I'm looking for a utility to convert various forms of video to one and other. In particular, I wanted to rip DVDs to AVIs, burn AVIs to DVD that can be played in a non-computer DVD player and reduce file sizes of some video files removing definition to save space.
I've been evaluating Total Video Converter by Wondershare which talks a good fight, but I can only burn about an hour of video to a whole DVD and the picture is not great and the ripping to AVI is worse. It does everything I want, but poorly.
Can anyone recommend another utility? It would be nice if it were free, but doesn't have to be,