Should you need it, you can convert .avi videos to Sony PlayStation movies (.str) with multimedia converts like SUPER, that supposedly supports both formats. Other than that, in past you could also find special utilities for AVI to STR conversion, but most of the links are dead.
Convert Audio Video Interleave movie to SONY PlayStation movie stream file.
We found 2 software records in the database related to .avi to .str file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert avi to str on Windows
Universal All Purpose Free Media, Audio & Video Converter Player Recorder
Convert from avi file format
|Yes, SUPER supports avi file conversion as a source file type.||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Yes, SUPER supports str file conversion as a target file type.||No||No||No||No||No||No||No|
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned avi to str. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A PlayStation move converter