How to get AVI files on to a disc

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  1. gerbilly

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    I have some tv stuff saved as avi files that I want to get onto DVD's. However I have tried to see if i can use popcorn 2, Burn, Handbrake or Mac The Ripper but all of them seem to want a disc to convert and not an avi file.
    Can anyone help or will I have to buy some software to do this.

    Thanks.
     
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    No it isn't unfortunately. AVI2DVD is free and it works very well but it's a Windows program.

    The only Mac program I know of that can convert AVI to DVD is iVCD. It costs $30.

    If you have a lot of AVI files you may be better off buying a budget DivX DVD player that can play them straight off the disc (provided the video resolution is <=720 x 576). Converting video files always results in some loss of quality, although there is the advantage that they can then be played on any DVD player.
     
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    Won't 'toast' burn a DVD from an AVI?
     
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    Alternatively you can import them into iMovie and burn to dvd using iDVD ...

    Jon
     
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    It aint on DVD thats the problem, it is a avi file on my mac!!

    I think I may have found out how to do it from a piece of software called Burn.
     
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    try divx doctor II, to convert them, then burn if you get really stuck
     
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    Don't know if anyone has mentioned this, but I use convertxtodvd to convert it, and at the end burn to dvd
     
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    Toast will burn avi files to DVD video.
    I used to do it all the time until I got a DVD player that would play them, the quality suffers a fair bit when burning to DVD as video though.
     
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    I have worked it out now Burn to get it into the right format, and also to burn it on to DVD.
     
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    When you dragged the avi file onto Toast with it set on DVD Video what happened?
     
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    For AVI file conversion, FFMPEG is good, Toast is useful as well. For burning Toast and Dragon Burn are fine. I no longer burn true DVD's, better to have the DVD player that supports Xvid/Divx, you get 6 movies onto one disc, so quite good. I use a Mac Mini connected to an AV amp and DVI/HDMI to my LCD TV, does a reasonable job, hence, perhaps a 500gig HDD may be best for you if you are using your computer to show AVI's - VLC is much better than QT Pro, you can also do streaming.
     

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