AVI is one of the popularly used video container formats, but owing to its large size the files in AVI format at times are difficult to share, store and upload. Additionally, AVI files cannot be recognized and played by a number of devices. In the above-mentioned situations, the best solution is to convert AVI to MP4 format as MP4 offers high-level compression and is compatible with all types of devices. There are a number of tools available to convert AVI to MP4 online, using desktop software and other methods. Know about the best ones in the following part of the article.
If you are looking for the best software that is fast, support batch processing and comes with additional features, Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is the one to choose. This versatile program allows converting AVI files to over 500 formats including MP4, MOV, MKV, and many others. You can also convert your videos to device-specific formats and for uploading it to specific sites. The built-in editor allows cropping, cutting, trimming, and performing other editing functions. The video transfer is also facilitated by the software.
Download, install, and then open the Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate software on your PC. On the main interface click on the +Add Files button present on the Convert tab to browse and load AVI videos. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the files. A file folder or multiple files for batch conversion can be added.
The added files can be seen on the primary interface. Under the file thumbnail image, the icons for editing are present. Choose the desired option, make the needed changes and confirm.
The list of supported videos, audio, and device formats can be checked by opening the drop-down button at the Convert all files to: tab. Once the pop-up window opens, choose MP4 from the Video list. Also, select the resolution of the output file.
Click on the Convert All button to start converting all the added files to the selected format. The converted files on PC can be checked from the location selected at the Output tab while on the interface it can be checked from the Converted tab.
Below are the AVI to MP4 online converters that you can use to convert your AVI files online. Let's get to know them!
Today it is very easy to find AVI to MP4 video converters online with no need for installation; these online converters usually work when you need an immediate solution, but don not expect much from their results. This is one example of it, this online converter allows you to convert virtually any kind of file .doc files, .pdf files, presentations, images, audio, video… almost anything. However, say goodbye to any options for the output file, you just upload it, choose what you want to convert it into and that is all.
You can convert almost anything as long as you have an internet connection, simply select the type of file that you need it converted into and you are good to go.
Since this is an online converter you will want to have a good upload/download Internet speed (yes, you have to wait for your converted file to download), also you have no chance to personalize the output file and you can only convert one file at a time.
Another option in online conversion, once again you can convert between multiple kinds of files, not only video. However, in this you will also have the chance to modify the settings for the output video file. It is also useful that you can add your converted files directly to your Dropbox account.
A cleaner online converter, easy to use on a lightweight page that allows you to have some control over your converted files including support for one of the main services for online storage.
Once again, you depend on the quality of your internet connection (if you have any) to upload the files (and download in case you do not want to link your Dropbox account).
A user friendly application that responds well. With a simple design, it manages to do many of the tasks you will need when working with video files in several formats. Unfortunately, this software requires you to have .Net Framework installed, so it is not an option for Mac users, and even if you had Windows installed you need to make sure you have the right .Net version installed, otherwise wait for it to install (it is around 1 GB of space), too bad if you are in a bit of a rush.
A simple interface, support for different types of files and a toolbox that will help you with most video conversion-related tasks.
.Net Framework needed so there is no support for Mac or PCs without it, it does not allow you to set details on the conversion format such as bitrate or frames per second and this impacts on the final file size on your videos.
VLC works as a decent free AVI to mp4 converter as this portable and cross-platform player, in addition to the video playback, also supports video conversion. The free and open-source player is portable and supports file conversion is a simple and quick manner along with a few basic editing features.
Step 1: Launch the VLC Media Player app on your PC. On the primary interface, click on choose Media > Convert/Save.
Step 2: Click on the +Add button to browse and load the AVI files from your computer. Next, click on the Convert/Save button.
Step 3: A new Convert window will open. Here, under the Settings section, choose MP4 as the desired output format at the Profile tab from the drop-down options. To edit the parameters, click on the settings icon. Under the Destination tab, click on the Browse button to choose the file location and the name for the converted videos.
Step 4: Finally, click on the Start button to initiate the conversion process.
AVI and MP4 are both multimedia container format that is widely used. AVI format works on the DivX codec that is known for its compression while maintaining high quality. MP4, on the other hand, is based MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec that offers lossy compression. Thus if you talk in terms of quality AVI is definitely better as compared to MP4 format.
AVI format is majorly used by media players that are Windows-based and uses the supported codec. Being large in size AVI format is not a good choice for portable devices and streaming. MP4 being smaller in size can be easily accessed by all types of players and devices and is also ideal for web posting and streaming.
Thus it can be concluded that MP4 is a better choice of video format for sharing, storing, and other purposes if a little bit of quality can be compromised.