MOV is a computer file format used natively by the QuickTime. The format specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).

MPEG is a standard for lossy compression of video and audio for making video CDs, digital cable TV, etc. MPEG-1 has become the most widely compatible lossy audio/video format in the world, and is used in a large number of products and technologies.

Quicktime (MOV) compresses more, and it higher quality because it allows higher resolutions. MPEG is okay compression, but is limited to 353X288 for standard recording
MOV is used for Apple QuickTime, MPEG is often for making video CD, digital cable TV, etc.

Other Comparison: MOV vs WMV / 3GP vs 3G2 / MP4 vs FLV / MKV vs MP4 / MP4 vs MP3 / 3GP vs MOV / 3GP vs FLV / M2TS vs MP4

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