You have several movies available in QuickTime MOV format on computer or your Camera shoots everything in Quick time format (.mov), you want to edit them with Windows Movie Maker or other movie editing program, upload your MOV files to Picasa, put MOV to PowerPoint presentation, or playback video on one of the many portable video players like Creative and Archos, MOV format won't support, So, it becomes necessary to convert those MOV files to a compatible format.
In most cases, it is a good idea to convert MOV to AVI format - a popular video file format and is well supported by common third party media playing programs, and below is a quick way to convert MOV to AVI files:
The tool we will need:
A MOV to AVI Converter – Video Converter Ultimate (Windows 7 Compatible). Note, if you are a Mac user and want to convert MOV to AVI on Mac, please refer to Video Converter for Mac.
Video Converter Ultimate is a good and easy to use MOV to AVI file Converter which supports converting QuickTime Video MOV to AVI and other video format files like WMV MPEG FLV MP4 MKV M2TS MTS, etc in one click with powerful editing functions.
Free Download Video Converter, install and run it on your windows PC, then click "File" in menu list to select MOV files that you want to convert.
You can preview the video in the preview pane on the right of the main interface.
Select "Audio Video Interleaved Format (*.avi )" under Common Video as output format in "Profile" drop-down list. The default setting can work great; advanced users also can customize the video and audio encoding settings and save them as your own profile by click "Advanced".
Click "Browse" to specify the output directory to save the converted files.
Note: Video DIY (Trim, Clip, Effect, watermark, etc) are available and optional in Video Converter
The last step is to click "Start" button, then this Video Format Converter will automatically convert MOV to AVI files. After conversion finished, you can click "Open Output" to access the converted MOV videos directly.
MOV - is a video Container format for QuickTime. The multimedia container file can hold multiple tracks, audio, video, effects or text files. Each Track, regardless of type, has its own digitally-encoded media stream using a specific Codec.
AVI - stands for Audio Video Interleave, is a Container format used by Microsoft's Video for Windows multimedia framework.