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If you have obtained a .mov file, then you have a Quicktime video file. Quicktime is a video and audio container format developed by Apple Computer Inc . It doesn't define the actual compression technology the video has to use, but just defines the video structure instead.
IMPORTANT: These instructions are a few years old. However, we have a newer, more detailed and eloquent set of instructions for MOV files in our Guides section. Click here to read our proper How to play MOV files article.
Quicktime Alternative is excellent software for playing back MOV files. Also Media Player Classic comes highly recommended.
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