MPG's main benefit over AVI is its highly compressed file size. For example, a 1-hour of AVI Video data at 352x288 resolution could take up a massive 33GB of hard drive space, while the very same MPG file would sit comfortably at 650MB. However, such a giant leap in file size doesn't come without drawbacks. The quality takes a small hit as the file size shrinks. An MPG's quality is not by any means terrible; its primary use is playing videos on your PC or device or sharing videos on the internet. MPG does not support lossless compression, which makes it a poor choice in video editing software. So why should you convert AVI to MPG? What it essentially boils down to is; if you're not planning to use your file in video editing software, then go with the slimmer MPG file for more streamlined sharing and viewing.
NOTE: Pinnacle Studio is Only Available for Windows OS.
Open Pinnacle Studio on your PC (if you need to install Pinnacle Studio, follow the buy now link above, run the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and setup process).
Simply drag and drop the video from the Pinnacle Studio library or your computer file explorer on to the timeline. Should you wish to crop video, trim video, or make any other edits, now is the time to do so.
When you’re happy with the video on the timeline, go to the Export tab in Pinnacle Studio. The default tab on the export tab is to export to file. Here you can select which file type you wish to export your video as.
Under properties, you can select the video profile to render too. To the right, under the preview pane, you can see the projected file size. Ex. If you select a 4K video format, the file size will be larger than if you export to an HD profile. Once your file type and profile are selected, you can proceed to export.
To begin export, press the Start Export button. This will render your video to the file format of your choice. This is a quick and easy way to export and convert video from one file format to another.
Pinnacle Studio is more than a AVI to MPG converter. We built Pinnacle Studio to convert many file formats, including the formats below.
We designed Pinnacle Studio to do so much more than just convert files. With a wide range of features, tools, and templates, Pinnacle Studio has everything you need to create amazing videos.