Have you downloaded a video in FLV format from the Internet and want to turn it into AVI to play it smoothly on your Smart TV? Do you have an old collection of videos made with Movie Maker, therefore in VMW format, and would you like to convert it to AVI to make it compatible with tablets, smartphones, DVD players and other devices you have at home? No problem. If you take a few minutes of free time and concentrate on reading this guide of mine dedicated, in fact, to how to convert video to AVI you will see that in the end you will have perfectly clear ideas on what to do.
In the following lines you will find some excellent free programs that I believe are right for you. These are “universal” converters capable of quickly converting all major video file formats together. They are very easy to use - even for those who do not consider themselves exactly a “geek” - and ensure high quality for the output videos (compatibly with the conversion profiles selected by the user).
If you want to know their names and therefore want to understand how to convert video to AVI using them, continue reading: you will find everything explained in great detail right below. I assure you that you will be able to obtain perfectly playable AVI files on all compatible devices in no time at all. Good fun!
Adapter (Windows E Mac)
The first software I recommend you to try is Adapter, an application available for both Windows and Mac. It is totally free and supports all major multimedia file formats: AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4, MKV etc. It is very easy to use, has a fairly intuitive user interface and returns excellent final results. In short, try it now and you will see that you will not regret it.
To download Adapter on your computer, connect to the official website of the program and click on the button Download. When the download is complete, open the file you just obtained (Adapter-x.x.x.exe), click your Si, Then OK and subsequently on Next. Then put the check mark next to the item I accept the agreement and click again on Next for six consecutive times, then press on install and to finish click on Finish.
Note that during the installation process they will be downloaded from the Internet as well FFmpeg (a free and open source component essential for the correct functioning of the Adapter) e VLC (the famous media player which in this case is indispensable for viewing the previews of the files to be converted).
If you are using a Mac, open the package in .dmg which contains Adapter and drag the program icon to the folder Applications macOS / OS X. Then start the software by double clicking on its icon and accept the installation of FFmpeg on your Mac by clicking on the button Continue.
At the end of the installation procedure and regardless of the operating system in use on your computer, drag the videos to convert to AVI on the Adapter main screen, set the item Custom AVI in drop-down menus Video e General which you can access by clicking on the item Select Output Format at the bottom center and click on the button Convert to start converting movies.
If you want, you can also adjust the parameters of the output files by clicking on thegear located at the bottom right and changing the settings that appear in the right sidebar. To keep the same quality as the source videos make sure the Frame Rate, Bit Rate e Resolution are all set to source.
Video to Video Converter (Windows)
Another program that I invite you to try to meet your needs is Video to Video Converter, a video converter for Windows that in addition to being completely free, very easy to use and supporting all major multimedia file formats (AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, WMV, etc.) has the advantage of being portable. This means that you can run it without going through tedious installation procedures and, if necessary, you can also start it directly from a USB stick.
To download it to your PC, connect to its official website and click on the button first Download and then on the voice Click here to download ZIP archive. When the download is complete, open the archive in ZIP format that contains the program (VTV.zip), extract the contents into any folder and run the executable vv.exe by double clicking on its icon.
At this point, select Italian from the menu for choosing the language and press the button OK, drag the videos to convert into the window that opens, select REVIEWS as the output format and use the options in the right sidebar to adjust the properties of the movies to be obtained: you can choose video codec and audio codec, video quality level and size and many other options.
If you do not want qualitative losses compared to the starting videos, make sure that in the field Quality the item is set Same as source and in the field Video size the option is set Original. So press on OK e Converted and wait for the conversion process to come to an end. You will find the output files in the folder Videooutput contained in the path where you extracted the program, to change destination click on the icon folder located at the bottom right.
Freemake Video Converter (Windows)
If, for one reason or another, neither Adapter nor Video to Video Converter meet your needs, you can convert video to AVI on your PC with Freemake Video Converter, a hugely popular video and audio file converter available for Windows that can count on a wide range of advanced features (such as DVD burning, multi-part video merging and much more) and an extremely intuitive user interface.
