Convert AVI to MPG MPEG for a DVD or VCD

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Convert AVI to MPG MPEG for a DVD or VCD
by FrosT

Creating a DVD from an AVI file is an adventure inside of itself. Throughout this guide we will go over the first process of converting an AVI file to a DVD plus the software needed. A lot of Video's come in an AVI file format due to the AVI compression rate and quality of the video AVI produces. Now the answer to the age old question, "How do I convert AVI to DVD?" Well listen closely because I am about to tell you.

The Right Software for the Job
Before we can convert an AVI to an MPG/MPEG file to DVD we need software that can convert AVI to MPG/MPEG. As luck has it I already found shareware software that converts AVI to MPG/MPEG for us. I am still seeking for an ad/spyware free freeware software to convert AVI to MPG/MPEG without paying. Cucusoft AVI to VCD/DVD/SVCD/MPEG/MPG Converter. Again Cucusoft is not free, you must pay for their product to use it. There is an evaluation version which is limited to file size. After you get your hands on the full version of this product, the next step is setting up Cucusoft software.

Converting AVI to MPG/MPEG Format
First let's open up Cucusoft AVI to MPG/MPEG converter. The default settings are extremely proficient. If you have no clue what you are doing, leave them at the default. If you do know what you are doing, have at it. Once you are in Cucusoft and your settings are setup let's find the file to add. I always select DVD than the Batch tab. This is because merging the files tends to have adverse affects on the 2nd video file. The adverse effects is a lag time between sound and video which bugs me beyond belief. Feel free to figure out how to remove the lag time. I would suggest using small video files first. Back to the Batch tab click "Open/Add" and locate your AVI video file to convert and add it.

You can add multiple video files at once. I would not do anymore than 3 AVI Video files at a time, as each one takes about 30 minutes to an hour for a 45 minute video depending on your processor and other variables. Once the video(s) are added to the batch, hit "Convert" and let your computer do the converting. I usually accompany this by taking a walk or going for a bike ride since your computer will be bogged down by the Cucusoft software process.

Ending Notes
After the converting process has been completed your newly created MPG/MPEG file should be a decent size. For a 350MB video file, your AVI file should end up around 1 GB. After your conversion is done let's move onto Convert MPG MPEG to DVD Video Files.

Posted by frost on May 10th, 2006 12:39 - Subscribe Bookmark and Share

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Posted by david on May 10th, 2006

Excellent, I use to use Adobe Premiere for this. Now FrosT explain how we can do the opposite. DVD to AVI MPEG XVID VCD. Now that would be highly useful.

Posted by frost on May 10th, 2006

Frist we have to finish this tutorial with how to convert the file to DVD-Video Format and burn them onto a DVD.

That and I am not a good one to explain how to go from DVD - AVI. There are much better people who know what they are doing =)


Posted by david on May 18th, 2006

DVD to AVI cmon, finish this tutorial!

Posted by jim on May 18th, 2006

Nope, that is for someone with more expertise than me.


Posted by david on May 18th, 2006

Jim what are you talking about? I was talking to FrosT. tounge.gif

Posted by anonymous on August 22nd, 2006

Hi Frost, thanks for your insight.

I have the Cucusoft and I'm a newbie too. What I am trying to do is convert an .mpg file to dvd so that it's in parts and I can advance in sections when watching a movie on my player. The problem I am having is that a download I've got in .mpg form has been rejected by both softwares you discuss... 7.07 and Author.

Author is saying it's not a supported .mpg file and 7.07 just freezes up.

What am I missing?


Posted by frost on August 22nd, 2006

No clue craig. It is hard to assess a problem when a lot of a stuff goes wrong. These files are avi that I convert to mpg which I than convert to DVD. I have never tried to do it with just a plain mpg file.

I am not your answer, I just post stuff I learn along the way.


Posted by anonymous on October 28th, 2006

What program do I need to convert mpg, avi to DVD format?

Posted by anonymous on June 15th, 2007


Posted by anonymous on June 03rd, 2009

Any Video Converter, find the free version on CNET. Do a Google search using this text: Any Video Converter 2.73




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