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How to convert GIF to AVI on Windows and Mac with Movavi

Edited by Ben Jacklin

GIF and AVI files can be quite different, but if you are looking for a way to convert the two, then Movavi Video Converter can be ideal. As well as having some editing functions so that you can make changes, the software supports hundreds of different file types. To change GIF to AVI files, you can download software.

There are also a few options to convert GIF to AVI for free online, and Movavi offers an online video converter that can recognize and convert many different files. The GIF-to-AVI converter is free so you can use it without any charge.

Follow the steps below to learn how to convert GIF to AVI with Movavi Video Converter.

Step 1. Install Movavi Video Converter

Launch the file that is downloaded, either .exe or .dmg depending on your operating system, then follow the on-screen instructions to install the GIF-to-AVI converter on your PC or Mac.

Step 2. Add GIF files

Click Add Media, then select Add images. Then you can navigate to the GIF file you want, or you can simply click and drag the file if you would rather, it will open in the main window. GIF files are one of the hundreds of types recognized by the software.

Step 3. Select the video export format

On the Video tab, you can then choose the preset for AVI files, and also change things like the bitrate if you want. The Cogwheel gives you the option to change settings.

Step 4. Convert GIF to AVI

Click Convert and the converted video will be saved to the Movavi Library folder unless you choose otherwise. You can click Save to to choose where the file goes.

GIF or AVI: What is the difference?

Comparison parameter



File extension



File type

Image and moving image (no video)

Container file for music and media




First release

June 15, 1987

November 10, 1992

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GIF files and AVI files are very different, both date back to the 90s, and while GIFs are commonly used these days, the AVI file is also still in use, and you may wish to convert a GIF to AVI.

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