How to Play AVI Files on OS X Mountain Lion
AVI is the most widely used video formats. You may get some amazing AVI files downloaded from internet, shared by your friends or recorded with your digital camera. However, AVI is not a friendly format for Mac users, cause Apple's QuickTime player only supports MOV, MP4, M4V files, not including AVI video. If you want to play AVI files on Mac (Mountain Lion included), what to do?
Well, you can install VLC and Mplayer which supports virtually all video formats out there. Or install a free plug-in Perian (which may not be compatible with Mountain Lion). However, the best option is AVI Converter for Mac: Video Converter for Mac. It converts any AVI files (Xvid, Dvix included) to QuickTime friendly format like MP4, MOV, M4V. After the conversion, you can import the AVI files to iMovie or Final Cut Pro X for editing. Also, you can import it to many portable players like iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Zune and so on. or upload the converted videos to YouTube, Google video, etc.
How to convert and play AVI files on Mountain Lion step by step
Step 1. Load or drag AVI videos to AVI Converter for Mac
After downloading the program, install and launch it. Click File -> Add Media Files from the main menu to select the AVI files you want to convert or simply drag AVI videos to the interface. After importing videos, you can preview them in the right previewing window.
Step 2. Choose your desired output format
Click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program's pane, and then choose output format as MOVor MP4 from Video tab.
If you want to play them on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or import them to iMovie, Final Cut Pro for editing, this smart Mac Video Converter also allows you choose the configured presets instead.
Step 3. Begin AVI conversion on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Hit Convert to start converting AVI files on Mac. When conversion finished, you can play converted files on Mac Mountian Lion with no limit.
More features of this AVI Converter on Mac:
1) Extract audio from AVI on Mac: if you want to extract the audio from the video for playback on iPod shuffle or some MP3 players on the go, you can export audios from various video formats and save them as many format like MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc on Mac.
2) Trim, crop, add effect to AVI video on Mac: This is really a smart video converter that embrace rich editing functions. If you want to touch up videos easily and instantly, trimming, cropping, flipping, rotating, and more are all come in handy.