If you are a newbie, completely unaware of why and how you must download an MOV codec or rather what an MOV codec is, then this article should suffice with all the basics.
A very common problem that you might face if you are caught unaware of all the requirements and the system which technology follows you will realize that a every media file, whether it is an audio or a video file has a particular File format. This File format allows you to play that File (audio or video) on software that is compatible with it and no other file format for that matter would play on that software. It is for this reason that conversions between various media file formats need to take place. This means that a particular media file needs to be converted to another media file so that they can play on their respective softwares (according to the one that you have).
So for instance you have recorded videos that you wish to put up on YouTube or rather you have recorded a video (these are all usually in MOV file formats) and you want to play it on your computer on a software other than the one that is compatible with MOV (this is QuickTime) such as Media Player which is the most common Software for playing media files on the computer, then you would first need to decode and encode and convert the MOV file to one that is compatible to be played on the Media player. The computer program that carries out this conversion from one file format to another is called a Codec.
So now you know what Codecs are and why you might need them; in fact these Codecs have become an essential part of having a computer and especially if you actively use media files. MOV files are very common file formats for recording and it is impossible to use MOV files everywhere, an MOV codec is thereby very important for making these conversions.
How to get hold of an MOV Codec is also actually very simple. There are thousands of offers made online for buying Coders for MOV and other softwares that are offered in package form. Your simple task that puts you only a step away from firing away with making MOV conversions to other File formats is downloading and installing such a Codec on your computer and then using it as and when you need it. However read up product reviews on the Codecs that you are considering buying before you commit to one for the best deal. You can also go for a trial version of a codec before you buy the entire package.