There are actually very little reasons why you might want to convert a DVD file format of a film to an AVI file format, but the main reason why this is indeed done is due to editing reasons. If you are dabbling with film editing and you need to work with Windows Movie Maker and other similar softwares you will notice that it is not possible to use the DVD film format of the video itself in the softwares, but only AVI file formats for the media files are allowed. It is mainly for this reason that the DVD files need to be converted to AVI.
So if conversion from DVD to AVI is the moot requirement you also have to get hold of a Converter, a computer program that could easily convert the DVD file to the AVI file format. These DVD converters are available in quite large numbers online. The one that you select is completely up to you, but it is always better if you browse through some product reviews online before you select the DVD converter for yourself. There are also many trial packs available that you can download for a few a days and use it after which it will expire.
So once you have the DVD converter installed on your computer (either trial program or the purchased one) you can start your conversion. The steps that you would have to follow to make the conversion is actually quite simple as you have to only give a few commands and the conversion is taken care by the program entirely.
Firstly however make sure you have the DVD saved on your hard disk. Now the settings for the conversion itself have to be followed carefully. You must select the Subtitle language correctly according to your wish; next the audio language has to be selected as well in the settings for the right conversion to take place. Also, make sure you select the right Profile type that is: AVI so that the conversion itself takes place in the right file format. Finally you also have to browse through the various destinations in the hard drive of your computer and select the storage place of the converted DVD into AVI file.
After this, the conversion process can be started. The conversion should not be taking too much time but it actually completely depends on the size of the DVD that you are converting. The conversion therefore from DVD to AVI file format is quite simple and is uncomplicated enough for you to do it whenever you like if you have the converter installed on your computer.