Although, QuickTime player claim to support MOV sometimes cannot open the MOV file in QuickTime player or the opened movie plays audio but no video or doesn't play video file at all. Since the MOV file is a media container format that comprises of dozens of different video and audio codec’s. Unfortunately, if your MOV files recorded with digital camera or downloaded from the internet or received from others encoded with QuickTime incompatible video or audio codec, you will experience cannot play MOV on QuickTime or the QuickTime only play MOV with audio but no video.
How to Solve QuickTime not playing MOV file on Mac errors?
Basically, there are two methods to solve the above-mentioned issues that are as follows:
Method 1: One should install the corresponding MOV video or audio codec needed for playback the MOV video that QuickTime does not support. In this method, one should initially check the inspector or information window to preview what codec are contained with the MOV video s, then download and install the codec
Method 2: Convert the QuickTime unsupported MOV file into QT more compatible MOV with iDealshare Video Go. This method is recommended for not only solve cannot play the QuickTime MOV file on Mac machine but even then it would be not possible to play MOV video file in QuickTime application.
Besides, if you are still unable to overcome the unexpected error messages one should simply make use of the MOV Repair tool to repair unable to play Quicktime MOV file on Mac. This software has an automatic repair option that separates out video and audio data streams and adjoins them to create a relevant playable movie file. This software has been specially designed to repair damaged MOV video file, which gets corrupt due to faulty digital camcorder firmware, severe virus attacks, etc. It has the ability to fix corrupt MOV video file unplayable on QuickTime media player and other players like Windows media player, VLC media player, etc.
Possible causes behind the Quicktime Not Playing MOV File on Mac:
In order to overcome the above-mentioned reasons behind MOV video file corruption, one should always keep a proper backup of the crucial movie file on other storage devices. Never play MOV file on unsupported media players and storage devices such as the memory card, USB flash drive, etc. Make use of genuine antivirus software to kill the virus or any other threats. Otherwise, one can rely on the MOV Repair tool to fix Quicktime not playing MOV file on Mac at your fingertips. With the help of this advanced software, one can quite easily repair the MOV video file on Sony Camcorder and other professional DSLR camera and camcorder manufacturers such as Kodak, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Minolta, GoPro, Samsung, Sony, etc.
Moreover, you can employ this software to preview the repaired MOV video file before saving it to the desired location. It supports to repair MOV video file in iTunes, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, it even solves cannot play AVI, WMV, MPG, MKV, VOB, 3GP, RMVB, FLV, etc. Make use of this award-winning software to repair Quicktime Not Playing MOV File on Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, etc. For more updated information, click here https://www.movrepair.net/mac.html.
Step 1: Download and install the repair program on your system to fix MOV files as shown in Figure 1
Figure 1: Home Window
Step 2: After launching it, you will come across to a new window where you need to click on the "Open" button in order to upload your corrupted MOV file. As soon as your file gets uploaded, the repair button located at the down of the window will turn green. Once it turns green then you need to click on "Repair" button in order to start the repair process as shown in Figure 2
Figure 2: Corrupt MOV File Selection Window
Step 3: Immediately after this, a new window will appear where you can see the repairing process as shown in Figure 3
Figure 3: File Repairing Window
Step 4: Once your repair process gets over and your file gets fixed, a new window will open where you easily preview your fixed file by clicking on "Preview repaired file" button as shown in Figure 4
Figure 4: Previewing Window
Note: It is essential that you know that in demo version save fixed file option is unavailable. You can only click on preview repaired file option for previewing your repaired file but you cannot save your repaired file in the demo version. Therefore, if you are satisfied with the performance of the trial version then you can activate the full version of this application. Once you buy the full version of this repairing software, you will be able to save your repaired file by simply clicking on save repaired file option as this option will be available in full version.