How to convert MP4 video files to AVI

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Convert MP4 video files to AVI on Windows

Are you using a Windows PC and are you looking for a software capable of transforming your videos in MP4 format into AVI files? Then take a look at the programs listed below. For sure you will be able to find the solution that you think will do the most for you.

Video to Video Converter

The first software I want to recommend is as small as it is powerful. Is called Video to Video Converter, is only available for Windows and supports all major video file formats: MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV etc. It also includes predefined conversion profiles that allow you to create videos optimized for smartphones, tablets, game consoles and other popular devices.



To download Video to Video Converter on your PC, connect to its official website via the link I gave you a moment ago and click on the button first Download and then on the voice Click here to download ZIP archive found on the page that opens. In this way, the portable version of the program will be taken, which does not require tedious installation procedures to work and can also be stored on a USB key.

Once the download is complete, open the package VTV.zip which contains the program and extract its contents to any folder. Then start the executable vv.exe, select citt脿n from the drop-down menu for setting the language and click on the button OK to access the main software screen.

At this point, drag the MP4 video (or MP4 videos) you want to convert to AVI into the main window of Video to Video Converter or click the button Add video located at the top left and select them "manually". Then select the icon REVIEWS and adjust the parameters related to the output video.



You can do everything using the commands in the right sidebar: expanding the drop-down menu Quality you can choose the quality grade of the video to be obtained (select the option Same as source to maintain the same quality as the source video), via the drop-down menus Video codec e Audio Codec you can choose the codecs to use to encode video and audio (eg. XVID ed MP3), acting on the fields Video size e Video aspect you can change the resolution and aspect ratio of the output movie, and so on. If you want, you can also increase the audio volume using the appropriate adjustment bar and apply special filters to the video, such as those to rotate or flip the image: just select the options found in the section Advanced on the right sidebar.

Once you have adjusted all the settings of your interest, click on the button OK, select the path to save the output videos by clicking on the icon folder located at the bottom right and start the conversion of MP4 videos to AVI by pressing the button Converted which is located at the top left.

Freemake Video Converter

As an alternative to the software already mentioned, you can convert MP4 video files to AVI with Freemake Video Converter. I'm talking to you about a well-known video and audio file converter available for Windows that includes a large number of advanced features (such as DVD burning, merging video into several parts, etc.) and is also equipped with a ' well-finished and very intuitive user interface.


You ask me how to proceed in order to use it? Nothing complicated, do not worry. First of all, connect to the program's website using the link I just provided you and press the button Free download. Once the download is complete, open the installation package FreemakeVideoConverter.exe just got it and click first Yes and then OK.


Uncheck the item that concerns sending usage statistics to Freemake Video Converter and click NEXT. Then put the check mark on Custom installation, remove the check from the option for installing additional promotional software and click on NEXT then finish the setup by clicking on NEXT per due turn consecutive.

Then wait for the program window to be visible on the screen (if not, start Freemake Video Convert) then to start converting your MP4 movies to AVI, drag the videos on which you intend to go to act in the program window and press on the button  In AVI which is located at the bottom left. If you prefer, you can also "manually" select the videos to convert by clicking the button + Videos top left.

Finally make sure that in the drop-down menu profiles the item is set As original (and if not, select this option yourself) so as to obtain the same quality as the original video and then click on Converted. By default, the video will be saved in the folder after conversion Video Windows but if you prefer you can change this setting by clicking on the button [...] and indicating the route you prefer.


The output videos have the program logo embossed in the center and have a customized screen at the beginning and end: to remove these limitations, you have to buy the full version of Freemake Video Converter for 9,95 euros per year or 19,95 one-off euro.

Convert MP4 video files to AVI on Mac

Do you have a Mac? Then the programs to convert MP4 video files to AVI that I indicated in the previous lines are not for you. Instead, you can rely on the applications listed below that are not only capable of flawlessly fulfilling the task they are responsible for but are also (or only) compatible with Apple branded computers.


Adapter

Another software to convert MP4 video files to AVI that I invite you to try is Adapter, which is compatible not only with Windows but also with macOS / OS X. It is free, it is very intuitive, it has a well-designed user interface and it is also fast enough.

To download Adapter on your computer, connected to its official website, click on the button Download Adapter and select the item For Mac from the menu you seem. Once the download is complete, open the package dmg which contains the software and copies its icon to the folder Applications of the Mac. Then start Adapter and click on the button first apri and then Continue to confirm the download of FFmpeg (the real "engine" of the program). The download is just 8MB so it won't take long.

Now you can take action! Drag the MP4 videos to convert to AVI into the Adapter main window (or click the button KATEGORIEN and select them manually), expand the drop-down menu Select output format located in the lower center and selects the items Video> General> Custom AVI da quest'ultimo.

At this point, click on thegear located at the bottom right and adjust all the parameters of the output videos using the commands that appear in the sidebar on the right. My advice is to set the drop down menu Quality su High o Very high in order to obtain good quality movies (without graininess in the most animated scenes), while for the rest it is up to you to choose according to your preferences: via the menu Resolution you can change the resolution of the video by expanding the drop-down menus Encoder related to audio and video you can change the codecs used to encode the output video, through the menus Bit Rate e Frame Rate you can adjust bitrate and framerate of the video, and so on. If you want, by expanding the menu Layers you can also add subtitles or audio tracks to the output video.

Once you've adjusted all your preferences, click the green button Convert and the video conversion will start. By default, the output videos are saved in the same folder as the source videos. If you want to change this behavior, select the item Custom from the menu Output directory on the right sidebar and select an alternative route by clicking on the button KATEGORIEN.

Total Video Converter Lite

Another solution that you can consider to convert your MP4 video files to AVI format on Mac is Total Video Converter Lite. It is a very simple but at the same time performing free application that allows you to convert all major video file formats, including MP4, in an intuitive way. Try it now and you will see that you will not be disappointed.

To install the application on your Mac, the first step you need to take is to connect to the del section Mac App Store Online dedicated to it and then you have to click on the button View in the Mac App Store which is on the left and, in the window of the Mac App Store that opens on your computer desktop, you need to click the button Get/Install the app. If prompted, enter your Apple ID password to complete the action.

Once this is tactical, start Total Video Converter Lite by invoking the application from Launchpad, drag the movie in MP4 format on which you are interested to go and intervene in the program window displayed on the screen and then use the drop-down menu at the top to select the item first Video Filewhy are you cheating? REVIEWS and then the exact format in which you intend to transform the video.

Finally, indicate the location on your Mac where you want to save the movie once converted and then press the button Choose to start the transformation procedure.

Other solutions

Haven't the resources for converting MP4 video files to AVI on Windows and Mac that I reported to you in this tutorial convinced you in a particular way? Then I can not help but suggest you take a look at my article dedicated to programs to convert videos in which I have provided you with other useful resources for the purpose.

Finally, I suggest you also read my tutorial dedicated to online converters. In fact, you will find a bunch of useful Web services that you can use to convert your movies (and more) by acting directly from the Web browser, without having to install anything on your computer.

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