How to Convert MP4 Files to .Avi

By Charles Poole

MP4 is a video format that almost all video playback devices (such as iPods, iTunes, and VLC) recognize. If you're downloading movies from the Internet, you are probably going to encounter this file format. The problem with MP4 is that it is very bulky and takes up a lot of hard drive space. One of the best formats to use your videos on is the Audio Video Interleave (.AVI) format, which is a compressed format that doesn't obstruct the quality of the video.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • MP4 files
  • Video conversion software

Movavi Video Converter

Step 1

Download the Movavi Video Converter (see "Resources"). This is a free trial software package that will allow you to convert your MP4 files to AVI.

Step 2

Open the software by double-clicking on its icon.

Step 3

Click the "Video" button on the software screen. A small window will open. Choose which video you want to open in the software.

Step 4

Click on the "AVI" button in the "Options" menu on the right-hand side of the screen.

Step 5

Click on the "Start" button on the bottom of the screen to start the conversion.

Step 6

Exit the software once the conversion is complete by clicking on the "File" tab and then selecting "Close" from the menu.

Any Video Converter

Step 1

Download the Any Video Converter program (see "Resources"). This is a free video converter application.

Step 2

Click on the "Add Video" button on the top of the software window. Choose the MP4 file you wish to convert from the small window that pops up. Click on the "OK" tab at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3

Click on the "Profile" button and choose "AVI" from the choices provided.

Step 4

Go over to the "Output Folder" button and pick where you want the converted file to go.

Step 5

Click the "Encode" button to start the conversion of your file.

ConvertXtoDVD

Step 1

Download the trial version of ConvertXtoDVD (see "Resources"). This is a video conversion package that will convert your MP4 files to AVI.

Step 2

Launch the program by double-clicking on the software icon. Click on the "File" menu at the top of the screen.

Step 3

Click the "Open" tab. A small window will pop up. Navigate to the folder that your video is saved to and select it.

Step 4

Go to the "Settings" tab on the bottom of the software window. Scroll down to the "AVI" tab and click it.

Step 5

Click on the "OK" button at the bottom of the small window. Click the "Start" menu and wait for the software to convert your file from MP4 to AVI.

Step 6

Click on the "File" tab at the top of the software screen and select "Close" to close the software.