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How to Convert AVI to MOV

Edited by Pat Bitton

June 18, 2020

Your iPhone or iPad won’t play AVI files. This is an all-too-common situation, as iOS-based devices don’t natively support this format. The best way to get around this is to change AVI to MOV, a format developed by Apple as part of their QuickTime framework.

The first part of this article will guide you through the process of AVI-to-MOV conversion. If you want to know more about the differences between AVI and MOV formats, take a look at the comparison section.

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All you need to transfer AVI to MOV is good conversion software like Movavi Video Converter – a simple yet powerful app that supports over 180 different formats and includes presets for almost every device you can think of.

Download our AVI-to-MOV converter for Windows PC or Mac and start converting AVI files into MOV easily and quickly by following the instructions below.

Install the Movavi Software

Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions to complete the installation.

Add Videos to the Program

Launch the converter. Go to Add Media > Add Video in the top left-hand corner of the program interface and find the AVI files you want to add.

Choose the MOV Preset

Click the Video tab, find the MOV preset group, and choose the appropriate preset for your device.

Convert AVI to MOV

Change the destination folder if necessary by clicking the Save to button. When you’re ready, just hit Convert.


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AVI vs. MOV Comparison

AVI and MOV formats are pretty similar: both are media containers that were developed with a certain OS in mind. The main difference between them is the file size: AVI files are bigger than MOV files of the same quality. For a more detailed AVI vs. MOV comparison, take a look at the table below.

Comparison parameterAVIMOV
File .qt
SubtitlesSupported via third-party modificationsSupported natively
File size and qualityLarger size and lower qualitySmaller size and better quality
Supported devicesAlmost any computer or multimedia deviceNative support on Apple devices and computers. Supported by Windows and Android via third-party software