Tutorial - How to Convert AVI to MP4 on Mac?
What is AVI
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. It is a sound and motion picture format that conforms to the Microsoft Windows Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) specification. Files of this format have .avi extension. Being developed by Microsoft in 1992, it has become so wide spread that many people consider it de facto standard for storing video and audio information on PC. AVI combines audio and video into a single file in a standard container to allow simultaneous playback. It's advantage is it's simple architecture, due to which AVI runs on a number of different systems like Windows, Mac's, Linux, Unix and is supported by all most popular web-browsers.
Why Convert AVI to MP4
AVI contains both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. MP4 is a multimedia container format standard specified as a part of MPEG-4. It can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images. Compared with AVI, MP4 yields a much smaller file size for the same length of a video and is supported by most of the mainstream portable devices. If you are in a hurry to enjoy AVI videos on MP4 accepted media phones, try All2MP4 for Mac which can convert all videos to MP4 in high quality without yielding too much of your time for conversion.