Video Converters 101

Your PC may contain hundreds of video files, all encoded differently - AVI, MPEG, RM, WMV, DVD, VCD, MOV, etc. If you are looking for video conveter tools, here are some suggestions.

WinAVI Video Converter

WinAVI Video Converter is a nice tool for converting video clips to an assortment of formats. The attractive, modern interface features large, clearly labeled icons, so you won't have to dig through the menus very often. You can convert a variety of file types to WMV, AVI, MPEG, and RM. Other notable pluses include a built-in DVD-burning utility, a batch-conversion tool, and a preview pane. WinAVI Video Converter is easy to use and powerful enough for experts. Burning VCD/SVCD/DVD is supported. WinAVI Video Converter supports almost all video file formats, including AVI, MPEG1/2/4, VCD/SVCD/DVD, DivX, XVid, ASF, WMV, RM, QuickTime MOV, Flash SWF. The program also has a powerful video decompress/compress engine that convert whole AVI movie to DVD in 1 less than an hour.

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Aare AVI to VCD DVD SVCD Converter

This tool is very basic, but also very inexpensive - less than eighteen dollars. This program is capable of converting an avi file or Merge some avi files to a VCD DVD SVCD format MPEG file. Plus it Supports avi to vcd dvd svcd conversion with NTSC/PAL setting option, processes avi with DivX/XviD avi format and works with MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 video files and MPEG layer1, layer2, layer3 audio files. In addition to that there is the "Split feature" that splits big mpeg files into several smaller segment, so that it can be fit onto a CD. Other features include:

* Input/Output preview.

* Fill in / Customize options for cropping output video.

* Support output effect.

* Support Input/Output list and other options saving automatically, finishing it anytime.

The program is brainlessly simple to use:

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