I have a large selection of DVD's that I have burned over the years that I now want to convert to AVI Xvid format. I have tried numerous different pieces of software that I have found on the internet but all have been less than satisfactory in the quality produced and the conversion times. Ideally, what I would like to do is to provide the input file and specify what size I would like the output file to be (for example, if a video is 3.5GB in size, I would like to have it reduced to around 800MB). I am not versant in all of the various video/audio codecs, bitrates, profiles, etc. that most of the software that I have tried asks for so it is mostly trial and error. I also don't want to spend 5-6 hours converting a 1 1/2 hour movie. Has anyone found a reasonably priced software that can do this that I can test out before paying for? I also have a lot of MPG files that I would like to convert as well.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.