How to convert MOV to AVI on Mac for free

When you want to play MOV video files on AVI players, it is necessare to convert MOV to AVI, so you need a video converting tool to help you.

There are a variety of video converter programs, but most of them seem only for Windows. For Mac users, I recommend Kigo Video Converter Free for Mac.

Kigo Video Converter Free for Mac can easily finish the MOV to AVI conversions.

It can also convert MOV to MP4, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, SWF, MPG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV, MP3, OGG, WAV, AAC and WMA for many popular video players such as iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Walkman, iRiver, Archos, Creative Zen, BlackBerry, Xbox 360 and so on.

How to Convert MOV to AVI on Mac with Kigo Video Converter Free?

The following guide will show you step-by-step how to convert MOV to AVI, and you can finish the MOV to AVI conversion easily.


Download and install Video Converter

Download Kigo Video Converter Free for Mac online, install it on your computer and run it.

Screenshot of Video Converter


Import MOV video files.

You can add MOV video files by clicking Add video. Select the videos you want to convert from your Mac and then click Open button.

Add video files


Set output format and output path.

You can click Profile setting to select the AVI format you would like to convert to. Click Preference setting, in Output Directory drop-down list, you can set the output folder. You can also rename the converted files in Output Filename.

Set output formats

Tip: If you want to convert fragments of the video file, you can do this by setting "Start time" and "Stop At time".


Start conversion.

After finishing all the above preparations, you can click Convert Now to begin the conversion.

convert videos

Okay, now you have finished converting MOV to AVI. And you can enjoy your converted AVI video files. This free Mac MOV to AVI converter can also convert MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M2TS, M4V, MPEG TS/TP(for HD videos) and FLV video files. Just free download it and have a try right now.

What is MOV?

MOV is a file extension used by the QuickTime-wrapped files. The format was created by Apple Computer to work with multimedia files. Though MOV files are quite often found in the web, to play them on Windows computer one has to install an extra component or convert to other format. MOV is a container format and can contain video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality(VR) content or text (for subtitles, for example).

What is AVI?

Defined by Microsoft, AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. It is a special case of the RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format). AVI is the most common format for audio/video data on the PC.

AVI is Microsoft's response to Apple's QuickTime technology. Early AVI files were limited on choice of video and audio codecs, quality, and resolution. However, with the introduction of DirectShow, AVI became a very flexible and powerful architecture. Some newer codecs including DivX and XviD enable AVI files to have similar or even better quality than DVD.

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