how to play and convert MOV files on Mac

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how to play and convert MOV files on Mac

Postby miniavatar » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:01 am

Part 1. What are MOV files?

The .mov files format is a MPEG 4 video format first develeped in 1998, it is used for Apple's QuickTime application on Mac. MOV is an audio and video file type and primarily is used with the company's QuickTime media player. It used as a multimedia container for digital videos, and its multitracking ability allows editors to shape the file in a variety of ways. MOV has enjoyed one of the longest lives of any file type during the digital age.

An average MOV file contains one or more tracks of data. Tracks are organized in a hierarchy of information called atoms. Atoms often parent other atoms or allow for editing, but their most popular function is housing media data. The primary media that makes up an MOV file are video tracks, audio tracks, effects tracks and text tracks.

Part 2. How to play MOV files on Mac?

You can play MOV files by using QuickTime and it is very easy to use and convenient for you to play MOV files on Mac.

Part 3. How to convert MOV to MP4, WMV, MPG, AVI on Mac?

Step 1: Add mov files to Mov Video Converter for Mac
Download and run Mac MOV Video Converter, click button "Add" to load the mov video files you want to convert from your Mac.

Step 2: Set the output format and location
Choose the output format from the drop-down list of profile "Format". Hit the button "Browse" to select the saving place from your Mac.

Step 3: Convert
After all setting are done, you can hit the "Convert" button to convert MOV to WMV, AVI, MPG, MP4 or what you want.

If you want, you can convert MOV to AVI on Mac, convert MOV to MP4 on Mac, convert MOV to WMV on Mac, convert MOV to FLV on Mac, convert MOV to MPG on Mac.
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