Linux Or Windows Avi Conversion, Which to use?

I’ve got some Avi’s that i want to convert to vcd’s. What is the best platform to acomplish this on?

Linux or windows

And can anyone suggest the program(s) to use for the specified platform?

Basically i have a free celeron 900 system that i would like to use to convert AVI’s to svcd’s. I have done this before using a windows machine and found that it takes ALONG time therefore i could do with a few suggestions.

Thanks in advance

You can use ffmpeg to convert and use (GNU) VCDImager to create VCD/SVCDs.
I’ve never done it myself but according to the documentation it’s possible.
//Danne

Dont know whats availble in Linux but there are MANY options avaible in Windows. TMPGenc is free for MPEG1 (vcd) conversions but is for Windows only.