How to convert AVI to MPEG with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install Movavi’s AVI-to-MPEG converter
Step 2. Select the files for conversion
Click the Add Media button, then Add Video and select the AVI files you want to convert.
Step 3. Choose the format for your output files
Find MPG under the Video tab. Click this item to open the list of MPEG output options and choose the appropriate preset. If you want to store the converted video on your Windows 7 or Windows 10 PC or Mac, we recommend you choose MPEG-2 or MPEG-4. If you want to make a video CD, choose either VCD (Video CD) or SVCD (Super Video CD) with the appropriate TV standard (PAL or NTSC).
If you plan on burning the videos to a DVD, use the DVD-Compatible Video presets to transcode to a DVD-friendly MPEG-2 format. If you need smaller files and don’t mind lower video quality, choose MPEG-1.
Step 4. Change AVI to MPEG
Before starting the conversion process, specify the folder where you want to save your newly created MPEG files. You can choose a path in the Save to field. Next, hit the Convert button to run the conversion. Wait a few minutes for the format changing to finish; you’ll see your MPEG files in the window that opens automatically once the process is done.
Frequently asked questions
What is the AVI format used for?
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. It’s a widely used format developed by Microsoft to store both video and audio in a single file. These videos are of high quality, so AVI is one of the best formats for storing multimedia on a computer.
Where is the MPEG format used?
MPEG (file extension .mpeg or .mpg) is a popular format for the videos you find on the internet. Thanks to a specific type of compression, MPEGs are easier to stream and faster to download than video files in other popular formats.
Is AVI compatible with Macs?
No, it’s not: the free version of QuickTime, the default video player on Macintosh computers, does not support all types of AVI files. The easiest way to overcome this problem is to convert your AVI files with some freeware or shareware to a Mac-friendly video format such as MPEG, MOV, MP4, or M4V.
How do I convert AVI to MPEG on a Mac?
First, download and install Movavi Video Converter on your computer.
Run the program and follow these instructions:
Click Add Media and choose Add Video. In the dialog box that appears, select the AVI files you want to process.
On the Video tab, select MPG and choose one of the presets.
Hit Convert to transform your AVI files to MPEG.
Is AVI better than MPEG?
No, not better, just different. The quality of a video depends on the codecs used to encode files, so, in some cases, AVIs are of worse quality than MPEGs. Still, under normal circumstances, AVI is uncompressed and is of high quality, which makes it one of the most appropriate formats to store videos in. Unlike AVIs, MPEG videos are compressed. This makes the MPEG format perfect for streaming videos online and storing on servers since the files don’t take up too much space. So, these two formats are just usually used for different purposes.
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