Monday, June 22, 2015

Easiest Way to Convert AVI files to QuickTime MOV on Mac

Summary: This article shows you an easy way to convert AVI to QuickTime MOV on Mac, so that you can play AVI in QuickTime player and even edit with iMovie, Final Cut Pro.

If you have a ton of AVI files on your Mac hard drive no matter captured from your camera or downloaded from the internet, you might want to play and edit your AVI clips on Mac OS X. But the problem is, based on my own experience, it is not easy to work AVI files on Mac. The typical issue is that QuickTime only natively plays AVI files encoded with Motion JPEG; QuickTime won't play AVI videos encoded with DivX, XviD or other video codecs. To solve the problem, an easy workaround is to convert AVI to QuickTime .MOV on Mac. Read on to get a brief how to.

To get all AVI files play in QuickTime[/b], the best way is to encode AVI to QuickTime playable video format with third-party software. I’ve found the best and easiest solution along with the help from Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. The program is a professional AVI Converter for Mac. It's able to convert AVI files to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X(including Yosemite/Mavericks) with least quality loss. Besides, this Mac video converter provides more compatible formats like ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid MC, etc.

P.S. If you want to transcode AVI to MOV on Windows for easier playing, editing and sharing, just get Video Converter.

Tutorial: How to convert AVI to QuickTime MOV on Mac

1. Run the program you just set up. Drag and drop the AVI files to the converter app. You can also hit Add files button to import videos to the app.

2. Click Format bar and select "QuickTime Movie Format" as target format. "MOV- QuickTime(*.mov)" from the "Common Video" is also an optimal choice.

3. Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.

4. Finally, please click "Convert" button to start the AVI to QuickTime conversion on Mac. After the conversion, get the output .mov files and it will ensure a smooth playback and editing workflow on Mac OS X.

Additional Tips: As mentioned above, besides transcoding AVI to QuickTime media, this AVI to MOV Converter for Mac can also convert AVI(DivX/XviD) to FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc NLE systems with optimal presets on Mac(Yosemite included). Just choose a proper format in the second step.

More Guides:

How to Convert AVI to iMovie
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How to Add AVI files into iTunes library
How to Import AVI files into Final Cut Pro X
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