How to Convert MP4 to AVI and Vice Versa
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 24, 2019
The MP4 format is becoming increasingly popular – it’s the perfect format for playing movies on your desktop or laptop and for publishing online. But it can lead to problems if you want to use a DVD player as not all of them are compatible with MPEG-4. This problem can be quickly overcome by converting MP4 videos to a more appropriate format. Movavi Video Converter is one of the fastest ways to change a file format, for example to convert MP4 files to AVI. It can also do the reverse – convert AVI and other video formats to MP4 – just as easily, as well as change the format of music and image files. See for yourself how easy media file conversion can be!
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Install the Video Converter
Open the installation file and install the program following the onscreen instructions. Movavi Video Converter has a simple and intuitive English interface, so you can easily use this software for conversion of MP4 and other video processing needs!
Choose a File for Conversion
Click Add Media in the upper left corner of the screen and select Add Video. Now choose the MP4 video that you want to convert to AVI. Movavi Video Converter supports batch conversion of MP4 as well as other formats, so you can convert multiple files or even an entire folder in one pass!
Edit Your Clips before Conversion (Optional)
To edit your videos before converting them, click the Edit button on the right in the file info section. A new window with multiple tabs will open.
Click Stabilization and experiment with available tools to fix shaky-cam footage. Open the Audio tab to adjust the volume or remove background noise. Go to Adjustments if you want to alter contrast, saturation, brightness, and other parameters. Use the Effects tab to apply a variety of creative filters to your videos. In the Subtitles and Watermark tabs, you can insert subtitles or watermarks, respectively. You can also cut the edges of your video, rotate it, or trim away fragments you don’t want in the appropriate tabs.
Compress MP4 Files (Optional)
You can also use Movavi Video Converter to compress large MP4 files that you want to export to AVI. To do that, just click on the size value of a file in the info section. In the opened dialog box, specify the size, bitrate, and quality. To check the quality of your end file, click the Convert Sample button.
Choose a Format
Go to the Video tab, find the AVI group, and select the appropriate AVI preset for conversion. You can also convert AVI to MP4 or any other file format you wish.
Choose an Output Folder and Start Converting
Choose the folder in which you want to place the converted files by clicking the Folder button. Finally, click Convert to convert MP4 to AVI or AVI to MP4. The process can take anything from one to several minutes, depending on file size and the number of files you transfer.
Movavi Video Converter: from MP4 to AVI and back with ease!
Movavi Video Converter
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