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2 Avi files to 1 DVD disk using WinAVI and Nero

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by shulkman, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. shulkman

    shulkman Member

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    I've been fighting with this all day, so I hope ya'll can help me out.

    I have a movie that is split into 2 AVI files. When I use WinAVI to turn them into DVD format I get 2 seperate sets of .VOB,.BUP, and .IFO Files with the same file names. Nero will not allow me to burn these to the same DVD disk because of duplicate file names. I have tried to change the file names in many different ways to create one continuous DVD-Video file, but I keep getting errors in Nero saying that "File allocation has failed, may result in unplayable DVD"

    So, Should I:

    A. Join the 2 AVI files into 1 and use WinAVI to recode to DVD? (Not my favorite choice since it took 2 hours to encode the first time)

    B. Change filenames to ???? so that Nero can recognize and burn them correctly?

    C. What do you suggest?

    The current file names are as follows:

    For Disk 1:

    VIDEO_TS.BUP
    VIDEO_TS.IFO
    VTS_01_0.BUP
    VTS_01_0.IFO
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    VTS_01_2.VOB
    VTS_01_3.VOB

    For Disk 2:

    VIDEO_TS.BUP
    VIDEO_TS.IFO
    VTS_01_0.BUP
    VTS_01_0.IFO
    VTS_01_1.VOB
    VTS_01_2.VOB

    Hope I've given enough info. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. cougar_ii

    cougar_ii Regular member

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    Hi there,

    You can use VirtualDUB to join your 2 .avi files.
    It will takes just a few minutes..

    Make sure to have Video and Audio in Direct something, I have the info at home.

    Then pass your final .AVI in VSO DivXtoDVD

    http://www.vso-software.fr/

    Runs very nice and the end result is awsome...

    Future release of DivXtoDVD will let you convert more than 1 file, so it says on their website...
     
  3. shulkman

    shulkman Member

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    Tried to use Virtual Dub but it said it didn't support xvid...
     
  4. Veblin

    Veblin Active member

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    In WinAvi you can use the Batch Conversion function.
    Bottom button on the right.
    Click Add File, select the type of project you are creating, then select the different files you want to add while holding Ctrl key and click Open when done.

    WinAvi can burn also.
    Bottom button on the left.
     
  5. Mgjkav

    Mgjkav Member

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    I use a small limited function program called movie joiner found at http://MovieToolbox.com
    . It's a very simple program to use and its free to use with some limitations on splitting. I was having trouble joining some file with virtualdub when I found it.
     
  6. shulkman

    shulkman Member

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    Veblin, I tried to use the batch conversion, but it still considers them seperate files. As for the movie tool box, I'll look at it. I try to keep things simple (and use the fewest programs possible) Is there a simple easy to use program that will join 2 avi files no matter what format they are in?
     
  7. shulkman

    shulkman Member

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    I used the movie joiner from movietoolbox.com. It worked! Unregistered version can only do up to 3 files, and it throws up a splash screen before program start and after, but it worked ok. Perhaps I can find a key somewhere :) Haven't converted it yet, but it should work fine. Thanks for the help, if anything goes wrong, I'll let ya'll know.
     
  8. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    the only suggestion i have, is to try dvd2one, has worked for me so far.
     
  9. sVer

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    if you merge both avi files will they fit on a 4.7 disk or do i have to buy a dual layer 8.7 disk?
     
  10. Jerry746

    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Nero Vision Express if you have it will also put 2 AVI's on a dvd along with a menu if needed. Converts and then burns.
    It would depend of the final size of the files what you burn to. If bigger than a single layer you could probably run the files through Shrink.

    Jerry
     
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  11. mcfz

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    NeroVision Express is sweet... Drag in your video files, you can merge and do with or without menus and even do 2 movies per dvd (although it took me 6 hours to transcode and burn)...

    NVE makes it SO EASY... But to be honest with you, I dunno if it is the BEST quality burn you can get... Maybe with more granular tools you can maintain better video... If there are such proggys, let me know :)

    PS: DO NOT USE THE AUTO CHAPTER FEATURE OR ELSE YOU WILL CRY :) It takes quiet some time!
     
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  12. mcfz

    mcfz Member

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    Know what...

    I am now using the WinAVI then burn with nero.

    takes me under 35 minutes to encode a dvd...

    maybe your cpu/util is causing the 2 hr delay!
     
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    Have you tried using "DVD Santa" for burning MPEG, AVI or WMA to DVD format? This program kicks butt-ocks! :)
     
  14. joekwan

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    I have the same problem as this title.
    I realize what Veblin said:

    Batch mode can convert more than 1 file, but what will their names be? will it be the same like 'VIDEO_TS.BUP VIDEO_TS.IFO VTS_01_0.BUP ',
    that's not gonna help at all, it still cant burn in a single DVD...
     
  15. freaky1

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    use reauthor button in dvdshrink then let it burn the files to dvd using nero
     
  16. rhino351

    rhino351 Regular member

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    with nero recode you can add as many movies with the same file names as you want as long as you dont go over the capacity on the disc. you can choose dvd files on top and the add both of the movies. to find it better it is in the smartstart menu as copy multiple dvd-movies to one. good luck
     
  17. jimlii

    jimlii Guest

    Select both avi files, click one and shift-click the other after you click DVD button.
     
  18. joekwan

    joekwan Member

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    I don't quite follow you guys,
    the 'Nero Recoder' is the same thing as the regular Nero??

    and, if i put avi or mpeg files in 'VIDEO_TS' in the DVD files, can it still work on the DVD player?
     
  19. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    shulkman,
    If you were still looking for a way to do this I have a real easy way and you dont have to do any more conversion seeing how you already have the VOB files.. Let me know?
     
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    bbmayo Active member

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    NO!!!! you have to convert the files first...

    You can use DivXtoDVD for that it is simple and quick :)
     

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