Fix MOV File That Cannot Be Played on Windows 8

“I am having some issues while playing my MOV file on Windows 8 system. I recently downloaded zipped folder that contained MOV files; after extracting the zipped file contents to specific partition on my Windows 8 PC, I was unable to play MOV file. I tried playing that MOV file on different media players, but it was of no use. Can anyone tell me the reason that has made MOV file unplayable on Windows 8 PC? And I need helpful tips for repairing MOV video file without altering original file contents. Thanks a lot!”

MOV as we all know is a video file format that was formerly developed for playing videos on Apple computer; however, now MOV file format has been made compatible to work with Windows OS also. If you are unable to play MOV files on Windows Media Player, then you should probably make use of MOV codec that can fix the issue. Even after installation of MOV codec, if your MOV file is unplayable on Windows 8 system, then it could be due to corruption of MOV file on Windows 8. Know the issues that make MOV video unplayable on Windows 8 system as given below:

  • Virus infection is considered as major reasons behind corruption of MOV file on Windows 8 computer making it unplayable
  • Registry errors or installation of inappropriate third party tools on Windows 8 PC can damage MOV file, which can be played on any media player
  • Abrupt system shutdown or closing of media player when MOV file is played on Windows 8 system

MOV repair tool for Windows 8

After knowing about the scenarios that makes Mov file unplayable on Windows 8 system, snow let us find out right solution to fix MOV file to make it play on Windows 8 computer. It is suggested that you make use of Yodot MOV Repair software to repair MOV video file that cannot be played on Windows 8 desktop or laptop for any reason. This utility is included with simple list of options to carry out MOV file repair and preview fixed video file on Windows 8 PC in simple steps. Apart from MOV file, this video repair utility can mend MP4 file that won’t play on Windows 8 computer. This MOV file repair tool has potential to fix corrupted or not playing MOV, MP4 and M4V video files on various Windows (Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008) as well Mac (Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion) OS versions.

Simple steps for repairing MOV video that won’t play on Windows 8:

  • Download and install Yodot MOV Repair application in Windows 8 system with help of admin account
  • After completion of installation process, user can view shortcut icon using which repair procedure can be initiated
  • From the main screen click on ‘Browse’ button to select corrupt MOV file that is not playing on Windows 8
  • Once MOV file has been selected, user can hit on ‘Repair’ button to start video fixing procedure
  • Upon completion of repair process, repaired MOV file can be previewed
  • After MOV video has been previewed, user can save it to relevant destination location on your computer

Tips to Consider:

  • Keep backup of important MOV files on more than one destination location
  • Avoid using MOV file on unknown media players that can damage video file contents and make it unplayable
  • Maintain good source of power backup to prevent abrupt system shutdown when MOV file is being played