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how do I get my avi movies to play in a dvd player?

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by showan, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. showan

    showan Regular member

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    Hey all. I read some guides here for converting avi files to dvd, but I was a little confused. Can someone let me know if I got this correct here:

    from what I understood - to get an avi movie to be playable in a regular dvd player first I need to get two programs - TMPGEnc and TMPGEnc DVD Author

    2nd - Using TMPGEnc I convert the AVI to an MPG2 file

    3rd - I use TMPGEnc DVD Author to convert the MPG2 file to a what format....this is what I don't know.

    What am I missing people? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jeanc1

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    Assuming you have Nero 6 to burn with -- All you need is to select in Nero StartSmart --> on the left menu -- NeroVision Express-- then click Make DVD -- then add files and browse to your AVI ! You can fill a DVD and create a menu on the screen.

    If you dont have Nero 6 --- it's available on FREE trial at their website :-
    http://www.nero.com/us/nero6-ultraedition.php
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    I was going to do that originally but someone in here said "bullshit" and then proceeded to tell everyone why that was such a bad way to do it....i think his reason was that the quality will become very crappy after the conversion because of the codec in Neroburn.

    Sounded like Chinese to me I don't know.
     
  4. Jeanc1

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    You can always try it and see if it [bold] satisfactory for you[/bold] -- You may find it is good enough . I have done quite a few and I am happy with what I got.

    Dont forget that this DVD making is a long process -- you can figure up to 4 or 5 hours if you filling up a DVD -- more if you have a slow PC.
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    What is the quality like after you do the conversion using Nero? Is it substantially lower than the source?

    Also, when you convert it to a dvd the file size increases immensely right? I think I remmebered trying this one time but then I noticed that there was a 2GB file on my HD for a 15 minute video clip... I freaked out and erased the file :) But that was actually what is supposed to happen am I right?
     
  6. Jeanc1

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    Like I said -- the quality is depending on what you put in -- and the eye of the beholder !

    When you make DVD -- use the actual time of what you put in as a guide to how long it will take -- Ex.: you put in 2 x 30 min. avi --- well expect that it will take over an hour to do the transcoding and then the burning.

    The quality is also affected by the bitrate you use -- if you click MORE --> Video Options -- and look at the DVD-Video Tab -- you will see the quality setting that Nero has chosen to satisfy the number of piece you have put in it . Super Long play will let you put 360 minutes on a DVD --but--but--but The quality will suffer. ((Sounds familiar ?? remember the VHS tapes you recorded on ?))
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