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Discussion in 'DVD / BD-Rebuilder forum' started by Aazy, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Aazy

    Aazy Member

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    Hi, does dvd rb work with downloaded video files on the hard drives in avi format or only on original dvds ripped onto harddrives?

    Aazy
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    AFAIK DVD Rebuilder will only take DVD files VOB's, IFO's etc. so you will need to convert you avi first and then use DVDRB on your VIDEO_TS folder.
     
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    Ok, LocoEng. So how do i convert avi?
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    LocoEng, I am really getting confused here. I appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
    I am going to start over again.
    Question: I am using nero express to burn. I have downloaded video files on my harddrive (movies in avi). I recently burned a file and it was too big, the quality was atrocious. It asked for dvd 9. I had a dvd 5. What tools do i need to burn a dvd 9 file in avi to a dvd 5 disc(single one) and maintain the dvd quality picture and sound(dolby digital 5.1)? Do the downloaded avi files already have ac 3 sound? Can i incorporate it if it doesn't?
    Thanking you in advance.
    aazy
     
  6. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Unless you have a DVD player that can play avi's you have to convert your avi to a DVD compliant format with a different program other than Nero Express. Express is a burning tool, not a conversion tool. I suggest you plug your avi's into DVD Flick and set the output to DVD-9, then use DVD Rebuilder to compress your movie enough to fit onto a single SL disc. Your avi's should have mp3 audio that will can be mixed to Dolby 5.1 with DVD Flick...look in the audio preferences.

    EDIT: avi is a compressed container and AFAIK you cannot compress it further unless you want to go to H.264 which is more for iPods and portable media players etc.

    EDIT 2:
    http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/avi.cfm
    http://www.afterdawn.com/glossary/terms/dvd-video.cfm
     
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    ok, dvd rb rather than dvd shrink?
    will try what you suggested, thank you
     
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    LocoEng, do i need to convert all downloaded video files to dvd compliant? What types of formats are there when one downloads video files, AVI is one?
    Also, what is a TS video folder and should worry about that?
    Thanks,
    Aazy
     
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    Loco., i couln't find where i should set the 'output' to dvd 9?
    Also, is there somewhere where i can get step by step on what to do with converted avi files and how to go about using RB after conversion?
    I read somewhere that i upon using RB to use Imgburn because it recognizes RB, would you agree or should i stick with nero express 7 ultra?
    Thanks,
    Aaz
     
  10. 2colors

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    ConvertXtoDvd will convert just about anything to DVD & shrink it in the process. No need for anything else.
     
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    Nasayin, where on dvd flick do i choose 'output dvd9'?

    thanks,
    aazy
     
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    Edit the title. Go to the General tab and change the target size
     
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    Would not it be a lot easier just to buy the DVD?
     
  15. newyear

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    I buy some favorite dvds .
     
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    Probably but nowhere near as much fun, plus you'll learn nothing in the process.
     
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    You could also use The Filmmachine to convert avi files to dvd files. It converts using Procoder, CCE, or HC encoders, and you choose the target size (dvd-5 or dvd-9), so there is no need for dvd-rb in this case.
     

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