Top 7 Best AVI Converters for a Mac 
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List of the best free AVI converters for a Mac
How to convert AVI files on a Mac with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Install Movavi’s AVI file converter
When you’ve downloaded the file, run it and follow the usual macOS instructions to install the software.
Step 2. Add the AVI files
To add one or more files for conversion, click the Add Media button in the upper left-hand corner of the window and choose Add video.
Step 3. Edit your files
You can edit your AVI files before the conversion. Open the Edit drop-down list and choose an option. You can trim and crop your clip, apply effects, and more.
Step 4. Specify the output format
At the bottom of the program interface, you will find the most popular conversion presets. If you don’t see the format you need, you can click the Video or the Devices tab.
If you intend to watch the converted video on an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or another multimedia device, click Devices. Then select the appropriate preset from the list of brands and models.
If you just want to convert AVI to MP4, 3GP, FLV, or another format for viewing on your computer, select Video and choose the appropriate format from the list. To access the advanced output format settings, where you can change parameters like video height and width, choose a sample rate, and make other adjustments, click the Cogwheel button.
Step 5. Start converting
Before you start converting, you may want to set a new destination folder. By default, converted files are saved to your Movavi Library, but you can also click the Save to button and specify a new directory for the converted files. Then click Convert in the bottom right corner to start the conversion process. Your file will be converted in just a few minutes.
Bonus: How to convert an AVI file on a Mac with a command line
Summary: How to choose a Mac AVI converter
What is an AVI file?
Audio video interleave (AVI) is a popular and commonly used video file format for encoding videos such as movies, music videos, tutorials, TV shows, personal videos, professional videos etc. The AVI format takes up less storage space as it uses less compression than formats such as MPEG or MOV.
H.263, VC-1, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP4
AAC, WMA, MP3, FLAC, AMR, etc
Windows, Mac OSX (with a third-party app), Linux, Xbox, PSP
Frequently asked questions
▶️ How do I play AVI files on a Mac?
If you are looking at how to play AVI files on a Mac, first, you will need to download an AVI player for your Mac. The iOS operating system doesn’t read AVI format, so if you want to watch AVI videos on your Macbook (or even just open AVI on your Mac), you need to find a software program that supports the AVI format. We recommend VLC.
▶️ What is the best AVI converter for Mac?
Here are some of the best AVI converters:
Movavi Video Converter
Prism Video Converter
MacX Video Converter Pro
▶️ How do I convert AVI to MP4 on a Mac?
You will need to download an AVI-to-MP4 converter on your Mac. If you are looking to convert AVI to MP4 on a Mac, VLC is a free, reliable option that supports a wide range of file formats and offers fast conversions. One of the best Mac AVI converters is Movavi Video Converter. It supports 180+ file formats, has an intuitive interface, and offers fast, high-quality file conversions at an affordable price.
▶️ Does Mac support AVI?
The built-in Mac media player, QuickTime, doesn’t support the AVI codec. This is why you need to use a third-party AVI movie viewer or an AVI video converter Mac-compatible software program or online tool.
▶️ How do I import AVI video files to iMovie on a Mac?
Download Movavi Video Converter to easily convert your AVI files and then import them into iMovie.
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