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Top Free MOV Player | How to Play MOV Files on Windows/Mac

This article aims to introduce a great free MOV player which can play . MOV files on a broad range of operating systems like Windows 10 and Mac (OS Sierra), Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 veraciously. This well-received MOV file player 5KPlayer is utmost reliable to play MOV movies downloaded from the internet, MOV videos recorded by cameras, or any other channels possible. Boasting 100% capability to play MOV files at any video resolution without fuss, say, 1920 x 1080, 4096 x 2160, you really should give it a spin!

How to Play .MOV Files with a Free MOV Player?

Free MOV Player

You need to use 5KPlayer to play different kinds of MOV files on Windows 10 and Mac OS/iMac/MacBook. As a downright compact .MOV player without a dime, it is completely clean coming with no plug-ins, no ads, no viruses, no Trojans, no malware. And no additional codecs are required.

2017 Top 3 MOV Players Reviews

MOV player -5kplayer

No.1 5KPlayer – Free MOV Player for Mac & Windows

Supporting all video music including MOV M4V MP4 M4A MP3 H.264 in the QuickTime format and WMV WMA ASF in Windows media format, 5KPlayer can be the best free MOV file player for both iMac/MacBook/MacBook Air/MacBook Pro powered by Mac OS X/OS Sierra and Surface Pro 4/Dell XPS 13/Samsung Galaxy TabPro S/HP Spectre x360 13 shipped with windows 10/8/7.

Containing 180 audio and 450 video codecs or even more which QuickTime or Windows Media Player won't play, this mov player will keep you away from QuickTime can't play MP4 WMV MKV AVI FLV WMA etc problem or the dreaded "Windows can't open this file" error message.

Unlike 5KPlayer, most other MOV video players require you to install third party software or codecs like downloading GOM/VLC/Media Player Classic MKV codec to enable support for the particular type of file you wish to play. 5KPlayer simplified that by comprising all common and some rare video audio codecs to achieve multi media playback. Not so with 5KPlayer – this MOV file player includes everything you need.

Pros:
1. Supports all QuickTime-compatible and Windows Media Player-adaptable formats, including MOV M4V MP4, M4A MP3, H.264 WMV and WMA.
2. Smoothly plays 4K/5K/8K 3D DTS/Dolby sounds ALAC/FLAC lossless music and multi-region DVDs.
3. Compatible with 300+ online sites video music download including YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc and convert to MOV.
4. Allows you to rewind, forward, add subtitles to, etc any MOV video at will and create your personal playlists.
5. AirPlay server.

Cons:
1. Not very confugurable
2. Online MOV video playback incompatible.

QuickTime - MOV player

No. 2 QuickTime Player – the Native MOV Player for Mac

QuickTime Player is the default MOV file player built in MacBook/MacBook Air/MacBook Pro/iMac powered by Mac OS, and designed for specific file formats like MOV M4V MP4 M4A and MP3. Namely, QuickTime for Windows 10/8/7 is not very confugurable and QuickTime won't play MP4 problem happens now and then. It's indeed the inherent MOV player for Mac, but QuickTime Player is not so satisfactory to play all MOV files as only MOV file encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264 video and AAC audio is supported by QuickTime. Inferior to 5KPlayer, MP4 MKV AVI won't play on Mac happens often unless you download the specific codec, converting the file format or intall the plug-in on QuickTime.

Pros:
1. Edit the MOV files directly.
2. Good graphics to watch the films and movies, also its simple to use.
3. Subscription and download of QuickTime player is free.

Cons:
1.QuickTime often can't play MOV files shot by digital camera, downloaded online, or obtained from others encoded with QuickTime incompatible video or audio codec, etc.
2. Too long to load the MOV files and there is always buffering if the file is long.
3. Can't put full screen.

MPC-HC MKV player

No. 3 - DivX Plus Player – the Professional DivX Player with MOV Playback Ability

DivX Plus Player is included in DivX Plus HD software which also contains DivX Plus converter, DivX Web Player and Divx Plus Codec Pack. To be a great MOV player for PC, DivX Plus Player plays DivX Xvid WMV MP4 AVI MKV and MOV with H.264/AAC codec without lags. You can use it to transfer your movies, TV shows, music videos, etc to DivX certified devices, and play DTS/Dolby surround sound as well. Like 5KPlayer, this MOV file player supports various languages, audio tracks and DVD playback, and allows you to add subtitiles, rewind/fast-forward the MOV video, manage your downloads, etc at will.

