Can Mac play avi movies? No, MAC OS does not support avi video format. It is always not possible to play AVI file with QuickTime player. To watch avi video on Mac computer such as iMac, MacBook Pro, Macbook air, Mac Pro, Mac mini, Macbook, you will have to convert Avi video to Mac OS supported formats, such as mp4, mov.
You can download video converter freeware to convert avi videos to Mac supported formats. Download Mac video converter software for free from:
AVI to Mac video converter works on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/10 computers and you can import and convert avi video files for Mac OS, such as Mac 10.11 OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, OS X Lion, Snow Leopard, OS X Leopard, Tiger, etc. The avi to mac video converter not only converts avi to quicktime mov/mp4, but also between other formats, including AVI, MP4, WMV, M4V.
Easy steps to convert avi videos to Mac supported formats
Step 1: Import avi videos to video converter software
In video converter software, press "Add files" on top tool bar, or simply drag and drop to import movies, TV series, or downloaded avi videos into the video converter program. Then set up "Output folder" at the bottom of the program main window, make sure there are enough free space at your designated path.
Step 2: Select Mac supported format as output profile
After adding media files, go to the output format box. There are many built-in profiles for popular devices. Select Common Video->MPEG-4 Video (.mp4) as output format.
Step 3. Convert video to Mac supported formats
Click to select the video or audio files to be converted, and click "Convert" button to start converting. You will see the converting progress dialog.
Step 4: Import converted media to Mac
After the converting is completed. You can add the output media to iTunes and sync them to Mac and enjoy the video.
Download AVI to Mac video converter tool to convert media files so that you can watch them on Mac.
Convert all popular formats: Convert videos up to 70+, like AVI, MP4, WMV, M4V, etc.
Custom Video: Personalize videos with diversified video editing tools.
Optimized Presets: Directly convert files to fit Apple devices and Android devices.
Extract Audio: Extract audio from video to MP3, MKV, M4V, WAV, etc.
Download Video: Capture any online video with the supplied media downloader.
Fully compatible with Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan.
Playing Videos on Mac OS FAQ
1. Why can't I watch movies (MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, M4V, FLV, MPG, etc.) on Mac
Mac supports video in MP4, MOV, M4V formats in H.264, or MPEG-4 codec. If your movie is in Mac supported format, it may still not be played by Mac. The Mac technical specifications also need to be considered. You can use an Mac video converter with the output presets to easily convert video to Mac on Windows.
2. Why can't I watch video with web browser (Safari, Chrome, or Firefox) on my Macbook
Most videos embedded in web are flash videos. Mac doesn't support playing flash video. But you can use some Flash Player Browsers to watch flash videos, such as Puffin browser, Photon Flash player, or Skyfire web browser.