How to Convert MPG to MOV on Windows 10 and Mac

For most Mac users, MPG is not a suitable video format as some pre-installed apps on Mac don't support MPG videos. If you want to make the video compatible with your Mac, the best way is to convert MPG to MOV using a file converter. This post will walk you through converting MPG to MOV with different converters. Keep reading to know more.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Nov 03, 2023

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MPG is a standard digital video format that incorporates MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video and audio compression. Generally, videos stored in this format are lossless, and this characteristic makes it suitable for users who have a high requirement for video quality. However, the low compression ratio also results in a huge file size that will take up a lot of your storage space.

Converting MPG to other video formats would be a great solution to that problem mentioned above, but which is the best output format? Among all those optional ones, MOV is an excellent choice. This video format is compatible with both Windows and Mac systems, and you can directly import MOV videos into some Apple pre-install apps, like Final Cut Pro, iTunes, etc. How to convert MPG to MOV on different devices? This post will give you the answer.

How to Convert MPG to MOV on Windows

When it comes to the video conversion on a Windows PC, EaseUS Video Converter can be the software you can never miss. This full-featured video/audio converting app supports more than 1000 formats, including MPG and MOV. With the help of its advanced conversion technology, this software will turn your MPG videos to MOV without losing quality.

The conversion speed is also notable as this converter can accelerate the converting process and works 30 times faster than many of its alternatives. And there are also some other tools that will be beneficial in video conversions, such as the file merger that can help you combine many files into one and the audio extractor that enables you to rip an audio file from a video.

Key Features:

  • HD video converter that supports up to 8K resolution
  • Preserve video quality during the conversion
  • Support more than 1000 audio and video formats
  • Customize the resolution of the output video freely
  • Support batch conversion and file merging

Click on the button to download the best MPG to MOV converter on Windows. No registration is required.

This tutorial will teach you how to turn your MPG videos into MOV using EaseUS Video Converter. Follow the steps to get the videos now.

Step 1. Import the Selected Video

Open the downloaded Windows converting software, EaseUS Video Converter. Choose "Video Converter" from the main interface. Then, import your target video file by clicking the "Choose Files" option.

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Step 2. Start Conversion

From the listed video, hit the Settings icon and choose "Video". Scroll down the options and select MOV as the output format. To apply more functions, hit the "Edit" option. Also, change the saving path from "Save as".

Before hitting the "Convert All" button, choose the related Quality and Resolution.

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Step 3. View the Converted File

After conversion, you can play, delete, and rename the MOV file from "Finished".

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How to Convert MPG to MOV on Mac

There are many helpful vendor-supplied programs on your Mac, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, iTunes, etc., and all of those apps support videos in MOV format, but most of them are not compatible with the MPG format. Therefore, if you want to edit MPG videos in iMovie and Final Cut Pro on your Mac, it's necessary to convert the MPG videos to MOV format. Some people may know that a MOV file is an Apple QuickTime Movie file, which means you can use the QuickTime Player to save an MPG video in MOV format. How to do the MPG to MPV conversion with simple clicks? This part will answer that question.

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Steps to Convert MPG Videos to MOV with QuickTime Player on Mac:

Step 1. Find your MPG on your Mac and open it with QuickTime Player.

Step 2. Click on the "File" button on the top toolbar and select the "Export As" option from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Choose a suitable resolution for the output video, and then choose the HEVC codec to start the conversion.

Step 4. After exporting the video, you will find it is saved with a ".mov" extension on your Mac.

How to Use Online MPG to MOV Converters

Some online converters support converting MPG videos to MOV, but most of them only offer you elementary tools. This part will introduce two robust online converters that allow you to edit the videos along with the conversion.

1. CloudConvert

CloudConvert is an all-in-one online converter that supports documents ranging from video and audio to ebooks and images, and it will cover all your needs for file conversion, including converting MPG to MOV online. Unlike those online converters that only allow you to change the file format, CloudConvert also offers you some options to customize the output video. 

For instance, you can adjust the video resolution and aspect ratio per your requirements, and it also allows you to trim the video or add subtitles to it. The batch conversion is also available, but you have to select the output format one by one.

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Steps to Convert MPG to MOV Online with CloudConvert:

Step 1. Go to the website of this MPG to MOV converter.

Step 2. Click on the "Select File" button in the middle of the interface and upload your MPG videos. This online converter also supports uploading files from URL, Google Drive, etc.

Step 3. Click and expand the "Convert to" drop-down menu and choose "MOV" from those formats.

Step 4. Hit the "Convert" button to start the converting process. A few moments later, a "Download" button will appear, and you can click it to save the converted video to your device.

2. FreeConvert

For converting MPG videos to MOV without losing quality, FreeConvert is a practical tool. This online MPG to MOV converter distinguished itself from other alternatives by offering advanced video editing options. This converter not only supports adjusting video aspect ratio and frame rates, but it also helps in rotating and flipping videos. 

After the conversion, this online converting tool will give you different options to save the output video, including saving the converted video directly to your device as well as saving the video to Google Drive or Dropbox.

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Method of Converting MPG to MOV Online with FreeConvert:

Step 1. Click on the "Choose Files" button to upload the MPG video, or you can drag and drop the video to upload it.

Step 2. Expend the "Convert to" drop-down menu and set "MOV" as the output format.

Step 3. Hit the "Convert To MOV" button to let the conversion begins. 

Step 4. Click on the green button to save the MOV video to your PC, or click on the inverted triangle to save the output video to Google Drive or Dropbox.


Sometimes you may need to convert MPG videos to MOV format for many reasons, but the operations of converting the video on different platforms are different. This post picks up 4 of the best MPG to MOV converters on Windows, Mac, and online, and you can use them to change the video format with ease.

There is no doubt that EaseUS Video Converter is the best MPG to MOV converter for Windows users. This software supports converting videos without quality loss, and its user-friendly interface enables even beginners to use it without hassle.

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