How Do I Convert AVI to MPEG4?

Covert Your AVI Files to MPEG 4 Files Online supports a host of file formats within the .avi and .mpeg4 containers. Check out our up to the minute list of supported file formats and read below to learn more about our AVI to MPEG4 converter.

Audio Video Interleave, known as AVI, is a multimedia container format created by Microsoft in 1992. AVI files contain both audio and video data and support synchronous audio-with-video playback. An AVI container can support virtually any compression scheme including Full Frame (uncompressed), Intel Real Time (Indeo), Cinepak, Motion JPEG, Real Video, MPEG-4 and others. MPEG-4 is a developing standard used to compress audio and visual data, and is divided into several parts. The standard includes the concept of ÒprofilesÓ and Òlevels,Ó allowing a specific set of capabilities to be defined in a manner appropriate for a subset of applications.

The MPEG-4 standard is generally used for streaming media and CD distribution, video conversation, and broadcast television and includes additional features for digital rights management and support of higher-efficiency standards used by streaming media, HD DVD and Blu-Ray. MPEG-4 also supports interactivity and has the ability to crunch massive video files into pieces small enough to send over mobile networks. Within MPEG-4 standards are two very popular formats utilized for broadband video delivery: H.264 and MP4

Through our web uploader, you can easily convert AVI files to MPEG4 files. You can push individual files directly to our encoding platform from your local disk, FTP, S3 or Rackspace location. Alternately, you can select a watch folder on your FTP, S3 or Rackspace location to be polled at the time interval of your choice to encode files. Select Encoding Options and select Add Task. Use the pulldown menu to select mpeg4. That’s it! You’re ready to use’s platform to compress your videos. Learn more about our free plans today!

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