Can anyone suggest one that doesn't stress a laptop? I had a really great one that didn't put much strain on converting an mp4 to an avi. I lost it. I used a new one and it puts so much strain that it drops frames. My laptop isn't terrible, but it's not top notch in terms of memory. I also recently wiped it clean, so there's not much on it. There's a lot of space available. This particular program just puts way too much strain. Can anyone suggest a good one that isn't so demanding when it comes to converting a simple file? BTW, it's not something recent. It's not like I suddenly dropped memory. Others have mentioned how some programs are very demanding when it comes to the speed at which they want to convert.
There's more to life than porn, OP.
Yes, I second Format Factory.
It's so easy even I can use it, every time.
VLC often seems to make a mess of things. Great for watching all the formats but otherwise I suggest you leave it alone.
How about a printer that converts old film negatives into photos? Anyone have one? Family photos in an album were (deliberately) ruined by my mother. Luckily, I found negatives. I don't have a lot of money. I might not even print them out, due to ink costs. But I'd like to see them.
I'd recommend Handbrake for converting files *to* MP4, but it doesn't work the other way. Is there any particular reason you must use AVI? It's a bit of an outdated codec, to be honest.
R6, if you don't have much money, you probably can't afford a scanner of the quality needed to get good scans from 35mm negatives. If you can find a photo shop that still does film processing, they may be able to do reprints for you for pretty cheap. If not, I think some places (possibly Walmart) offer mail-in services that might not be too expensive. There are also online services (ex. linked) for the same, but I can't vouch for them. Look around.
R6 You need a scanner that supports a transparency adapter that supports strips of 35mm negative film. In most cases, if the scanner supports it, it would be a separate option (at least until you get into pricier models).
Since it's a small job, just take the negatives to Kinko's and they will scan them and make a CD with the files for you. You can then decide if you want to print any of them later.
I would recommend AnvSoft's Any Video Converter. It will literally do any format you can imagine including AVI. I use the free version which is available at the link below. The best part is that it will convert the exact dimensions of the input video format into your desired output format, there is no image distortion unlike what you might experience with Windows Movie Maker.
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