How to Convert DVD Movies to Avi Format

By: James Preston

To watch DVD movies on your computer, you might have to rip the movie to AVI format. This article will cover how to convert or rip DVD movies to play on your computer in AVI video format.

Before we dive into how to convert DVD to AVI, let's first explain what AVI is. Audio Video Interleave, usually known as AVI, is a multimedia container format, which makes it possible to have synchronous video and audio playback. Microsoft debuted this format as part of its Video for Windows technology.

The AVI file type is compatible with Windows Media Player and widely used in professional video editing tools. Because of its basic simple nature, AVI is still the preferred video transfer format even though newer formats such as MPEG4 are more robust.

Now that you know a little about AVI, let's talk about how you go about converting your DVDs to AVI format. To convert your DVD files to AVI format, you will need a reliable converter. You can pick your favorite from hundreds of titles. A few of the better titles include MovAvi, IMTOO and AVS Video Tools.

Once you have purchased one of these programs the process of converting the DVD to AVI is quite simple. Depending on the software you choose, you just load the DVD in your computer and choose AVI as your output format. In just a short while, you'll have your DVD movie on your computer in AVI format.

In addition to AVI, most of the programs will also convert or rip DVDs to MPEG, WMV, MP4, MOV and many more formats.

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