VLC Not Play Some MOV Files- Solution

Published on by Chris King

This article will introduce a workaround for playing MOV videos with VLC player perfectly. Get the tricks here.

VLC Not Play Some MOV Files- Solution
Q1: VLC 2.0 will not play some .mov files

"Some .mov files that play satisfactorily using Quicktime will not play using VLC 2.0. With these files, some either appear to play but the screen is blank or with others, the following error message is displayed. Most .mov files play satisfactorily with VLC 2.0 only a few files are affected. 

Q2: MOV playback issue with VLC - audio fine but video hangs

"I have run into an issue where VLC is not playing certain .MOV files. They start fine and the audio continues without error, yet the video gets stuck in one spot."

Digging around the net, we found that more than one VLC users are troubled by the VLC MOV playback issue. In the following paragraphs, we will offer some tips and tricks to let you play MOV in VLC without hassle.

As far as we know, 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, try a VLC alternative or you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter to convert unplayable MOV files to VLC Player most compatible formats.

Overall, 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. Once you download the video converter, follow the steps below.

Tutorial: Convert MOV for playback in VLC

Step 1. Load MOV movies

Run the software and then import your MOV files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature. 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 MOV to .avi, .mp4 for playing with VLC.

Tip: By clicking "Settings" icon, you can enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Start converting MOV to VLC format

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 on VLC easily without any issues.

Additional Tips:

This versatile MOV to VLC converter program not only can change MOV to VLC playable format, but also supports converting MOV to Windows Media Player, iTunes, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs.

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