Allok AVI to DVD SVCD VCD Converter

Allok AVI to DVD SVCD VCD Converter 4.0

Converts your videos into DVD, SVCD, or VCD formats, ready to be burned to disc
4.2  (5 votes)
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Allok AVI to DVD SVCD VCD Converter is a practical tool that converts your video files into DVD-, SVCD-, or VCD-compatible MPEG files, VCD or SVCD image files (BIN/CUE), or DVD folders (VIDEO_TS), all ready to be burned to disc. Then, you can play them back with your home or portable DVD player. Unfortunately, the program doesn't include burning capabilities, so that you will need to use a third-party tool for that task.

The program offers a simple and intuitive user interface which allows you add one or more source video files, up to the capacity of the type of disc you're planning to create. However, the program supports only a few input formats, such as AVI, MPEG, DAT, VOB, WMV, and ASF. This means you will require a third-party video converter to create your discs from video files in other formats. Anyway, the program allows you to select the video and audio output quality, the aspect ratio, and the TV standard (NTSC or PAL). You can also clip unwanted parts from your source video files by setting start and end points for each one, and add subtitles to them from external files in several popular subtitle formats, such as SRT, SUB, SSA, ASS, and SMI.

If you happen to be an expert user, you will probably want to tweak some advanced output settings, too. However, the parameters you can customize are in fact very few. For DVDs, you can select the audio codec (AC3 or MP2), the DVD disc type (DVD-5 or DVD-9), and the interval between chapters. For VCDs and SVCDs, the only parameter you can really set is the volume of the output audio. All the other values are taken from your basic configuration.

In short, Allok AVI to DVD SVCD VCD Converter allows you to create VCD, SVCD, and/or DVD discs from some of your video files in an easy and fast way, and with high-quality results. However, if you want to fully tweak all the configurable parameters available for those kinds of discs, you will probably want to try some more advanced tools.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Intuitive
  • Easy to use
  • Allows you to clip the unwanted parts of your source video files
  • Allows you to add external subtitles to your source video files
  • Produces high-quality results

Cons

  • Doesn't offer disc burning capabilities
  • Supports too few input video formats
  • The advanced configuration mode doesn't offer hardly any advantage over the basic mode
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