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AVS Video Converter v.6
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Current Version:  6.4.4.420
Release Date:  6/17/2010
File Size:
52.20 MB
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AVS Video Converter

Adjusting Program Settings

Settings buttonWithin the AVS Video Converter interface you can also change some program settings. To do that click the Settings button on the Main Toolbar. A window will be opened, where you can switch between the available tabs depending on the settings you need to adjust. These tabs are:


Processing Tab

Settings window - Processing tab

Here you can adjust settings that concern file conversion. They are:

  • Conversion Mode

    Use this field to select one of the available conversion modes:

    • Single-thread conversion - select this option, if your computer doesn't surely support multi-threading or you wish the conversion process to be stable, as multiple threads can interfere with each other when sharing hardware resources.
    • Multi-thread, if available - this option is selected by default, i.e. if your computer supports multi-threading, the conversion process will be performed faster, especially if you have a multi-core system. Besides even on a single-core computer the program will remain responsive to user input while executing tasks in the background.
Note!Note: the availability of multi-threading depends also on the output format you selected.
  • Threads

    Use this field to change the priority of the conversion process in the system (for instance, if you plan to do some other work on your computer - watch a movie, play a game, - while the conversion process takes place). The conversion Priority can be set using one of the available options: highest, above normal, normal, below normal. The normal option is set by default.

Note!

Note: but you can still change the priority level during video conversion by clicking the arrow button at the bottom of the Main Area and selecting the Conversion Priority option:

Changing priority

  • Resize

    Use this field to select one of the available Resize types. They are needed for picture resizing that is done when you change the video image size - height and/or width, or alter its aspect. These resize types are:

    • "Nearest Neighbor" - the simplest method of image resizing, i.e. the processing power used is the smallest, but the result also has the poorest quality. Speaking of the process itself, when the resizing is done using the "Nearest Neighbor" filter, only the pixels closest to the sample point are taken into consideration, with no input from other surrounding pixels. This method can be really recommended only in case the speed is crucial and the quality can be neglected.
    • Bilinear - a slightly better method of image resizing, being a reasonable compromise between the speed and the output image quality. When the resizing is done with the Bilinear filter, a sample point takes the four closest pixel centers and linearly interpolates their color values according to their distance from the sample point. The method takes more computing power than the "Nearest Neighbor". This method is particularly useful when an image is being enlarged, or transformed without decrease in average size.
    • Bicubic - the best method of image resizing among available ones. Images resampled with bicubic filter are smoother and have fewer artifacts. At the same time this filter will require more computing time and power.

    Depending on your computer configuration, the time you have to perform the conversion and all the other factors, you can select one of the resize types and the appropriate resizing will be performed.

  • Codecs
    • Load available external avi codecs - this box is checked by default, i.e. the program will load the third-party codecs installed on your computer and will be able to use them for video conversion. If you uncheck this box, only internal AVS Video Converter codecs will be used.
    • Enable looping in SWF files - this box is checked by default, i.e. output SWF files will be played back continuously. If you uncheck this box, output SWF files will be played back till the end and then the file playback will be automatically stopped.

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Subtitles Tab

Settings window - Subtitles tab

Here you can edit subtitles to make them suit your taste and needs. You can change such parameters as:

  • Font - select font for your subtitles from the dropdown menu
  • Size - select font size for your subtitles from the dropdown menu
  • Style - select font style for your subtitles: bold, italic, underline, contour
  • Align - select subtitles position from the dropdown menu: bottom, top
  • Color - select font color for your subtitles

Within the Preview Window you can see how your subtitles will look after making adjustments.

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Environment Tab

Settings window - Environment tab

Here you can select a directory for storing temporary files that will be produced during file conversion and disc menu creation processes. Clicking the Browse... button you can change the current folder. The Temp folder on your local disk C is selected by default.

Under the Temp Directory field free storage space in the selected folder is given. Please bear in mind that this folder should be large enough depending on the input file size and the output format you selected. Otherwise the conversion process will be interrupted and you will be suggested to select another folder for temporary files or free some storage space on your hard disk drive.

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Toolbar Tab

Settings window - Toolbar tab

Here you can customize the Main Toolbar according to your needs. You can set the buttons, which stand for the output formats you often convert to, and they will be displayed on the Main Toolbar at program startup for you to be able to access the needed button quickly.

For this purpose proceed through the following steps:

  1. Click the button that will be replaced within the Main Toolbar
  2. Click the needed button within the More Formats Toolbar that will appear on the Main Toolbar
  3. Press the Swap Formats button

After that the selected buttons will exchange their locations.

You can also drag and drop any format button within the other or the same toolbar and alter its position this way.

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After you made all the adjustments, click OK to save changes and close the Settings window or the Cancel button to discard the changes made and close the Settings window. You can also return to the default settings by clicking the Restore Defaults button.

Please note that AVS4YOU programs do not allow you to copy protected material. You may use this software in copying material in which you own the copyright or have obtained permission to copy from the copyright owner.

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