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Help required burning an avi file to dvd

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  1. Edward Catflap

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    I have an avi file on my PC that for reasons I can't fathom, I can't burn onto a dvd. I've tried it on Intervideo, Pinnacle Studio 9 & Power Producer. The latter 2 won't even recognise it, whilst the Intervideo gets partway through before aborting for some reason. I can watch the whole file without problem on the PC so must surely be able to burn it too.

    I'm using Windows XP by the way.

    Any ideas anyone? :lease:
     
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    It would help if you could tell us what information Intervideo is giving you when it gives up. How are you trying to burn it, simply as a data file or are you trying to convert it somehow?

    My suspicion is that it's corrupt in some way such that the media player you're using is able to handle it but some other processor isn't . .I have .AVIs using various codecs which some players can handle and others not.
     
  3. Edward Catflap

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    It brings up this message

    WinDVD Creator has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
     
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    Ah, a helpful one like that. :(

    My money's on a corrupt AVI to be honest, especially as 2 of the packages you're trying it with won't even believe it's an AVI, I've seen that. Have you any idea what codec it's encoded for?
     
  5. Edward Catflap

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    Yes indeed, doesn't really give me a clue what's wrong.

    I'm baffled that I can watch it on PC if it is corrupt. Not sure what codec it's using. How would I find that out?
     
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    Hello Edward Catflap...

    You can download a free app called GSpot which will tell you what video and audio codecs you need to play the file... not sure that will help you much though.

    I have found that different software players are able to deal with slight corruptions in the files better than others. If you can I would advise getting another copy of the video file, if that is not possible and this file is really important to you, you may need to re-encode it before making into a DVD (I think that is what you are trying to do).

    You will find lots of advice on what tools to use and guides on how to do it here .

    Good luck, it is a labour of love!

    lisa
     
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    Thanks Lisa. I'll give that a try. Tis proving a right pain for sure. I'm about to get some different dvd making software & if it doesn't work on that or with your suggestions, I guess I'll have to give up.

    :smashin:
     
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    Try a program called 'DIKO'.

    I have used it to join two avi files together and 'convert' them into a dvd and it the final result was very good!

    I think the basic program is free, but if you need dolby/ac3 compatibility then I think you have to use a seperate plugin, as I said it's a very good program and a doddle to use, but as with any kind of video conversion it does take a long time ;)
     
  9. Edward Catflap

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    Thanks for that I'll give it a try
     
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    Run it through VirtualDub see what it says. You maybe able to save it as an divx/xvid.
     
  11. Edward Catflap

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    Thanks mrmoo, I'll have a look at that too
     

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