Fix The Document MOV Could Not Be Opened Error

Written by Lucy John on April 26, 2023

“Yesterday I transferred dozen of MOV videos files from my Windows PC to Mac system. However, few of them were not playing properly, instead passing error ‘The document could not be opened. The decoder required for this media cannot be found."’ How should I resolve this error message on Mac computer? Those MOV file are very essential for me. Please someone help!”.

Occasionally users may come across this kind of situation while playing MOV video files and hardly struggle to get appropriate solution to fix errors. In order to fix error like ‘The document could not be opened….’ first try to find factors that causing this error. Usually, mismatch between MOV file and media player codecs might one of the reason behind this error. Apart from this, sometimes header corruption in MOV file while moving from one device to another might also make it not to play and throw error message as mentioned previously. In case MOV file got corrupted due to any reasons like improper termination, virus attack or bad sector formation, then also it may display the document .mov could not be opened error.

Whatsoever may be the reason behind ‘The document .mov could not be opened….’ error and related issues, it can be fixed with the support of an appropriate video file repair tool.

Tool to fix MOV error:

Yodot Video Repair is one among the premium video file repair software which can easily fix error the document MOV could not be opened on Mac and Windows system no matter what the reason for this error. By scanning MOV video file showing the document MOV could not be opened error, this utility can troubleshoot respective issue. Using this program, one can also fix MOV file failed to render error, cannot read .mov file error, .mov unsupported file type error, no supported tracks found error and many more error related to MOV video file. More to this it can even repair MP4 and M4V video file formats effectively. Additionally, it’s simple interface make it possible to fix error displaying MOV file by non technical person on Mac (Mac OS X Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion and Maverick) and Windows systems (Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, server 2003 and 2008).

Procedure to fix error the document .MOV could not be opened:


  • Backup your favorite MOV video files on secure external storage devices
  • Don’t terminate media player abruptly while playing MOV videos

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