avi.NET will allow you to load in both MPEG-1 (VCD) and MPEG-2 (SVCD/DVD/HDTV) movie files and convert them to an AVI. Whether it be a DivX AVI, or XviD AVI, the resulting video file will be 100% standalone player compatible. It should play in your home dvd avi player just fine. avi.NET is FREE and all external programs and/or filters are included in package.
avi.NET (v184.108.40.206) has just undergone a major change internally, and a few external ones too, it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with the avi.NET user guide, even for avid and long time users. The avi.NET package still comes with the 'index.NET' program for those who wish to use this utility, brief information on 'index.NET' is available at the end of the avi.NET user guide/page. avi.NET will still be developed for as long as people download, use, and show an interest in its development. Thank you.
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