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How to convert AVI to MP4 with Movavi Video Converter on Windows and Mac
Step 1. Install Movavi Video Converter
Download the installation file and install the app on your PC or Mac. Launch the program.
Step 2. Upload AVI files to the converter
To add your videos to the converter, click the Add Media button, and then – Add Video. Find your files and hit Open. Or you can simply drag and drop the videos into the program window.
Step 3. Select the output format
To set MP4 as the target format, open the Video tab and click MP4. Then, choose a suitable preset for your files.
Step 4. Compress your files (optional)
If you want to compress AVI to MP4, set a higher compression rate for your videos. To do this, click the estimated output file size. In the pop-up window that opens, move the File size slider to set the desired value.
Step 5. Start the conversion
To specify the output folder, click the Save to button. Finally, hit Convert to start the conversion process.
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AVI, also known as Audio Video Interleave, is a container format that stores both video and audio data. AVI uses less compression, which results in large file sizes.
MP4 is a multimedia container format that can store video, audio, and other content, like images and subtitles. The format uses a higher degree of compression than other formats, so MP4 files are usually small.
Frequently asked questions
How to convert AVI to MP4 on Windows 10?
To transform your files on Windows 10, you need to use an AVI-to-MP4 video converter. We recommend you try Movavi Video Converter – a handy program that will help you to convert your videos in a matter of minutes. Just follow the simple steps below.
Download the converter.
Download Movavi Video Converter
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the program and run it.
To upload your videos to the converter, click the Add Media button, then – Add Video. Select your files and click Open.
Open the Video tab in the lower part of the program window, find MP4, and choose the appropriate preset.
To start the conversion process, hit the Convert button. After the conversion is complete, the folder with the transformed videos will open automatically.
How to solve the problem of an AVI file not playing on Windows?
Here are a few simple solutions to this issue that you can try. The first way is to download and install the necessary video codecs. Next, make sure you use the latest version of your media player. If not, upgrade it. If your media player still doesn’t play AVI files, change the format of your video to a more popular one, for example, try to convert your AVI file to MP4.
Can I play AVI files on a Mac?
Yes, you can open some AVI files on a Mac using the default QuickTime Player. But keep in mind that this app doesn’t support some video and audio codecs that your AVI file may be encoded with. If you can’t open your video with QuickTime Player, try using another media player, like VLC.
Which format has better quality – MP4 or AVI?
MP4 and AVI are both container formats, so the quality of a video mostly depends on the video codec the file is encoded with. MP4 is the most widely used container for compressed videos since it’s supported by almost all devices and provides rather good quality while maintaining smaller file sizes. AVI is an older container format that’s supported by fewer media players and devices. Some video codecs used with AVI can result in higher quality, but the compression level will be rather low.
So if you want to play your videos on multiple devices or save hard drive space, we recommend you to change AVI to MP4. In case you plan to watch your videos on your computer only, AVI is a good choice.
How can I convert AVI to MP4 on Android?
You can use special conversion apps. Try one of these options:
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