MP4

MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4 is a digital multimedia container format most commonly used to store video and audio, but it can also be used to store other data such as subtitles and still images.[2] Like most modern container formats, it allows streaming over the Internet. The only official filename extension for MPEG-4 Part 14 files is .mp4. MPEG-4 Part 14 (formally ISO/IEC 14496-14:2003) is a standard specified as a part of MPEG-4.

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AVI

AVI is a subformat of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF), which divides a file's data into blocks, or "chunks." Each "chunk" is identified by a FourCC tag. An AVI file takes the form of a single "chunk" in a RIFF formatted file, which is then subdivided into two mandatory "chunks" and one optional "chunk". AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Like the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple streaming audio and video, although these features are seldom used.

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Step-By-Step to Convert AVI to MP4 for Mac

Interface

Step 1. Download and install the program, then double click it to run it, and then you'll see the main interface of the program.

Load Files

Step 2. Click "Add File(s)" button. Here you can select "Add Video" or "Add Folder" button to add files as you like.

Profile

Step 3. Click the drop-down arrow right beside the "Profile" column and select your desired video format from the drop-down list.

Edit

Step 4. Click "Edit" button to customize the output video like Effect, Trim, Crop, 3D Settings and Watermark.

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