"Hi all, after doing several searches on the forums, I am having trouble narrowing down what the best freeware program would be to convert .mpg movies to .avi so I can use them in iMovie. Suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you in advance, as I am new to my Mac."
If you are one of the above looking for a reliable program to convert MPG to AVI, you have come to the right place. We strongly recommend you the iOrgsoft Mac MPG to AVI Converter. It is a simple-designed yet professional and powerful program which allows users to easily convert MPG to AVI on Mac so that you can edit MPG on Windows Movie Maker, playback MPG on iRiver etc freely.
As a matter of fact, it is also an excellent extractor and editor expert at extracting audio from MPG video and save it as MP3, AC3, AAC, WMA etc as well as editing MPG video with rich embedded editing functions like trimming, cropping etc.
It is easy to handle the operation of the soft. Even though you are a green hand, you can get hold of it within a few clicks. If you are using Windows, you can refer to MPG to AVI Converter for Windows. The following steps will show you how to use the powerful software to accomplish conversion.
Step1. Load MPG files t to the software
Run the Mac MPG to AVI Converter. For Mac users, directly drag and drop MPG files to the program. Or you can click "Add Files" to locate MPG files. To your convenience, you can load a bunch of files at one time since batch conversion operate is allowed.
Step2. Choose AVI as the output format
Go to the "Convert to" pull-up list and choose AVI as the output format. Or you can click the video format icon to choose it from the list. When finishing, change the destination folder to save your converted files at "Save to" option.
Step3. Conversion starts
If you need no more settings and editing works for the videos, you can simply press the convert button to drive the conversion from MPG to AVI.