Quick Guide to Play AVI Files on TV

Can’t watch the AVI files on your TV via USB? That always happens and as common. AVI (Audio Video Interleave) is just the container like MP4, MOV, which is used to store multimedia data. You might have trouble opening AVI files because they can be encoded with a variety of video and audio codecs. One AVI file may play just fine, but another might not because they can only be played if the right codecs are installed. The easiest and most effective way to convert an AVI file to another format for playback on TV is to use a AVI file converter.

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One of my favorites, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate (to get Mac version) converts AVI to H.264 MP4, HEVC MP4, FLV, WMV, and a considerable amount of other formats. And AVI is typically less compressed than other, more popular formats like MOV and MPEG, meaning that an AVI file will be larger than the same file in one of those more compressed formats.

In the term of the above question, a good way is to compress that large AVI file to a smaller one. One way is to convert AVI files to another more compressed video formats like MP4 to reduce file size. The other way is to lower the video bit rate or downscale video resolution by using this software. Apart from that, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate allow you to split the AVI file into several parts by file count. time length, or file size according to your own needs. On the contrary, you are able to merge several clips into one. How amazing, right? Read this guide to find more features.

Part 1. Easy Steps to Convert AVI to TV Compatible Format

Step 1. Load AVI files to the AVI to TV converter

Launch this program, click the Add Files button or drag your AVI files directly onto the interface. Batch conversion is available here.

Load AVI files to the AVI to TV converters

Step 2. Select an appropriate format for your TV

Go to the Format section and click the drop-down button, then a drop-down list will appear with tabs of "Common Video", "HD Video", "TVs", "Apple TV", and more. Our final aim is to play AVI on TV, so you can select Samsung TV, LG TV, SONY TV, Panasonic TV from "TVs" category. Or you can choose "H.264 Video(*.mp4)" from "Common Video". No matter which one you choose, the result will satisfy your needs very well.

Select an appropriate format for your TV

Step 3. Compress AVI file to smaller one

To reduce AVI file size, you can click Settings, in the next pop-up window, you can downscale video resolution to get smaller AVI size. A better way is to lower the video bit rate, cause you can get effect instantly in this way.

Compress AVI file to smaller one

Step 4. Start AVI to TV conversion

Now you’ve come to the last step, just hit Convert to kick off the AVI to TV conversion. Once it’s converted, you can now transfer the files to your hard drive and play it back on your LCD via a HDMI or USB cable.

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