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Does anyone know of a good and free AVI->MPG converter with no restrictions?

I downloaded a trial version of ImToo AVI MPEG converter, but it only allows you to convert 5 minutes of video.

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Yeah this is a good question - when I try to google programs for video conversion I find hundreds of programs that list themselves on freeware sites but infact are only free for 30 days or whatever –  codeulike Oct 25 '09 at 11:32
    

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For a superuser command-line approach with more control, FFMpeg will do this. You can find all of the more advanced tweaking options here. A basic conversion would look like so:

ffmpeg -i myfile.avi -target vcd /tmp/vcd.mpg

For a GUI Avidemux is great:

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Both are free and open source, don't think it gets any less restrictive than that.

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Handbrake or SUPER will do what you want.

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Try Quick Media Converter. No restrictions at all, and very little it can't handle.

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The open source MediaCoder can convert pretty much anything and has a nice Windows GUI:

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mencoder (part of mpalyer) uses FFMpeg and other supporting library, and supplies a uniform command line interface.

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use media-convert.com it works very well, but the downside is its online. VLC can also do it, but I'm not exactly sure how. (its got to be a very recent version of VLC)

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