safely archiving a video file

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Can I take a avi file, convert it to a .wmv file using windows movie maker 2
and store it on a dvd for later use and reconverting back to avi for
editing and to take clips for another video? I am wondering if this is an
easy way to store movie files - or should I put the original back onto tape?

Al
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Each step you are describing will result in
    a loss of video quality.

    Archive the original .AVI to avoid this.

    Use as many DVD's as is necessary. You can
    use Virtual Dub to chop it up if it won't fit on
    one DVD.

    "Alan" <moskowa1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:uiqH4nVxFHA.2792@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    > Can I take a avi file, convert it to a .wmv file using windows movie maker
    2
    > and store it on a dvd for later use and reconverting back to avi for
    > editing and to take clips for another video? I am wondering if this is
    an
    > easy way to store movie files - or should I put the original back onto
    tape?
    >
    > Al
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    thanks - what if I used a program such as Norton Ghost to back up the file
    (and compress it) - to store on dvd. Would that be an option

    alan


    "V Green" <vanceg@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:ez5nsqVxFHA.1256@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Each step you are describing will result in
    > a loss of video quality.
    >
    > Archive the original .AVI to avoid this.
    >
    > Use as many DVD's as is necessary. You can
    > use Virtual Dub to chop it up if it won't fit on
    > one DVD.
    >
    > "Alan" <moskowa1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:uiqH4nVxFHA.2792@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
    >> Can I take a avi file, convert it to a .wmv file using windows movie
    >> maker
    > 2
    >> and store it on a dvd for later use and reconverting back to avi for
    >> editing and to take clips for another video? I am wondering if this is
    > an
    >> easy way to store movie files - or should I put the original back onto
    > tape?
    >>
    >> Al
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
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