How to Convert MOV to AVI in Mac OS X Lion/Windows
I tried using Bink (RAD video tools) and it didn't work. Do you know how I can get a QuickTime movie to play in Windows media player and convert it so it will play on windows media player? -Ole
Fail to play QuickTime MOV files on some devices like PSP or apps supporting AVI instead of MOV? Yeah, MOV is a high compatible with Mac OS and the MOV file can be used on iOS devices like iPhone, iPad or be edited in iMovie or some tools else. But the format is developed by Apple which is not widely accepted by other hardware and software producers like Sony. And this then requires you to convert MOV to AVI first if you happen to in need of playing MOV on some AVI players.
The article shows you how to convert MOV file to AVI file in Mac OS and Windows OS step by step (Windows 8 included). To get a quick access, all you need is a professional MOV to AVI Converter (Video Converter for Windows and Video Converter for Mac). Here takes Windows conversion for example. If you are about to convert MOV videos to AVI vidoes ON Mac running Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion, you can go to User Guide of Video Converter for Mac for detailed info.
Step 1. Get the MOV to AVI converter
Free download converter, install and launch it on your PC. Click "Add Files" and import the videos you want to convert.
Step 2. Edit videos (Optional)
This QuickTime MOV to AVI converter provides us video cropping, clipping, merging, watermark adding and other functions. Click "Edit" and these functions will be available for you.
Step 3. Set the output format
Click the format image button in this window and select AVI as the output format.
Step 4. Convert MOV to AVI
Click "Convert", and then the QuickTime MOV file to AVI file conversion will be completed automatically for you.
After the conversion, you can find the converted videos by hitting the "Open Folder" button. Or you can watch the video tutorial below. Click to play.
If you want to play HD videos in Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included), QuickTime has the ability to play back MPEG-2 content via the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component., which is available as an add-on to QuickTime 7 for $19.99 in the Apple Store online. MPEG-2 Playback File Types includes MPG, MPEG, VOB, VRO, M2V, M2A, and M2S.
Watch the following step-by-step video tutorial: