How to Convert AVI to MP4 (or MP4 to AVI) on Mac/ Windows
I downloaded some interesting videos off net and they all happen to be AVI format, how do I compress .AVI to MP4 files so that i can put them onto my iPad. The software I have only converts one video at a time so i was wondering if there was any virus-free software to convert all the selected videos from AVI to MP4 format on Mac (runing Lion 10.8)? - Zimer
How to convert a movie clip from .MP4 to a different file type like .AVI on a Mac, I have a Creative Mozaic MP3 player that only takes MJPEG videos (.avi) and it has been difficult to get it to work on a mac. I have just downloaded a AVI to MP4 video conversion program, it works but lose video quality on conversion. - Martee
AVI (DivX/XviD) is a widely-used video format on both PCs and Macs for its highly compressed video content with higher video quality. But what if you have some AVI files on your Mac and want to watch them on Apple iPhone or iPad? Read on to see how to convert AVI to MP4 on Mac to be compatible with those portable devices (and most PC /tablets /phones).
On the other hand, you can grab MP4 files off YouTube, Vimeo, and many other online video websites. Whether you want to watch these mp4 movies on your device or edit them for a specific purpose, you may sometimes want to convert media files from MP4 to AVI format depending on what your devices support.
Featured different conversion settings and batch conversion, Video Converter for Mac is an innovative multimedia conversion tool that enables you easily convert AVI to MP4 file for Mac or vice versa , and convert a wide range of source formats to 100+ video & audio formats to work on Apple products and other portable players with high perservasion of quality. For Windows user, please try Video Converter for Windows here.
Follow the steps below to see how simple it is to finish the AVI to MP4 conversion task on Apple Mac OS X.
Step 1: Import your AVIs
Honestly, once you open up this Mac AVI to MP4 Converter it's very self-explanatory with nice labels on all the options. To import a video simply click "Add File" button to select AVI files you wish to convert to MP4 format. Alternatively, drag a file or a number of AVI files into the window.
This is what the interface should look like after files being imported. It is cool.
Step 2: Set the preferred output format and parameters
Choose output file format by clicking "Profile" button, then select "MP4" from the drop-down list. This Mac AVI to MP4 converter can automatically optimize the resulting output settings based on the format you choose.
The software includes a group of built-in device presets listed on left for conversion purposes, including a bunch for Apple devices (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc.), to make things easier.
In "Settings" panel - Aside from using its default output preferences, you can fine tune these options to get the maximum possible video quality. Or, you can leave them alone if you don't know what you are doing. The default output file parameters usually do the trick.
Edit AVI files before the conversion (optional)
You can configure some basic video settings and edit video, get more details with Video Converter for Mac user guide.
Step 3: Start converting AVI to MP4 file
when've finished savings preferences, just click the "Convert" button at the top of the screen to begin the encoding process on your Mac. A blue bar with process status will appear.
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