Converting to AVI format

By Birddog · 4 replies
Oct 24, 2008
  1. I decided to rip my DVD collection to my hard drive before going to college. I'm nearly out of room and would like to back up some files just in case anything happens to my laptop. I'm wondering what the easiest way is to convert the Audio and Video files to an AVI format or the smallest possible format while still maintaining decent quality. The files were ripped with DVDFab 5. Any help would be great. Thanks.
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,273   +458

    AVI is just a container - you can stick virtually any codec inside that container so you need to decide on the codec you want to convert both the video and the audio to. Your easiest bet will probably be to handbrake (that's the name of the app) those files to .264+mp3 - but I'm not sure how much easier or more difficult it will be now that your disks are already ripped. I'm not familiar with how DVDFab5 rips DVDs at all.
  3. Adriumroot

    Adriumroot TS Rookie

    I use Open Video Converter..... small & efficient, you should try it

    From 140Mb MPEG-1 to 16.2 AVI =P
  4. ¼ of a hotdog

    ¼ of a hotdog TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

  5. Micaleth

    Micaleth TS Rookie

    Google VCDHelp.
    It is a wonderful site with all the software and tutorials you will ever need.
    They cover ALL file formats, not just VCD.

    Best video site PERIOD.
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