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MPEG-1 (M1V) is a multimedia format that is published as the ISO/IEC-1172 standard. It is an older format that relies on lossy compression, and it was designed to compress VHS and CD video files. Of all the formats that use lossy compression, M1V is the most widely-compatible with players, software, and hardware.
When opening an M1V file, it is best to use VLC media player. This media player can play across many operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix.
If there are problems opening an M1V file, then try the following. Verify the player software is most current version by visiting the player’s web site and searching for MPEG-1 video file updates. On Windows, ensure the correct application associates with the file by following these instructions. If all else fails, make sure the file is not infected with malware by scanning it with VirusTotal.
Initial release: 1992
Apple QuickTime (MOV) is a container that can hold various types of multimedia files, including 3D and virtual reality (VR). It is known for being useful for saving multimedia files to a user’s device. One of its defining features is that it stores data in movie “atoms” and “tracks” that makes highly-specific editing of the files possible.
By default, a MOV file opens with QuickTime. If the MOV file is Version 2.0 or earlier, then it can open with Windows Media Player, but more-recent versions will not open in this player. If unable to open a MOV file with QuickTime, then use VLC media player, which works across many platforms, including mobile.
Note that two other file types also use the MOV extension. They are AutoCAD AutoFlix and ROSE Online. These file types are unrelated, with one being obsolete and the other related to an online game. Apple did not develop these technologies and they do not open in QuickTime.
Developed by: Apple Inc.
Initial release: 2001
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