How to Convert AVI to MP4 in Windows/Mac Effortlessly
The biggest limitation of AVI is its poor compression, so the AVI files are usually much larger. Also when resizing the window of your media player (or on different TVs, especially high-definition ones), the aspect ratios are sometimes lost in translation. To get rid of this limitation, you can convert AVI to MP4 format which is used to store digital video and digital audio streams, as well as other data such as subtitles and still images.
Now, what you need is an ideal video converter to help you convert AVI video to MP4 format. Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is such a powerful video converter. This software is compatible with Windows system, including the newly released Windows 8. With it, you can easily and quickly transform the videos from AVI format to MP4 without compressing any quality of the original video. Furthermore, this video converter allows you to develop the imagination on video editing. For it employs a built-in editor, you can change the visual effects of the video by trimming the play time, cropping the frame size, adding watermark and subtitle, etc. Mac (Mountain Lion) users who want to convert AVI to MP4 can use the equivalent Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac.
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How to convert AVI video to MP4 step by step
The procedures on how to convert AVI format to MP4 here is taking Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate as an example. Make sure you have downloaded the suitable version.
1 Import AVI files
Click Add Files button to upload AVI files from your computer or portable devices. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
2 Edit Video (Optional)
Click "Edit" on the main interface, you can then customize AVI videos. You can trim the video play time, crop frame size, add watermark and subtitle, etc.
3 Set MP4 as the output format
Select the proper output destination folder and your desired output format. If you want to convert AVI files for portable device, but you don't know which formats your device supports, you can simply select any format in the category of your device.
4 Start to convert AVI video to MP4
After all necessary setting, the last thing is to click the "Convert" button to start to convert AVI video files to MP4.
What Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate can do for you is not limited to this. It also contains the following function: rip DVD, burn video to DVD, make photo slideshow, remove DRM protection, and download on-line video, etc. Once you have tried it, you will fall in love with the thrill of video conversion.
What Is AVI?
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. This format was created, designed, and released by Microsoft in 1992. AVI allows for the synchronized playback of video and audio and works very similarly to the video format used for DVD's. AVI files can come quite huge mainly because it can be used with certain codecs such as DivX and Xvid. However, it can't support B-Frames like MPEG-4.
What is MP4?
MP4 is also known as MPEG-4. If software giant Microsoft created AVI, this particular video format is created by Motion Pictures Expert Group, the same group that sets the standards in the digital audio and video industry. MPEG is a highly compressed video file. It is a video format that is composed of different layers wherein video, still images, audio, and even subtitles can be stored. It can also contain advanced content such as menus, 3D graphics, and user interaction features.
AVI vs MP4
When comparing video formats together, it's important to know which type offers the best quality with the least possible space required. Given the fact that an MP4 file is better compressed, it is definitely more portable than AVI. That is the reason why MP4 is the most popular video format at the download zones today. MP4 can also be played by almost all media players and devices. AVI, on the other hand, has limited applications. Mostly, it can be accessed only by Windows-based programs such as the Windows Media player.