Converting Video files to MP4 for Free using Any Video Converter


     Any Video Converter is a free video converting tool that can convert audio and video files. AVC is available on both MAC and PC. The primary need for AVC is to convert video files to MP4 so Canvas will accept the video files.  The catch of AVC being a free program is that AVC will continually offer you a discounted price on the pro version of the software. However, to convert files to MP4 you do not need the pro version of AVC and you can simply X out of any promotional discount ads that may appear while using AVC.

Downloading Any Video Converter

  1. Go to
  2. Click the green Free Download button.
    • AVC will automatically download.
  3. If AVC does not automatically download, click the red FREE DOWNLOAD No Malware. No Spyware. button.
    • This manually downloads AVC.
    • If the manual download is taking too long, choose the red Download Link that is closest to where you are located.
  4. After the download is finished, click on the download to open it.
    • Common Download spots on a computer are Downloads, Desktop, Documents.
    • Depending on your machine you may have to click to open, double click to open or drag the file to the file manager to open. 

Installing Any Video Converter

  1. Locate the avc-free.exe file and open it.
    • AVC Setup will load. 
  2. Make sure the End User License Agreement is checked.
  3. Click Customized Install.
    • If you want a desktop icon Check the box.
    • Uncheck the box that says Join Anvsoft's customer experience improvement plan.
    • Leave Install Language as Auto.
  4. When you have the settings adjusted, click the blue Install button in the lower right of the window.
  5. Uncheck the box at the Install Additional Software window and click the blue next button.
    • The additional software will not harm your computer, however, it is bloatware that causes annoying pop-ups. AVC has a fully functional free edition because of partnerships with these additional software companies. Do Not Install the additional software.
      • Uncheck the box and click the Blue Next Button.
  6. After you click the blue next button, AVC will install on your computer. 
    • The AVC installer will open up a web browser tab/window offering you a discount on the Pro version of AVC.  Close the tab/window, you do not need the Pro version to convert media to MP4.
  7. Click the Blue Start Now button to start AVC or uncheck the box and click the grey Finish button to close the installer (this will close the installer and not open up AVC).

Adding and Converting a File to MP4

  1. Use the blue Add or Drag File(s) button to add files that you wish to be converted.
    • Alternatively, you can drag and drop files into the AVC window to add them to the queue.
  2. For conversion file type (this is the tab that is to the left of the blue Convert Now! button) choose Customized MP4 (*.mp4)
    1. Clicking on the file type name opens up a drop-down menu with file types. Click on the picture that looks like a film roll (labeled Video Files).
    2. Scroll down to the bottom and select Customized MP4 (*.mp4)
      • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You have the option (on the right side of the screen) to change the Output Resolution and Video Size before pressing the blue Convert Now button. 1280 x 720 resolution and Normal Quality are fine for viewing on a computer, projector, or mobile device. 
  3. After selecting the output file type, click the blue Convert Now! button to convert the file(s).
  4. During the conversion, AVC will open up a browser window, offering you a discount on the pro version. Click the Red X to remove this window. 
    • You do not need the Pro version to convert files to MP4.
  5. After the conversion, AVC may open up a browser tab/window offering you a discount on the pro version. You can exit out of the tab. You do not need the Pro version to convert to MP4.

Changing the Output Folder

By default, converted video files are saved in C:\Users\firstinitialmiddleinitiallastname\Videos\Any Video Converter or C:\Users\mycomputername\Videos\Any Video Converter

You can access this folder by going to the start menu and typing "This PC" in the search bar at the bottom left of the screen. Then clicking on Videos > Any Video Converter

If you would like to change the Output folder so the converted files appear on your Desktop or another location:

  1. Click the small white gear icon (options) that is located above the blue Convert Now! button.
    • This is the Options menu, the first tab is General.
  2. The top option, in General, is "Set Output Folder" .
    • Choose Browse to set a destination of the video files.
    • Choose Open if you want to open the location of where the videos are currently going after they are converted.
    • Leave the box checked underneath this option to automatically open the output folder after AVC finishes converting all files.
  3. After you have finished adjusting the settings, click the blue OK button at the bottom of the window.


Getting Files from Mobile Devices to a Computer

     We recommend using Google Drive to link files between your mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) and computers because you can open, save, upload and download files from and to Google Drive using mobile devices and computers. If you record a video(s) on your phone, you'll need to use the sharing feature to save them in your Google Drive. 

  1. Find the file(s) on your mobile device.
  2. Use the Share feature to save them to Google Drive (remember to use your Google Account).
    • With some mobile devices, you have to click and hold your finger/thumb over the file to open up the sharing settings.
  3. Using a computer sign in to your Google Drive account (remember to use your Google Account).
  4. Once you are signed into Google Drive locate the file.
  5. Right-click on the file and select the option that says "Download"  (Download is towards the bottom of the list of options).
    • You should now have a copy of the file on a computer.
  6. At this stage, you are adding and converting the file(s) to MP4 using Any Video Converter. 

Additional Help

If you would like to learn more about the various setting of Any Video Converter or for detailed guides, Please see the Any Video Converter Help Articles. If you have other questions or would like to schedule a training session, please submit a request, we would be happy to meet with you!


Article ID: 90319
Thu 10/24/19 10:56 AM
Tue 10/20/20 8:42 AM