How to Convert MPG to MOV on Mac or Windows (Free Software Included)

Cheryl Bennett
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You may be wondering if iMovie can use MPG files. The answer is NO and that’s why so many mac users need to convert MPG files for iMovie importing:

I have some old analog tapes that I converted which are MPG files. They won’t import directly to iMovie for basic trimming, touch-up, etc. –From Apple Discussion

It is often recommended to save MPG video files in MOV format, which is macOS-friendly. As a QuickTime file format, MOV can be played in QuickTime player without sacrificing quality, or imported into iMovie for editing.

This post will share multiple ways to convert MPG to MOV on Mac or Windows 10/11, including using free MPG to MOV converter software.

The Best Paid MPG to MOV Converter for Mac or Windows

#1 iFunia Video Converter

iFunia Video Converter is mainly designed to bulk convert media files on computer, including video and audio files. It supports 400+ built-in codecs, besides converting MPG to MOV, you're able to convert MPG to MP4, AVI, HEVC, VP9, Apple-based devices, Android, etc. It also adds an extra bunch of useful features: rip DVDs, download videos apply videos effects, and more.

A free version is available for evaluation purposes, and the pro version comes with full features for just $29.99/month or one-time payment.

Main Features of iFunia Video Converter

  • Convert 400+ video and audio files to virtually all popular media formats
  • Rip video and audio from DVD
  • Download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and 1000+ websites
  • Edit videos: add subtitles, add watermark, trim, crop, merge, 2D to 3D, enhance video, etc.
  • Batch convert, rip, download videos
  • 30X faster conversion speed
  • Keep original video quality

How to (Batch) Convert MPG to MOV on Mac or Windows?

  1. Download and install iFunia Video Converter on your computer.
    Free Download macOS 10.11 or later Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7
  2. Add multiple MPG video files to the program.mpg to mov mac01
  3. Click on the format menu, choose output format as MOV Video or MOV HD Video.mpg to mov mac02
  4. (Optional) Click on the Settings icon to adjust the video or audio settings, but you are recommended to continue with the defaulted settings.mpg to mov mac03
  5. Click Convert button to batch convert MPG to MOV format on Mac or Windows.

#2 WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is recommended to convert your MPG files as MOV format on Windows. It bears a lot resemblance with iFunia Video Converter for Mac, both of them allows video conversion, video editing and even online videos downloading. Still, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe helps create photo slideshow from photos and music. It supports batch video conversion too.

Main Features of WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

  • Export 370+ videos as 420+ formats (video and audio)
  • Batch convert videos
  • Download online videos from YouTube and other 1000+ websites
  • Edit videos: cut, add subtitles, crop, merge, adjust volume
  • Customize video quality: from low to high
  • Create photo slideshow from images and music

How to (Batch) Convert MPG to MOV on Windows?

  1. Download and install WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe on Windows PC.
  2. Go to Video interface, add all your MPG files to the program by drag and drop.mpg to mov win01
  3. Click on the output format menu and choose MOV as output, also you can select the video quality to make your videos smaller.mpg to mov win02
  4. (Optional) Click on Edit button to customize your videos before conversion.mpg to mov win03
  5. Click Run to batch change MPG to MOV format on Windows.

Free MPG to MOV Converter App

Is there any free open-source software to convert MPG to MOV? How about Handbrake or VLC Media Player? Unfortunately, there are few free MPG to MOV converters, neither Handbrake nor VLC supports on this conversion. Almost all the video converters are for commercial use. You need to pay for full features even though you are allowed to download the free trial version with a limited 5-minute conversion or 7-day free trial or added watermark to your video output.

However, Freemake Video Converter for Windows just saved us, it is, so far, the only 100% free software to convert MPG file to MOV format on Windows. It’s able to convert 300+ video formats, including MPG and MOV. In addition, it helps download online videos from Vimeo, Vevo, YouTube and others. Like other video converters, it supports DVD ripping and burning too, even you are allowed to handle some simple video editing and share your videos online.

How to Convert MPG to MOV Free on Windows?

  1. Download and install Freemake Video Converter to your Windows PC.
  2. Go to Convert interface, add all your MPG files to the program.mpg to mov free01
  3. Choose output as MOV and adjust the output settings.mpg to mov free02
  4. (Optional) Go to Edit interface, customize your videos as needed.mpg to mov free03

Online MPG to MOV Converters

Also, you can convert MPG to MOV online free. Here we will list 2 web-based tools to help you convert MPG file to MOV.

#1 CloudConvert

CloudConvert is a high quality online free file converter, even Google Docs uses it as an add-in tool to open and view some files. It supports converting video, audio, document, ebook, archive and so on, it can process the conversions in batch and help uses tweaking the settings to output a needed video.


  1. Safe to use
  2. Batch convert videos
  3. Support 200+ video formats
  4. Allow adjusting the video settings


  1. Time consuming to upload, convert and download videos
  2. Video quality is sacrificed

How to Convert MPG to MOV Online Free?

  1. Go to
  2. Upload MPG files online.
  3. Choose output as MOV.
  4. Click on Settings icon and adjust according to your needs.
  5. Click Convert to save MPG as MOV online free.

#2 Online Converter

It is another simple-to-use online free file converter covers video/audio/image/ebook/document conversions. It can convert videos fast and allows some basic editing features, however, it has a file size limit of 200MB, and it doesn’t support converting videos in bulk.


  1. Easy to use
  2. Fast conversion
  3. Support various video formats


  1. Cannot batch convert MPG files
  2. Max file size: 200 MB

How to Change MPG to MOV Online Free?

  2. Click Choose File to upload MPG file online.mpg to mov online01
  3. Click Convert to upload and convert MPG video.mpg to mov online02
  4. Save the MOV video to your Mac or Windows PC.mpg to mov online03


Online tools or free software to convert MPG to MOV saves our money to do the job, but at the cost of video quality and processing efficiency. To batch convert MPG file to MOV with high quality fast and well, we need the help of a professional MPG to MOV converter. Now, pick a tool from our recommended list and start editing the MPG files in iMovie.

Cheryl Bennett
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Cheryl has been writing tutorials, reviews, and how-to articles on consumer apps since 2016. She specializes in multimedia products and is always testing on Mac, PC, and various devices.

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