Top 5 Apps to Convert AVI to ISO on Mac and Windows

Peter William
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AVI is a container format that uses less or even zero compression to store audio and video data. So it occupies a larger space than many other file formats, like MOV and MPEG. If you have collected a lot of AVI files, and want to make them playable on a DVD player or save them in an organized way to free up space, you can convert AVI to ISO on Mac and Windows. This article will attempt to introduce the top 5 best AVI to ISO converters.


Why Convert AVI to ISO File?

There are some reasons why you should create an ISO from AVI videos. Here we mainly focus on the advantages of ISO format.

  • Reduce the possibility of getting viruses. Whenever your system is infected with the virus, AVI files may be lost or broken. But data stored in ISO format won't be affected.
  • Takes less space than AVI. ISO is a type of compressed file, more like a .zip or .cab archive file.
  • Easy to replicate and write on a new DVD disk. ISO retains the file structure and the files of the DVD. You can turn AVI videos to ISO images for later burning.

Top 5 AVI to ISO Converter for Mac and PC

#1 Cisdem DVD Burner

System Requirement: Mac OS X 10.12 or later, macOS Sonoma included

Cisdem DVD Burner is the best AVI to ISO converter for Mac that can burn all types of videos into ISO images. You can create ISO from AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, MPEG2, VOB, and other 200+ formats, no matter they are camcorder videos, downloaded videos, etc. As its name says, it is also a DVD disc and DVD folder burner that can put your AVI videos into DVD. What makes this AVI to ISO converter extraordinary lies in its most stylish menu templates and delicate video editor.

How to Convert AVI to ISO on Mac? You need to free download and install Cisdem DVD Burner and follow the instructions below.

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Step 1. Add AVI Videos

Click “File” > "Add File(s)" to browse and import the source videos. Or you can directly drag/drop the AVI videos to the program.

Step 2. Edit AVI Files

Open the video-editing window by clicking under the thumbnail of an AVI file.

Now you can crop the video size for deleting redundant areas, add a watermark to protect copyright, rotate the video to the best angle, apply a 3D effect, split a long AVI video into chapters, and more.

Step 3. Select and Customize Menu Template

Switch to the "Menu" interface, and choose an intuitive template. If no suitable templates for your theme, click the "image" icon to import a prepared image as the background. Then, change the frames, buttons, and texts.

Step 4. Preview and Convert AVI to ISO on Mac

Click the icon to have an instant preview. when you are ready, go to burn button to complete the burning settings.

1) Set "Save as ISO".

2) Edit your file name and specify an output location.

3) Choose DVD playback mode.

4) Make sure the DVD PAL or NTSC TV Standard.

Click the “Burn” button to start creating an ISO from AVI. The time to burning ISO is fast.

#2 DVD Flick

System Requirement: Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7

Although DVD Flick is famous for its practical DVD authoring feature, it's also able to make ISO from a number of formats, like AVI, MPEG-4, MKV, SWF, WMV, QuickTime, Macromedia Flash, etc. Before you convert AVI to ISO, you can add an audio track, subtitles, and a menu for easy navigation. But its menu templates are limited and not innovative enough. This AVI to ISO converter is free to use, and you can download it from official websites or SourceForge.

Step 1. Drag-n-drop AVI files into the main interface of the software. Alternatively, click “Add title” on the right panel and choose the AVI videos that you wish to add.

Step 2. Double-click each of the title to call up a window, from which you can edit chapters, audio tracks, subtitle tracks, etc.

load avi videos dvd flick

Step 3. Navigate to “Project settings”, and configure the settings.

Step 4. Under the “Burning” tab, check the “Create ISO image” option and then hit the “Accept” button.

create iso image dvdflick

Step 5. Click “Create DVD” and the encoding process will start.

#3 Freemake Video Converter

System Requirement: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10

Freemake Video Converter is an an-in-one tool that can convert/download/edit videos and burn DVD/ISO. It has the ability to create a full copy of the AVI videos and burn them to ISO, DVD-R, DVD+R, Blu-ray, and Double Layer DVD. This AVI to ISO converter lets you edit AVI videos and add a DVD menu as well. But it contains too many functions, which may make you confused. If you only need a simple tool to convert AVI to ISO or burn DVD, it's not the first option.

Step 1. Drag and drop AVI files to the application, or click “+Video” to choose the videos.

Step 2. Click “to DVD” from the format bar on the bottom.

Step 3. In a new window, set ISO parameters.

Step 4. Choose the “Create ISO” option and click “Convert”.

mkv to iso freemake video converter

#4 Burnaware Free

System Requirement: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

BurnAware comes in three editions. The free version is enough to convert AVI to ISO. BurnAware Free is designed to back up data/audio/videos, cope with ISO image (burn, make, boot, and copy), burn discs, etc. It offers verification to check if your CD or DVD has been burned successfully. But to copy and boot the disc, you have to use the paid version.

Step 1. Launch the software, and click “Make ISO” on its primary interface.

burnware interface

Step 2. Import AVI videos by dragging and dropping or clicking the "+" button.

Step 3. Press “Make”.

make iso from avi burnware

Step 4. Specify a destination folder to save the final ISO.

#5. DVDFab DVD Creator

System Requirement: Windows 10/8.1/8/7; Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

DVDFab DVD Creator is an ideal AVI to ISO converter for Mac and Windows. It's also capable of burning AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, etc. videos to DVDs that will be playable on the DVD player. You can find the menu templates and apply one for beautifying your menu. Its function is similar to Cisdem DVD Burner, but the price is more expensive. The lifetime license costs $69.99. Thus if you are a Mac user, I recommend Cisdem DVD Burner (no Windows version).

Step 1. Head over to the “Creator” module, and click “+” to load AVI videos.

Step 2. Click the “wrench” icon to adjust your settings.

Step 3. Select your favorite menu template and apply it.

Step 4. Return to the main interface. Choose the “Image” icon at the bottom.

Step 5. Click “Start” to create an ISO from AVI.

avi to iso dvdfab

Is It Possible to Convert AVI to ISO Online?

No, it isn’t! At least, we didn’t get usable online AVI to ISO converters in the test.

There are many online websites with false advertising, for example:

  • - It claims to be able to convert files from and to ISO in seconds. However, after I import an AVI file, we can’t find ISO from the output options.
  • – It also said that it could convert to ISO. But actually, it only supports converting ISO to JAR, RAR, T7Z, TAR, TBZ, TBZ2, TGZ, TXZ, and ZIP.
  • – It allows us to upload AVI files and choose ISO as output. But the conversion is always failed.


That's all for how to convert AVI to ISO on Mac and Windows. We have shared the top 5 AVI to ISO converters in the post. Except for BurnAware Free, others can create and customize the DVD menu. Except for Cisdem DVD Burner, others are compatible with Windows system. DVD Flick is the best one for Windows in my view. Although DVDFab also has the Mac version, Cisdem is cheaper than it.

Peter William
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