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Converting AVI to Play on DVD Player

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Jimmy_B, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Jimmy_B

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    Can someone tell me how to convert avi to play in my dvd player? I have the first 11 episodes of lost and each episode is a avi file about 350megs. When i convert them using dvdsanta the files at least double and the quality turns to shit. So can someone tell me the easiest way to do this. also should i fit all them on 1 dvd or split it up into 2 or 3? I havnt done this before so step by step instructions would be great!:D
     
  2. The Stig

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    any decent dvd burning program should let you drag and drop a variety of video formats into and then it would convert it to mpeg2, when in doubt doom9.org
     
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    I was going to ask the same question. I "assumed" that I could just burn the avi files onto a dvd and they would play in my dvd player but no dice!
     
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    Im Using Nero and when I select the avi file it says its not a valid dvd video file.
     
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    hmmm....must be divx, or another format of avi compression, there is a lot to be said about doom9.org
     
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    DVD Santa should do the trick
     
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    I tried dvd santa and the quality of the movies turned to shit, even though the size of the file went from 350m to 910m when i converted it. And even when i burned that to a dvd it wouldnt play in my dvd player. Ive burned dvds before and used them in the same dvd player so that definitly isnt a problem, it must have something to do with the way the files are coded or something:confused:
     
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    if it was a movie, and it was 350megs when you started. it is gonna look like shit no matter what you do. Way to small to have any quality with it.
     
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    No it was just a episode of lost(like 45min)..i watched the version i downloaded and it was really good quality, but once it was converted it went to shit
     
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    you can do that with Nero BUT you have to download and install a codec pack FOR nero first, nero doesn't come with these converters, you have to find them n install them, and then be patient cause it's gonna take a good time to convert them, although I don't convert videos anymore since I use a TV tunner n a record the output of an avi file n save it as a DVD compliant mpeg2 n it goes live so it takes as much time as the video's length
     

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