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Free Convert MP4 to AVI with A Few Clicks

MP4 and AVI are both popular video formats that are widely used to store video footages on computers or smartphones. While there are situations that you need convert MP4 to AVI, for example, you installed a media player that's not compatible with MP4 format or the audio/video codec embedded in MP4 videos. How can you convert MP4 to AVI? WinX gives you an easy and fast solution!

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WinX Video Converter - Convert Your MP4 to AVI for Free in 3 Steps

WinX Video Converter is an awesome MP4 to AVI converter that can free transcode MP4 files to AVI with fast speed and high quality. It offers easy-to-use steps to make the MP4 to AVI conversion routine fairly simple even for beginners. And it's totally free to use. No trial, no registration.

To begin with, download WinX Video Converter to a known location. Start the setup and follow on-screen instructions to install the application. It's a safe program, virus free and adware free.

After installation, follow these four steps to free convert MP4 to AVI.

Step 1. Add MP4 file for converting.
Click "+ Video" button from the interface to add the MP4 video which you want to convert. You can add multiple MP4 files at once for batch conversion.

Convert MP4 to AVI
Convert MP4 to AVI

Step2. Select AVI as the output format.
From the Output Profile window, please select AVI Video as the output format from category "PC General Video".

Step 3. Convert MP4 to AVI.
Click Browse button in setting panel, select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens, and click OK. And click the RUN button on the main interface, to start converting the MP4 files.

Format Comparison: MP4 vs. AVI

What is MP4[1]: MP4 is a world-famous container format developed by Moving Picture Experts Group (short for MPEG). It allows to combine different multimedia streams into a single file. MP4 is streamable and supports all kinds of multimedia content.

What is AVI: AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. AVI is the most common format for audio/video data on the PC. AVI is a very flexible and powerful architecture. Some newer codecs enable AVI files to have similar or even better quality than DVD.

From the definition, we can see some differences between MP4 and AVI. Here let's check more details for MP4 vs. AVI format comparison.

Comparison Parameter






File Extension



Video Encoding Formats

H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.263, VC-1, Dirac, others

H.263, VC-1, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, others

Audio Encoding Formats

AAC, MP3, AC-3, Apple Lossless, ALS, SLS, others

AAC, WMA, MP3, FLAC, AMR, others

Device & OS Compatibility

Almost all devices and operating systems

All Windows-based devices, but not supported by Macs

FAQs about MP4 to AVI Conversion

1. Is AVI better than MP4?
Actually, AVI and MP4 both are container formats for storing video footage. From the compatibility, AVI is less-well supported by non-Windows video players. But in the video quality, it depends on the packed codec. Both can hold video compressed with codecs like MPEG-4 as well as newer H.264 and HEVC.

2. How can I convert MP4 to AVI online?
Type in "MP4 to AVI" in Google Chrome, you'll see many online MP4 to AVI converters, like Cloudconvert, Zamzar, Convertio etc. Select files from your computer, choose AVI as output format, and start convert. All done! But if your MP4 is large in size (over 500MB usually), you're recommended to use WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

3. How can I play AVI files?
You can download a media player that's compatible with AVI format, like VLC Media Player or 5KPlayer.

External Reading:

[1]: MP4 - MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but it can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images...


Author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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