Have you tried DivFix also ?
It bombs out with “I/O errer 131”
Pinnacle swears that their AVI is good, and it is as long as you use it in Studio8. I’ve yet to hear if anyone else is getting them to work in other programs.
But converting to another AVI format is a real pain, takes most of a day. But here’s no way to compress an MPEG in Studio without ruining the quality.
Using TMPGEnc to convert seems to work much better. Using studio8 to encode as MPEG with a high quality bitrate makes a good quality video, but Shrink will not open the files once that MPEG is encoded to DVD by MPGEnc-author. So far, the only thing that’s been successful is using Studio8 to compress to crappy quality DVD files, and of course it won’t let you create more than 60 min of high-quality DVD video, so I can’t find any way to created a nice large high-quality DVD-video that Shrink can compress. It’s all very confusing.