How to Convert MVI, HD MVI, Canon PowerShot MVI to All Popular Video Formats
This tutorial talks about how to convert two kinds of MVI video files to various video formats. One is Canon camera videos with a name beginning with “MVI_ XXXX.” The other is MVI video on the MVI discs. Canon PowerShot camera videos with a name beginning with “MVI_ XXXX.” actually is not new format video. It is AVI videos. MVI format video on the MVI discs is DVD-based format loaded with a full album’s worth of music, compelling video content plus a variety of exciting interactive features (for example lyrics).
For users who want to convert MVI videos on MVI disc, they always failed because most of the video converters will not accept such video format. Some video converters may accept but can only convert part of the video.
Using the link in the Resources section at the bottom of the page, download the Pavtube Video Converter. Double-click the downloaded file, then click “OK” and “RUN.” Follow the prompts to install the MVI Converter. Click “Finish” when the installation is complete, and MVI Converter will launch automatically.
Drag the desired MVI files into the “Input File Name” box.
Click the “To MPEG” button above the Input File Name box. It tells the converter that this is the format you wish to convert to.
Type in a desired output location and name in the “Output File Name” box.
Click “Convert Now!” and the file will begin to convert.
MVI files (or Musical Video Interactive files) are usually used on interactive DVDs or can be shot by some brands of digital cameras, such as Canon IXUS 1000 HS, Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS, PowerShot S95/90/60, and so on. MVI is a rare format, and external programs on PCs and Macs can’t play these files. So if you want to replay MVI files on other media devices, the first thing you should do is to convert them to a format playable by your media devices, such as AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPEG, DVD, etc.
Although Canon PowerShot camera videos are in AVI format, Canon PowerShot camera users usually have problem of importing such MVI files to Windows Movie Maker, iMovie for edit and transfer the Canon PowerShot to iPad, iPod, PSP, PS3, Xbox and other portable devices for enjoy on the go. It is because AVI (Audio Video Interleave) is a multimedia container format that may contains different audio and video codec that Windows Movie Maker, iMovie and other application such as Microsoft PowerPoint cannot recognize.
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