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Convert AVI to VCD; convert AVI file to VCD MPEG format file to be burned on a VCD disc; AVI to VCD converter.

If you have AVI format file in hand, and you want to share it with your friends, why not trying to save it on a disc? Or you have a VCD player but it fails to play AVI file, why not converting AVI to VCD recognizable MPEG format?

We all know that the abbreviation AVI stands for "Audio Video Interlaced". This video format was created by Microsoft, which was introduced along with Windows 3.1. AVI, the proprietary format of Microsoft's "Video for Windows" application, merely provides a framework for various compression algorithms such as Cinepak, Intel Indeo, Microsoft Video 1, Clear Video or IVI.

AVI is a file format, like MP3 or JPG. But unlike these formats, AVI is a container format, meaning it can contain video audio compressed using many different combinations of codecs. So while MP3 and JPG can only contain a certain kind of compression (MPEG Audio Layer 3 and JPEG), AVI can contain many different kinds of compression (e.g. DivX video + WMA audio or Indeo video + PCM audio), as long as a codec is available for encoding/decoding. AVI all look the same on the "outside", but on the "inside", they may be completely different. There is no such thing as a "normal" thing, and is probably the most common video format around (although its popularity wavered a few years ago, but has since come back with a vengeance due to the emergence of DivX).

VCD stands for VideoCD (version 2.0 to be more specific). VideoCD is a standard developed in early 1990's that allows regular CD to contain 74 minutes of video and audio. Both, video and audio, are encoded in MPEG-1 format and stored on the CD in specific format.

VideoCDs can be played in most of the stand-alone DVD players, in all stand-alone VCD players and in all computers that have CD-ROM drive. This is the VCD's strong point against DivX format which is based on MPEG-4 audio/video encoding technology.

VideoCD resolution is in PAL format 352 x 288 pixels with 25 frames/second. In NTSC format it is 352 x 240 pixels with 29,97 frames/second (except in NTSC film format, where the framerate is 23,976 frames/second.)

Audio is encoded with bitrate of 224 kbit/sec in MPEG-1 Layer2 format (in both PAL and NTSC versions). Video is encoded with bitrate of 1150 kbit/sec.

We list some AVI to VCD converting software for you.

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WinMPG Video Convert WinMPG Video Convert   download 1   download 2
A complete solution for video file conversion; convert AVI to VCD, AVI to SVCD, AVI to Mpeg1, AVI to Mpeg2, AVI to DVD.
AVI MPEG VCD Maker AVI MPEG VCD Maker   download 1   download 2
A powerful SVCD VCD Burner can burn your AVI MPEG file to VCD SVCD easily and quickly!
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Encode AVI to VCD DVD SVCD compliant MPEG files for recording to VCD DVD SVCD with a VCD or DVD creation program.
WinAVI AVI to DVD Converter WinAVI AVI to DVD Converter   download 1   download 2
A complete solution for video file converting; convert AVI to DVD VCD MPEG WMV.
AVI to VCD SVCD DVD Converter AVI to VCD SVCD DVD Converter   down 1   down 2
Powerful utility for video file conversion; convert AVI files to VCD, SVCD, and DVD.
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