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Converting a movie from AVI to a DVD format??

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by xxnonamex, May 28, 2003.

  1. xxnonamex

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    I have dl movies in avi format how can I convert it to a dvd file to burn it onto a dvd or cd? Thanks
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    what kind of .avi (ie: which codec is involved) ?

    there's a software app. called Gspot that will give you proper info on the file itself..

    some .avi's will be converted to .mpeg (VCD/SVCD to fit a CD-R) using Nero for example using simple encoding

    converting mpeg to .VOB .BUP .IFO (DVD compliant files) is much easier !

    hope i've helped some

    peace

     
  3. xxnonamex

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    I used G-Spot and the codecs are installed how can i put it on a dvd or cd? Can I convert the file to make it able to burn to a CD or dvd?
     
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    If you'd have told me --> which <-- codec was installed an answer might have been more forthcoming but as it is..just try encoding unless it's a XviD codec .avi that your trying.
     
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    MS MPEG4 VE (MP43)AUDIO MPEG LAYER 3 THEY ARE INSTALLED i HAVE THE CORRECT CODECS INSTALLED. I ALSO HAVE AN AVI WITH A DIVX CODEC INSTALLED.sorry about the caps.
     
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    what burning software do you have ?

    nero 5.5 w/ mpg2 plug-in by any chance ??
     
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    Ok , then maybe try TMPGEnc application which is linked in Afterdawns Software section.
    You may have to decide if you want to split in two to create good quality VCD (CD-R) or perhaps to create a multi vob DVD-R. For DVD-R you can create .VOB .BUP .IFO (DVD Compliant files) straight from .avi using DVD Architect. _X_X_X_X_X_[small]I give you all these seed bearing plants & herbs to use...[/small]
     
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  9. xxnonamex

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    I dl the Tm file that you said. I now need the plugin but I don't have quiktime does that mean that I should dl quicktime?
     
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    I normally author DVD movies rather than converting downloaded movies (although I have done quite a few VCD's).

    I would suggest asking questions now in VCD/SVCD Forum..they are well used to TMPGEnc and all of it's settings.
    I dont know what QT plug-in your reffering to , the only reason I can see for that is that you want to convert/encode a QuickTime file.
     
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    Herbs?
    Is a movie burned onto a CD-R or SVCD really that noticeable in difference in quality from say a vhs movie?
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Not really , I'd say SVCD is roughly the same in fact as VHS !!: )-~
     
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    In saying that herbs, it all depends on the originals quality ;-)
     
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    Indeed !!

    It will always depend on the originals , you cant hope to improve on source file..

    I wouldn't burn SVCD to CD-R unless the whole file was to fit on one disc.
    I'd put all the mpg2 files I could find and stick them on DVD-R using DVD Architect
     
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    I was thinking since cd-rs are so much cheaper than dvd blanks, of transfering my dvds movies onto cd-rs instead of dvds. I guess now the question is, is it more difficult to put them onto cd-rs than dvds? Because frankly, after reading all about the dvd proceedures, I am hopeing it would be easier for a novice like myself. Also, if I remember correctly (I have read so much I am forgetting where I may have read this) but are cd-rs supposed to NOT play
    as satisfactorily in a home dvd player as a burned dvd? It seemed like there was a problem with movies burned on cd-rs not playing in store bought dvd players as well as burned dvds. Is that true?
    And as usual, thanks for all the help. You have been a Godsend for me thru all this.
     
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    Nearly all shop bought DVD Players will play VCD but usually not SVCD (sometimes you have to initiate a VCD hack via the remote)
    Not true about DVD Players not playing VCD , if this is what you mean by CD-R <---
    CD-R just means the disc itself , not whats on it.
     
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    I guess I got confused. I meant vcd or svcd. I assumed that they were cd-r/ws or cd+r/ws with
    the files for vcd written on them. Is a vdc another type of disc like a dvd?
    by the way herbs, what is your personal opinion
    about the movie quality of a vcd? Is it comparable to a store bought vhs movie tape? I could live with that :) Is it more difficult to
    make a vcd as opposed to a dvd? And if a vcd is a different kind of disc, is it cheaper than a dvd? Sorry about all these questions, but you are one of only a handful of people in these forums who have the experience and thus can be trusted to give accurate information (drboss and moderator being 2 others also who I can trust what they say). If you were a beginner, would you recommend me trying to rip/burn vcds instead of dvds for ease of understanding? Of course if the picture is below the quality of a vhs store bought movie, then the vcd idea would not even be considered by me as an option. The movie has to be at least as clear as a vhs movie.
    Thanks again herbs.
     
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    My personal opinion is that SVCD comes to the standard your talking of (VHS) but if your trying to fit say a hollywood movie to CD-R/SVCD then it'll probably need splitting over 2 discs. That is never an option for me...

    CD-R = 16p per disc
    DVD-R = 88p per disc

    so it is cheaper , but I'd always go for quality : )

    VCD/SVCD are CD-R but you can put say 3 mpegs of movie filesize onto DVD-R using various software

    If there's any other info I can give , just let me know
     
  19. xxnonamex

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    I have a SVCD and would like to convert it on a DVD what is the easiest way in doing so?
     
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    I'd load the(m) file(s) in Sonic Foundry's DVD Architect myself.
    Selcting chapter points maually or automatically.
    Choosing a menu from a selection and adding your own personal text.

    Anyway , what I'd do and what other people might do...could be two completely different things ! ; )

    Hope I've given an alternative choice to other methods you may hear or take on

    peace
     

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