|03-20-2007, 04:30 PM||#1|
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AVI on DVD?
I wasn't quite sure where to post this, so I'll try here. I have a couple of .avi files & .mpg files I'd like to burn to a DVD so that I can watch it on my tv. If I do this, will I be able to watch the files through my dvd player?
Would I be able to select each file?
|03-20-2007, 04:42 PM||#2|
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you'd need a special DVD player for that. A player that can play files from disc. And even then, you must be sure that it supports your avi files (the video inside the avi can have about any codec).
There are dvd players that support divx and xvid, they should be able to play those kind of files from disc.
But on a regular DVD player: no chance.
All's right with the world when your PC is working right.
|03-20-2007, 04:49 PM||#4|
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A Sanyo DVD player which has mp3 capability, picture cd capability, and something called TVG which I don't know what that is. That's why I'm assuming I should be able to watch the files on my dvd player.
|03-20-2007, 04:52 PM||#5|
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Location: Hull, UK
Not the easiest process in the world. The .mpg files you have are easier to deal with, but .avi files are more difficult. I suggest you visit and bookmark www.videohelp.com - it's a great resource of guides, and free software that will allow you to do this stuff.
Your first step is to 'transcode' the .avi files to the .mpg files that are needed for a DVD. For this, I use a freeware tool called 'gui4ffmpeg'
This one runs straight from the executable. Here's a guide that shows you how to convert your .avi files to the .mpgs needed.
Once you have your .mpg files, you need to use a DVD authoring program to create the .vob, .ts, and .bup files required for a DVD to play on a basic dvd player. I use 'GUI for DVD Author'.
Here is the help section
Basically, the blue area you have is your DVD menu. Drag and drop the MPG files from the list on the left into this blue area. A dialog box pops up that shows you your video stream. You can add chapters to the video clip using this dialog - it's towards the bottom. As you add files to the DVD, the bar along the bottom lets you know how much space you have left on the DVD - if it goes red, it's too full. Right-clicking on the titles allows you to change the text that appears. In the settings, choose the output path for the DVD-compliant files, and click 'create DVD' when done.
Now, you need to burn these files, and this can be done using Nero. Choose the option in Nero to 'burn a DVD-compliant disc', or similar. Make sure you add ALL the files to the DVD, and make sure they go in the 'VIDEO_TS' folder, if you're using the full advanced Burning ROM suite. Nero express I believe does this for you.
Hope that was understandable!
EDIT: There's been a bit of posting since I started typing. The process I describe is lengthy, but you SHOULD end up with a DVD that your standard player can deal with. RJ is our resident media expert, I'm sure he'll add/correct anything that I've missed
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Last edited by freakitchen; 03-20-2007 at 04:54 PM.
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