No matter from whence I download, my Windows XP cannot use AVI files. I have tried Winavi, Cinema Craft encoder, DVD Santa, Cucusoft AVI to DVD, Power Video Converter, you name it. The AVI’s also do not play in any of my players, eg. Realplayer, PowerDVD. Each time I try to access the AVI’s the software simply crashes with an error message telling me it cannot use the file. Windows also crashes when I try to view the thumbnail icon of the AVI file in Windows Explorer! How bad is that?
However, I am able to read the AVI’s into Microsoft Movie Maker. Trouble is it then takes 300 minutes to convert it to another AVI format which is usable in Windows XP! Movie Maker also creates a new 15Gb AVI file from the original 800MB AVI file!! I don’t even know if I will be able to make a DVD from such a huge file.
I never used to have this problem with AVI files; it started happening since I have been using DVD editing software such as DVDLab Pro, Cinema Craft Encoder, etc., though that may be just a coincidence.
Does anyone have a clue what is going on?