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    avi to dvd

    I have some avi movies I want to be able to watch in our dvd player. I know I've done it before but I can't remember how. Anyone?



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    Re: avi to dvd

    Does your DVD player play back "non-DVD" media?

    If so, you might be able to just dump the files to a DVD.

    Otherwise, you need some sort of avi-DVD software to author the DVD, and then burn that ISO.


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    Re: avi to dvd

    If you have some video authoring software like adobe premiere elements you can make a dvd that way.



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    Re: avi to dvd

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Does your DVD player play back "non-DVD" media?

    If so, you might be able to just dump the files to a DVD.

    Otherwise, you need some sort of avi-DVD software to author the DVD, and then burn that ISO.
    It's supposed to be able to but when I tried just copying the avi to a dvd I got an error from the dvd player.

    I think I've used some software before to make a dvd from avis but I can't remember what it was. Any suggestions? I don't want to pay a bunch for Nero or any of those. This is a one time deal. Well, two I guess.



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    Re: avi to dvd

    Check the comments on this article... Then check back in a couple days for the results of the HIVE FIVE:
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    Re: avi to dvd

    Or if you prefer to go a different route, the internet has all sorts of software torrents available...


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    Re: avi to dvd

    22 posted some decent free video/photo editing software a while back. Try a search on CF, I am sure it was discussed before.

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    Re: avi to dvd

    I would reccomend ConvertXtoDVD, that is the program I use. Used to use nero but switched to this because it seems like it takes way less CPU usage compared to Nero. Its a really simple program to use!



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    Re: avi to dvd

    From superdorf's link (lifehacker is a great website, keep up with technology on it), CDBurnerXP looks like your answer. I downloaded it, and it looks like it will do exactly what you want it to do. I'm testing it right now, since I don't like using Nero to do the same thing.

    EDIT: on testing, you need DVDFlick, or another program of that type, to create DVD images. CDBurnerXP will only use mpg type files (mpg, vob, etc). So, you will still need another tool for avis.

    It's written by the author of DVDDecryptor, which is a completely necessary tool for dvd backup burning (too bad it's not easily available anymore). Parents who buy Disney dvds for the kids, learn to use backup. You'll buy less dvds that way, only blanks.


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    Re: avi to dvd

    The reason this is hard is because avi is a crappy apple format and you have to convert it to DVD format. Roxio, Nero and any other major burning app should have this included. Just create your own dvd and drop the file in there. It will take a while to decode but it will burn and be able to be read by any dvd player.



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    Re: avi to dvd

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I went with ConvertXtoDVD.



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    Re: avi to dvd

    Quote Originally Posted by Aldude505 View Post
    The reason this is hard is because avi is a crappy apple format and you have to convert it to DVD format. Roxio, Nero and any other major burning app should have this included. Just create your own dvd and drop the file in there. It will take a while to decode but it will burn and be able to be read by any dvd player.
    AVI is not "a crappy apple format". It stands for audio video interleave, and it's a container that holds a synchronized audio and video file. It's been a standard for a VERY long time, though it is a bit limited compared to others.

    There are a couple of others, ogg and matroska being the main examples.

    The reason it is hard is because the DVD standard is very complicated, and requires files saved in a particular format (mpeg2 for video, and a variety of formats for audio - PCM or AC3 typically) in a particular folder structure. Creating all of this is not trivial and that's why you have to have crazy software to do it.


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    Re: avi to dvd

    I know avi isn't the worst thing ever to happen to digital compression but it requires quicktime to play it and thats where i draw the line...I'm sorry I'm a PC guy. But you are right avi was the standard before mpg and all the windows formats that followed.



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