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I just copied a couple of AVI files from my dad's MiniDV camcorder over to my PC via USB streaming, and since it's a huge file, I'm trying to convert it into something more compact. (Other than a windows media player file.) And the file has to be compatible with standard DVD players. I recently got Movie Edit 10 Pro, but I can't burn it to a DVD (encoding error) or figure out how to convert it to a different file. Does anyone have any ideas/sugguestions?

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What codec are the AVI files? There's like a ton of codecs to .avi
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Well, I got it off of a MiniDV camera....does that tell you anything?

If not, how can I find out?
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well what ever program you captured it from should be able 2 exsport it 2 some other file type. if not you can download a trial version of adobe premiere 2 pro off the adobe web site. you can in port your avi and then go 2 file exsport movie and go 2 settings and choose ur encoding and such...hope this helps

Linkhttp://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?loc=en%5Fus&product=premiere%5Fpro
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Well, I got it off of a MiniDV camera....does that tell you anything?

If not, how can I find out?
If you run it in Winamp, and while running, clicking Alt+3. That should show you something...

If not, I had a "codec detector" proggie not long ago, so if you could find something that can find the codec for you, I can help.
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post #6 of 10
"Total Video Converter."

Doesn't matter what kind of .avi is, drag it in, tell it what you want it converted to, and convert.

Then after that, edit in Virtual Dub for size if you need to.
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Avi is just a container, not a codec. So you can see what the file is using all sorts of programs, such as VLC http://www.videolan.org or Gspot - http://www.headbands.com/gspot/.

You can use VirtualDub if you want a free solution. You can also use Nero Vision if you have that.

I prefer to use mencoder with MeWiG as a frontend - http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ and http://mewig.sourceforge.net/.
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Replay Converter.
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All it says in WinAmps is "AVI splitter." And I do have VLCPlayer.
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All it says in WinAmps is "AVI splitter." And I do have VLCPlayer.
Doh yeah, you need the codec first I forgot that.
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