I have been working on an SST/RTI video and it has really turned out very well. After rendering it, I realized it is 10 GB in AVI format! I never dreamed it would be this. Anyway, it is way too large to burn to a DVD for distribution, etc. So, is there a conversion program I could use to condense the size? Any suggestions are truly welcomed. This is all very new to me. Thank you.
Source: Email Request for help

Above is an email I received from someone asking for help.

Here’s my response…would your’s be any different? Why?

FormatFactory (http://formatoz.com) is MY personal video/audio conversion utility for Windows. It’s awesome. From their web site….

FormatFactory is a multifunctional media converter.
Provides functions below:
Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
Source files support RMVB.

FormatFactory’s Feature:
1 support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others.
2 Repair damaged video and audio file.
3 Reducing Multimedia file size.
4 Support iphone,ipod multimedia file formats.
5 Picture converting supports Zoom,Rotate/Flip,tags.
6 DVD Ripper.

However, since I believe in choice, you can also try Any Video Converter. Download it at http://www.any-video-converter.com/any-video-converter-free.exe

From their web site:

Freeware: Any Video Converter Free Version

If you need to Clone DVD (copy movie DVD to DVD disc), please use Any DVD Cloner. It can clone ANY movie DVDs!

Any Video Converter = MPEG Converter + AVI Converter + FLV Converter + YouTube Video Converter + MP4 Converter

Any Video Converter is a professional video converter which can convert video files from various formats with fast converting speed and excellent video quality . It can convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-I, MPEG-I, DVD NTSC , DVD PAL, Flash for Video (FLV) ,AVI Video and Customized WMV movie formats. It also supports any user defined video file formats as the output. It has an unmatchable speed and high quality.

“To have your favorite clips how you want them, whether that’s on your DVR, iPod, PSP or desktop, you need the right utility to convert theem into the format that works for you. Commercial video converter software’s aplenty, but there are several solid free utilities that can convert your video files on every operating system, or if you’ve just got a web browser and a quick clip. Put DVDs on your iPod, YouTube videos on DVD, or convert any video file with Any Video Converter Freeware, today’s top 10 free video rippers, encoders and converters.” — From Lifehacker.com

Finally we get one free video converter. Any Video Converter Free Version is the popular freeware utility which has millions of satisfied users who enjoy power, speed, and simplicity of this versatile instrument – a rare combination in the world of modern video compression technologies. This Free Video Converter converts almost any video formats to any formats, while preserving the straightforward interface design which makes this program so easy and fun to use.

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