Pros:
1. Supports MOV files with H.264/AAC codec.
2. Offers Blu-ray disc experience on computer with advanced DivX Plus/MKV features.

Cons:
1. Not support MOV files with other codecs.
2. Not support formats like FLAC, SWF, ASF, ALAC, FLAC, etc.

Prime Specs of Top 3 MOV Players:

File Type 5KPlayer QuickTime DivX Plus Player
H.264/AAC (.mov) Y Y Y
MPEG-4/AAC (.mov) Y Y N
ProRes/AAC (.mov) Y N N

How to Free Play MOV Files with 5KPlayer?

5KPlayer is very easy-to-use. It is simple to download and install it on your computer. As mentioned above, it is a clean MOV player which enables you to play .MOV files without any interruption.

Step 1. Simply download, install 5KPlayer setup and run this MOV player on your computer (Windows 10/8/7 or Mac).

The install package is lightweight and the installation process is straightforward. Thus, you can finish this job rather quickly.

Best Free MOV File Player

Step 2. Load MOV files for playing.

If you have made this MOV player associated with your MOV files, you just need to double click the file to play. If not, you can input MOV files with one of the ways below:
* Drag & drop a MOV file to the main window;
* Click "Video" to add MOV video for playback;
* Right click on target MOV file, and navigate to "Open with -> 5KPlayer" option.

Tips: This free MOV player is also supplied with many wonderful features. You can create your playlists, tag your favorite videos, adjust screen size, aspect ratio, etc.

Free Play MOV Movies

How to Convert MOV to MP4 with 5KPlayer

Not all smartphones accept MOV videos, if you want to convert your MOV file to the popular MP4 to play with your iPhone, Android. This MOV player can surely help you do the trick.

Step 1. Import MOV video file to 5KPlayer library.

Click "Library" button on the top of the main interface of this free MOV player, and then come to the video "Playlist" category in the left, followed by clicking the "+" button to add the target MOV file to the library.

Convert MOV to MP4 with 5KPlayer

Step 2. Start to Convert MOV to MP4
After your MOV file has successfully added to the playlist, you can see there is a Convert button under the name of the video, click it and then choose "Convert to MP4" from the drop-down menu. Only seconds needed, you'll get your MOV clips converted to MP4.

Tip: Besides being a professional free MOV file player, 5KPlayer is generally an all-in-one video music player available to play MKV, WMV, MP4, AVI, FLV and other video formats. And it is also the ultimate solution to free play 4K UHD videos smoothly. It can also help play quick time formats like MP4 M4V MP3, DVDs, listen to online radios like BBC, free download online videos songs from 300+ sites including YouTube, Vevo, Vimeo, DailyMotion and Facebook, and free stream video audio to Apple TV with built-in AirPlay receiver and AirPlay sender.

How to Rotate & Subtitle a MOV Video on Mac/Windows?

How to Rotate a MOV Video on Mac Windows?

The full-fledged MOV player - 5KPlayer also offers the quickest way to rotate a MOV file during MOV playback for instant watching. Whenever you open a MOV file vertical or horizontal, you can simply click the rotate button to have the video in whatever direction you like.
For detailed 5KPlayer MOV rotate guide, refer to how to rotate MOV video.

Rotate MOV video with 5KPlayer

How to Add Subtitles to MOV files with 5KPlayer

Option 1 Open the video/movie file and click subtitle button on this MOV player interface to load your subtitles;

Option 2 Or, you can right click on the playing interface and select subtitle tracks to add your SRT/ASS/SUB subtitle file.

Note: There's no way to play Zip subtitles in any video players! Your subtitle files shall not be compressed and shall be kept in one of those common subtitle formats accordingly for success file detection.

For detailed MOV subtitle insertion, refer to How To Add Subtitles to MOV file.

Add subtitles to MOV videos with 5KPlayer

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