Learn How to Play MPG in Quicktime MOV format- Besides Perian

Two Ways Help you to Finsh MPG to MOV conversion for Quicktime

Q: How to Convert MPG videos to MOV for Quicktime on Mac?

If QuickTime 7.6.6 is your default media player, then Perian is the tool you need to make sure it plays any media file type you want.

Why? As an excellent and free QuickTime component, Perian lets you enjoy almost any media format, including subtitles and a number of audio files. Highly recommended. Perian is very easy to install and works automatically once it's set up. While VLC Media Player is usually the recommended media player on Mac because of its wide support for all sorts of media file types, having Quicktime with Perian is also an excellent choice to play any sorts of media.

Perian supports the following formats
AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats, MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio

Following tutorial tells you take Perian download and use Mac Perain to play MPG or other media files such as FLV, MKV, AVI, etc for Quicktime Player on Mac (Mac OS X Mountain Lion included).
Solution 1: Using Perian to Make QuickTime play almost any video format, for example: MPG (mpeg-1, mpeg-2)


1.Go to the Perian web site (see Resources). Download the free Perian program to the desktop then double-click the "Perian.prefPane" icon. After installation, restart the Mac.
2.Open the "Applications" folder on the hard drive and double-click the Quicktime Pro 7 icon. Go to the "File" menu at the top of the screen and select "Open File" from the drop-down submenu.
3.Navigate to the MPG files(mpeg-1, mpeg-2) and highlight it. Click the "Open" button at the lower right side of the window to load in the MPG file and close the window.
4.Go to the "File" menu at the top of the screen and select "Export" from the drop-down menu. Rename the file if desired and select "Movie to Quicktime Movie" from the "Export" drop-down menu near the bottom left of the window.
5.Press the "Save" button at the lower right side of the window to close the window and save the video file.

However,Very sorry to inform you~Perian will not work with QuickTime 10 or above and since its no longer under development, never will.
On the other hand, Perian for QuickTime can be nice and convenient but not suitable for quality lover, since it provides somewhat sub-par quality when compared with the method of directly getting the codes from the source.

Yes~ Now Perian can not help us to achieve perfection in playing MPG (or other media files) on Quicktime, so what should we do next ???And if we would like to play common formats like AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG on iPod, iPad, iPhone or edit them with iMovie etc, how to achieve it ???

All of these questions, just to have a third-party conversion software can be easily solved. One highly recommended program is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is the right one Mac MPG to MOV Converter. It can convert not only MPG files on Mac, but also AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV, MTS and FLV, etc. It also provides powerful editing functions and gives a full support to Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks. With it, you can quickly and easily change MPG to MOV for playing on any MOV players including iPad, iPhone, iTunes, QuickTime, etc. And if you want to convert MPG to MOV on Windows, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter.

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Solution 2: Using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert MPG(mpeg-1, mpeg-2) or other media files to MOV format for Quicktime

Step by step guide for converting MPG to MOV

1. Add MPG files to the converter


Launch the MPG to MOV Mac converter. To add MPG videos, you can just drag video from your file folders to the list in the operating window, or head to Add button to choose the file you want to convert.



2. Set output format

Click the format icon to open the format list, then choose MOV out from "Common Video" category. If you are about to use MOV files on QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMovie or Final Cut Pro, you can select the presets for them under a certain category.



Tip: This MPG to MOV Converter for Mac also enables to edit the video before the conversion by trimming, cropping, changing video effect, etc. Click the Edit button to do it.

3. Start encoding MPG to MOV

Click "Convert" to start converting your video from MPG to QuickTime .mov on any Mac OS including Mavericks, Mountain lion, and Lion. This program will do the rest perfectly for you!

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