AVI ReComp is a very powerful tool that deals with recompressing AVI files. In other words, it significantly reduces their size while trying to maintain the quality of image and sound.
Clean feature lineup
The software has an intuitive and user-friendly interface, and it is easy to master by beginners and experts alike.
In the Source and Output tab you can select the AVI source and output file (or just enable to auto-select output path), as well as the desired size of the output file.
In the Additions tab you can crop margins and resize resolution (keeping ratio is optional), remove borders and change aspect ratio (to 4:3, 16:9 or a custom size), convert audio stream (by selecting encoding mode, sampling rate, audio bitrate, and volume control), enable and customize subtitles, add a logo (watermark), and others.
Last but not least, you can customize the job settings - process priority, disable B-VOPs, use adaptive quantization, turbo mode, and more.
A job takes several minutes to complete, and a pop-up message will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen once it's done.
We put an AVI file to the test, and chose to reduce its size by 50%. It took several minutes to finish, but the results are remarkable. Indeed, image and sound quality decreases, but the details are barely noticeable (especially to the untrained eye). On the downside, the application doesn't inform you how much time it takes to finish one or more tasks.
In conclusion, AVI ReComp is a great tool for compressing the size of AVI files, and we strongly recommend you give it a shot. Efforts are minimal and results are satisfactory.