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    Well like it says im trying to convert a .mkv file with AlltoAVI which is something ive done hundreds of times but for some reason ive started getting an error stating "the command is to long" so i tryed changing the save destination to c:/videos and i still keep getting the same error. Any one else had this problem? id love some input
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    Does the 'videos' directory exist on the C: drive?

    Does the input video have a rather long filename, and/or exist in a directory path that would be rather long? Try copying the .mkv file to the 'videos' directory, and give it a short (possibly 8.3) filename while you're doing that. Then, have AlltoAVI work on that copy of the MKV, and give the output file a short name as well.
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    Hey wow it worked!! THANKS ALOT lol that was the quickest fix ive come across you ROCK!!
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    Maybe i spoke to soon it worked fr 1 file at a time and now has started giving me the same error... is there a better tool for convertin .mkvs out there??
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    Yeah, there are a handful of tools available for converting MKVs, depending on how you want to be able to do it (simple, or advanced (the hard way )). Keep in mind, though, I don't know if any of the 'simple' converters handle things like multiple audio streams in an MKV, or subtitle streams.

    That said, I would also suggest Xvid4PSP, for starters.
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  7. Hi

    I suggest to try "Long Path Tool" program .

    before I have problem cannot save file because file path too long. and after I found long path tool and now my problem solved

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    Don't even need that. Should be able to do with ANY version of Windows using the SUBST command to create a virtual drive. Do your work with the virtual drive ("V:\" for instance) as the path, and once you are done, remove the subst link.

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    Looks like the author of the "Long Path Tool" is a spammer, and his creation is a scam

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%22Long+Path+Tool%22&btnG=Google+Search&gbv=1
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