The Video for Windows 1.1 Apple Macintosh Utilities from Microsoft is a
collection of utilities and system extensions for the Macintosh that add
support for Video for Windows file formats. One of the utilities is VfW
Converter which converts QuickTime MooV files to AVI files playable
on the PC.
The Video for Windows 1.1 Apple Macintosh Utilities are available at:
VfW Converter is more powerful than Intel's smartvid PC application.
It can convert video formats. For example, VfW Converter can
convert a raw uncompressed 24 bit QuickTime Movie to a raw
uncompressed 24 bit AVI Movie (or do various compressions).
Uncompressed QuickTime and uncompressed AVI files use different
video formats. VfW Converter also converts audio from QuickTime
audio to AVI audio.
The Video for Windows 1.1 Apple Macintosh Utlities file is
Apple's QuickTime Web site contains links to sources for
Video for Windows (Macintosh) as well as other useful
Apple's QuickTime Web Site
Video for Windows (Macintosh) has the virtue of being free, unlike:
Adobe Premiere (Macintosh)
---reportedly can save QuickTime movies as AVI files.
On PC/Microsoft Windows:
TRMOOV.EXE (see below)
can translate MOV to AVI, but I found problems playing back
the AVI files on my 486 PC. It does not change the
interleaving of the audio and video streams in the conversion from
.MOV to .AVI. TRMOOV preserves the half-second
interleave of QuickTime movies which is not appropriate for AVI. AVI
wants each video frame interleaved with the audio for that frame.
With the half-second interleave of QuickTime the audio will playback for
a half-second while the video is frozen, followed by a half-second of
video with no audio, repeated for the duration of the AVI playback.
The interleave can be fixed using VidEdit. VidEdit contains algorithms
to properly interleave the audio and video. Load the offending AVI
file into VidEdit, Select File and Save As ... and give the file a new
name. This triggers the interleave algorithm. VidEdit will reorganize
the audio and video to interleave frames instead of half-seconds.
Intel's SmartVid (see below) can convert .MOV to .AVI It appears to
convert the audio video interleave from one format to another, something
TRMOOV seems to have problems with.
Adobe's Adobe Premiere 5.0 for Windows 95/NT can import and export
Windows AVI and Apple QuickTime video files.