Which is the fastest AVI to MPEG or DAT converter?

Hi ,

I want to convert a video file in .AVI format to .DAT or .MPGE format. The size of video file is around 700MB.
What is the fastest way to do it ? Is there any freeware available on internet ?
I have got some Video Converters but it takes around 4 Hrs to convert a video of length 1hr 30 min.

thanks
Ashwa…

One of the fastest (and best) mpeg encoders is Cinema Craft Encoder. It is extremely expensive in the full version, but CCE Basic is $58. A good bargain if you don’t want more than 2 encoding passes. It is not particularly newbie friendly though, so you might want to read a guide or two on its use.

CCE Basic can be found here

The speed of your cpu has a huge effect on the time it takes for encoding though. You can cut some time using CCE, but don’t expect miracles.

http://www.vidomi.com/, if you can add a lot of pc’s to encode for ya