MOV is a MPEG-4 digital video container format used on Apple’s QuickTime Player. It was developed in 1998 by Apple as the proprietary video format for Macintosh. On top of video data, MOV format can also store audio and text data, such as subtitles. It can open easily on both Macs and PCs, although Windows require 3vix codec.
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MKV is a container format for holding multiple audio, video, picture, and text data such as subtitle tracks. It is similar to other common containers like MP4 and AVI, although MKV is open in the specification. For video contents, MKV uses a .mkv filename extension, .mka for audios, and .mks for subtitles.
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