Both MP4 and AVI are very popular formats, and tend to be compatible with most devices. At one time AVI was arguably the most popular format, but it was gradually supplanted by MP4 due to the latter’s versatility with newer codecs. That being said some older devices may have difficulty coping with MP4 videos, particularly if they take advantage of newer codecs that the devices may not support.
If you run into any difficulty playing MP4 videos, your first instinct may be to find a different media player. That isn’t an option on some devices however, which is why the best way to ensure that you’re able to play MP4 videos even on devices that only support AVI is to convert them from MP4 to AVI. That isn’t as difficult as it sounds, and will only take you a few minutes if you use Movavi Video Converter.
Basically when you launch Movavi Video Converter you should add the MP4 video that you want to convert to the software. The easiest way to do so is to drag and drop the file into the main working area as indicated, or you could click ‘Add Media’ then ‘Add Video’ and select it if you prefer.
Once added, you can then select the format that you want to convert your video to – in this case AVI. In the bottom part of Movavi Video Converter’s interface you should click on the ‘Video’ tab, then select the ‘AVI’ group of presets. Under that group you’ll see several presets with different resolutions that you can choose, or you could opt to retain the original resolution instead.
To finish up and convert MP4 to AVI all that you need to do is click on the ‘Convert’ button. Due to Movavi Video Converter’s unique ‘SuperSpeed’ conversion technology, converting your video from one format to another will be fast – and normally takes the same amount of time as it would if you copied and pasted the video.
It is worth noting that before you convert your video you may want to adjust or improve it in other ways. Most notably Movavi Video Converter will let you edit your video to enhance its quality, fix any issues, add captions, or crop or rotate its frame. On top of that you could opt to compress it, to reduce the file size of the video and make it easier to store or distribute.
Aside from its role as a video converter, you will find that Movavi Video Converter will enable you to convert audio and image files too. In fact that in itself has a lot of potential, as you could create animated GIFs, grab screenshots, or extract audio tracks from videos.
Even if you don’t need any of those features right now, you should try them out sooner rather than later. At the end of the day the tools Movavi Video Converter provides will let you prepare your videos and other media files in a variety of different ways, and undoubtedly will come in handy at some point.