How to Convert MOV to AVI With a Free Online Converter

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How to Convert MOV to AVI With a Free Online Converter
Macs use MOV as the standard movie format. (Video image by Marvin Gerste from Fotolia.com)

The MOV file extension relates to the QuickTime movie file format, the standard video format on Apple computers. QuickTime files work on both Macs and PCs but require the QuickTime multimedia software. For those without the software, the best option for playback may be using a free online converter to transform your MOVs into AVIs, a standard Windows-based and Microsoft-created format.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

    Media-convert.com

  1. 1

    Open a browser and load media-convert.com. Select "Choose File" and find the QuickTime movie you want to convert. Media-convert tops off upload size at 200MB.

  2. 2

    Select MOV for your input container and AVI for your output container by finding each option in the drop-down menus.

  3. 3

    Click "OK" to begin the file conversion. Once the process concludes, select the download link to receive your AVI.

    Mediaconverter.org

  1. 1

    Load mediaconverter.org.

  2. 2

    Select the "Upload a file" button and find the MOV file. Afterwards, pick AVI for your output movie format. Mediaconverter tops off upload size to 100MB for its nonpaying users.

  3. 3

    Click "Start" to create the AVI. After the conversion finishes, click the link to download the video.

    Zamzar.com

  1. 1

    Load Zamzar.com.

  2. 2

    Click Choose File and find the video file. Next, pick out AVI for your output format. Free users of Zamzar may only upload files less than 100MB in size.

  3. 3

    Type in your e-mail and click "Convert." Zamzar will soon send you an e-mail with your AVI.

Tips and warnings

  • Mediaconverter and Zamzar allow users to purchase monthly memberships. By doing so, you can increase the maximum file size with the sites.

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