Repair QuickTime Movie File Format Isn’t Recognized Error

Written by Lucy John on April 25, 2023

“Hi, I recovered couple of MOV video files that were lost from system hard drive using some third party file recovery utility. But after recovery when I try to play those movies in QuickTime player, it is showing error that says movie’s file format isn’t recognized by QuickTime. I don’t know what has to be done to resolve this error. Someone please suggest me appropriate method to fix this error.”

QuickTime is one of the most used multimedia players on Mac and Windows computer to play videos brilliantly. It can play MOV, AVI, MP4 and other video file formats free of hassle. But, at certain situations one may incur various errors in QuickTime while trying to play any video file. For instance, while playing MOV video file, QuickTime might display error stating, ‘the file “****.mov” could not be opened. The movie’s file format isn’t recognized.’ This error indicates that QuickTime failed to recognize the video file due to some aspects.

Various reasons that cause QuickTime error the movie’s file format isn’t recognized are like this:

Movie files may not play in QuickTime when the player shows that movie’s file format isn’t recognized error. No need to be worried if any of your movie file shows this error on being played in QuickTime. It can be easily resolved if one makes use of excellent video repair tool.

Best utility to fix QuickTime the movie’s file format isn’t recognized error:

Voted by many data recovery experts, Yodot Video Repair is the better option to resolve QuickTime error the movie’s file format isn’t recognized. This utility is capable of repairing MOV videos that are severely corrupt and not playing on QuickTime media player. It can fix CRC error, Codec error, audio-video sync error, header corruption and other errors displayed by MOV video file with ease. It also has ability to repair movies in MP4 and M4V file format from various gadgets like iPhone, cameras, video cameras, etc. It’s amazing repair strategies can fix MOV file after recovery tool error on both Windows and Mac platforms. Windows oriented software version can be used on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems. On the other hand, Mac version of this tool can be employed on Mac machines running with Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion, Mavericks, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur and Catalina OS X versions.

Simple steps to get rid of QuickTime movie’s file format isn’t recognized error:

Precautionary Measures:

  • Install system with proper Codec before playing movie files in QuickTime player
  • Use efficient video editing software to edit movie files without error
  • Mark your system with powerful antivirus tool so that harmful viruses do not enter system

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