.MOVIE File Extension
File TypeQuickTime Movie File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
Movie saved or formatted in Apple's proprietary QuickTime format; may use one of many types of codecs to compress the file, including the H.264 video codec, which uses a high-efficiency compression algorithm; H.264 support was introduced with QuickTime 7.0, which was released with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and is also available with QuickTime for Windows.
Most QuickTime movies can be played back by earlier versions of QuickTime Player, but QuickTime 7 or later is required to play back H.264-encoded video files.
QuickTime movies may also use the .MOV extension, which is especially common on Windows-based computers.