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How to Use an AVI-to-MP4 Converter for Mac

Edited by Pat Bitton

April 14, 2020

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Without a doubt, AVI is one of the most widespread formats used for encoding movies, TV shows, home video, and educational materials. However, it’s not the best option for Apple fans because AVI is not supported on iPad, iPhone, iPod, as well as other mobile devices. AVI files will only play on Mac computers if they are encoded using QuickTime codecs, which is not usually the case. So the only way to make your AVI movies compatible with your Apple systems and devices is to convert them to MPEG-4 (MP4) or another multimedia format supported by Apple.

Let’s have a look at converting AVI to MP4 on Mac with Movavi's software and learn more about the difference between AVI and MP4 formats.

How to Convert AVI to MP4 on Mac Using Movavi Video Converter

Movavi has the solution to the problem of converting AVI to MP4 on Mac. Our high-speed application can convert AVI files to any popular format, including MP4, MPEG, and MKV. Movavi Video Converter also supports batch processing for multiple files. Download Movavi Video Converter for MacDownload Movavi Video Converter for Mac, install this powerful software, and try it yourself right now.

Install the Movavi Mac Video Converter

Open the downloaded file and follow the installation guidelines.

Add AVI Videos to the Program

Click Add Media in the upper left-hand corner of the window, select Add Video, and locate the files you want to convert to a Mac- and iOS-friendly format. You can also simply drag the files into the converter interface to add them to the conversion list.

Select the Output Format

To select MP4 as your output format, open the Video tab in the bottom part of the window, click MP4, and select the MP4 preset that best suits your needs.

Convert AVI to MP4 on Mac

Make sure you’ve chosen the correct output folder using the Save to button, then click Convert in the bottom right corner and wait until the job is done.

If you have some MP4 files that you need to convert to AVI, Movavi Video Converter can also help you encode them for playing on your Mac – the resulting output files will be playable on any Mac or Windows computer.


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AVI vs. MP4 Comparison

Comparison ParameterAVIMP4
File extension.avi.mp4
Video-encoding formatsH.263, VC-1, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, othersH.264, H.265, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, Dirac, others
Audio-encoding formatsAAC, WMA, MP3, FLAC, AMR, othersAAC, MP3, AC-3, Apple Lossless, ALS, SLS, others
Device and OS compatibilityAll Windows-based devices, Mac OS X, LinuxCompatible with almost all devices and operating systems