Convert DivX to QuickTime .MOV for playback on Mac

Published on by Chris King

QuickTime is the obvious media player for watching video clips in Mac OS X- but sadly QuickTime doesn't support DivX format natively. This article will teach you how to convert DivX to QuickTime MOV or simply get an alternative to QuickTime player.

Convert DivX to QuickTime .MOV for playback on Mac

Q: Just got a pile of DivX movies. When I add the DivX to QuickTime on my iMac for playback, the result turned out that QuickTime doesn't play DivX video files in AVI container on OS X Mavericks. It shows instead a progress bar saying 'Converting...' and it takes so much time that I have never seen the conversion completes. What happened to Mavericks and DivX?

You may also meet the trouble when you want to play DiX files in QuickTime on Mac. Actually, QuickTime does a good job of playing kinds of video clips, but the DivX format is one that causes particular problems. The best solution to this problem is to try an alternative media player like VLC, but you can also convert the DivX file into a format that QuickTime can support, such as MOV. Here I will present the two solutions for you in detail.

Solution 1: Try VideoLan’s VLC Player

VLC Player is an open source media player available for pretty much any platform you can think of that not only plays virtually every video format in circulation, it also allows streaming of any currently playing clip to other devices on a local network.

To use VLC Player on your Mac, download from and install from its official webset, following any on-screen prompts. The next part is really simple – once the application has installed, all you will need to do is use the File menu to Open the DivX video clip of your choice, and sit back and enjoy the film!

Note: Try to download and install the latest version of VLC, or some video playback issues would occur based on my experience.

Solution 2: Convert DivX to MOV with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac

This Mac video converter is recommended as the best tool to convert DivX to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X (Yosemite/Mavericks included). For different using, you can choose a decent format. For playing with QuickTime, QuickeTime Movie is the best format; for editing, iMovie, FCE, FCP presets are provided there. Plus, it can convert among other video formats like MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV and more. If you're using Windows and need to change DivX to QuickTime MOV in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, simply download Video Converter to get all done easily.

Step 1. Import source videos > Launch this Mac DivX file converter, add the DivX videos by directly dragging them to the main window of this program. Or import files via clicking the Add button. Batch conversion is fully supported so you can add several videos at a time.

Step 2. Choose MOV as the output format > Click the format bar and choose QuickTime Movie Format as output format. You can also choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" as the target format for playback.

Step 3. Start to convert DivX files to MOV > When everything is to your satisfaction, click the Convert button to start the DivX to MOV conversion process. Now you have the output MOV files and can play, edit seamlessly with QuickTime player on your Mac or even share on iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc with ease.

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