Fix Unplayable MOV on QuickTime Player

MOV is a well-known file format proprietary to Apple Inc., which is used for storing multimedia files. QuickTime player is built into all Mac computers and Windows computer which use .mov as its native file format for saving video files. This file format is commonly used with a broad range of media files, such as 3D, animation, music, and audio/video recordings. Its ease of share and transfer ability is one of the reasons why MOV is the most preferred multimedia file format. You will be able to convert MOV file to other file formats such as AVI, WMV, MKV etc. and play your multimedia content in a variety of applications.

Though MOV file is reliable format used for storing video files, sometimes video file refused to play on Mac due to corruption or any oblivious reasons. There are various incidents or events that can lead to MOV corruption. Mentioned below are a few common situations that end up corrupting your MOV files and making them unplayable on QuickTime Player:

  • Improper Termination of Transfer Process: MOV file gets damaged when any error occurs in the bit pattern or structure of the file. The file structure is more likely to be get damaged when you face power failures or sudden system turn off during the file transfer process, causing the Input/output operation to terminate leaving the MOV files in inconsistent format
  • Unsupported Media Player: Opening MOV files on unsupported media player other QuickTime can damage its header which makes the data part inaccessible. In the severe case it can alter and corrupt the QuickTime application file
  • Converting MOV to another Format: MOV file conversion needs to be done carefully. Using a third party application that is not apt for MOV file conversion can cause damage its file format. Furthermore, corruption may also happens if any sort of interruption is encountered during the conversion process
  • Storage Media Corruption: There is a good chance that the MOV files on storage media may be more prone to corruption, if it has bad sectors or it is logically corrupt due to hardware faults, virus infection, failures software conflicts, etc.
  • QuickTime Error 2048 couldn't Open the File: You may encounter an error message stating “Error -2048: Couldn’t open the file”, etc while trying to pen MOV file on QuickTime player. This message indicates that MOV video file is not recognizable by QuickTime Media player due to corruption MOV file or QuickTime program file

How to Fix Corrupt MOV Video Files?

In case you find yourself in a similar situation mentioned above, you can use Yodot MOV Repair software to fix corrupted MOV file that is not playing on QuickTime media player. This software is equipped with advanced options to perform in depth scanning of the corrupt MOV file for locating and fixing errors in every component of QuickTime MOV file. Apart from MOV video files, this software will also help you in repairing corrupt, damaged or broken MP4 files. Moreover, this the software is capable of repairing MOV files recorded by using any digital camcorders like, Olympus, Canon, Nikon Panasonic, etc on Mac and Windows platform.

Steps involved in the repairing of QuickTime MOV files

  • Download the Yodot MOV Repair software and install it to your Mac computer
  • After installation gets completed run it in order to begin the repair process
  • Once you launch Yodot MOV Repair Software, the main interface of the software is displayed
  • Click ‘Open’ option in the right side of the of the screen to open MOV files for repair and then click on “Repair”
  • The software starts scanning as soon as you select the MOV file
  • Click the ‘Preview’ button underneath the screen to preview a movie before saving in the main desired location

Things to Remember

  • Avoid any type of interruption in between MOV file transmission
  • Create backup of important MOV files so that you don’t have to worry much in the event of MOV file corruption
  • Update your QuickTime player in order to play the latest MOV files

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