Repair QuickTime Movie File Format Isn’t Recognized Error

“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:

  • Codec Issue: Each movie file requires particular Codec to be played in QuickTime player. When such codec is not installed on system or if media player fails to recognize the codec, then this error may pop while playing any MOV file
  • QuickTime Malfunctioning: Incorrect installation of QuickTime media player on system, missing of program files related to QuickTime, etc. can result in malfunctioning of QuickTime that further shows the above error
  • Movie File Corruption: Abrupt termination of QuickTime player when any movie file is being played, errors while creating MOV video file, wrongly editing MOV video in some inauspicious video editing programs, etc. can damage video file such that QuickTime fails to recognize the file type

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 MOV 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 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 and Mavericks OS X versions.

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

  • Download Yodot MOV Repair software on your computer where error showing corrupt movie file is present
  • Then install and run the utility according to given instructions
  • In main screen, browse for the victim movie file that needs to be repaired and hit on ‘REPAIR’ button
  • Software scans selected movie file and fixes all its errors within fraction of minute
  • When scanning completes, preview fixed MOV file and save it in new target location on computer hard drive

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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