AVI to MOV Converter - How to Convert AVI to MOV (QuickTime) on Mac and Windows?

Easily Convert AVI to MOV for Playback AVI on QuickTime, iTunes, iPhone, iPod, iPad, iMovie

Jun 24, 2014, Posted by Shirley White

The Reason to Convert AVI to MOV

  • I used QuickTime to watch any videos on OS X Mavericks. What can I do to open AVI files in QuickTime?
  • I need to convert an .avi file to a .mov (QuickTime) file for playing it on my iPhone. What's the best choice?
  • My iTunes won't play this video I have on my computer. I noticed that it's an AVI file and those are the only ones that won't play.
  • I am trying to convert AVI files into MOV to import them to Final Cut Pro, but FCP doesn't support them. What could be the problem? Please help.

From the above examples, we learn that many people encountered issue when they were trying to convert AVI to MOV in order to edit AVI in iMovie and QuickTime, or play AVI on iPhone, iPad, iPod and iTunes. According to Apple Official Website, Apple devices and players only support "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 it is impracticable if the AVI files are encoded with a codec that QuickTime can't recognize. In this case, the best solution is to convert AVI to MOV (QuickTime) for playback.

How to Convert AVI to MOV?

Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter would be the best choice to convert AVI to MOV, no matter for Windows users or Mac users, with which, you can easily transform MOV from AVI with zero quality loss and fast conversion speed. And then, playing AVI files on Apple becomes as easy as pie.

Except working as an AVI to MOV Converter, Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter also helps to convert almost all video formats to MOV like MP4 to MOV, MKV to MOV, WMV to MOV, ASF to MOV, FLV to MOV, OGV to MOV, 3GP to MOV and more.

Better still, Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter acts as an ideal editor as well, so that you can optimize videos in trim, crop, rotate, add subtitle/watermark/effect, merge, split by chapter, and adjust volume/channel/bitrate, etc.

Detailed Steps to Convert AVI to MOV

Step 1 Import AVI to Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter
Press "Add File" button of Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter to open AVI file that you want to convert. Or simply drag and drop AVI file to the main interface of the program to load AVI file.

Step 2 Choose MOV as output format
Press the drop-down button of "Profile" to set "MOV QuickTime Video (*.mov)" as output format from "General Video" category.

Step 3 Start to convert AVI to MOV
Press the big "Convert" button of Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter to finish AVI to MOV conversion with high output quality and fast speed.

Note: selecting "MP4 MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)" as the output format from "General Video" category is another choice, if you prefer MP4 rather than MOV. Furthermore, you can also choose the output formats from corresponding category like "iPhone", "iPod" and "iPad & Apple TV", if you want to play AVI on iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple TV.

Compare Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter with Other Solutions

In fact, there is more than one way to convert AVI to MOV today. Here, I list three of them to compare with Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter in order to let you have a better understanding on them.

Features HandBrake is a famous tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Online-Converter lets you convert media easy and fast from one format to another, which supports nearly all video formats. Zamar is another famous online converter to convert video files easily without downloading any software.
Compare with Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter HandBrake is more complicate to convert AVI to MOV than Faasoft AVI to MOV Converter. Besides, HandBrake doesn't support MOV as output format. The free version of Online-Converter only allows converting videos smaller than 100MB. And the process of uploading file will waste lots of time. Conversely, Faasoft program has no limit in size and you can load file in a minute. Zamar is not totally free. If you file is larger than 100MB, you have to pay at least $7 per month to convert AVI, that's too much. Furthermore, it doesn't support converting files immediately and you have to wait at least one day.