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How to Convert QuickTime MOV Files to AVI in Windows/Mac

Why do you need to convert MOV to AVI? Well, as we know, MOV is an Apple QuickTime format and is widely used for saving video files with compression. Today, many digital cameras and camcorders capture videos in the MOV format. However, MOV is a Mac friendly video format and is not supported by Windows-based applications like Windows Movie Maker, Windows Media Player, Windows DVD Maker, etc. If you want to play or edit MOV in Windows without any troubles, you'd better convert MOV to AVI, a Windows preferred format.

To convert MOV files to AVI, a video converter is needed. Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate (or Video Converter Ultimate for Mac) is just the right choice for you. With it, you can easily convert QuickTime MOV video to AVI with fast conversion speed and excellent output video quality. No technical skills are required. Simply follow the intuitive interface and you can get all your work done in a few mouse clicks.

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How to convert QuickTime MOV files to AVI format

Note that here the screenshots of Video Converter for Windows are used to show you the detailed steps to complete the whole conversion. If you're using a Mac, please refer to Convert MOV to AVI on Mac.

1Import MOV videos to the program

Run Video Converter Ultimate and click Add Files to add the QuickTime MOV files from your local drive, digital cameras, USB devices, etc. for conversion. Or first locate the MOV videos you want to convert and directly drag them to the software interface to load them. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files. And if you want to convert all the added MOV videos to a single AVI file, simply tick "Merge all videos into one file".

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2 Edit your videos

A built-in video editor is provided, allowing you to crop video frame sizes so as to remove the black bars, trim videos to get the part you need, adjust video effects for a better visual effect, rotate videos to get the right position, add text/image watermarks either for fun or copyright protection, insert plug-in subtitles for a better illustration, etc.

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3 Set the output format and directory

To change MOV to AVI format, simply click Output Format and choose AVI from Format > Video >AVI as the output video format. If you don't like the default setting, click Settings to adjust the video resolution, frame rate, audio channels, bit rates etc. Meanwhile, click Output Folder to choose a folder to save the converted AVI files.

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4Convert MOV video to AVI

Now you've come to the last step: click the Convert button to start converting from MOV format to AVI. Wait for the conversion to be done and click Open Folder to get all the converted videos. Bingo, that's done. After that, you can view your videos anywhere you like.

Here is video tutorial on how to convert QuickTime MOV videos to AVI:

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Related Glossary:

  • MOV - is a video Container format for QuickTime. The multimedia container file can hold multiple tracks, audio, video, effects or text files. Each Track, regardless of type, has its own digitally-encoded media stream using a specific Codec.
  • AVI - stands for Audio Video Interleave, is a Container format used by Microsoft's Video for Windows multimedia framework.

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Aimersoft's Video Converter Ultimate converts QuickTime MOV files to AVI format amazingly easy and the quality is great.
Sally-Anne L.
I just downloaded, installed and have started to work with MOV to AVI Converter. Before I leave I wanted to say thanks for saving my video of my daughter's graduation ceremony. I borrowed a friends hi end DSLR to make sure I got good quality but didn't realize I was shooting MOV format. I have had the video on a memory card for a year almost because I have a PC and try as I would, I just couldn't do a decent editing job with the editor that came with the computer. I was going to settle for a second rate job, bite the bullet and have it done professionally or shop for something affordable to do the job. I think this will be it!
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