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How to Convert AVI to WebM?

AVI is one of the most common video containers which can be can see on the web, you can save AVI video clips on camcorders and other photographic equipments as well. Many avi video owners might want to upload the avi to the web to share with their friend. However the huge file size posts a serious problem. It could take up to hours to publish a short avi video to websites. We will introduce a solution in this article, showing you how to Convert AVI to WebM format which is a compact and low weight video format.

Before we start the avi to webm conversion, let’s take a look at the WebM video, as many of us may not be quite familiar with it.

WebM is an audio-video format, sponsored by Google, designed to provide a royalty-free, open video compression format HTML5 video. A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container based on a profile of Matroska. WebM files are smaller than other common videos in size including AVI files, but can keep the high video quality at the same time. As the coming of HTML5 era, WebM, being one of the standard HTML5 video format, is preferred by a great number of video websites including YouTube.

Ready to convert AVI to WebM now? Let’s follow bellow AVI to WebM converting steps. It would be easy and fun, takes just a few clicks but comes out with great web video supported by HTML5 browsers.

How to Convert AVI to WebM?

1. Install and run AVI to WebM converter

HTML5 Video Player is the only AVI to WebM conversion tool you will need to use in this converting task. No other special software or installation requires.

You can Download AVI to WebM converter – HTML5 Video Player here.

2. Load AVI files to AVI to WebM converter

Simple drag and drop your AVI video to the AVI to WebM converting program to load AVI files for conversion. Alternatively you can click ‘Edit’menu, then select ‘Add Videos’.
Add AVI to video converter - AVI to WebM converting Guide

Note: You are allowed to add multiple source videos into the converter.

3. Customize AVI files and choose a player theme for output WebM video playback

Click the ‘Theme’ tab to enter the video profile and theme selector panel. Choose a theme for your WebM video player first, then go to pick up the player skin and size, continue to set output size for WebM video. See screenshot of this AVI to WebM converter as bellow:
Convert AVI to WebM - AVI to WebM converter theme preview

Note: No need to select WebM as output video format. After the conversion, your AVI videos will be converted into three different copies in mp4, ogv and webm formats separately. Why is that? You can check out this tutorial:How to Maximize HMTL5 video Compatibility?

4. Converting AVI to WebM

This is the last steps to finish the AVI to WebM conversion. Before you hit the ‘Publish’tab to finalize the AVI to WebM converting, you can click the ‘Preview’ button to preview your AVI in WebM format. Please note the preview function will only convert a very small part of your source AVI into WebM format. It is because we realized that many users might need to change the video settings many times before they find the satisfied videos and settings. So once you are satisfied with the previewed video, go to click ‘Publish’ button to convert AVI to WebM.

Is that all? What’s next?

Wait a minute, you have just converted the AVI to WebM format. If you like to embed the generated video into your websites or blogs, you can refer to this online help guide.

How to Embed HTML5 Video into Web Pages?

Now you know how to convert AVI to WebM and put it on websites!

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