SVCD, short for Super Video Compact Disc is a format that was designed to help user store videos on a CD (Compact Disc). Even though it is not as widely-used as a movie DVD, this type of disc was created as an improved Video CD (VCD). Typically, a SVCD can hold up to 35 minutes of full quality video data. Ripping the contents of a SVCD can prove to be an efficient method of saving your videos in case your disc gets damaged or lost. And what better format to use when saving video data from an optical disk if not the popular and widely-supported AVI?
Now, I will show you how to convert video files from your SVCD to AVI format using Any Video Converter 5.7 (Freeware) from Anvsoft Inc. I have chosen this application because it provides you with a great number of features and comes with a great-looking and professional interface, despite the fact that it is free to use.
You will need to download the following software to follow along with this tutorial.
Here is how you convert SVCD videos into the AVI format
Add the video file from your SVCD (simply click on the "Add Video(s)" button from the menu bar, navigate to the VIDEO_TS folder on your SVCD and select the video file.
Choose AVI as the output format from the drop-down list (see image).
Change the output folder and the file name of your AVI file from the "Basic Settings" tab located on the bottom-right part of the main interface.
Modify the video codec used when encoding your AVI file as well as the video bitrate and frame rate ("Video Options" tab).
Click on the "Convert Now!" button (top-right part of the interface) to start the task.
a. Edit the loaded video file by trimming it, adding various effects and watermark (you can do this by clicking on the scissors and wand cons located right under the video file).
b. Use the built-in DVD burner to create DVDs from your video files.
c. Use the built-in video player to watch your favorite movies.
Congratulations! You have now converted your SVCD movie to an AVI file. Even if Any Video Converter 5.7 (Freeware) is a feature-rich application, the job of converting video files, as you can easily tell from the presented guide, is a simple task that should not pose any problems. The output file won't contain any watermarks (except for when you want add them) and the AVI file will be ready in no time, thanks to the fast conversion speed that this program comes with. If you want to search for other applications that can help you with the conversion task, then check the list below.
- Support for a large number of formats.
- Batch conversion.
- Easy to use.
- Professional-looking interface.