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burning a avi to dvd for a non divx-player

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  1. oxygenuk

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    Hi.

    im just wondering what software is used to burn avi's to dvds?

    my dvd player isnt divx compatible there
    for if the format stays the same (eg. a divx .avi file) it wont play on my player so im just
    wondering what burning software is used and if any
    file convertors or anything are used?. or do i just simply put all the avi's
    into nero and burn away or something because i heard that nero converts everything like divx xvid avi's into the compatible dvd formats or something?

    thanks in advance
     
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  3. oxygenuk

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    where abouts is it on that website i cant find it anywhere on there.

    thanks! :)
     
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    Easiest way IMO is buy a £30 Divx player. They are all very good.

    Otherwise do a search for AVI2VCD or AVI2SVCD or TMPGE or go to VCDhelp.com. Tons of info.

    The first route is the easiest, trust me.
    It's just too time consuming to mess about converting.
     
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    If you have Nero Smart Suite use Vision Express. Simply add the .avi or multiple, select create chapters automatically, do not use menu option and it will play the dvd soon as you load the disk!


    Generally takes me 1-2hrs to encode and 20mins to write at 12x.

    although i have started to write the avi for my Pio575 to play much less hassle!
     
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    I have mentioned this great software before: 'DIKO'.

    It's a very easy to use and the basic version is free!

    It can join and convert avi files to a dvd/mpeg format very easily, like all similar programs it does take quite a long time to process, but the output quality is good :thumbsup:
     
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    Try Winavi, very simple to use and can do the encoding in about 20-30 mins. Then just use Nero to burn to disc.

    http://www.winavi.com/video-converter.htm

    Try the free download and see how you get on, full version is $29 and is worth every penny.

    By far the easier route would be to go to ALdi and pick up their Tevion divx player. £32...bargain!
     
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    Have to agree Bimbeemer - I have tried loads of different software and nothing does it as quick and easy as WinAVI (for me anyways!).

    Also, unlike some trial software, you can convert and burn a whole film so that you can test the whole process before buying (the trial software will put a logo in the middle of the converted video though).
     
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    DivxtoDVD by VSO is easy and free - not as much user interaction as some people like but it does the job cheap, quick and easy.
     
  11. oxygenuk

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    thanks, i tried winavi...

    when i converted something earlier it output 2 folders, named audio_ts and video_ts.

    in the video folder was files like ifo and vob and something else. but there was NO files in the audio folder so would this mean there is no audio when burnt to dvd and played on my dvd player or whatever?

    also how do i burn it with nero, do i just insert all the files from the conversion into nero and let it do the rest of the work? like how you make an archive with winrar for instance? or/is it pretty easy? thanks.

    any help on that issue greatly appreciated.

    to everyone tyalking about suggesting a divx player, ill probly do some burning for my family, dont fancy buying them all a divx player aswell :p.
     
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    I recently bought a Philips 720SA that supposedley plays AVI files. When I tried a DVD it read it OK and let me access the differant AVI files on it, but when it was played it would only play the sound and not the video.Any ideas why???
     
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    Yes, that's normal. Well that's what happens when you rip a DVD to the hard drive, you have one empty AUDIO_TS folder and a VIDEO_TS folder filled with .vobs .ifo and .bup files. Should be able to play these directly off the hard drive, and if you burn them to a DVD should also playback in a standalone DVD player...

    BTW tell your family members to buy themselves a DVD/Divx player, only £35 and then they can have lots of films on one disc and you save yourself all the hassle of being the DVD making machine :rolleyes:
     
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    The audio_ts folder is empty and is a left over from old dvd players that required it, it is not used any more but still is needed to compliant with dvd standards.

    Just use nero to burn but make sure you select dvd-video template NOT dvd-rom. Then just drag and drop ALL your files into the video_ts directory in the left hand nero pane.
     
  15. oxygenuk

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    ok thanks alot guys, ya been a great help :)!

    ps: should nero reloaded be able to do the job?
     
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    Yes Nero Reloaded will be able to do it. Use either Nero Express 6 or
    Nero Burning ROM 6 from Nero StartSmart 2.

    If you want to convert avi's to DVD's directly use NeroVision Express 3 from Nero Reloaded and it will convert the avi (as per Winavi) and then write the dvd all in one step!
     

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