How to Convert MP4 to AVI using VLC?

Updated on Apr 7, 2022
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  • 1. Import MP4 files;
  • 2. Choose AVI as the output format;
  • 3. Start MP4 to AVI conversion immediately.
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1. Convert MP4 to AVI with VLC Media Player
2. Convert MP4 to AVI using VLC Alternative

“Can VLC convert MP4 to AVI?” Yes, it can. VLC is never a mere media player but a feature-rich toolbox that can deal with your various multimedia problems, such as playing DVDs, streaming IPTV playlists, editing footage, and of course, converting videos. For people who wants to convert MP4 to AVI, he can use VLC to complete the task easily. In this article, we will walk you through how to convert MP4 to AVI using VLC in detailed steps. Without further ado, let us begin!

Tips. If you encounter issues during VLC conversions, you can switch to a free alternative way in # part 2 to convert MP4 video to AVI trouble-free. Free download this video converter (for beginners) in advance:

How to Convert MP4 to AVI with VLC Media Player

Tips: If you haven’t got VLC installed on your device, go get the latest version of VLC from before start.

Step 1. Open VLC. On the top menu bar, click “Media” > “Convert / Save…” (or press “Ctrl + R”) to bring up the “Open Media” window.

Step 2. Click “+ Add…” to choose one or more MP4 files to open. Then hit the bottom “Convert / Save” button.

Step 3. In the next window, you have to choose an output profile. You could leave the profile as default (Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4)) and then edit the profile by clicking the wrench icon. Or you can select the first icon from the right to create a new profile. Either way, you have to make sure you use AVI as the encapsulation, H-264 as the video codec, MPEG4 Audio (AAC) as the audio codec, and set the sample rate as 48000 Hz. Then click “Save” to keep the changes. See the screenshots below.

Step 4. Click the “Browse” button to select an output path and rename the file. Make sure the file ends with the “.avi” extension. Then click “Save” > “Start” to begin the conversion.

Note: If you are converting multiple files, all you need to do is to click “Start” and VLC will automatically batch convert the files to the same folder that stores the original files. You can tick off “Append ‘-converted’ to filename” to differentiate them.

Error: Convert MP4 to AVI VLC No Sound

Some people have complained that the converted file has no sound. To solve the problem, you can try “Keep original audio track” under the Audio Codec tab. If the conversion still failed, use the VLC alternative to do the conversion.

How to Convert MP4 to AVI using VLC Alternative

Free HD Video Converter Factory is a free alternative to VLC converter. But unlike VLC, this software is a dedicated converter that does conversion professionally. It can handle various types of video/audio conversions, such as MP4 to AVI, MKV to MP4, MP4 to MP3, YouTube to MP4, etc. in a fast and secure way. The following tutorial shows you how to convert MP4 to AVI with this VLC alternative.

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Step 1. Import MP4 Files

Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the “Converter.” Click “+ Add Files” to import or directly drag and drop the MP4 files into the converter.

Step 2. Choose AVI Output Format

Click the right-side format image to open the format library. Select “AVI” as the output format under the Video section.

Tips: For experienced users, you can open the “Parameter settings” to customize the output file by specifying a preferred encoder, changing video resolution, altering bitrate, etc.

Step 3. Start MP4 to AVI Conversion

Click the bottom triangle button to choose an output folder. When everything is ready, hit “Run” to start the conversion.


That’s all for how to convert MP4 to AVI with VLC and its alternative. If you have any questions during the conversion process, please feel free to contact me via Twitter. I’ll be glad to help. Thanks for reading!

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