avi files to dvd using ilife

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  1. NY Villager macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to this, and struggling. I'm trying to use ilife to edit/burn avi files. When I try dragging a 700MB avi file into imovie it says that there is not enough space to import. When I try dragging it into idvd and try to preview it - the window appears black. What can I do to make this work? Thank you in advance for any advice.
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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  3. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    If you just want to be able to view the video on your DVD player (or whatever) and not edit it, then just use ffmpegX to convert it to a DVD (well to a VIDEO_TS folder, then you just burn it on a DVD).
     
  4. NY Villager thread starter macrumors newbie

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    avi in ilife

    My quicktime normally works fine but not with these files.
     
  5. NY Villager thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ffmpeg for avi to dvd

    Thanks. I'll give it a try.
     
  6. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    You probably need to download the divx codec to play them in quicktime.
     
  7. NY Villager thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently converting an mpg file but I couldn't get it to recognize the avi files. Any suggestions? Thanks again.
     
  8. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Divx doctor will fix avi and divx files for q-time often.
     

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