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Josh Brown Oct 20, 2020

Top 7 Best AVI to MP4 Converters for Mac & Windows [NEW]

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Josh Brown Oct 20, 2020

Looking for the best AVI to MP4 converter for Mac and Windows? We handpicked the most popular solutions in this article. Read on!

The best converter is the converter that doesn’t actually make you convert! It just helps you get you the desired results ASAP.

Time is precious, so why would someone want to spend extra 17 minutes (approx.) on figuring out the correct format settings to convert the AVI file that you want to play on the iPad?


In this article, we handpicked the most popular AVI to MP4 Converters that you might find online. Tell us which one you like best in the comments below.

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WALTR direct AVI to MP4 Converter for iOS

WALTR not only converts your file – but also transfers it on your Apple devices. Easy as this.

This works for all movie & music file formats out there. WALTR 2 eats any file you feed it.

The gem-kind application helps you convert MKV to MP4 and sends it to your iPhone or iPad for native playback.

Step 1. You will need to download WALTR.

This shockingly powerful & straight-forward tool is a free download. So there’s no need to get your credit card ready.

After downloading the .dmg, you will need to install it by putting into your ‘Applications’ folder. For Windows PC users, simply download the file and proceed through the setup wizard.

Requirements: macOS 10.9 and higher
Latest Version: 2.6.25, 13 December 2019
Requirements: Windows 8 and higher
Latest Version: 2.7.19, 14 November 2019
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Step 2. Launch WALTR & connect your iPad via USB.

You will be prompt about connecting your device. After connecting your iPad, WALTR will show you one simple screen – ‘Drop ANY file here’.

It takes any format. You may even put multiple formats and it will upload them into natural video & music in one round.

In this example, we’ll drag & drop a high-quality AVI movie into WALTR.

WALTR 2 is a direct AVI to MP4 Converter for iPhone

Just Drop your AVI movie into WALTR, that’s it!

Step 3. Drop the file into the drop-zone & sit back

After putting the desired file into WALTR, you will see a progress bar.

Once WALTR finishes doing the dirty work for you, you will be able to access your AVI files directly from the native Videos app on your iPad. That’s how ridiculously easy the whole procedure gets if you’re using this AVI to MP4 converter.

AVI to MP4 on iPhone

You will find your movie inside ‘TV’ or ‘Videos’ default apps.

….You’re good to go!

That’s it. There wasn’t any hassle with putting the AVI file into your iPad.

WALTR did not make you worry about choosing any proper converting formats nor did it require iTunes to be launched for the sync to be completed.

You just take the file and drop it into your iPad + It’s fast. Really fast.

It handles any file formats you can imagine. WALTR 2 helps you easily convert MKV to Mp4 for your Apple device. If you own Mp4, FLAC, CUE, APE, WMA, WMV, simply drop them into WALTR to watch them on-the-go.

Now I’m sure without a doubt, this is worth naming it the best converter for AVI to MP4 on Mac & Windows computers.


HandBrake AVI to MP4

HandBrake is an offline tool for converting videos from almost any format. It’s compatible with macOS, Windows and even Linux computers.

Although the interface is way too outdated and looks unattractive, HandBrake is reliable and therefore, many people still love and use it.

What does HandBrake support?

  • File Containers: .MP4(.M4V) and .MKV

  • Video Encoders: H.265 (x265 and QuickSync), H.264(x264 and QuickSync), H.265 MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, VP8, VP9, and Theora

  • Audio Encoders: AAC / HE-AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis

With this AVI to MP4 converter, you’re also able to select a file title or chapter and a range for it. HandBrake supports subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT), VFR & CFR. The service enables video preview and provides video filters (Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping, and scaling).

Wondershare Video Converter

Wondershare Video Converter

Wondershare provides you with various services. Free Video Converter is one of them. It specializes solely on video conversion.

This is an offline solution both for macOS and Windows computers.

FVC is an advanced converter which offers a wiiiide range of options. For instance, you can:

  • convert videos from iPhone to the desired format, or transform a video file into DVD

  • create GIFs

  • edit video metadata

  • convert 4K & HD videos

  • transfer videos to various devices etc.

