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Is it hard to burn Avi and Mpeg files to Dvd?

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by dipset121, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. dipset121

    dipset121 Regular member

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    Is it hard to burn Avi and Mpeg files to Dvd+r/-r to be played on a dvd player??? Does nero provide easy access in doing this??? What programs or tools do I need to properly burn avi and mpeg files to a single dvd???
     
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    1) [bold]Is it hard to burn Avi and Mpeg files to Dvd+r/-r to be played on a dvd player [/bold]
    If you try to make a VCD (a movie on 2 CD-R, since a CD-R=80'), extremely esay, if you try to make a SVCD (again: a <110' movie on 2 CD-R. Since the encoding is VBR, you 'enlarge' half the movie, to fill one CD-R and, if half movie is <55', the quality is > VCD's), a is little more difficult, if you try to make a DVD, yes.
    Careful, if the input movie is a MPG it will be PAL and NTSC. Using VCDGear (http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/vcdgearburnatonce.cfm) you can detect which type of mpeg it is, and if it is different from yours, you need to re-encode the movie . WE (but it's a littkle slow) we prefer using TMPGenc also because there's much more stuff for it and there are many more guides on it: you can read http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/tmpgenc_basic_guide.cfm , http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/tmpgenc_xpress_basic_guide.cfm , but there are other encoders availeble (Cucusoft, Xilisoft). TRy them and choose yours.
    Read some tutorials which are in http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/, expecilally:
    http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/dvd2vcd_with_smart_dvd2avi_tmpgenc.cfm for MPG (wrong system)/AVI --> VCD and http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/dvd2svcd_with_tmpgenc.cfm for MPG (wrong system)/AVI --> SVCD (avoid the 'DVD ripping' part and threat that input movie - MPG, AVI - like the .D2V file that is present in the guide. There is also a 'AVI --> DVD' guide (http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/convert_avi_to_dvd.cfm), but I don't suggest it. Since garbage IN = garbage OUT it's useless to convert a 600-900 MB AVI movie into a 4.5 GB DVD movie. It's better to put multiple (S)VCD movies into one DVD-R encoding them , first, then using an authoring application that allows you to put (S)VCD movies on a DVD (You can fit many movies in this way).

    [bold]Does nero provide easy access in doing this??? What programs or tools do I need to properly burn avi and mpeg files to a single dvd? [/bold]
    2) Nero is lame, as encoder (read http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/21575, http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/4077 ...). NEVER use it to encode a movie. You can use it only for authoring a (S)VCD and, since when you make a DVD with a VCD movie it tries to encode it to DVD, it's also a bad DVD authoring application.
    But, in general, unless the AVI is 2-3 GB in size, avoid making a single DVD movie with it. Make a SVCD, at the max, maybe split into 3 CD-Rs, or put it (toghether with other SVCD movies...) into a DVD-R
     
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