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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.
Prism is not listed among our recommended conversion programs. This is one of the reasons.
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.
We did used to recommend it, Bill. But then the company started charging for it.