How to convert MP4 to AVI for Free

If you can’t play back or edit MP4 files, use free Freemake MP4 to AVI Converter to convert MP4 files to AVI. Since this format doesn’t require any additional player or codec, it is supported by almost all new and old desktop programs, car and TV media systems. Encode your online movies and mobile video recordings and watch them on a big screen.
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Follow the steps and learn how to convert MP4 to AVI in 2018:

1. Install and launch MP4 to AVI Converter
2. Add your MP4 files
3. Choose "to AVI"
4. Select settings for final video
5. Convert MP4 to AVI
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Download & launch
MP4 to AVI Converter app

Download the app from the official developers' webpage. The freeware smoothly works on Windows Vista, Win 7 and higher OS versions. Please note that it can't be launched on Mac OS. Double-click to run the installation file and follow the process step by step.

First of all, choose the language that you want to use in the freeware. The read and accept Licence Agreement and click the "Next" button. Now select the installation type (Full or Custom) and again click "Next" to run get the software on your PC.

Add films you want to change

The software will start automatically as soon as the installation is finished. If you deselect this option, you may find Freemake software icon on a desktop and run it when you are ready to turn MP4 clips to AVI format.

Prepare all the MP4s and transfer them to the conversion tool via drag-n-drop or by clicking the +Video button in the top left corner of the utility. You can insert the selected clips one after another or add multiple MP4s at once. Freemake MP4 to AVI Converter lets you easily encode any non-protected visuals.

Select “to AVI” option

If necessary, perform simple film editing. Don't forget to click "OK" to apply changes.

After that, pay attention to the bottom of the freeware, find and click “to AVI” option. There will appear a new window with ready output parameters. Each quality choice is made for a particular purpose. For playback on Samsung, Sony, LG or other TV, go for “TV quality” option. If your original file is in HD, you may choose between “HD 720p” and “HD 1080p” qualities depending on the file resolution. To keep the movie as is for a PowerPoint presentation, select “Same as source” preset.

Select final parameters

When you are done with the quality choice, set a destination folder for your future films. It can be your hard drive, or you may export them to a USB pen drive. Please note that the original files won’t be removed or substituted. Instead, the tool will create new files with the changes you’ve made. Make sure you have enough of free space on your device.

Start the conversion process

The last thing you should do is to start the transformation process. It’s pretty easy. Click the blue “Convert” button and wait for some time. Freemake MP4 to AVI tool works really fast, but for large films or many 1Gb files, it may require some time for the encoding to finish.

If you convert during night time, you don't need to wait till the files are ready. The utility can shut down the PC when the job is done.