How to Convert MOV to MPEG or Vice Versa
Edited by Pat Bitton
October 23, 2019
The QuickTime file format was developed by Apple for their hardware. It has two extensions: .mov and .qt. While opening MOV files on Mac is not a problem, Windows and Android in most cases don’t natively support this format. Users of these platforms need to install a special codec for a particular media player or convert the file to another, more widely used format. MPEG (MPG) is a great example of a universal format. Because it’s an international standard for saving audio and video files, this format is supported by almost every device.
In this article, we’ll show you how to convert MOV to MPEG with Movavi Video Converter and compare MOV to MPEG.
How to Use Movavi’s MOV-to-MPEG Converter
Are you looking for fast-working software to change your MOV files to MPEG? Look no further! Download the Movavi MOV-to-MPEG converter and start converting your files in no time.
Install the Movavi Software
Launch the program file to install the converter. You’ll be guided through the setup by the instructions on your screen.
Add Files to the Program
Hit the Add Media button, then Add Video and choose the videos you want to convert.
Specify the Output Preset
Open the Video tab. Here you will find the MPG category. Click on it to expand the list and select the appropriate preset.
As Movavi Video Converter supports over 180 video and audio formats, you can use the program to convert MPG to MOV, MOV to MPEG-2, or any other format pairing of your choosing.
Specify the Destination Folder and Start the Conversion
Click the Folder icon and locate the folder where you want the converter to save your newly created MPEG files. Then click Convert to initiate the conversion process. Once the conversion is complete, the folder containing your MPEG videos will open automatically.
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MPEG vs. MOV Comparison
The MOV format is supported primarily by Apple devices, while MPEG is used more widely across other platforms. Besides, MOV files are media containers that are easier to edit than MPEG files. More details are in the MPEG vs. MOV comparison table below.
|File extension||.mov .qt||.mpg|
|Codecs used||H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG, AIC, ProRes, Sorenson 1/3, PNG, CineForm||MPEG-1, MPEG-2|
|Developed by||Apple||Moving Pictures Experts Group|
|Supported OS||macOS and iOS (Windows with support of special codecs)||Almost any OS|