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Converting avi to DVD

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by VOLmaniac, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. VOLmaniac

    VOLmaniac Member

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    I've read and read these forums until I'm almost blue in the face. I have learned a lot, but I'm not sure I know 100% how to do what I'm trying to do. I am wanting to put .avi files on DVD. This is what I believe I am suppose to do to make it work correctlt.

    First I am trying to convert the .avi file to mpeg2 files (I tried opening the .avi files in TMPGEnc DVD author, but had no luck.). Next I use TMPGEnc DVD author to make the mpeg2 file DVD ready files. (sorry for the improper termenology) After this, I use Nero to burn them onto a DVD.

    Does this sound correct? If so, what's the best way to get an .avi file into mpeg2 format. I have found some different converters, but they all seem to take extremely long hours. Is there a good program for doing this correctly in a decent time span?

    If I'm doing this wrong, would someone be kind enough to guide me in the proper direction?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    Convert avi to mpeg2 using TMPGEnc. Not TMPGEnc DVD Author. It is the program you use to make it DVD Compliant.
     
  3. air69bud

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    I have tried and tried using tmpgenc and I keep getting errors with it. The video is fine and most of my .avi files have the xvid codec. I have used the templates and read more than a dozen web sites on the topic on how to use the program but still getting errors. Any idea what might be going wrong? I have a 1.4ghz system with 512mb ram and a 200 gig hard drive. the error message is an address xxxxxxxx in tmpgenc.exe.
     
  4. VOLmaniac

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    2 questions. Is ther a guide for using TMPGEnc, because I can't figure it out?

    #2, How long should it take to convert a file from AVI to MPEG2? I found one program that I have successfully used on one movie, but it took almost 20 hours to convert. This seems extremely long to me, but if it's the average - okay.
     
  5. air69bud

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    Use this following link which will answer questions on tmpgenc and help in setting up your movie. http://www.dvdrhelp.com/tmpgencdvd.htm
    It depends on the movie size. A 2 hour movie will take about 10-13 hours if nothing goes wrong. Hope this helps.
     
  6. AlphaDog

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    Use UNLEAD DVD WORKSHOP it is awsome. It does everything all in one program.
     
  7. Oriphus

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    What are the errors you are getting?
     

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