How to Convert AVI to MP4 on Mac/Windows
This article is about AVI and MP4 formats, including 4 parts:
Maybe you've got some torrent movies or TV shows in AVI format, or some family AVI footages from your digital camcorders, like Cannon camcorder or mobile phone saved on your Mac's hard drive. But you may soon notice that you are not able to play AVI on Mac, because the Mac native player - QuickTime can't recognize your AVI files at all! And you are unable to organize AVI in iTunes, sync to iOS devices for playback on the move, and edit AVI in iMovie etc. All these happen because that AVI is not the compatible format with Mac OS and iOS. So if you want to use AVI which requires you to convert AVI to MP4 or other Mac OS X compatible formats for a change.
As the most widely used video format, MP4, to which you convert AVI, gives you access to your iPod, iPad or iPhone etc. with any video in unsupported file formats including AVI. This article would show you how to convert AVI to MP4 on Mac OS X Mountain Lion step by step.
To convert AVI on Mac OS X quickly and smoothly, you can use this simple-designed, but professional Video Converter for Mac. Get the free trial version and follow 3 simple steps, you can convert your AVI videos to MP4 on Mac.
Load AVI to the AVI to MP4 Mac program
Launch the Video Converter for Mac, drag & drop AVI files to the program. Or you can go to the "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the AVI files you want to add.
Select "MP4" as output format
Now you should go to the format list, choose MP4 as the output format.
If you want to import the output videos to Apple devices like iPad, iPod, iPhone and more portable devices like PSP, HTC etc. for convenient playback, you can choose the presets offered for the corresponding device as the output format. The app has already optimized the video settings, bit rate, frame rate, resolution and so on, for you. Moreover, if you choose the preset for iOS devices, the output files could be automatically imported to iTunes.
Start the AVI to MP4 Mac conversion
Hit the "Convert" button and let this smart Video Converter for Mac do the rest for you! This app is specifically designed for Mac users. It works quite well on iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.5 and above (Mac OS X Mountain Lion included).
What's more, for your convenience, the Mac application offers some useful edit functions. You can crop video frame size, trim, apply cool effects to videos and so on. To get more details about this, you can go to the User Guide of Video Converter for Mac.
Above we introduced how to use software on Mac platform, if you are using windows computer, you can process conversion as easy as Mac software. To convert AVI to MP4 on windows, click Video Converter Ultimate button below to download, then install and run the program.
You will see bellow operation interface for Windows platform. Click "Convert" to conversion area, drag AVI video from your local Folder to the app. Then go to "Output Format" and choose MP4 as target format. Click “Convert” button to start conversion. There are other functions like edit, download video, burn video, play video etc you can use if you need.
AVI full name is Audio Video Interleave which is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft as part of its Video for Windows technology. It can contain both video and audio data in a container that allows simultaneous audio-with-video playback. It has become the most commonly used PC video format, universally playable in Windows Media Players. You can install a codec to open an AVI files without any additional AVI video player software needed.
MP4 full name is MPEG-4, developed by Moving Picture Experts Group, vice file named .MP4 which is a multimedia container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4. It is used to store digital video, audio streams, and others include subtitles and even images. MP4 was created by Apple as a container for QuickTime while AVI was developed by Microsoft for their media player and MPEG-4 file format was created on the basis of the QuickTime format specification