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Old March 28th, 2003, 03:23 AM   #1
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Bought Pinnacle DVD Impression, Need TMPGEnc, AVI 1 to AVI 2?

Hi,
I have a fat frustrating problem. I just purchased Pinnacle Impression DVD-Pro and have created an entire menu set all ready to burn to DVD. When I click on the burn button I realize that Impression doesn't include a MPEG encoder so I will need a 3rd party encoder. "No problem" I think, "I will just use the popular and widely respected TMPGEnc encoder." So, I download that and everything works until I try to encode my avi file. When I try to open the file to be encoded, it tells me the format is unsupported. After many hours of confusion, troubleshooting, and research, I figure it out. TMPGE doesn’t work with AVI type 1, which is what my file is because I created it from Premiere 6.0. So now here is my problem: In order to encode my AVIs to MPG, I need a AVI 1 to AVI 2 converter. All the files I create will be in the avi 1 format because I have used Premiere 6 to create them. If I change my export settings in Premiere to out put a "Microsoft AVI" (AVI 2) instead of a normal "Microsoft DV AVI" (AVI 2) it goes extremely slow (between 1-2 days for the file!). So now what I have determined I need is a AVI 1 to 2 converter, but I really would like to not have to spend any more money because I already just bought Pinnacle Impression and I will have to buy TMPGE also when my trial runs out. I thought about exporting my AVI 1 to tape and then importing it back in and it will be AVI 2 but there has to be a simpler way. So after I put you through all that mess, here is my question: Does any one know of:
a) a way around/through my problem?, or if not,
b) a free AVI 1 to AVI 2 converter?

Thanks a ton. Your help would be greatly appreciated!!
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Old March 28th, 2003, 04:41 AM   #2
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A work around might be to try Pinnacle TRex to convert/encode your files. Never been too impressed with TRex myself but judging its cheep and from the tests i've just done might just solve your problem.

A free trial version is avaliable at : http://www.pinnaclesys.com/docsupport1.asp?division_id=1&langue_id=4&product_id=508&product_name=PCTV+Sat&page_id=148

Hope this helps
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Old March 28th, 2003, 06:40 AM   #3
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In the tools section at DVDrHelp (http://www.dvdrhelp.com/tools) you can find 2 freeware tools that converts Type-1 to Type-2.

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Old March 28th, 2003, 02:14 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I will see what I can do.
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