Maybe you have tons of AVI files on your hard disk, either from a digicam, or downloaded from the internet. Unfortunately, Apple can only plays these AVI file: “Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ULAW, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format”. So if your AVI files are the much more common AVI file type, encoded with DivX, XviD, etc., Which QuickTime can’t recognize, then you’ll need to convert the AVI video files to MOV or other compatible formats.
If you have QuickTime Pro installed, you can convert AVI to MOV Mac directly. Just choose MOV as the output format by selecting “Save as”. If you don’t have QuickTime Pro or even QT Pro can’t convert the AVI successfully either, you can use this professional easy-to-use Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to do the job. This Mac app enables you to convert any video or audio in all popular formats with ease.
Step 1: Load AVI files into the Mac Video Converter
Directly drag & drop AVI files to the Video Converter for Mac. Or you can head to the “File” menu, choose “Add Video Files” to import the AVI files.
Step 2: Select “MOV” as the output format
Choose the MOV format from the format drop-down list as the output format.
Step 3: Start to convert AVI to MOV for Mac
Click the “Convert” button, and the Mac Video Converter will do the rest job for you. When the conversion is done, you can play the output MOV videos in QuickTime, edit them in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or put them on your iPod, iPad for playback whenever you like.