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I have some .MKV files that I'd like to convert to .AVI files, what software would work best for this conversion?
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I have some .MKV files that I'd like to convert to .AVI files, what software would work best for this conversion?

Why? MKV is a better container, imo.
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Avi files do have better compatability with hardware players. Use xvid4psp. It's a pretty good all-in-one convertor.
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I agree. And every conversion reduces quality. For best results, you need to go from the source to the desired codec to minimize any loss in quality. Any further conversions reduce quality. Not to mention that to maintain the current quality (as much as possible...some will be lost), the file size in avi format will increase.

In any case, give vidcoder a try. It's basically a GUI for handbrake.
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I've used xmedia recode. Works well.
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Avi files do have better compatability with hardware players. Use xvid4psp. It's a pretty good all-in-one convertor.

Should be a non-issue in the HTPC board.
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I agree. And every conversion reduces quality. For best results, you need to go from the source to the desired codec to minimize any loss in quality. Any further conversions reduce quality. Not to mention that to maintain the current quality (as much as possible...some will be lost), the file size in avi format will increase.
In any case, give vidcoder a try. It's basically a GUI for handbrake.
No loss of quality if you simply repackage the content. AVIDeMux is a program that can repackage files. Open the file, pick 'Copy' for video and audio and select AVI for the container. Don't forget to add the .AVI to the save filename.
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Is it really worth the effort? Why not buy something like the original WDTV for $30 off ebay.
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No loss of quality if you simply repackage the content. AVIDeMux is a program that can repackage files. Open the file, pick 'Copy' for video and audio and select AVI for the container. Don't forget to add the .AVI to the save filename.

True, but the same could be said for mkv. However, when most people talk about conversion, they are referring to changing the codec used, not simply moving content untouched to a different container.
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