Can't convert .avi files with winmpg or easy video converter

Does anyone know why I wouldn’t be able to do so? I get windows error message that program needs to close ,sorry for the inconv.

I sometimes get that problem if I have taken video from a vhs tape onto the computer, I think its something to do with the frame rate. The good old faithful is TMPGenc, it will do most things out there. I am sure that you will find an educational version (if youy know what I mean) out there some where, along with all the neccessary’s.