Summary: This article shows you how to convert/transcode AVI files to QuickTime MOV, so that you can play, edit, upload your AVI movies without limitations.
“I just downloaded a movie from limewire (acinderellastory.avi) in an AVI format but for some reason it wont play in my media players like iTunes and QuickTime......Is there a way to see this movie on my media players....thanks.”
Sometimes, when you play an AVI video in QuickTime, you may meet format incompatible problem like the above quoted words complained. That's not strange, because AVI is also in different codecs. Some types of AVI formats such as DIVX are not accepted by QuickTime. So, how to play these types of AVI videos smoothly in QuickTime? The best solution I’ve worked out is to find a professional video converter and convert AVI to Quicktime supported formats.
First of all, free download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac
It’s a professional video converter for you to convert AVI to QuickTime MOV or other playable video formats, such as AVI, MP4, WMV, M4V and MPEG easily on Mac. You can also choose Mac friendly codec for editing in NLE, like ProRes for FCP, and AIC for FCE and iMovie. This article will show you the steps to convert AVI to QuickTime on Mac.
How to transcode AVI to QuickTime MOV on Mac
Step 1: Install and launch the AVI to Quicktime Converter on your Mac, then click the “Add” button to import the AVI files.
Step 2: Click Format column and choose best video format for output. You can choose QuickTime Movie Format. Or, you can also choose "Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)" as the target format.
Tips: You can click settings button to customize the output video parameters as you want, such as video resolution, video bitrate, etc.
Step 3: Tap the conversion button to start converting AVI files to QuickTime MOV. After conversion, tap the Open button to get the output files. Later, you can use AVI files with QuickTime player or edit, share, upload on Mac as you want.
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