Ap that converts AVIs to iDVD-able video.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jsnoah, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. jsnoah macrumors member

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    I am making a DVD form a series of different LEGAL video clips. I am wondering what softare I can use, preferably free, that converts AVI DIVX clips to formats that iDVD can use. This is apparently a large video format that my friend has "cleverly" encoded to piss me off... Please let me know!

    Thank you!
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    iMovie. :)
     
  3. jsnoah thread starter macrumors member

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    Clip to big for iMovie...

    My iMovie just doesn't respond. The clip is apparently DivX... ANy idea what I can do to change DivX to an acceptable format?
     
  4. Alex Urchin macrumors member

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    quicktime pro or visual hub will put it into a file that will get into imovie
     
  5. jsnoah thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the assistance!
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Just wanted to chime in on this one.

    If you do not want/need to edit the Divx video clips and just want them on a DVD that a stand-alone player can use, you might want to consider Toast 7.

    Here's why. Going the iMovie/iDVD route, you will be converting from Divx to DV to MPEG2. With Toast, you skip the DV step and cut out one conversion process. It may improve the quality of the end product.

    I've used Toast to convert a few Divx and/or Xvid files to DVD/Mpeg2 and it's worked for teh most part. Only one file that I've come across that didn't work as expected. The sound was lost from the conversion process. I'm not sure why that happened and I never investigated it.

    ft
     
  7. jsnoah thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! But....

    I spoke to my cousin who is a video editor and support guy for a big video company.. He gave me the direct avenue to take.... Thanks for the help all!
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You could download the DivX codec.
     
  9. capoditutti macrumors 6502

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    What avenue was that? I for one would be interested in this, as i've been battling with similar problem myself...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=266192

    CaPo
     

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