Is there any difference in video quality between converting mini DV tapes to AVI files with Windows or to a Mac Mini? (i.e. Should I bother buying an adapter or cable to access the 9 pin Firewire on my Mac Mini?) I have a 4 pin and a 6 pin firewire cable, but not a 9 pin. Therefore, I'm converting my Mini DV tapes with Windows and a 4 pin firewire connection. After transferring the AVI files to my Mac Mini they get converted to MOV when I play them. Second question: If I want the best video quality, should I keep the files in AVI or convert to MOV? I'm assuming the video quality will be the same regardless of file type, since the source is the junky mini DV tapes. The MOV file takes up less space than the AVI files, but the quality when I watch them side-by-side is the same (MOV actually looks better, if that makes any sense). Therefore, I'm thinking about using Windows/4pin Fireware to convert the tapes, then transfer to MacMini and convert to MOV and deleting the AVI. Any thoughts? Any advice is appreciated. BTW, this is for home videos.