A friend of mine created an awesome video for my son, and she has since sent me the .mp4 directly from YouTube (you can download your own videos in .mp4 format right from YouTube), but it got me thinking about converting it myself, for fun, or if the need ever came up again.
I got it downloaded without a problem, but when I went to convert the .flv to .avi, I couldn't find a good conversion app. I got one that looked great but no sound, one with sound but pixelated video, and one that was so bad I couldn't even recognize the people in the video.
What converters are out there and worth playing with? And what bit rates do you use when you convert to .avi?