Do you have videos in MPG format saved on your PC that seem a little too “bulky”? How about reducing their size and making them even more "digestible" by living room players, tablets and other devices by turning them into AVI files? It's that easy.
Whether you have a Windows PC or a Mac it doesn't matter, you can convert MPG to AVI in a very simple, very fast and - more importantly - without spending a penny. You just have to download the right software, like the ones I'm about to tell you about.
When it comes to image and audio quality, there is also nothing to worry about. The applications I'm about to recommend always preserve the quality of the original files, and also offer advanced settings dedicated to more experienced users that allow you to manually adjust the encoding parameters of the movies.
How to Convert MPG to AVI on Windows
The program I recommend you use for convert MPG to AVI under Window is Freemake Video Converter. I told you about it before, it is a universal converter that combines incredible ease of use with support for all major video file formats.
To download it to your PC, connect to its website and click on the button Download. When the download is complete, open the Freemake Video Converter installation package (FreemakeVideoConverter.exe) and presses the buttons Yes e OK.
At this point, remove the check from the item relating to sending anonymous statistics to Freemake, click on forward e seleziona l'opzione Custom installation. Then remove the check mark from the entry for AVG Tune-Up to avoid installing additional promotional software and go forward.
Repeat the same operation for Opera Browser choosing the custom installation and deselecting the program name and complete the setup by clicking on forward per due turn consecutive.
Once the installation is complete, start Freemake Video Converter, premium pulsating + Video located at the top left and select the MPG video to convert. Next, click on the icon In AVI placed at the bottom left and presses on Converted to start the video conversion process.
The duration of the operation depends on the power of your PC and the overall duration of the movie to be treated. If you want to adjust the video encoding parameters, before clicking Converted choose one of the profiles available in the appropriate drop-down menu (eg. DVD Quality, HD 720p, HD 1080p) or go up Add your profile and manually set video bitrate, audio format etc. If you want, you can also choose a custom destination folder for the converted video: just click on the button [...] located at the bottom right.
How to Convert MPG to AVI on Mac
There are a lot of software available on Mac too convert MPG to AVI efficiently. I recommend Total Video Converter which is completely free and tremendously easy to use.
Download it from the Mac App Store by searching for it within the latter (or by visiting the link I just provided) and clicking on the button Free / Install the app located at the top left.
At the end of the download start Total Video Converter and drag the MPG video to convert into its window, then choose the item Video File > AVI > XVID AVI from the menu located at the top left and choose the destination folder of the converted movie by pressing Choose. That's all!