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Converting Avi to Dvd

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by bspahr75, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. bspahr75

    bspahr75 Member

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    I have an avi file that I converted to dvd format
    so that I could watch it on my home dvd player.

    I used winAVI to convert the file and then CloneDVD
    to burn it to dvd.

    Everything burned fine and played on my home player, but
    there a during playback there were several times
    when the movie would pause for a second and then skip
    a few minutes ahead to another scene.

    Is there something that I can do to prevent this from happening?
    Is there better software that I could be using?

    The dvd media I am using are Memorex DVD-R and the burner
    is an internal made by Lite-On.

    Any help would be great.
     
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    bbmayo Active member

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    Yeah you can do your self a big favor and get different media. Memorex is the worst and causes to many issues to mention. Do a search for memorex and you will literally have thousands of posts about there problems.

    My recommendations to you would be these disks. Most will agree with this.. I hope :)

    Buying Online
    Taiyo Yuden (genuine TY’s there are fakes out there so beware)
    Ritek G04 brand these would be the x4 disks again beware of fakes
    Prodisc 2nd class media, but newer media x8 seems to work well for people

    Buying at the store (Best Buy, Office Depot, Wal-Mart ect.)
    Fuji film – Manufactured by Taiyo Yuden, MCC, Ricoh Japan, Prodisc, Fuji Film all fairly good manufacturers
    Maxell – Manufactured by Maxwell, Ritek, RicohJapan, Taiyo Yuden
    TDK – Manufactured by TDK, Ritek, RicohJapan, Maxwell, MCC, CMC Beware of the CMC brand
    Verbatim – MCC, CMC, TY, RicohJapan, Ritek again beware of CMC which it seems Verbatim is using more frequently lately.
    Sony - RicohJapan, MCC, Sony

    Note: A good rule of thumb when purchasing your media in the store is to look for “made in Japan or Singapore” stay away from “made in Taiwan or Hong Kong” When buying online always try and get “Branded” media this way you can be sure you are getting the genuine article. There is an exception to that rule and it would be Taiyo Yuden disks. You just need to buy from a reputable dealer when buying online. Here are a few I have bought from with good experience. Of course it isn’t going to be the same for everyone.

    Supermediastore.com – Rated number 1 just about anywhere you look.
    Rima.com – Fast and cheap good service
    Mertline.com – Little slower on shipping, but quality media

    Ones you should stay clear of
    Shop4tech.com – Let’s just say you get what you pay for.. I received fake TY’s from them
     
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    I tried burning the same file again last night, but switched the burn speed from maximum to 4x. This time the disc played without any skips. Will burning at lower speeds always produce better results?

    I am also going to get some new media based on what you listed above. I have heard alot of bad things about memorex also. The ones I have were free so I thought I would try to use them.
     
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    Burning at slower speed will always work best.. :)
     
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    Just some info on how i backup dvd's,avi divx and all that.

    First get DivxToDvd made by VSO-Software
    This will convert all you're divx avi files into VIDEO_TS files.
    Wich you need for a video-dvd.

    To burn the video_ts file you created use DVD Shrink.
    Simple and its good quality.

    If you want to backup from a dvd directly use alchohol 120%.
    Best program ever since it bypasses all security's and region codes.

    I'm no expert on this but it works for me.
     
  6. wangho75

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    wow, I burned a whole spindle of 50 Memorex DVD's with not a single coaster and they were made in Tawain (OH NOOOOOO!!11). Slow down your burn speeds to 2X you bunch of breaknecks!! Those DVDR's get nice and saturated thoroughly with that slow laser burn.
     
  7. nmxnmx

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    Hi I'm a newbie in this and I'd like to know how to convert a lot of Divx videos in one only DVD; something like episodies, like animatrix for examples, I mean i have some divx videos from one serie but i'd like to join all of them in one DVD as a seasson.. well i hope you can understand to me, and can help me... and sorry by my bad english :(
     
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    @nmxnmx,
    See the link in my signature? Go there and check out the guide "Convert AVI to DVD" this will show you how to do everything you are asking.. :)
     
  9. jumpman23

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    Hey bbmayo or anyone else as i type this, divx to dvd is converting 21 avi files for me but it keeps video packet dropeed due to error on frame and then it gives the frame and theres a big list of them, the progress bar is working fine along with the preview window but are the errors a problem? Will the converted files be corrupt or messed up??

    Please reply,
    the Jman
     
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    Not sure? Why not try converting less of those files at a time, this could solve your problem.
     
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    ok ill try
     
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    Thxs for your answer
     
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    Not a problem :) Did you get it to work?
     
  14. thang1

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    hi

    I been using NeroVision Express to convert my avi file to dvd and it work great. It give u the option to have a menu and that help when u got more than one file to view.

    tony
     

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