Convert MOV to MPEG on your Macintosh computer.
Your Macintosh computer’s MOV files are a file type associated with the Quicktime application, and can be converted to the standard MPEG format through the use of a third-party video converter program. These shareware programs, available on software download sites such as Download.com, generally offer a limited free trial. Other features of these video converting programs often include video editing and watermarking.
1. Use Xilisoft Video Converter (see link in the Reference section). This shareware program supports popular input formats including MOV, and allows you to convert video into MPEG formats compatible with your iPod, iPhone and other similar devices. Once Xilisoft is installed, run the program and click the “Add” icon at the top of the application window. Select your MOV file, then choose an MPEG format from the “Profile” section. Click the “Convert” icon at the top of the application window to begin the conversion.
2. Use ImTOO Video Converter for Mac (see link in the Reference section). Similar to Xilisoft, ImTOO provides basic video conversion with additional features of video merging, compressing and watermarking. Install and run the program, then click the drop-down menu next to the “Profile” section. Click the MPEG format you wish to use, then click the “Folder” icon in the upper-left corner. Double-click the MOV file, then click the “Record” icon to start the conversion process.
3. Use Aiseesoft Video Converter for Mac (see link in the Reference section). This shareware program supports both Intel based Macs as well as PowerPC Macs, and includes a number of video editing features to customize your MOV files before conversion. Download the appropriate version of the application for your Macintosh computer and install it onto your hard drive. Run the program and click the “Add File” button at the top of the application window. Select your MOV file, then click the “Open” button to add it to the application. Click the drop-down menu next to the Profile’s menu to scroll through the list of available MPEG formats, then click your preferred format. Click the “Convert” button in the lower-right corner of the window to begin the file conversion.