||Apple QuickTime Movie
||MPEG Video File
||MOV is a multimedia container file format developed by Apple, workable on both Mac and Windows. It contains multiple tracks of different media data, such as a video, audio, timecode, or text track.
||Standardized by the Moving Picture Experts Group, MPG is a common digital video format that typically incorporates MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 audio and video compression.
||High-quality files for recording, sharing and storing digital multimedia; Separate audio and video tracks, make it possible to isolate and to adjust those separate elements during playback and editing
||MPEG-1 is designed to compress VHS-quality raw digital video and CD audio down to 1.5 Mbit/s without excessive quality loss; MPEG-2 is the core of most digital television and DVD formats; both of high quality
||Larger file size compared to other multimedia formats; requires different codecs installed in order to play the media tracks in the MOV file
||Mac programs like Final Cut Pro can't handle MPG files very well. Additionally, though MPG are very high quality, this results in a low compression ratio or a larger file size which can be a problem of efficiency in your stroage space.
|Help You Choose
||If you are working with Mac platform, high-quality MOV is absolutely a good choice since it is developed by Apple Computer; the separation of audio and video makes it particularly suited for editing in professional applications
||The format is often used for creating movies distributed on the Internet; Commonly, MPG files got a problem when be played on QT on Mac platform, like no video, only audio, or even worse
|Programs that open MOV/MPG files