What is MOV format? Apple launched a specially video format, namely MOV(Movie Digital Video Technology) file format, which file is with a suffix of MOV. And it is corresponded with the software of Apple’s QuickTime for Mac.

AVI is one of the widely used and popular audio-video file format. However, it has one striking limitation: it is not supported by Quicktime.

With the rapid development of Apple, more and more people are choosing all series of electronic products of Apple. Meanwhile, MOV video format, which is developed by Apple, will be more and more popular to everyone.

In this guide, we will explain how to convert AVI to MOV for playing on Mac,iPad.


Convert AVI videos to QuickTime MOV on Mac

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.

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 (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 10.8 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!

QuickTime supported formats:

Video formats: QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), MPEG-2 (OS X Lion or later), MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2,AVI, AVCHD (OS X Mountain Lion only), DV etc

Video codecs: MPEG-2 (OS X Lion or later), MPEG-4 (Part 2), H.264, H.263, H.261 etc.

Audio formats: iTunes Audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p), MP3, Core Audio (.caf), AIFF, AU, SD2 , WAV, SND, AMR etc

Audio codecs: AAC (MPEG-4 Audio), HE-AAC, MP3, AMR Narrowband, Apple Lossless.