To download the program on your computer, connect to its website and click on the button Free download. When the download is complete, open the careful installation package (FreemakeVideoConverter.exe) and click on first Yes and then OK. Remove the check mark from the item that concerns sending usage statistics to Freemake Video Converter and click forward. Then put the check mark on Custom installation, uncheck the option related to AVG Tune-Up (to avoid installing additional promotional software) and click on forward. Repeat the same operation on the next screen (instead of AVG Tune-Up you will be offered another program and complete the setup by clicking on forward per due turn consecutive.
Then wait for the program window to be visible on the screen and if not, start it yourself and then to convert a video MKV, FLV, WMV, MP4 or any other format with Freemake Video Converter, drag it into the program window and press the button In AVI which is at the bottom left.
So make sure that in the drop-down menu profiles the item is set As original (in order to keep the same quality as the original video) and presses on Converted to start the file transformation process. If you want, by clicking on the button [...] you can also specify the path to save the output video (which by default is the Video of Windows).
The output videos will feature a logo in the center and a customized Freemake screen at the beginning and end: to remove these limitations, you need to purchase the full version of the software for 19,95 euros or 9,95 euros / year.
Total Video Converter Lite (Mac)
Another resource I can suggest you to use if you are interested in converting video to AVI on Mac is Total Video Converter Lite. It is a simple but "powerful" free application for macOS / OS X that allows you to easily transform all major video file formats without spending a penny.
To install the application on your computer, connect to the Mac App Store Online page dedicated to it and then click on the button View in the Mac App Store which is on the left. In the Mac App Store window that will now open on your computer desktop, click on the button Get/Install the app and enter your Apple ID password (if required) to complete the operation.
Then, start Total Video Converter Lite using its icon that has been added to the Launchpad, drag the movie on which you intend to go to act in the program window and then use the drop-down menu located at the top to select the format in which to transform the file: you can choose between various types of devices, using the menu Pocket player, and types of video files, via the menu Video file. In both cases, you find explicitly indicated when it is possible to get an AVI file as the final result.
Finally, select the folder to save the output file and then click the button Choose to start the conversion.
Don't feel like downloading and possibly installing new software on your computer but you still need to convert video to AVI? Well, then try CloudConvert. It is in fact an excellent all-in-one converter usable directly from the browser (the one you prefer!) Which is not only able to transform your movies into AVI videos but also allows you to do the same with various other formats as well. that with images, music, Office documents, PDFs and many other types of files (there are over 200 in all). It is very easy to use, does not require the installation of any plugins on the computer and is at no cost.
The only thing to take into account is the fact that CloudConvert has some limitations: the maximum number of files that can be converted every day is 25 (10 if you don't register by creating a free account), their weight can be equal to a maximum of 1 GB and no more than 5 conversions can be performed simultaneously. Also, conversions can't take more than 25 minutes and if it takes longer, they are automatically stopped. All of these limitations can eventually be removed by subscribing to a paid plan but, of course, it's up to you to decide whether it's actually worth it or not.
As for the use of the service, connected to the main CloudConvert page and then drag the video to convert into the browser window. Alternatively, click on the button Select files and select the file directly from your computer or click the freccia rivolta verse il basso which is next to it and choose the video to act on by taking it directly from the Internet (providing the URL) or from one of the supported cloud storage services.
To conclude, click on your button Start conversion which is located at the bottom right, wait for the conversion of your movie to be completed and download it to your computer by simply pressing the button Download that appears next to his name. If you have not made any changes to the default settings of the browser you are using, the file will be downloaded directly to the folder Download from your computer.
If you have special needs, before starting the conversion procedure you can also click on the button with the wrench that you find next to the name of the video so that you can access the section through which to adjust all the different parameters relating to the video (eg resolution, quality, codec used, etc.). When the changes are complete, press the button Okay to apply and confirm.