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Codec to create AVI video

hi all,

Can someone pls tell me which codec is used to convert ANY video format to AVI? I've tried winmpg, but it keeps asking for a codec and I have no idea which one...Btw, is there anything better than winmpg?

The input files are usually divX or mpeg etc....

thanks

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #1
AVI is not a video format, it's a container. An AVI can contain almost anything from MPEG4 (DivX, XviD, etc.) to MJPEG or even uncompressed video.
If you want to reencode a movie (to make it smaller for example), have a look at the guides on http://www.doom9.net/.

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #2
avi is virtualdub's domain!
nothign comes even close.....
head over to avery lee's web,check out the vdub forums
http://virtualdub.everwicked.com/index.php
and see if it can create avi for you.....no matter the source,it should!

".avi" means "video on a PC".......

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #3
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".avi" means "video on a PC".......

wow, I always thought it means "audio video interleave"

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #4
that answer was for agent007,not for you!
(hehe)

but do you know what "riff" means?(no google please)

"riff" means "avi"...

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #5
hi,

Thanks for the info...I always thought that AVI was uncompressed/lossless and of the highest quality? I'm just experimenting with the formats. What I'm planning to do is convert divX and mpeg files to an uncompressed format.

Btw, is Indeo similar to Cinepack? Using either one of them to convert to AVI would be the same right? Am checking out virtual dub..

thanks..

PS: This forum is great!

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #6
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I always thought that AVI was uncompressed/lossless and of the highest quality?

It is possible to put uncompressed or lossless compressed (e.g. HuffYuv) video in the AVI container. But AVI can also contain highly compressed (e.g. Divx) material.

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What I'm planning to do is convert divX and mpeg files to an uncompressed format.

Why would you want to do that? Uncompressed video takes huge amounts of disk space, up to 30 MByte/s!

And you won't gain any quality by this procedure...

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #7
Well, Virtualdub did the trick! But the frames seemed to be a little out-of-sync....anyway, this was just an experiment..Btw, Virtual dub is unable to process formats such as asf, though the video is actually a divx (i think).....

anyway, these video codecs can drive u nuts....

Codec to create AVI video

Reply #8
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Virtual dub is unable to process formats such as asf,

ASF support was removed from virtualdub at the request of microsoft, but there's an old version available.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_so...ualdub_1_3c.cfm

BTW, the virtualdub help file is a good read if you're new to all this madness.
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Codec to create AVI video

Reply #9
hmm.....I didnt think about the help file...Thanks for the pointer.

 
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