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Avi conversion to DVD

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by C_Eagle, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. C_Eagle

    C_Eagle Byte Poster

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    Hi,

    I used to have MYdvd (sonic) for this but had to remove it to use the space.

    Can anyone recommend a decent piece of software to convert my AVI's (from DV cam) to DVD?

    There are many out there but can anyone recommend one from experience

    I'd be very grateful/ Thanks
     
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  2. zimbo
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    does http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/mpg/avi2dvdr.htm help at all? :biggrin
     
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  3. C_Eagle

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    Thanks Zimbo for the reply.

    I have used amny different softwares before to create DVD's from scripts etc.

    I was looking more for a point and click easy to use software as I have a pile of old DV tapes to get through.

    Any suggestions welcomed
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Personally I use NeroVision to do this :)

    -Ken
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    considered DVD Santa?
     
  6. C_Eagle

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    Thanks I'll take a look.

    I'm currently using MS Movie maker to capture the vids through firewire to AVi file.

    Just needed something to do the rest and create menu's etc.

    Thanks again.
     
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  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    What about ULead Video Studio version 10? 8)

    It's drag and drop software or something that's even easier there's DVD Movie Factory, this captures your Video from Camera or external source and then using a wizard sets up Chapters and menu's for you and gives you the option to burn straight onto a DVD or onto the HD.

    Alternative is to buy Digital Video Magazine that comes with 4.7 GB DVD with free samples and trial software of Video Editing. :biggrin
     
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  8. Boycie
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    er, not sure why you are getting .avi files from a digital camcorder.

    Personally, I use a firewire cable from my DV camcorder to Pinnacle Studio. It handles things quite nicely, has loads of good editing utilities and has a burning to DVD built in.

    check it out here.

    Ryan might be along soon. He knows a thing or two about video editing.
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Interesting Ken - what is the quality of the end result like?
     
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  10. AJ

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    I have found AVI2DVD to do the job. Even better it's free :D
     
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  11. hbroomhall

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    AVI is a 'container' system. It can internaly have any codec. DV is just one of those formats.

    AVI is the normal result of MiniDV capture, and merely consists of the AVI 'wrapper' around the datastream from the tape.

    Harry.
     
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  12. hbroomhall

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    Second vote here for DVD Movie Factory for it's simplicity of use.

    Harry.
     
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  13. law123

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    Dvd Santa is good for fast results but Pinnacle Studio I find great for editing, transitions and settting menu's and lots of other great stuff.
     
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  14. Boycie
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    Harry,

    Thanks for clearing that up :D
     
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  15. C_Eagle

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    Thanks for all the info.

    I downloaded DVD Santa and it couldn't be easier. It has a pop-up that appears on the menu page but after that nothing.

    I have pinnicle studio which is great but I find Windows movie maker easier to use although it doesn't have as many functions.

    I've been using Windows movie maker to capture the video direct form the Camcorder via firewire and into WMA format. I then edit the transitions and titles, overlays etc then save to AVI format.

    Then thanks to Mr Cheeks DVD now does the rest.

    (I also recommend MyDVD for creating DVD menu's and chapters etc)

    Thanks again
     
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  16. Mr.Cheeks

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    but if you wanna make some custom menus and faff around with other details of dvd authoring then, like UCM mentioned, Ulead is top notch!
     
  17. ThomasMc

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    I use TMPGEncoder, haven't had a problem with this bit of software in the 4years ive been encoding DVDs
     
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  18. noelg24

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    I use to use DVDSanta, but then I started to use Nero and have never looked back since...DVDSanta had its time...but with Nero one can create menus and what nots and create background audio, and all sorts...sweet program :biggrin all the better they made a Vista ready one woohoo!!
     
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  19. Raffaz

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    I use winAVI, great little program
     
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