Why convert AVI to MOV (QuickTime supported format)?

Maybe you have a ton of AVI files on your hard drive,  either from a digicam, or downloaded from the internet.  Maybe you want to edit AVI in iMovie, or play these files on your iPad, iPod or iPhone, etc.,. Apple, unfortunately only plays a couple types of seldom-used AVI file:  "Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ULAW, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format". But if your AVI files are the much more common AVI file type, encoded with a codec that QuickTime can't recognize, like DivX, XviD, you'll need to convert AVI to MOV or other iOS and Mac OS compatible formats.

How to Convert AVI to MOV

If you have QuickTime Pro installed, you can convert AVI to MOV directly. Just choose MOV as the output format by selecting "Save as". If you don't have QuickTime Pro installed or QT pro can't convert the AVI successfully, you can use this professional yet easy-to-use Video Converter for Mac to do the AVI to MOV Mac converting task. This Mac app enables you to convert any video or audio in all popular formats with ease.

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  • Convert AVI to MOV format without losing any quality
  • Directly convert AVI to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch supported MOV format and resolution
  • Additional video editor enables you to personalize AVI videos before conversion
  • Process AVI to MOV conversion in amazingly quick speed
  • Fully compatible with major Mac OS X operating systems like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.

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Convert AVI videos to QuickTime MOV on Mac/Windows

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Step 1. Load AVI videos to this Mac AVI to MOV Converter

To do so, you can directly drag & drop AVI files to the Video Converter for Mac. Or you can head to the "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the AVI files into the software.

Batch conversion is available, so you are able to add more than one file at one time. By the way, if you wanna combine several files into one for better enjoyment, you can enable "Merge" option at the bottom of the main interface.

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Step 2. Select "MOV" as the output format

Now you need to choose MOV format from the format tray and all your imported AVI files will be converted to MOV files.

If you want to put the output MOV files on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV or other popular portable devices for playback, you can choose the presets for iOS devices offered in the Device category of format tray. Because the app has optimized the video settings for the output files, so the video could fit on your devices perfectly. What's more, if you select any item from the Apple Devices as the output format, the app could import the output video files directly to your iTunes on Mac (Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion included).

Note: The Video converter Mac additionally offers you some useful edit functions for making your videos more enjoyable. You can split, crop, add cool effects to your media files or capture your favorite scene of the video. To learn more details, you can go to the User Guide of Video Converter for Mac.

Step 3. Start to convert AVI to MOV Mac

Hit the "Convert" button and let this smart Mac Video Converter do the rest for you! This video converter was specifically designed for Mac OS users. It performs greatly on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air either with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X Lion or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

When the conversion is done, you can play the output MOV videos in QuickTime, edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or put them on your iPod, new iPad 2 for playback whenever you like. It is cool, right? Have a nice media experience then!


See the video tutorial:

Watch the video guide to learn how to convert AVI to MOV format.

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You can add subtitle before conversion. When the conversion finishes, the subtitle will be displayed on the converted video.
anyway of loading a srt subtitle file at the same time?
Because my Mac won\'t play the avi files!
Daniel J
works fine for my mountain lion retina display 15inch
To make gifs.
wow.. this information is quite an interesting one.. and really thanks for this information,i have been facing such problem and now hope that i wont face any problem and watch my favorite videos more and more, without any problem.
Ramita Rai
This software was awesome. It was so easy to use and the interface was so user friendly. I am not show expert of using computers but i did the conversion with it so easily. It sooo good!!!
Rajib Rai
This .avi to quicktime .mov converter has made converting media files so easy. It is the software that i was search on the internet for so long. At last, I got it here. Now, my converting .avi to .mov is quite easy so far.
Ritesh Mahato12
Wow it\'s wonderful video.great article. this will come in handy with my new macbook pro!. I like this video so much.Hope others will like it too because it is so useful video. Thank you.
Maybe because mov works better in mac os x?

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