MOV2AVI is a simple command-line utility whose purpose is to create Audio Video Interleave files (AVI format) from MOV items. It allows you to configure several settings.
While most users frequently work with graphical user interfaces for performing an easy conversion job, some of them prefer writing a few lines in a Command Prompt dialog, since carrying out a task is done in no time.
Another advantage of command-line tools is that they do not require installation, therefore you can save them to any USB flash drive or similar storage unit, and run them on any workstation with minimum effort.
All you have to do is specify the name of the MOV file that you want to convert, provided that it's saved to the same directory as the utility. The output AVI is automaticlaly created in the same location and bears the name of the original file.
As far as options go, it is possible to change the compression codec, quality level, frame rate, color depth, sample rate and size, and channel mode. Plus, you can apply a grayscale filter or extract the audio stream and save it to WAV.
The application is light on the system resources and has a good response time. However, MOV2AVI has not been updated for a very long time, thus it is not functional on newer Windows platforms.