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Top 4 Ways to Convert MOV Video Files to AVI Format for Free

There are many programs available on Windows (10) or macOS to work with MOV to AVI conversion, covering from professional video converting programs to media players. The walkthrough will show you how to free convert MOV to AVI format using WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, VLC Media Player, Adobe Media Encoder, and web-based services. Let's get started with the most recommended way - using WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, a solid video converter program.

Way 1. Convert MOV to AVI with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Overview: WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can convert MOV to AVI at least 5x faster than using free online services, VLC Media Player, Adobe Media Encoder, thanks to hardware acceleration tech. Its built-in High-Quality Engine and De-interlacing technology make the program output original quality. Use steps below to quickly convert (4K/HD) MOV to AVI without losing quality.

Step 1. Free download and run this MOV to AVI video converter on your computer. Load your source MOV video by clicking "Video" > "+ Video" button at the top menu bar. The program can process multiple MOV videos, you can add more than one video at a time.

Step 2: Once the video is loaded, the Output Profile window appears. Click "Target Format", scroll down the format list, and choose "General Video", select "AVI Video" as the output. Set the output folder to store the converted video by clicking the "Browse" Button.

Step 3: Click the "RUN" button to start processing the MOV to AVI conversion.

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Way 2. How to Convert MOV to AVI using Adobe Media Encoder

Overview: Adobe Media Encoder is designed to convert and export videos to different types of formats. It's one of the top video editing software with video conversion ability. It can handle large 4K UHD MOV videos with ease. For 1080P/720P HD MOV to AVI transcoding, Media Encoder requires Intel 6th Gen or newer CPU, for smooth 4K MOV to AVI conversion, it requires Intel 7th Gen or newer CPU.

Step 1. Open Media Encoder on your computer. Click the File button or hit the plus "+" button in the top left corner of the rendering queue and choose the source MOV video file and add the video to the queue.

Step 2. Choose Export Settings, select Edit > Export settings, click the format of the output. AVI is a container format, the AVI video can be encoded with H.264 or other codec formats.

Step 3. Click on the output video file and choose an output location to store the output and change the file name.

Step 4. Click the Start button to start processing video MOV to AVI transcoding using Adobe Media Encoder.

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Way 3. How to Convert MOV to AVI with VLC Media Player

Overview: VLC Media Player is many users' default media player and is a handy tool for MOV to AVI transcoding. Unlike other media players with the sole purpose of video playback, VLC also comes with basic video conversion capability. The player supports converting videos to commonly used video formats such as MP4, H.264, AVI, MOV, FLV, WMV, and more.

Step 1. Open VLC Media Player on your computer. Click Media at the top-right menu bar, select "Convert/Save", and the Open Media window should appear.

Step 2. Click "Add" on the Open Media window and choose the MOV video you want to convert to AVI from your device and load the video. Click Convert/Save at the bottom to show the Convert window. There's no AVI output option under the Profile drop-down list. Click the Edit Selected Profile (a wrench icon) next to the Profile drop-down list to get more output format options. Now, you should see a Profile edition window, select AVI under the Encapsulation section, and click Save to close the window.

Step 3. Click the Browse button and select a location for the output AVI file. Enter the filename for the file.

Step 4. After you've all set, click the Start button to start processing MOV to AVI conversion.

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Way 4. How to Convert MOV to AVI Free Online (max 200-500MB)

Overview: Online MOV to AVI converter requires no software installation. You upload your MOV videos to the website, perform the conversion task, and download the converted version of the MOV video. Many online MOV to AVI websites are full of ads and redirects. Most online video conversion services limit the maximum video files size to smaller than 500MB for free. For large 4K 1080P MOV video to AVI transcoding, it requires to pay for it monthly. Here we take CloudConvert as an example to show you how to free convert MOV to AVI free online.

Step 1. Go to CloudConvert online MOV to AVI converter page. Click the red Select File button, browse and choose the source MOV video file to upload. The uploading process might take a long time. You can use CloudConvert free for up to 25 conversions a day. Then you need to customize a package or subscription according to your needs, $9.00 for 500 conversion minutes, $9.00/month for 1,000 conversion minutes per month.

Step 2. Once the video uploading process completes, set the video and audio parameters under the Option section according to your needs, including video resolution/aspect ratio, video codec, preset, frame rate, etc.

Step 3. Download the converted MOV video file to your computer when the conversion finishes. Your video file should be deleted later from its server, so it's safe to use online services to convert MOV to AVI format.

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author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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