What’s more, the AVI to MP4 converter has a free and a premium version which provides you with more features and a wider list of supported formats.

If we compare a paid and a free version, the first thing is there’s no “super-speed conversion” in the first case. Another drawback is that it contains ads.

In a free version, you can download videos only from YouTube. In a paid one, you can choose among more websites. Subtitles are supported in both versions.

If you pay for the app, you’ll be able to convert a video into MP3 and download videos at a higher speed. Also, you can record videos from Skype, for example, of unlimited duration, whereas in a free one there’s only 1 minute to record.

Any Video Converter

Any Video Converter UI

AVC is another offline solution for video converting. It’s got nice reviews from TechRadar and other sources. And it’s no surprise.

Any Video Converter is free. This AVI to MP4 convertersupports both Mac and Windows computers. It converts any video with no limitations and quality loss.

There’s also a paid version called Any Video Converter Ultimate. The price is $59.95. It provides you with more websites to download videos from and a faster speed of conversion. You can also add special effects.

What’s more, you can extract audio from either a video or CD file. Where can you get content from? YouTube, Facebook, VEVO, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, Howcast, Niconico and other 100+ sites.


FileZigzag AVI to MP4 Converter

FileZigzag might be handy for smaller AVI files.

This is the online solution for video conversion. It’s pretty simple…BUT this AVI to MP4 converter lacks many features since it’s a web-based software.

It takes 4 quick steps to convert a video:

  • Step 1. Drag & drop a file into the featured window

  • Step 2. Choose the desired format

  • Step 3. Type your email address to receive a message about your file status

  • Step 4. Click “Convert” and wait for a couple of seconds

After that, you’ll be able to download a file via the direct link. It will stay there for a couple of days unless you want to delete it from the server. Alternatively, you can upload a file to your cloud storage (Google Docs/Dropbox).

FileZigzag is a good option for those who don’t want to download any software on their machine. Furthermore, it’s straightforward and simple to use. It works just as it has to.

But there’s a pack of drawbacks. First of all — the website’s UI. It contains tons of ads. The next downside is a size limitation — you can’t download a file if it’s more than 100 MB. In most cases, it won’t be enough to convert even a couple of 20-minute TV-series.


Online Converter

One of the most popular online converters out there.

This is just a simple one-page AVI to MP4 converter that only includes “Convert Files” window. It’s very popular online, but it’s very generic, nonetheless.

When you land on the website, it shows you immediately its supported file formats. Apart from MP4, the list includes FLV, M4V, MOV, MP3, MPEG, WMV etc.

If you want to convert your AVI to MP4 file, simply upload it on this website, enter the output format (the input one is AVI by default). Then click “Convert”.

Like in the previous case with FileZigzag, you can enter an email to get the video. Otherwise, you may instantly follow a direct link to download an MP4 file. Here, you can convert a file which is up to 250 MB. That’s better than FileZigzag, huh?

Online Video Converter by Wondershare

Online AVI to MP4 Converter designed by Wondershare

This online service converts audio & video files into various formats. There’s also a Drag & Drop option just like in FileZigzag mentioned above. As you can see, this online converter has a straightforward user interface.

This converter provides you with an original download link for 24 hours since the conversion.


If you go to FAQs, you’ll discover that you can convert up to 100 MB at once. Meeeh. :(Such video services are good for short videos. If you want to download more data at once, Wondershare also has an offline AVI to MP4 converter that we reviewed above.

In conclusion

There’s no problem which cannot be solved on the Internet. Converting videos is not an exception. There are many great AVI to MP4 converters both on- and offline.

Anyway, I strongly recommend learning more about a service before using it. Read the reviews attentively, analyze the website whether it looks user-friendly or not and. Only then, you can try the product yourself.

Share your experience with us! Write about your favorite AVI to MP4 converter that you use and we’ll check it out. Don’t hesitate to ask any question in the comments below. 🤓


Josh Brown
Josh Brown

Marketing Director at Softorino

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