What program do you use to cut/edit avi files ?
Virtualdub, there's a guide here (skip past hypercam section, but take in mind the xvid settings from it):
or you can use Avidemux
One question, the cutting section says you need to find the start and stop position for the thing you want to cut and save, what if you need to cut something in the middle of a file and keep only the begiining and end of the file, is that possible ?
Offcourse, you can cut out any part of the video in between as many times as you want, in this case you just select everything you don't need instead with the start stop marker and hit the delete button.....