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Play AVI on Mac

AVI is one of the most common video containers which can be found everywhere, either from the internet, friends or shot by digicams. In spite of this, for Mac users, they still suffer from some troubles while play AVI on Mac directly from time to time. This is because AVI cann't be recognized by Mac native player-QuickTime at all. So, how to play AVI videos on Mac OS X? Are you still frustrated while watching AVI files on Mac based MacBook Pro/Air or iMac? Don't be panic. This guide will show you how to watch and play AVI on Mac with ease.

It's known to all of us that QuickTime, the bundled Mac player, officially supports MOV format. For those who are suffering stuttering playbak of AVI videos on Mac computer, it's better to convert AVI to QuickTime MOV format first with an AVI video converter for later smooth enjoyment on Mac computer.

Part 1: Convert AVI to MOV MP4 to Play AVI on Mac Mavericks Yosemite El Capitan Smoothly

To play AVI on Mac, MacX Video Converter Pro, the best professional AVI converter for Mac that receives high repulation among Mac customers, can excellently handle any AVI to QuickTime MOV conversion on Mac to ensure a 100% AVI playback on your Mac. Its user-friendly interface and 83X faster conversion speed make the whole Mac AVI to MOV video conversion much easier and faster.

As a versatile video converter, MacX Video Converter Pro not merely helps you convert AVI to MOV for playback on Mac easily, but offers quite a wide range of output video formats supports. You are also allowed to convert among any types of videos (both HD and SD video) such as MKV to AVI, FLV to MOV, AVI to WMV, AVCHD to MP4, AVI to MP3, etc on Mac OS X (El Capitan included). More notably, this top Mac AVI converter for MOV also plays a good role in free downloading online video audio from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Vevo, Instagram, etc. over 300 online video music sharing sites.

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Tutorial on How to Convert AVI to QuickTime MOV MP4 on Mac (El Capitan)

convert AVI to Mac MOV

1Import AVI videos. Free download this best-ever Mac video converter for AVI and fire it up. Click "Add File" button to add your AVI file you desire to convert.

2Select output format. In order to play AVI on Mac, select the target format "to MOV" as the output format; of course, "MP4 video" is also fine.

3Choose output folder. Click "Browse" to specify output folder on your computer, saving files to the path you chose for your files.

4Start conversion. Click "Run" button on the lower right corner to start converting AVI to MOV. After completing the steps described above, there is no barrier for you to play AVI on Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite or EI Capitan with the help of AVI to MP4 converter to convert AVI to MP4 etc. best video formats for Mac.

Part 2: Play AVI on Mac-Try on Free AVI Meida Player for Mac

Free AVI media player for Mac

Besides the above-mentioned professional AVI video converter for Mac users to guarantee successful AVI playback on Mac, there is another effective solution for you-directly use a free AVI player for Mac to playback AVI files on Mac OS. That being said, which one on earth is qualified to play AVI on Mac? Well, here the highly acclaimed Mac AVI player-5KPlayer makes the grade, which is able to play AVI movies, AVI videos and HD AVI files on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion-10.11 El Capitan without any freezing, buffering, or crashing issues.

Ranked as the 2nd-downloads on Softonic of top free AVI player list in America, this all-round AVI meida player for Mac wins users' hearts also because it seamlessly plays MP4, MKV, MOV, FLV, WMV, AVCHD, 4K, 8K, 3D video, Blu ray video, MP3 video audio files on Mac OS and delivers an amazing performance in playing multi-region DVDs, copy protected DVDs, etc.

Part 3: Play AVI on Mac with VLC or QuickTime Perian [Option]

Many a friends might also tell you that you can play AVI on Mac with VLC media player or QuickTime perian. Yes, that's true! Both VLC and QuickTime Perian can assist you to hassle-free play AVI on Mac. But this doesn't mean it would always happen. Why? Read on.

Matters Need Attention Before using VLC or QuickTime Perian to play AVI movie videos on Mac
1. Perian, QuickTime plugin, allows you to play AVI as well as many other video files on Mac, but currently stops developing, which results in AVI video playback failure on Mac OS X Mountain Lion and later OS X like Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan.
2. Before installing Perian, you're also required to remove all QuickTime Components installed on your Mac, like FFusion, Xvid Delegate, 3ivX, DivX, DivX Decoder, XviD, msmpeg4v1, AC3 Codec, MatroskaQT, etc.
3. If you choose VLC to play AVI on Mac OS, sorry to tell you VLC doesn't support Mac OS X Mavericks or later, either. Worse still, it can't ensure you an AVI video playback with crisp image and high audio quality.

AVI to MOV Video Converter for Mac

MacX Video Converter Pro can easily convert AVI to MOV MP4 M4V Mac supported formats for playback AVI on Mac Yosemite EI Capitan perfectly.

• Convert All Video Audio Formats: convert any video to over 180 video formats and 14 popular audio formats on Mac OS X (El Capitan included).
• 350+ Preset Profiles for Apple and Android Devices: convert AVI to 350+ portable devices like iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, Apple TV 4, etc.
• Download Online Video from YouTube & 300+ Sites: download 1080P/720P HD video music from YouTube, Dailymotion, IMDb and other 300+ video sites.

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MacX Video Converter Pro is an all-in-one video converting program with top quality and fast speed. With the aid of this feature-rich video converter, you are allowed to convert 4K UHD video to any mobile devices.

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