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How to Convert MOV to AVI?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your MOV files.
  2. Click the “Convert to AVI” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download AVI” button

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What is an MOV (Apple QuickTime) file?

Apple QuickTime (MOV) is a container that can hold various types of multimedia files, including 3D and virtual reality (VR). It is known for being useful for saving multimedia files to a user’s device. One of its defining features is that it stores data in movie “atoms” and “tracks” that makes highly-specific editing of the files possible.

 

How to open an MOV file?

By default, a MOV file opens with QuickTime. If the MOV file is Version 2.0 or earlier, then it can open with Windows Media Player, but more-recent versions will not open in this player. If unable to open a MOV file with QuickTime, then use VLC media player, which works across many platforms, including mobile.

 

Note that two other file types also use the MOV extension. They are AutoCAD AutoFlix and ROSE Online. These file types are unrelated, with one being obsolete and the other related to an online game. Apple did not develop these technologies and they do not open in QuickTime.

 

Developed by: Apple Inc.

Initial release: 2001

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime_File_Format https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/QuickTime/QTFF/QTFFChap1/qtff1.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40000939-CH203-BBCGDDDF

What is an AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file?

Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is a multimedia container developed by Microsoft. AVI is a descendant of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF). With the assistance of third-party programs, AVI can support chapters, captions, subtitles, menus, streaming, attachments, and 3D containers.

 

How to open an AVI file?

Microsoft provides a downloadable and free AVI Viewer. Another way to view an AVI file is to use a version of Microsoft Windows Media Player that is compatible with the operating system.

 

While AVI files are optimized for the Internet, hardware players support them as well. If an AVI file does not open, then use VLC media player.

 

Developed by: Microsoft

Initial release: 1992

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2361