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How to Convert AVI to M4V

Having trouble in importing AVI files to iTunes? Can't playback AVI files on your iPhone, iPod, iPad or etc? Although the AVI file format had been announced by Apple that it's supported on Apple products, it's only available for "Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format". So, if you want to play an AVI file on the Apple products smoothly, you'll have to convert the AVI to M4V, which is the best format for iTunes, iPhone and any other Apple products.

Part 1: Best AVI to M4V Video Converter

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  • Support conversion to other file formats such as MOV, M4A, FLV and etc.
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  • Supported OS: Windows 8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

How to convert an AVI to M4V

You'll need an ultimate video converter as your assistant to convert the AVI file to an M4V format. The tutorial below is for user's operating a Windows-based PC, but it won't be too different compared to the Mac version.

1. Add the M4V files onto the converter

If you need to import your local AVI video files onto the converter, there's two viable methods. The first one is to click on the Add Files button and then browse your computer to load the AVI files or simply drag-and-drop the AVI files onto the interface.

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2. Edit videos (optional)

Open the Output Format's drop-down list and select M4V from the Format > Video category. In the Video Encoder's option, you'll need to choose H.264 as the video codec. Next, set the video's resolution to 1280 by 720 pixels and 30 frames per second or etc. After you've finished the setting, just click OK to save it.

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3. Select format or choice of device

Surely, if your final goal is to watch videos on your mobile phones or tablets, you can also convert the files directly by selecting an optimized format according to the brand or model.

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Video Tutorial: How to Use the AVI to M4V Video Converter for Windows

Part 2: More options: Free AVI to M4V Converter

# 1. Free Video Converter: Wondershare Free AVI to M4V Converter

Download and convert the AVI videos directly from the online sharing sites such as YouTube, Vimeo or Hulu directly onto your mobile phone, tablet or console.

Pro: Completely free of charge!

Cons:
1. Limited editing features.
2. Speed of conversion is standard.
3. No support for DVD creation or authoring.

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Part 3: Online AVI to M4V Converter

You can use the free online video converter below. It converts videos to almost any format.

Part 4: Extended Knowledge for AVI and M4V Format

File Extension AVI M4V
Category
Video File
Video File
Description
AVI is a multimedia container that contains both audio and video data. It allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video M4V is a DRM protected video container that's very similar to an MP4 file format. The file can be played on a wider choice of player or software if the DRM was removed.
Associated Programs
Windows Media Player
QuickTime Player
Media Player Classic
VLC Media Player
Developed by
Microsoft
Apple
MIME Type
Video
Video/DVD
Useful Links
Detailed information on the AVI file format
How to Convert Video_TS to AVI
How to convert AVI files on Mavericks
How to Burn AVI to DVD on Windows 8
Top 3 AVI Players for Mac
Detailed information on the M4V file format
How to Convert AVI to MPEG
How to Convert AVI to DV
How to Add Subtitles to MP4 Files
How to Convert AVI to VOB

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