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For Mac OS X
Intro – MOV Files
files are common video formats
used in many digital cameras. MOV files
run on Quick Time Player, a software
developed by Apple Inc. A MOV file can
be played on PC as well as Mac with the
help of QUICK TIME PLAYER software.
Can MOV file deleted or
just like any other file, a .MOV file can
be deleted, formatted or lost from the
It can also be deleted from a memory
card of a digital camera.
At times, the MOV file also becomes
corrupted. Some of the reasons for MOV
file corruption are explained ahead.
Header file corruption
'Header' is placed on the top of a
MOV file & it holds all vital information that
makes the file run. Any corruption in this
header file will leads to inaccessibility of a
are number of small images that
forms a video. If any of the frame gets
damaged or fails to integrate with other
frames, inaccessibility of MOV file is
occurred. Due to presence of large no. of
frames in any video, this is one of the most
prominent reason behind MOV file
type of damage occurs in a MOV file
only when an important file component
responsible to run the audio either
becomes corrupt or gets deleted.
No video is complete without an audio file
segment. Unfortunately, this is one of the
most commonly found corruption in MOV
has a technical expansion which is Cyclic
Redundancy Checking, a method to check
errors in file that is to be transmitted to a
communication link. In MOV file, CRC may arise
due to bad blocks on the storage device. CRC
generally displays an error on the computer
screen which is “CRC
file cannot be opened”.
the computer OS can itself make the MOV file
go nuts. How??
An abrupt shutdown can damage (.MOV) files.
An OS update may fail MOV files
Virus on OS may cause damage
Incomplete download also damages MOV files.
Is there a fix available?
a software called “Stellar Phoenix MOV
Repair for Mac” provides sophisticated assistance to
all the problems that causes the MOV file to go
This software runs on Mac & repairs .MOV file. The
repaired .MOV file then can be played on both PC
and Mac without any hassle.