AVI to MPEG-1: Convert Video from AVI(Audio Video Interleaved) to MPEG-1(MPEG-1 Video) with River Past Video Cleaner, AVI2MPEG-1 converter, conversion
Defined by Microsoft, AVI stands for Audio
Video Interleave. It is a special case of the RIFF
(Resource Interchange File Format). AVI is the most common format for audio/video
data on the PC.
AVI is Microsoft's response to Apple's QuickTime
technology. Early AVI files were limited on choice of video and audio codecs,
quality, and resolution. However, with the introduction of DirectShow, AVI became
a very flexible and powerful architecture. Some newer codecs including DivX
and XviD enable AVI files to have similar
or even better quality than DVD.
The first MPEG format for compressed video, optimised for CD-ROM. MPEG-1
was designed for the transmission rates of about 1.5 Mbps achievable with Video-CD
and CD-i. Its compression algorithms
allow better than VHS quality video and almost CD quality audio to be compressed
onto and streamed off a single speed (1x) CD-ROM drive. MPEG encoding can introduce
blockiness, colour bleed and shimmering effects on video and lack of detail
and quantisation effects on audio. The official name of MPEG-1 is International
MPEG.ORG is an excellent source for additional
information on MPEG format and usage.
To encode MPEG-1 video, you will need River
Past MPEG-2 Booster Pack in addition to your video software.
To convert from AVI(Audio Video Interleaved) to MPEG-1(MPEG-1 Video) video with River Past Video Cleaner, you must have River Past MPEG-2 Booster Pack installed.
Launch River Past Video Cleaner
Once River Past Video Cleaner is installed properly, launch Video Cleaner.
Click on the "Add File" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "AVI - Audio Video Interleave" in its "Files of type" combo box.
Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.
AVI is a file container format. It may use standard Windows codecs, or any of the third party codecs. If it uses a third party audio codec, you need to have the codec installed on your system for River Past Audio Converter to decode the file.
If you get an error when adding an AVI file, please open it in Windows Media Player and see if you can play it with audio. If not, you must find out what audio compression is used in the file and download the codec.
If you cannot add the AVI file, it may contain video and audio which use codecs not installed on your system. You can verify that by playing the AVI in Windows Media Player.
If WMP cannot play the file, the codecs absent. You will need to find out which codecs are used to encode the AVI and install them.
Usually, you can install ffdShow, which is compatible with many video compression, including DivX and Xvid. For audio, you may need to install AC-3 Decoder Filter or CoreAAC.
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Select Output Format
Use the setting panel on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the left of the "Output Format" label to expand the panel. Select "MPG - MPEG-1" as the "File Type".
Note: The MPEG-2 Booster Pack must be installed for the "MPG - MPEG-2" output option to show.
Change Video Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Video Settings" label to expand the panel.
Select "Specify" under "Size" and/or "Frame rate" to enter the video resolution and/or frame rate.
You can change the bitrate, size, and frame rate of the video.
The bitrate is in the unit of kbit/second. Use this formula to calculate the video size per minute:
Video size/minute (KByte/second) = bitrate / 8 * 60.
Change Audio Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Audio Settings" label to expand the panel.
You may change the sample rate, channel (stereo or mono), bits/sample, and bitrate.
Select output directory
Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.
Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.
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