How to download AVI on MacBook

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There is a lot of stuff that we download every day: videos, photos, music files, etc. And when those are smaller files, generally downloading with web browser will do. However fetching files like AVI, MKV, MP3 can be a challenge.

You'll be surprised at how much easier and convenient it is to download files with a download manager, especially when your files are large and Internet connection may not be as stable as needed. Give Folx app a try, it is a free file download manager that has many handy features and filters and can catch downloads automatically.

Here is why people use Folx to save AVI to MacBook

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  1. An unsteady Internet connection is not a problem anymore, because Folx will resume any interrupted download whenever the connection is on again.
  2. Free Folx can split the downloads in 2 threads for faster process.
  3. It has a lot of handy download management features. You can assign a tag or many tags to a file according to its content and then you don't even have to remember its exact name in order to find it on the hard drive.

There is also a PRO version of Folx distributed for a reasonable fee.

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Get more advanced possibilities to save AVI files on Mac with Folx PRO:

  1. The downloads can be split in up to 20 threads.
  2. The downloads can be scheduled conveniently and the appropriate behavior set up for Folx and computer: quit Folx, shut the system down, or switch it to sleep mode.
  3. Folx is so smart it can adjust the speed according to current Internet traffic usage on your computer, which allows to steadily go on with downloading without slowing other apps down. You can even schedule certain speed at a certain time.

Follow these steps to successfully download AVI in Firefox on Mac, download AVI from Chrome to Mac, and save AVI file in Safari on Mac:

  1. Go to File → New Task in the main menu.
  2. Click the + button by the search bar at the top to customize your download.
  3. When there, paste the link, assign a tag or tags, apply other customization settings if needed, and click OK.

Some facts about AVI format

  • AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave and is a multimedia container format that often contains audio/video compressed with different codecs.
  • As AVI files are often encoded with different codecs, one may play just fine in your regular player, while another will make you search for the fitting codecs or another player.
  • If you are getting the "The document “movie.avi” could not be opened" message, it most probably means there is an issue with a video codec.
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