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How to Play MOV Files with VLC Efficiently


Have you ever tried playing a MOV file using a VLC? Ever encountered with MOV some files won't play in VLC well like missing sound, no image, stutter? The following article will explain why VLC fails to play MOV files and will show you an easy solution to play MOV in VLC player perfectly.

Video Errors:

It's possible that the video is damaged or corrupted; this can happen when a file is copied. If you downloaded the file, it may not be finished downloading or may have encountered errors while downloading.

The best way to test this is to use another player or to copy the video to another computer for testing. If you can have access, download or create a new copy of the video.

Codec Issues:

VLC uses integrated codecs and thus is independent of the (DirectShow) codecs installed on the system. Most apps however are dependent on system codecs and so if you don't have the appropriate ones installed, they will fail to open your media files.

In this case, you can download proper codecs it needs or you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter to convert unplayable MOV files to VLC Player most compatible formats.

Review: This application is the best VLC assistant that you should have. It can convert MOV to VLC playable H.264 MP4 video on Windows (Windows 10 included) without quality loss. Besides, it also supports converting MOV files to iPad, iTunes, Windows Media Player and more to meet your different needs. If you wanna solve the MOV in VLC playback issues on Mac OS X(including Sierra, El Capitan), please turn to Video Converter for Mac. Download the program to start the MOV to VLC conversion task.

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Tutorial: Convert MOV for Playback in VLC with Ease

STEP 1. Load MOV movies

Just drag and drop MOV to the main interface of the MOV to VLC converter and the file will be loaded instantly. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion.


STEP 2. Set output format

Click on "Format" bar to select output format. Here you can choose to encode AVI to H.264 .mp4, DivX .avi for playing with VLC.

Tip: You can also check the "Settings" box , and set video codec, video size, Bitrate, frame rate to get a decent video you want on your VLC player.

STEP 3. Start converting MOV to VLC format

In the end, you just need to click the "Convert" button start encoding MOV files to VLC.

After the conversion, tap the Open icon in the main interface and you can locate the converted files there. Just add the files to your VLC, and you can play the converted MOV video on VLC successfully.

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