How to Convert AVI to MP4? 2 Excellent Ways [MiniTool Tips]


This post shows 2 effective ways to help you convert AVI to mp4.
Part 1. The Best AVI to MP4 Converter – MiniTool Movie Maker
Frankly speaking, MiniTool Movie Maker, a free and no ads video editing software without watermark, is the best way to change video format without any difficulties. The following part shows the detailed steps on how to convert AVI to MP4.
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Movie Maker
Step 2. Import AVI File.

In the main window of MiniTool Movie Maker, you can click the Import Media Files button to import your AVI file. Then, drag and drop this AVI file to timeline.
Step 3. Convert AVI to MP4 File Format.

Click the Export button in the toolbar to get the following window. Now, you can see the MP4 format is selected by default.

Part 2. Online AVI to MP4 Converters
Some users like converting AVI to MP4 by using online video converters. Of course, online converters can convert video format, but most of them are littered with various ads or will add watermark to your video. Here, we list 3 common AVI to MP4 online converters.

#1. OnlineVideoConverter
OnlineVideoConverter.com (OVC) is a free online media conversion web application, and it lets you convert media files to MP3, MP4, AVI, MOV and many other formats.

Steps to convert AVI to MP4:

Click SELECT OR DROP FILE to import your AVI file.
Select the file format and click the START
Click the DOWNLOAD button after the conversion is completed.
OVC can easily and quickly convert AVI to MP4 for free, but its page is littered with various ads that really bring down the aesthetic of the page.

Question 1. The Difference Between AVI and MP4
What is AVI

AVI, a standard video format, is saved in a multimedia container format that stores audio and video using a variety of codecs, like DivX and XviD.

AVI takes up more space than many other video formats like MPEG and MOV and uses less compression to store files. AVI is lossless file since it can be created without the use of compression at all, thus it will not lose quality over time.

What is MP4

MP4, an abbreviation for a MPEG-4 video file, is a compressed file format that can contain not only video but also audio and subtitles. MP4 files are usually seen when you download YouTube videos or other internet videos.

Note: How to download YouTube videos? MiniTool uTube Downloader, a free, simple and no ads tool, is recommended here since this tool can easily download YouTube videos, YouTube playlist, and subtitles. Besides, it can convert YouTube video to MP3, MP4, and other formats.

Question 2. Which Format Should We Choose, MP4 or AVI?
In general, both MP4 and AVI are popular video formats.

AVI format is more likely to be used for Windows-based media player or other devices with related codec. It is not commonly used for video streaming sites because of its large file size.

Conversely, MP4 is widely used for all video players or portable devices. With AVI to MP4 converter, you can convert your video files to MP4 for Phone, iPad or other portable devices, even for YouTube.

The brief comparison between MP4 and AVI help you make a decision for the format you want to use. In a word, you only need a video converter that not only can convert AVI to MP4 but also can convert MP4 to AVI, and you don’t need to worry about the format used for different players or devices.

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