To play an MPG file, a QuickTime player on Mac couldn’t fully
satisfied. If you have an MPG file and you want to play it on your Mac,
you need to download some components for Mac players or some other
media players. If you want to edit this MPG file in iMovie, you need to
convert this MPG file into MOV format first, and then edit it.
If you only want to play your MPG file, here we recommend two
components for QuickTime Player. The most popular components for Mac
players on market are Perian and Flip4Mac. The first solution is
download one from either official website.
an open source
plug-in which enables QuickTime to play several popular video formats
not supported natively by QuickTime on Mac OS X, i.e. AVI, DIVX, FLV,
MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW. If your MOV file is still on strike, try to
uninstall your old QuickTime Version and download the latest one
is for watching Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in
QuickTime Player and viewing Windows Media content on the Internet
using a Web browser. It’s not suitable for playing a MOV file.
How to edit and convert MPG/MPEG files to MOV?
If you want to do more and you want to edit it on iMovie or upload
onto YouTube, you need a media converter for Mac to convert MPG/MPEG
files to MOV formats. Mac MPG to MOV Converter will show you how to
achieve it within several easy steps.
Download and install MPG/MPEG to MOV Converter for Mac
Step 1: After this Mac MPG/MPEG Converter is running , just click
“ADD” button on the top, and choose your MPG or MPEG file you want to
convert. If you have several MPG files and you want to put them
together and get a complete MOV file, just check all the files and
check the box in front of Merge into one.
Step 2: Click the “format” button on the thumbnail, select “Common
Video” and Choose ‘MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)’ from the dropdown list . If
you have no idea what kind of formats that your device supports, just
choose according to the device’s name.
Step 3: Before pressing Convert button, we advise you check the
setting first. You can change the settings manually, also you can use
the original settings, which will work just perfect.
Step 4: If you have no use for editing MPG/MPEG videos, just press “Start” and begin to convert MPG video to MOV
for your Mac.
What is MOV?
MOV is a file extension used by the QuickTime-wrapped files. The format
was created by Apple Computer to work with multimedia files. MOV is a
container format and can contain video, animation, graphics, 3D and
virtual reality (VR) content or text (for subtitles, for example).