completed, the tool shows you the information of repaired MOV video
  • You can preview the MOV data by using “Preview” button that is made available
  • Finally save your file by clicking on the “Save” button to required destination

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  • Install good antivirus application in the system to prevent virus infection
  • Avoid playing MOV file using incompatible multimedia players
  • Keep a good internet connection so that you don’t get any interruptions while downloading the MOV file