How to Fix QuickTime says “not movie file”

Even though QuickTime claims to support movie files like MOV, sometimes we still run into QuickTime saying not a movie file. Or the opened MOV only plays audio but no video, or QuickTime won't play MOV at all. Does QuickTime play MOV files? Why QuickTime player throws error? Is there any solution to fix QuickTime not playing movie files?

Well, the following article just aims to explain why QuickTime throes not a movie error as well as introduce a solution to play video file with QuickTime on Windows.

Why QuickTime won’t play a movie file?

QuickTime only supports MOV file encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264 video and AAC audio. If your MOV files whatever recorded with digital camera or downloaded from website or received from others encoded with QuickTime incompatible video or audio codec, you will encounter with errors on QuickTime or QuickTime only play MOV with audio but no video.

How to resolve “QuickTime says not movie file” error?

Usually, there are two methods to solve QuickTime won't play MOV video files:

Method #1: Install the corresponding video or audio codec needed for playback the MOV video that QuickTime does not support. In this method, you must first check the inspector or info windows to see what codec are contained within the MOV videos, then download and install this codec.

Method #2: Convert QuickTime unsupported MOV to QT more compatible MOV or MP4 with reliable converters.

If both the above methods fail to resolve the problem of fixing QuickTime player is saying not a movie file, then it indicates that the video file say your MOV file is corrupted. So to fix corrupted MOV file, you’ll have to depend up on a reliable video repair tool.

Hi5 MOV File Repair Software is the best corrupt QuickTime movie repair tool that help you in fixing the damaged video file and thereby resolve the issue of QuickTime player will not play movie file. It repairs video files in the form of MOV as well as MP4.

Tutorial to Fix QuickTime movie file

A simple method to fix MOV or Mp4 movie files can be achieved in just few simple clicks:

  • Download Hi5 MOV File Repair Software on your computer
  • Complete the installation procedure and launch the tool
  • Provide a healthy video file of the same format as your corrupted ones using Healthy File option
  • Now choose your corrupted movie file via Corrupted File option
  • Start the repair process by clicking on Repair button
  • Software starts the scanning and repairing process
  • Once the fix action gets completed you can view the fixed video using Preview option
  • Save the repaired video file on any desired place (except source location) on your system by clicking on Save button

Now you can easily play your movie file on QuickTime player as well as other media players like VLC, Windows Media Player, and many more.

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