5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 8, 2011 1:46 PM by the_wine_snob

    Video Converter Questions!


      I took a look at the FAQ.


      and tried Prism like Bill suggested.


      I don't see anything to change files to DV AVI Type 2.

      There doesn't seem to be in type 2 option in Prism.

      And I didn't see it in screenshots of Super either.


      I tried using Prism to change a small mp4 file to a avi and all I got was a blank white screen with audio.

      In Prism I outputed to an avi format with the encoder option set to "DV Encoder NTSC (Directshow)"


      All I want is a good file converter that can handle large files and produce good quality DV AVI type 2s.

        • 1. Re: Video Converter Questions!
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Most recent conversion programs, that I have seen, ONLY do DV-AVI Type II, and few make any distinction, regarding the file type created.


          DV-AVI Type I's will usually work, and the only somewhat common issue is a static OOS (Out Of Sync), which is easily corrected. Also, there is a file size limit in DV-AVI Type I's, but that is seldom reached. DV-AVI Type I's are not seen much nowadays. Do not know exactly what Windows Movie Maker Exports to now, but once the only DV-AVI available from it was Type I. Again, those usually work fine in PrE, though a DV-AVI Type II, always works perfectly.


          If a particular conversion program (especially if it's a current version) only lists DV-AVI (with no regard to Type), I would speculate that the changes are very good, that it IS DV-AVI Type II. Even my older DigitalMedia Converter 2.7 (shareware from Deskshare), does not list Type II, but that is the only DV-AVI file that it will convert to.


          Good luck, and maybe others, who use the different conversion programs can comment directly on the DV-AVI Type, that each does produce.



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          • 2. Re: Video Converter Questions!
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            Prism is not listed among our recommended conversion programs. This is one of the reasons.

            • 3. Re: Video Converter Questions!
              the_wine_snob Level 9



              Thank you for that. I had incorrectly assumed that it was, as it gets so very much good mention here, and on Muvipix. Bad assumption on my part.


              As I have one conversion program, that works so well for me, I do have to admit that I do not follow the other converters that closely.





              • 4. Re: Video Converter Questions!
                Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

                We did used to recommend it, Bill. But then the company started charging for it.

                • 5. Re: Video Converter Questions!
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Got you!