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Converting avi files into Mpeg

Hi #, anyone know how i convert an avi movie file into an Mpeg so i can view it on windows media player?

Hello ASH91,
You should (I think) be able to play .avi files in Windows Media player. .avi is really a container format - it's a way of holding video and audio data together. The video and audio data can be in one of many formats, each of which uses a codec to decode it. So to play it in windows media player you probably just need the right codec.
As this is the VLC wiki, I should tell you a bit about what VLC can do. If VLC can play the file, it can convert it to another format. If you haven't got VLC already, it's a free and open source download. To convert a video's format,just select Wizard from the file menu and follow the instructions - For mpeg you'll want MPEG-2 Video, MPEG Audio in an MPEG PS format file.
VLC doesn't support absolutly everything, but it can cope with lots of formats and codecs, and can also cope with broken.files.
--H2g2bob 16:59, 30 April 2006 (CEST)