What is a good (preferably free) program that can convert MPG to AVI, for Windows?
HandBrake (versions < 0.9.4) can do this for free. AVI support was removed in 0.9.4 so any previous version should be fine.
From Handbrake's page:
You can get older versions of HandBrake from FileHippo.
SUPER (http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html) I think is the best. But you must have the last codecs in your computer to be allowed to convert to some filetypes. Then download also K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.
Format Factory is a personal favorite. Handles many types of audio, video and still image files formats. Go to Formatoz.com to grab it. Be careful about the download links, some of them may be fishy. Try Cnet's download.com - they may have it.
PS. If you're trying to edit video in Premiere Pro CS3, you don't need to convert MPG files, just import the MPG DLL files from the Encore CS3 program folder into the Premiere CS3 folder.
To copy the DLL from Encore to Premiere, you need to go to (where C: is your hard drive)
and slowly move your mouse over a file. A yellow tooltip will pop up. You are looking for the AC3 Decoder. It's called something like AAC Audio decoder. I don't remember, but I think it's one or two of the following three files:
Select them one at a time or all together and copy them. Paste them into the following folder:
It is possible that one or more of those files will be in the Premiere CS3 folder already. In that case, use the original one just to play it safe, but I don't know that it matters.
Once again, Good Luck.
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