Eugene, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/03/2014 -- Software Development Resource or simply SDR finally extends their free software resource by accommodating the known MOV file format from popular software developer and hardware manufacturer Apple. The new converter is still free and will remain free forever.
MOV File Discussion; QuickTime, ISO and Microsoft Riff
For Apple users, QuickTime is the native player which makes it one of the most popular media players today. Its native file format is the Quick Time File format or .mov and .qt.
But not all native media players, notably Microsoft's native WMP [Windows Media Player] can play these files. Arguably, ISO [International Organization for Standardization] has given Apple's QuickTIme file format the nod over the MP4 integration.
It can be remembered though that whereas Microsoft's own audio file format initiative directly competed with ISO-backed MP3 and MP4 as universal formats, Apple instead gave the MP4 a boost by alternately combining the .m4a format in its own audio environment making it as popular or if not more popular than that of Microsoft's own wma format.
Given this achievement, ISO awarded the approval of getting the QTFF [QuickTime File Format] the basis for all MP4 file formats presently. QTFF is just synonymous to .mov files.
On the other hand Microsoft introduced the AVI in 1992, just a year after both QuickTime and the first version of WMP went out in the market of 1991. AVI is a rather popular container file format that has equaled QTFF where WMA failed due to its riff with MP3.
With this divide, SDR thought of a nice way to reconcile this difference by providing a free MOV to AVI converter to help out Microsoft users who are avid AVI users to play MOV files from Apple music player environment.
AVI is also a more common format than the less frequently mentioned MOV file format despite QTFF popularity.
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