The video container format MPEG, written MPG back when Windows could only handle 3 letter file extensions, is abbreviated from Motion Picture Experts Group. Video compression formats MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 are generally used, with resolutions up to 720i, which has now been superseded by MPEG-4 Part 2, which is stored in the container format MP4.
MOV files were created by Apple, are associated with the application Quicktime and often times use the MPEG-4 codec for compression. They were built as a cross-platform format, meaning they can be played on many Mac and Windows applications. MOV files are one of the few container formats that support alpha channel, or transparency.
You may want to convert MPG to MOV if you are going to be using the video on a Mac. MOV files are native to Mac so they can be edited and opened with native Mac software, though there is wide support for them on both Windows and Mac.
NOTE: It's important to distinguish between file container formats and compression formats, or codecs. For example, MP4 is a container, and can hold different types of video compression, for example, MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 AVC, or HEVC, as well as audio (again compressed in a variety of formats) and metadata (for example subtitles). Some codecs can be wrapped in multiple different containers. Containers are sometimes referred to as file extensions, e.g. MOV, MP4, or AVI, but it's important to remember that there can be different types of video within these file formats.
VideoStudio is more than MPG to MOV converter. We built VideoStudio to convert multiple file-formats including the formats below.
Format support for VideoStudio Trial depends on your OS system configuration. Fewer formats are supported in the VideoStudio Trial and is not representative of the formats supported in VideoStudio Pro or VideoStudio Ultimate upon full purchase.
Requires the full version of VideoStudio - not supported in VideoStudio trial.
* This format requires supporting graphic card and MS HEVC extension installed
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