MOFF File Extension

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Sony Video Analysis Index Format
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What is MOFF file?

File with MOFF extension is an Sony AVCHD index file genereated by various digital cameras produced by Sony. MOFF files are used by Picture Motion Browser, a photo and video management application. MOFF files don’t store any actual video data but only images, sound, and metadata for organizing the multimedia content. MOFF files can also contain GPS data in given camera supports such function.

Capabilities of MOFF files

MOFF files are generated automatically by the camera device, or when video files are imported into Picture Motion Browser as a means of storing indexed data. MOFF file allows file data to be sorted by date, stores thumbnail images of video scenes for searching, and contains information related to the location at with given image was taken.

MOFF and MODD files

MOFF files are typically accompanied by MODD support files, which store vide clip metadata in XML format. Both MOFF and MODD files are not necessary to open given video, but without them video analysis with Picture Motion Browser is not possible.

Additional information

MOFF files are now used by Sony PlayMemories tool, which was released in 2012 as a replacement for Picture Motion Browser. MOFF format was developed in 2006.

Programs which support MOFF file extension

Programs that can handle MOFF files are as follows. MOFF files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support MOFF file

Updated: 02/15/2020

How to open file with MOFF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening MOFF files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with MOFF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with MOFF files.

Step 1. Download and install Picture Motion Browser

Install software to open MOFF file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening MOFF files is that no program that can handle MOFF files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Picture Motion Browser. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support MOFF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Picture Motion Browser website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Picture Motion Browser

Update software that support file extension MOFFYou still cannot access MOFF files although Picture Motion Browser is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Picture Motion Browser cannot handle files with MOFF may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Picture Motion Browser should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open MOFF files to Picture Motion Browser

If you have the latest version of Picture Motion Browser installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage MOFF on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with MOFF file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the MOFF file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Picture Motion Browser installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open MOFF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with MOFF file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the MOFF file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Picture Motion Browser and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with MOFF extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the MOFF for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper MOFF file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check MOFF file for viruses
1. Check the MOFF file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the MOFF is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the MOFF file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with MOFF extension is complete and error-free

If the MOFF file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the MOFF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Sony Video Analysis Index Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Picture Motion Browser

If the systems has insufficient resources to open MOFF files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Sony Video Analysis Index Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle MOFF files.

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