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MOV to MPG Converter - How to Convert QuickTime MOV to MPEG/MPG on Mac

by Brian Fisher • Jul 24,2019 • Proven solutions

Have a slew of video files in MOV, either recorded by your iPhone camera or shared by your friends, and want to convert MOV to MPEG (MPG) on Mac? This article is specially written down to assist you to do the conversion step by step to convert MOV to MPG/MPEG format. Let's see below.

Part 1. Convert QuickTime MOV to MPEG/MPG on Mac/Window in the Easiest Way

To convert MOV to MPG/MPEG Mac easily and successfully, a professional iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate would propel your conversion a lot with its perfect performance, say, superb fast conversion speed, loss-less quality, easy to use and powerful functions. You can free download this program on your Mac or Windows PC to proceed.

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  • Convert between 150+ video and audio formats except for QuickTime MOV to MPG/MPEG conversion.
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How to Convert MOV to MPG/MPEG with iSkysoft in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Load MOV videos to the MOV to MPEG converter

Drag & drop MOV files to the MOV to MPG Mac app directly and your files would be added instantaneously. Or you can head to the "Add Files" button to locate the MOV files you want to add. This MOV to MPG converter also supports to import from mobile devices directly, just click the drop down icon beside to select more options.

Note: If you want to convert the video files at one time, you can adopt the batch conversion by adding several files at a time.

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Step 2: Select MPG or MPEG as the output format

MPG is file extension for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 files. So you can go to the format tray and choose either "MPEG-1" or "MPEG-2" codec from the "Video" category as the output format. This MOV to MPEG converter also allows you to modify encode settings like bitrate, sample rate, quality, etc. You can change the parameters according to your need.

Note: If you have several MOV videos on your Mac and want to combine them and export a continuous MPG/MPEG video, just enable the "Merge All Videos" at the bottom of the MOV to MPEG Mac program. Or, you can use the "Trim" feature if you have a large MOV video and want to split them into several MPEG/MPG segments. This MOV to MPG Mac Converter allows you to get any segment of the MOV video and convert it to MPG/MPEG format.

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Step 3: Start the MOV to MPEG/MPG conversion

Hit the "Convert All" button on bottom right or "Convert" button in each video clip to let this smart MOV to MPEG/MPG Video Converter for Mac and Windows do the rest for you! Just in a few seconds, the MOV to MPEG/MPG Mac program could finish the whole process.

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This Mac Video Converter is a powerful Video solution tool which assists users to convert any video to compatible file with iOS devices, Android phones, game consoles, Mac apps and more; edit media files at the same time by cropping, trimming, applying cool effects or rotating videos. What's more, you can learn more about how to convert MPG videos to MOV here.

Part 2. Tips about MOV and MPEG Format

About MOV Format:

MOV is a popular media file format container, which is developed by Apple. It is compatible with various Mac and Windows operating systems. MOV media file format is used on movies and other video files. MOV file container might have many tracks to store specified types of media data. The media data can be video, audio, text, timecode, and others. The tracks might be encoded with a particular codec. For file compression purpose, it commonly use the MPEG-4 codec. To play the MOV file without any problem, you have to apply a player that can recognize the particular codec used in the MOV file. MOV format comes with many advantages and is supported by many players and programs, including Adobe Flash, QuickTime, PowerDirector, Cyberlink, and more. So it is a popular and widely used media format for videos.

What is a MPG?:

- Is MPG and MPEG the same? Well, MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) is an international standard to encode and compress video, digital audio, and other media files. It aims to produce more quality video and audio than other formats. Previously, you need to have hardware decoders to process MPEG files on your PC. Nowadays, you can directly process MPEG with codec software products like Windows Media Player, QuickTime or RealNetworks. The algorithms of MPEG help you to compress media data into small bits so that you can transmit the files without the size problem. However, it uses lossy compression, and it will remove some data.

File Extension

MOV

MPEG

Developed by

Apple Moving Picture Experts Group

Pros

1. MOV contains multiple tracks holding several elements like audio and video. It is a more convenient format.
2. MOV can store data so you are able to edit the MOV file easily without rewriting.
3. MOV is commonly used for media file transmit on the Internet.
1. MPEG file format can produce more quality results in videos and audio.
2. MPEG is a standard in file encoding and compressing.
3. MPEG format can be used on multiple player software and programs, like QuickTime, Windows Media Player and most web browsers.

Cons

1. MOV file format can work specially on Apple QuickTime, so if you do not have this program on your computer or mobile devices, you have to convert MOV to other format.
2. When using MOV to compress the files, the output quality might be lower.
1. The results from MPEG compressing might come with lower compression ratio.
2. And the large file for compression will take longer time to open.

Programs that open MOV/MPEG files

Adobe Flash Player,Apple QuickTime Player Apple QuickTime Player,VLC media player,Windows Media Player

There might be proprietary issues with the MOV file format. You can convert MOV to MPEG format with the help of third-party converter applications. For example, iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate allows you to convert MOV format to MPEG, vice versa.

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