How to Convert AVI to MOV Format on Mac with Ease
There are few Mac video players supports AVI which is a multimedia format introduced by Microsoft for Windows technology. If you would like to share an interesting AVI video to your friends with QuickTime or edit these AVI videos with iMovie, you can convert AVI to MOV on Mac. The reason is that MOV files are compatible with Mac OS While AVI file can't do such a good job compared to MOV. To solve this problem, what you need is a Mac Video Converter tool to convert AVI file to MOV format without compress the video quality.
There are many kinds of Mac Video Converter software on market. One highly recommended program is Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, which is the right one Mac AVI to MOV Converter. It can convert not only AVI files on Mac, but also MKV, MP4, WMV, M2TS and FLV, etc. It also provides powerful editing functions and gives a full support to Mac OS X Lion and Mountain Lion.
To the people who use Windows-based computer and also want to convert AVI video files to MOV format, just have a try on Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate which is well compatible with Windows operating system (Windows 8 included).
How to convert AVI to MOV on Mac step by step
This Mac AVI Converter is fast and stable for converting AVI video to MOV on Mac, it only need several steps to finish the conversion. As your need, you can also edit the AVI videos via the powerful editing functions. Just follow these simple steps to start the AVI conversion.
1 Import AVI files
Directly drag the AVI videos you want to convert into the interface of this program, or you can also import them by clicking the "Add Video Files" menu.
2 Choose MOV as the Output Video Format
After import your AVI files, you can select one of them to preview it first. And then just click the device icon behind the video file to choose MOV as the output video format. You can merge multiple AVI videos into one by clicking" Merge into One File".
3 Edit AVI Videos (Optional)
Mac Video Converter software provides powerful editing functions, such as Trim, Crop, Rotation and Video Adjustments. By clicking the different buttons you can achieve different functions here. For example you can rotate your AVI video with the Video Rotation on the left or on the right on 90 degrees, or just flip horizontal/ vertical the videos for a special visual effect.
4 Start to Convert AVI files to MOV on Mac
When ending all editing and settings, just press 'Start' to convert AVI files. This program will do the rest perfectly for you!
What is AVI?
AVI is the file format created by Microsoft. As such, it is designed to be the file native to Windows Media Player. AVI is also the output file of almost all Windows-based video creator programs like the Windows Movie Maker. As such, it is directly playable with the inherent media player all Windows-based operating system, regardless their version.
What is MOV?
If AVI is native to the Microsoft Media Player, MOV is native to QuickTime. Everybody knows that QuickTime is the movie player of Mac products. It is present in Apple laptops and desktops, including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Downloading MOV files is more advisable if you're using an Apple device. This video file format is very similar to the industry standard MP4, which incidentally, is the most common and most preferred video format.