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New Afterdawn guide online: OGM to AVI

Written by Dave Horvath @ 19 Nov 2007 16:55 User comments (4)

New Afterdawn guide online: OGM to AVI Release your inner AVI. Break free from the chains of the OGM Container and do it all with free software.
Often times a lot of guides focus on going for the end product of DVD, yet never really focus on simply converting one format to another. OGM had made some strides within the video Streaming community for its ability to have multiple audio files and a subtitle file located in one easy to use video container. However, there has been some trepidation over whether people actually like the container as a viable format for viewing and converting movie files. Some people love the OGM container while others despise it like the Black Plague. This guide will take your OGM file, release the desired audio Track and subtitle file and convert the whole thing to an AVI with no loss in audio or video.

To see for yourself, you can access the new guide here or click on over to our Guides section and check out any number of our great guides.

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4 user comments

120.11.2007 3:12

As much as I despise the hackiness of the OGM container. I don't see the point of moving media from an open source container format which supports multiple audio/sub/video tracks to one that was originally a proprietary container and only supports a single video/audio track meaning you need to encode hard subs... Usually the video format inside the OGM container is Xvid anyway, but you still have to transfer from a lossy codec to a lossy codec if you want to preserve any existing subs. On top the that you need to convert the audio to a format that the AVI container supports, and I don't believe the open source OGG format is one of them.

The guide is a great thing I'm sure but when subs have to be hardcoded there will be video quality loss. Unless (I didn't read it) you're exporting the subs to a text based format from the OGM container, in that case now you have two files and the chance that the subs may not work correctly if your player doesn't support the format they're in outside of a container.

220.11.2007 19:49

What a nice guide! >.>



322.11.2007 6:07

Originally posted by hikaricor:
As much as I despise the hackiness of the OGM container. I don't see the point of moving media from an open source container format which supports multiple audio/sub/video tracks to one that was originally a proprietary container and only supports a single video/audio track meaning you need to encode hard subs...
There's point in conversion if you have hardware products that support the video codec your videos are in, but only support .avi as a container. And this applies to hundreds of different DVD players out there.

419.12.2007 18:21

As always its great addition and afterdawn is always looking to ways to make it easier for its users to help each other in the forums and answering the thousands of questions and all.

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