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How to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac (macOS Sierra)?

“Hello! I used QuickTime for watch any videos on OS X Mountain Lion, but now, I'm passed to OS X Mavericks and QuickTime, when I open an .avi file, convert this in a .mov file. I'm sorry for my English, I'm French and I don't know speak English very well, but what can I do for QuickTime opens on .avi and doesn't convert to .mov?”---GalaxieMusique

 

There is no doubt that many QuickTime users might have the same problem. This article will explain why this problem could happen and why converting AVI to MOV with the best Video Converter for mac is the best way out.

Why Convert AVI to MOV on Mac?

AVI is a container format designed by Microsoft to wrap audio and video stream together. The video in AVI file can be compressed by many kinds of codec, such as MJPEG (Motion JPEG), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, XviD and others. So far, QuickTime only plays MOV files with MJPEG video whether you are a Mac user or not and AVI videos with MJPEG are not common enough.

If your AVI files are the typical AVI file type, encoded with a codec that QuickTime can't recognize, like DivX, XviD, you'll need to convert AVI to MOV or Mac OS compatible formats. And MOV is the most compatible format with QuickTime or other media player, so converting your AVI files to MOV can help you solve all the problems, then you can use QuickTime or any others to play converted videos.

How to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac?

1. Use Cisdem VideoConverter to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac

In order to convert AVI to MOV on mac perfectly, you need a third-party media conversion tool. I recommend you the best Video Converter for mac from Cisdem, which allows to convert video formats. This professional and easy-to-use Video Converter for Mac has helped thousands of users to convert any formats. It can help you edit your videos with numerous practical editing functions, and add 3D effects to your videos. It converts videos with highest possible quality. Below are a whole bunch of useful features of Cisdem VideoConverter:

  1. Built in Media Player
  2. Batch Conversion Supported
  3. Exact audio files from DVD/videos
  4. Keep AC3 5.1 Audio
  5. Screenshots Taking
  6. Advanced Output Settings
  7. Convert Encrypted DVD
  8. Compatible With 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capital, macOS Sierra

With Cisdem VideoConverter, you can do whatever you can, its powerful functions can help you successfully convert AVI to MOV on mac without any quality loss, here we will show you steps on how to convert AVI to MOV on Mac.

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Steps to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac with Cisdem Video Converter

  1. Adding AVI video files

Click on the media browser at the top right corner to load to Cisdem VideoConverter in the window appears or directly drag the AVI files you want to load to this app to the black area on the right part of the main interface.

add files to cisdem video converter for mac

  1. Choose the output MOV format

Click and a list would show up in which you can choose the format you want to convert that file to. Here you should choose MOV as the output format

choose the output on cisdem video converter

  1. Edit your AVI video

If you want to edit AVI video before converting, please click the edit button. Basic but practical editing functions are provided in Cisdem VideoConverter. You can rotate, trim, crop your AVI video and add effects to your video.

  1. Convert your AVI video to MOV on Mac

At this point, you can preview your video first, then you can initiate the conversion by clicking the conversion button on the lower right corner.

2.Use Zamzar to Convert AVI to MOV online on Mac

Zamzar is an online video converter, you don’t have to download a software,just select your file, pick a format to convert to. It’s very convenient for users to convert AVI to MOV on Mac. It supports 1200+ file formats of image, video, audio, ect. The disadvantage of Zamzar is that it has no editing function. So the operating steps is very simple, below we will show you how to use Zamzar to convert AVI to MOV.

Steps to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac with Zamzar

  1. Select file to convert, you can drag and drop your local AVI files to convert, but the storage of your file is no more than 100M.
  2. Choose MOV as your output format.
  3. Enter your email address to receive your output MOV files, confirm that your email is right to receive.
  4. Convert your AVI files by clicking convert button. After the conversion is finished, you will receive an email to download your output MOV files.

2017-03-26 21:36:54 / Posted by to Video Converter Mac Follow @ Rosa

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