Cucosoft AVI to DVD Converter Lite: An Overview
AVI to DVD Converter Lite from Cucosoft is a program for converting all video and audio formats supported by Windows Media Player to DVD, SVCD, VCD, MPEG2 and MPEG1 formats. Equipped with sophisticated features, the software gives you various controls for editing the video and enhancing and customizing the output.
The converter will work on Windows 7, Vista, XP, 9x, 2000, 2003 or NT operating system with DirectX 8.0. Your computer should have a minimum RAM of 32 MB with any type of VGA card. The technology used in the software can extract the full potential of 64 bit CPU including the AMD64, Pentium 4, AMD Athlon and Intel EM64T. The software also offers support for SSE2 hyper-threading.
AVI to DVD Converter supports all formats that are fully compatible with the Windows Media Player and include MOV, RMVB, RM,WMV, ASF, VOB and also XviD and DivX AVI formats. The supported audio formats also include MPEG layer 1, 2 and 3. The audio output will be in 16 bit stereo sound in 48, 44.1 and 32 KHz.
Authoring and Burning
The software now has two more programs integrated in it. The first is DVD Author Express which gives you many authoring tools and features to create menus, titles and so on. The other program is a Video Burner Engine for burning VCD, SVCD and DVD.
It is usually difficult to fit a large MPEG file onto a CD and therefore this software provides the Split function by which you can divide a huge file into many small parts. The split parts can then easily be recorded on to the required number of CDs.
Clip and Merge
It often happens that you do not need the whole movie or file and would like to convert only selected parts. AVI to DVD Converter enables you to select various clips from the AVI file and then merge them into a single composite file for conversion.
The movie or file you are converting can be in a foreign language and it cannot be understood without proper subtitles. To get over this problem, the software has provided controls which enable you to include the required subtitles in your output.
To save time the software is equipped for batch processing which lets you covert multiple files of AVI to the supported formats at the same time.
Preview and Output Options
The interface provides side-by-side panels for viewing the source and output files before the actual conversion process. This preview is ideal for knowing how your output is going to look like. You also have additional output options that offer a good level of customization. You can select between NTSC and PAL formats so that the output is compatible with your TV system. You also have the option between "Keep Aspect Ratio" and "Stretch to Fit" which will optimize the size of image to fit into the play area.