There is a great possibility that many video files in your hand, regardless of what the source is, are contained in MP4 format. MP4 video is now getting more and more popular than ever before as it is well compatible with many devices and players. However, in some rare cases and out of some purpose, you might want to convert MP4 to other video formats like AVI. To convert MP4 to AVI, it requires a professional MP4 to AVI converter, be it a converter program or an online video converter. Here I would like to share with you 5 professional methods to convert MP4 video to AVI video with MP4 to AVI converter. It’s up to you to choose the best one based on your own situation. Check them out below.

Part 1. How to Convert MP4 to AVI with Leawo Video Converter

If you prefer to install a converter program on your computer, you can give Leawo Video Converter a try. As a professional video converter, Leawo Video Converter possesses an easy-to-use interface that allows even software green hand to convert files at ease, and the converter is able to convert files at 6 times faster speed while keeping 100% original quality. Not just a video converter, the converter can play the role of an audio file converter as well to convert audio files such as AAC, AC3, WAV, MP3, WMA, FLAC, etc. Besides, Leawo Video Converter allows you to convert 2D video to 3D video with different 3D movie effects, bringing great enjoyment to you. In addition, Leawo Video Converter is powered by an internal video player and video editor, which means you can play video and edit video after source video files are imported. For Mac users, the Mac counterpart of Leawo Video Converter, i.e. Leawo Video Converter for Mac, is available as well.

Download and install the right version of Leawo Video Converter on your computer, and then follow the step-by-step guide below to convert MP4 to AVI with Leawo Video Converter. Here we take Windows version of the converter as an example.

Step 1: Import Source MP4 Video Files
Launch Leawo Video Converter, go to the “Convert” tab, and click “Add Video” button on the sub-menu to load your source MP4 video files. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop MP4 video files into the program interface. After MP4 video files are imported, you could play back MP4 video files, select subtitles and audio tracks from source MP4 video files, add external subtitles to loaded MP4 video files, edit loaded MP4 video files, etc.


Step 2: Set AVI as Output Format
Click the drop-down box named “MP4 Video” by default next to the “Add Photo” button. On the drop-down list, select “Change” option. Then on the popup Profile window, select “AVI” from “Format” column as output format. Please note that once you change the output format, the name of the drop-down box will change as well.


Note: If you need to edit video, you could click the “Edit” button on the drop-down profile setting box to adjust video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.


Step 3: Convert MP4 to AVI
Click the big green “Convert” button on the sub-menu bar next to the format setting drop-down box. Then, on the popup sidebar, set output directory. After setting output directory, click the “Convert” button right below. Leawo Video Converter would start to convert MP4 to AVI immediately.


Part 2. How to Convert MP4 to AVI with Quick AVI Creator

Second method I will introduce here is to use Quick AVI Creator to convert MP4 to AVI. As a free program, Quick AVI Creator is easy to use. Short named as QAC, Quick AVI Creator is able to convert video from DVD / MPEG / AVI / DIVX / MKV / MP4 / FLV / F4V / ASF / WMV sources, to AVI / MKV / MP4 containers by using either XviD or x264 video encoders. This converter supports up to 2 audio tracks with formats AC3 / DTS / PCM / MPEG / WMA / AAC / OGG either for converting or direct copying according to the provided source and the desired output. At the same time, it supports up to 1 subtitle track, either internal DVD / MP4 / MKV subtitles or external text subtitles.

Download and install Quick AVI Creator, and then check out the guide to convert MP4 to AVI with Quick AVI Creator.

Step 1. Import Source MP4 Video File
On the interface of Quick AVI Creator, click the first “…” button to choose and import source MP4 video file. Unlike Leawo Video Converter, Quick AVI Creator does not support file dragging and dropping, and it supports only one video file in one time.

Step 2. Set AVI as Output Format
Select “AVI - x264 video encoder” under “Select format for output container” drop-down box. After that you can select audio track, and subtitles track.

Step 3. Choose Output Directory and Start to Convert
Choose the output directory to contain output AVI video file by clicking the second “…” button, and then click “Go!” to convert MP4 to AVI. After the conversion process is complete, you can get AVI file in the output directory you just set.


Part 3. How to Convert MP4 to AVI with HandBrake

HandBrake was firstly known for its DVD ripping function, but now it supports video conversion to convert any video files into different formats. For example, you can convert a file in MP4 format into AVI with HandBrake on Mac or Windows. Here let’s start to convert MP4 to AVI with HandBrake.

Please note that some degree of picture quality may lose when converting one video format to a different video format with the help of HandBrake.

Step 1: Import MP4 into HandBrake
Launch HandBrake on your Mac or computer, and then click “Open Source” in the menu bar to choose and import source MP4 video file into HandBrake.

Step 2: Set AVI as Output Format
Open the "Format" drop-down menu and select AVI as output format in order to convert MP4 to AVI.

Step 3: Start to Convert MP4 to AVI
Before MP4 to AVI conversion process, you can choose the output directory to contain converted video file. Click “Start Encode” button at the top of the window to convert the source MP4 video into the selected AVI format.


Part 4. How to Convert MP4 to AVI with Zamzar

In this part, I will share an online video converter Zamzar to do the trick with you. Zamzar could offer free online file conversion service that could help you convert MP4 to AVI online and free.

Step 1. Import MP4 Files into Zamzar
Visit the official website of Zamzar, and then we need to import MP4 file by clicking “Add Files”.

Step 2. Choose Output Video Format
After importing MP4 video file, we can choose a variety of video formats as output. To convert MP4 to AVI, you need to choose “AVI” as output video format.

Step 3. Download File after Conversion Is Complete
Click “Convert Now” after output video format is set. After a few seconds of transmission, the conversion is complete. At this time, a new interface will pop up asking you to download or select another operation. Click “Download” to get converted result in AVI container format.


Part 5. How to Convert MP4 to AVI with CloudConvert

The fifth converter I will use is CloudConvert. Same as Zamzar, CloudConvert is an online video converter, and it claims that it can convert anything to anything on its official website. Of course, we can use it to convert MP4 to AVI. Most importantly, this service is totally free of charge.

Step 1. Choose “Select Files”
On the official website of CloudConvert, choose “Select Files” to choose and import target MP4 file into the converter interface.

Step 2. Choose AVI as Output Video Format
Choose “Video”, and then select “AVI” as output video format. You are free to choose other video formats if you want to convert MP4 to other video formats as long as CloudConvert supports.

Step 3. Start Conversion
You need to click “Start Conversion” at the bottom right to start the conversion process, at the same time you can tick “Notify me when it is finished” and choose to “Save file to my Dropbox/Google Drive, etc.” After conversion is complete, you can download converted AVI video file onto your computer.



See? Converting MP4 to AVI is as simple as ABC as long as you have the right MP4 to AVI video converter. Among these five methods, which one you like the best? Please do let us know in the comment area below.