How to Create an AVI File

by Mitchell White

AVI is a video format that is often used for playing movies on your computer. Not all videos that you get on your computer will be in this format. To play a video file such as one from a video camera or one in another format, like MP4, on a movie player that wants AVI format, you'll have to first create an AVI file from an original video source file that is currently in a different, incompatible format.

Step 1

Visit a website that can convert files. An example would be Format Factory (see Resources below).

Step 2

Download and install the software on your computer.

Step 3

Activate the program by double-clicking on the shortcut on your desktop.

Step 4

Click on the "Video" tab and then click "All to AVI." A new window will appear; click on "Add File" when it does. Find your original video file that you want to make an AVI through the browse window. Double-click on it.

Click "OK," which will take you back to the main screen. Click "Start" to begin the process that will create a new AVI file.


About the Author

Mitchell White has been writing about fighting spyware, malware and other computer hardships for various websites since 2009. His work also includes research and articles on scientific and medical topics. White holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a specialty in writing, from Messiah College.

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