How to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac

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How to Convert AVI to MOV on Mac

AVI, short for Audio Video Interleave, can be get from downloaded online or shared by friends. AVI is a popular but not a loved format, because it's always in big size and it's don't work well with portable media players like iPod, PSP, and the majority of mobile phones. If you want to paly AVI on these devices, edit in iMovie or come across problems as above, the best solution must be converting AVI files to MOV.AVI is one of the most commonly used video format in our life. While MOV is the video format of Quicktime which is developed by Apple Computer. So, if you want to play a AVI video in Quicktime or on some portable Apple devices, you need to convert AVI to MOV.


As a derivative of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF), AVI files are commonly tagged with metadata in the INFO chunk. In addition, AVI files can embed Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP). By design, any RIFF file can legally include additional chunks of data, each identified by a four-character code; software which does not understand that particular code should skip the chunk. As such, it is theoretically possible to expand any RIFF file format, including AVI, to support almost any conceivable metadata. Some of the limitations of AVI in modern use relate to a lack of standardization in this metadata (see Limitations below).

In order to help make this conversion, we select an excellent program - Video rip for Mac and recommend to you.

This program can convert between a variety of popular video and audio formats such as AVI, MOV, MKV, MPEG, VOB, MP3, etc. for playback on various portable devices like iPad, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone and so on. For better enjoyment, it provides users video and audio edit and adjustment funtions. With this program, you can enjoy almost all videos and audios without limitation. You can learn more about this program from the below tutorial.

Note: Below tutorial is about AVI to MOV conversion for Mac users. If you are a Windows user, please go to the Video rip for Windows guide for more information.

How to make AVI to MOV conversion on Mac?

Step1. Load files to the AVI to MOV converter

Open Video rip for Mac and drag the AVI files into this program. Batch conversion is supported.

Step 2. Select MOV as the output profile

In the "Output Setting" menu, please chooseMOV as your output format in the "Format" list.

Step 3. Video setting

Before AVI to MOV conversion, you can set up the video codec, resolution, frame rate and bit rate by clicking “Options” item in the output setting menu.

Step 4. Convert AVI to MOV on Mac

After pressing "Start" button, it begins to work with high efficiency.

Notice for Mac AVI to MOV rip:

1. Video rip for Mac has video editing function. Please click “Edit” item or just click the icon shown in below picture, and then you can apply special features to the output video through Trimming, Cropping, Video Adjustments, subtitle and Watermark.

2. Video previewing is available on the maininterface.

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