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Watching .AVI's on dvd player.

Discussion in 'Software' started by Kraven, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Kraven

    Kraven Kilobyte Poster

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    Hey guys, I assume this is the correct place to put this. Anyway I've started download episodes of Heroes for my dad and they are in .AVI format.

    Anyone know of any software which would let me burn .AVI files to a DVD-RW and allow me to play them on a DVD player?

    Thanks
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  2. jodsclass

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    Unless the DVD player is .avi compatible (some say they will play Xvid & Divx nowadays) you cannot simply write them to a disc and play them. You will have to transcode them into dvd format .vob .bup etc. I do this quite often with .avi files and the best software I have found is nero burning rom. You can use the recode function to author your own DVD's, you can select quality levels and reduce quality enough to fit a few hours on a 4.7Gb DVDr. Furthermore, if you are feeling ambitious you can create menus to navigate the episodes, and even setup scenes in order to jump to scenes. Nero's automated functionality for this is OK to get you started. Depending on the processing power and encoding level, your probably looking at a few hours per DVD.

    There are other ways of achieving this with DVD decrypter, virtual dub and a host of other free tools, but nero is by far the best all in one package.

    If your after something free, Gordian Knot used to be good AFAIK.

    Good luck

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  3. wagnerk
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    The program I use to convert .avi's to .vob (DVD) format is Nero 7 or you can buy a £40 divx/avi DVD player.

    -Ken
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    i use to use dvdsanta (its a basic one), if you wanna go all advanced and start making animated mnus, chapters, subtitles etc use ulead
     
  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    I use WinAVI to convert to DVD format. Then i use DVDshrink to burn them. If i wanna make menus etc, then i use DVD moviefactory.
     
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  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Nice one Raffaz - Good Advice:clap

    Or you could just use Ulead Video Studio or Ulead DVD Movie Factory. Both convert files to MPEG, create DVD menu's and burn to DVD:biggrin
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I use Adobe Premier. Bloody expensive, but then the school paid for it! :biggrin
     
  8. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Thats the DVD movie factory i was refering to mate, i have had problems with lip sync in the past, when using movie factory to convert the movie. Version 6 is out now, so maybe thats been sorted.
     
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  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    is this before or after you have been drinking Stellar:p :biggrin
     
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  10. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Strangely enough but for some reason when im on the stella i dont seem to care:)
     
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  11. Stevie

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    haha. Qaulity answer!

    I use winAVI myself. Check out www.videohelp.com for more info on all this stuff bud. I was told about that site years ago by a guy on a sunday market selling pornos! lol
     
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  12. Bambino1506

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    I used to use santa but it started throwing the sound out of sync on a lot of things. Switched to VSOconvertxtodvd and must say have been really impressed, great conversion software.

    :cheers :beers2
     
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