File Conversion

How to Convert 3GP to AVI

  • Written By Nishat Paiker

  • Updated on November 1, 2021

  • Min Reading 5 Min

Summary: Need to convert 3GP video files to AVI format? This article shares some easy and fast methods to convert 3GP to AVI files. Learn about the best 3GP to AVI converter software —Stellar Converter for Audio Video for Windows and Mac that can convert unlimited videos in one go. You can also download it from here before reading further.

Mostly old smartphones are known to record and play videos in 3GP format. But most of the latest devices, media players, and video editing software don’t support the format. You may need to convert 3GP to another format like AVI to watch the videos on Smart TV, the latest Android devices, editing tools, or media players.

Converting video formats is easy with the help of a plethora of video converter tools. However, you should choose one which is advanced, free from any virus, user-friendly, and fast. It should let you safely convert unlimited 3GP videos to AVI without compromising on quality.

File extension.3GP.AVI
File typeVideoVideo
Device compatibilityAndroid phone, PC, Mac, etc.Smart TV, PC, Mac, Xbox, PS3, PSP, Android, DVD Players, etc.
Media player compatibilityApple QuickTime Player, VLC Media Player, Windows Media PlayerQuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, Eltima Elmedia Player, etc.
OS compatibilityAndroid, Windows, and macOSWindows, macOS, Linux, and Android, iOS
Table: Comparison 3GP vs AVI video

Methods to convert 3GP to AVI video format

There are several 3GP to AVI video converter tools. Here we will share secure and free methods to convert 3GP video files to AVI format.

  1. Professional 3GP to AVI converter  - Stellar Converter for Audio Video
  2. Open source 3GP to AVI converter  - VLC Media Player
  3. Online free 3GP to AVI video converter
  4. Use FFmpeg to convert 3GP to AVI

Method 1: Professional 3GP to AVI converter - Stellar Converter for Audio Video

Stellar Converter for Audio Video is a professional software to convert 3GP to AVI video format. It is a risk-free and 100% secure tool for Windows and Mac computers. The software can customize your output video file and set resolution, frame rate, bitrate, codec, metadata, etc., without compromising the video quality. You can quickly convert unlimited 3GP files to AVI using the software.

Apart from this, you can convert other video formats to video and video to audio formats such as MP4 to MP3, MP4 to WMV, FLV to MP3, YouTube videos to MP3 and so on.

The software has additional features like edit videos, add subtitles, and create animated GIFs from photos and videos.

Steps to convert 3GP to AVI:

1. Download Stellar Converter for Audio Video on your PC or Mac.

2. Click Add File to add 3GP video files for conversion.

Add file screen in software
Figure: Add file screen in software 

3. Click on Output Format on the top-right.

Output Format option
Figure: Output Format option

4. In Default Presets, select AVI from the Format Type.

Default Presets options in Stellar Video converter software
Figure: Select AVI Format type in Default Presets

5. Click OK.

6. Click Convert. A dialog box appears. Choose the location to save the output video file and click Save.

Method 2: Open source 3GP to AVI converter - VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is an open-source program that can convert 3GP videos to AVI.

You may not find it as quick or user-friendly like Stellar Converter for Audio, but the free 3GP to AVI is ideal if you have only 1 or 2 videos to convert.

Steps to convert 3GP to AVI in VLC:

1. Open VLC Media Player.

2. Click on Media on top and select Convert/Save from the drop-down.

Figure: Media options in VLC

3. Click Add to insert 3GP videos.

Open Media window in VLC media player
Figure: Open Media window in VLC

4. Click Convert/Save at the bottom.

5. In the Convert window, select AVI video format, across Profile.

6. Across Destination file, click Browse to select the destination folder to save the AVI file and assign a name to the new AVI file.

Convert window options in VLC
Figure: Convert window options in VLC

7. Click Start to convert.

Method 3: Online free 3GP to AVI video converter

Online 3GP to AVI file converters are convenient and easy-to-use. Without installing any software, you can convert 3GP to AVI for free. Just ensure a good Wi-Fi connection to access the online video converter website.

Online 3GP converters allow converting only one file at a time. You can then download the AVI file on your system or email it to yourself.

Although readily available and free, be careful while choosing any online AVI converter program. It should not infect your system with a virus. Many online converters come with several ads and unwanted pop-ups that might be harmful to your system. Hence, choose a secure 3GP to AVI converter online.

Zamzar, Convertio, Converfiles, and Cloudconvert, are some of the commonly used 3GP to AVI online converter programs.

Method 4: Use FFmpeg to convert 3GP to AVI

FFmpeg is another open-source program that can convert 3GP files to AVI format. It is based on command-lines that are typed in the CMD window of your computer.

For instance,  

ffmpeg -i input.3gp output.avi

ffmpeg -i input.3gp-c:v copy -c:a flac output.avi

Figure: Type FFmpeg command lines in CMD window

It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers. You can download the latest build of FFmpeg from here.

Know here how to enable FFmpeg on your PC.

Apart from video file conversion, FFmpeg can record and stream audio and videos.


Unlike desktop video converters, online 3GP to AVI programs cannot convert multiple files simultaneously. Thus, they are suitable if you have a few 3GP video files to convert.

The free VLC Media Player can convert multiple 3GP videos to AVI, but it gets slow during the batch conversion process. Also, VLC is not as user-friendly as the professional 3GP to AVI video converters. It’s recommended to get a professional video converter software — Stellar Converter for Audio Video that is secure, easy-to-use, fast, and doesn’t compromise on video quality after conversion. Get the free trial here to evaluate its efficiency and features.

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