MP4 and AVI are both popular video formats widely used in our daily life. However, you will need to convert MP4 to AVI at some times. For example, for the MP4 cannot be played in DVD player issue, it can be quickly overcome by converting MP4 videos to a more appropriate format like AVI. Also, AVI is more compatible with some of the video editing software. In view of the above, knowing how to convert MP4 to AVI would be important.

Best MP4 to AVI Converter: VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

You probably don't know MP4 and AVI are both multimedia container format. That means they can package a variety of encoded video, audio, image, subtitle and name the file extension as .mp4 or .avi.


When coming to convert MP4 to AVI, one thing you need to notice is that the incompatible issue may be due to its incompatible video or audio codec. So, you will need to make sure the codec in AVI is appropriate. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is a professional in doing this. It provides so many video/audio codecs for you to choose, so you can simply get the AVI video that meets your need.


Apart from converting MP4 to AVI easily, it can improve video quality, reduce video noise with the built-in video enhancer. And, it offers simple editing features like clip, crop, rotate the video before conversion. Please do not hesitate to download the free trial.

Step 1. Add MP4 Video to the Converter

Launch VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, click "Add File" to select the MP4 video you want to convert to AVI. If you need to convert numbers of MP4 files at the same time, you can add a whole folder into the program to process converting.

Add MP4 Video

Step 2. Select AVI as the Output Format

If your target device is a PS3, Wii, Xbox, Blackberry phone, etc., you can click the drop-down list of the "Profile", locate to your target device, and see if you can find "AVI" in it. If not, locate in "General Video" and you can easily look up "AVI - Audio-Video Interleaved (*.avi)". In general, you can use this one to be your output profile when converting MP4 to AVI.

Choose AVI in the Profile

Step 3. Change the Output Settings for the AVI Video

If needed, click the "Settings" button in the main interface, you are able to customize the output settings such as encoder, frame rate, and bitrate. The AVI video and audio encoders you can choose was written in full.


AVI video encoder: MPEG4, msmpeg4, msmpeg4v2, mpeg1video, mpeg2video, WMV7, WMV8, h263p, rawvideo, huffyuv, mjpeg, svq1, h.264, Xvid.

AVI audio encoder: MP3, MP2, PCM s16le.

Tips: mpeg2video is an encoder that well compatible with DVD player.

AVI Output Settings

Step 4. Convert MP4 Video to AVI Video

Click the "Convert" button to start the converting process, and soon you will get AVI video converted from MP4.

MP4 to AVI Converted

Online Way to Convert MP4 to AVI

If you don't want to install a desktop application, there also exists some online converters such as ZAMZAR that support converting your MP4 files to AVI. But it doesn't allow you to edit the files, set the codec, also the converting speed and maximum size may be restricted.

1. Add the MP4 file that you want to convert.

2. Select AVI as the output format.

3. Click "Convert" to convert your MP4 file to AVI.

Convert MP4 to AVI with ZAMZAR

To make a conclusion, AVI video is one of the most popular formats, every now and then you may need to convert other formats such as MP4 to AVI or convert AVI to other formats. It's important for us to know how to convert AVI video with proper codec and high quality. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is the one we highly recommend. It can do a big favor with 300+ formats supported.