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What are the differences between these AVI formats?

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I try to convert Blu-ray to AVI video formats using Holeesoft, but there are different types of AVI formats including AVI-H264, AVI-DivX, AVI-XviD, AVI-MPEG-4, AVI-MSMPEG-4, etc.
What are the differences between these AVI formats?
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They are compression techniques and the end result ultimately depends on what you want the final result to do. In a nutshell though, they all do the same job - reduce a bloody great multi-gigabyte file (raw AVI takes a heck of a lot of space) to a far more manageable size.

DivX is primarily used for internet video, though a lot of standalone DVD players can also play them.
h264 can be found predominantly for internet video streaming.
XVid is effectively open source DivX.
MSMpeg4 is Microsoft's variation on MPEG4 which you'll typically find in WIndows Media Player.
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Why are you trying to convert and where did the BR version come from?
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