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MPG is one the file extensions for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 computer files. QuickTime supports the playback of MPG files. However,some Mac users have found that when they play their MPG video in QuickTime, only audio exists or even worse, QuickTime just crashes! In addition, some users want to edit MPG videos on iMovie but failed. In cases like these, it's needed to convert MPG to MOV or other Mac compatible format. (Here takes MPG to MOV Mac conversion for example)

Best Tool to Convert MPG to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X 10.6 and Later

To easily convert MPG video to MOV video on Mac, a third party video converting tool is needed. Here the professional MPG to MOV Converter is strongly recommended. It has a user-friendly interface, which makes it very conveniently to convert MPG to QuickTime MOV format. The following information is about how to run the app and perform MPG to QuickTime MOV conversion on Mac OS X (El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard included).

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Key Features of iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe

  • Three simple clicks to complete conversion from MPG to MOV.
  • Edit MPG videos before converting to MOV or any other format as you want.
  • Converting MPG videos to various video editing tool supported formats, such as QuickTime MOV, Windows Movie Maker WMV, etc.
  • Burn MPG or MOV videos to DVD with ease.
  • Fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later.

Simple Steps to Perform MPG to MOV Conversion with iSkysoft

Step 1: Load MPG videos to this MPG to MOV Mac converter

Two ways to import MPG videos: 1) Drag & drop MPG files to the Video Converter directly. 2) Go to the"File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the MPG files you want to add.

Batch conversion is available, so you can add more than one MPG file at one time to save your time.

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Step 2: Select "MOV" as the output format

Go to the format tray and switch to Video category, then choose "MOV" as the output format. If you are not content with the video settings, you can click "File" > "Encode settings" to change the video settings in the resulting dialog, like resolution, bit rate, frame rate and so on.

Or if you want to watch the output files directly on an Apple device, you can choose the corresponding format as the output format. For your convenience, the MPG to MOV Mac app has already optimized the video settings for you.

Note: If you have several MPG videos on your Mac and you want to combine them and export a continuous MPG video, just enable the "Merge" option at the bottom of the program. On the contray, if you want to delete some part of the MPG video, you can trim it. On the editing interface, you are able to change the original video effect and crop the frame size, set the zoom. Detailed info: User Guide of iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac.

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Step 3: Start to convert MPG to MOV on Mac OS X

Hit the "Convert" button to let Video Converter for Mac accomplish converting MPG to MOV for you! This video converter works on Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.

When the conversion is done, you can play output MOV video in QuickTime (QuickTime X included), edit MTS in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or put MTS files on iPod for playback anytime you want.

Video Tutorial on How to Convert MPG to QuickTime on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Optional: Online MPG to QuickTime MOV Converter

If you don't want to install a computer program, you can also try online video converter to convert your MPG videos to QuickTime supported format. Try it below:

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An article like this always handy for me. It not only guides you the topic but also tells what tools are suitable to do it.
Thanks for your support. Hope everything goes well with you.
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