How to convert AVI to MOV?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by smallnshort247, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

    smallnshort247

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    Hey guys,

    So I had some video camera footage that I needed to edit in iMovie. Sadly, it won't import since the file is AVI. Does anyone know of some FREE video converting software for AVI to MOV? I've been searching for some myself but can't seem to find any free ones. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. declandio macrumors 6502

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    If it opens in Quicktime, you should be able to 'save as' and select 'save as self contained movie'... I still use Quicktime 7 so not sure if it's the same in the new version. I did notice in the new quicktime though, that if you click 'share' in the menu bar, iMovie is listed as one of the options.

    Also, the free version of Vuze has a file converter built into it....
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Before you do anything else, download and install Perian.
     
  4. smallnshort247 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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