About this download

As AVI (Motion JPEG) movies recorded with the following Cyber-Shot models cannot be properly played back in Microsoft Windows Vista, Sony is offering the "AVI Conversion Tool" software to convert those movie files into a format compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista.

File Information

  • AVIConversionTool.exe (272,272 bytes)

Applicable models

  • DSC-S45
  • DSC-S500
  • DSC-S650

Compatible Operating Systems

  • Microsoft Windows Vista.

Note : Windows Vista 64-bit Edition and Starter Edition are not supported.

Supported files

  • AVI (Motion JPEG) movie files recorded with the above models

Download and operation instructions


  • Make sure you are logged on as an administrator.
  • Make sure no program other than your Internet browser is running.
  • You must accept the terms of the End User Licence Agreement at the bottom of the page. After reading this agreement, click "Accept", a window will pop up.
  • Save the file to the Desktop of your computer (recommended).

How to use

  1. Make sure you are logged on as an administrator.
  2. Import the recorded movie files from your camera to the hard disk of your computer.
  3. Make a backup copy of the files, as the movie files will be overwritten during the conversion.
  4. Double-click the downloaded AVIConversionTool.exe file to start up the AVI Conversion Tool software.
  5. Drag & drop the movie files you want to convert into the window of the AVI Conversion Tool.
  6. After confirming that the files are listed in the window, click Start to start converting.
  7. When finished, the Result of conversion window appears. Check the result and click OK.
  8. The original movie files are overwritten by the converted files.


  • You cannot convert movie files stored in an external drive. To convert those files, please copy them to the local hard disk of your computer beforehand.
  • Operations are not guaranteed for movie files that have been edited.

File Info

File Name

  • AVIConversionTool.exe