Avi to DVD

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  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I apologize because this is isn't a PC question but not a mac but I'm hoping someone can help me. I have a few avi files on my computer. Am I able to put these on DVD to view on the TV or do I have to convert them? or will it not work
     
  2. crdean1 macrumors 6502a

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    I am confused, are you using a mac or a pc? And if you are using a pc, what software do you use to burn dvds (like iDVD on a mac)?

    Edit: If you are using a mac with iDVD, open iDVD, clidk on Help, then type in Video Formats. You will note that avi is not supported. You can use something like Quicktime Pro or Flip 4 Mac to convert the video files.
     
  3. heehee macrumors 68020

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    You have to convert before you can watch it on a TV.
     
  4. risc macrumors 68030

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    Any good burning software can do this with the right codecs installed. So on OS X Toast with QuickTime components will work, on Windows Nero.

    Whenever I do this now I use VisualHub on OS X. This creates a DVD video ISO which can be burnt from any burning software. I have found it to be the fastest and best quality when it comes to transcoding to DVD video format.
     
  5. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Yup, visualhub is the way forward. You can either stick them together, or batch encode them all into one DVD image but as separate files.

    Either way, you'll need to encode them somehow.
     
  6. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have both Toast on Mac and Nero on PC. This sounds confusing though :( Any tutorials I could follow?
     
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  8. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok I'm using VisualHub and now I'm lost. I've dragged them into Visualhub and its converted them now I have no idea how to burn them! I realise because I didn't hit author DVD it wouldn't burn it for me. Is there anyway I can burn the files in a different way to a DVD?
     
  9. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    I would recommend using ffmpegx, converting the avi file to DVD (Video_TS) and then burning in toast. Post back if you're not sure how to burn a DVD in Toast.

    YT
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That link takes you to iMovie HD.
     
  11. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Picky picky. :rolleyes: :D

    It's fixed now. :p
     
  12. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ok I need some more help. I managed to burn it in VisualHub but they are all joined together when they are seperate episodes! I think I have that ffmpegx could someone please help me? :D
     
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  14. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure there must be a way to do it in Visualhub? Risc, where are you :D (I have about 8 hours of footage)
     
  15. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    OK. It's pretty easy to do.

    Open up ffmpegx
    Drag and drop your avi file onto ffmpegx (where it says 'drop your file here')
    On the target format side, where it says 'To' select DVD (I prefer ffmpeg)
    Check that the video and audio settings are to your liking (optional step)
    check you are happy with the save destination / name
    Click encode
    WAIT for the entire encoding process to finish!
    Wherever you saved the file, you should find two folders VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS (the audio is empty, btw)

    Open Toast and burn in the Data area. Make sure to select DVD-ROM (UDF)
    Give a name to the disk
    Drag the video_ts and audio_ts files to toast
    Burn

    Finis

    Hope this works for you!
     
  16. Yik Guest

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    Hi,

    I have converted my AVI files using ffmegX to DVD ffmeg. These files are now avi.ff.meg.dvd files. I have burn two of these files on a DVD by just dragging them into the applications. I have managed to watch the first file but not the second. (When check on computer [Mac], both files are on the disc.)

    Any ideas? I am trying to burn at least 2 shows on a DVD.
     

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