avi to video cd?

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  1. bookworm182 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody, I just had a quick question. I have several files with the .avi extension (it says they are Windows Media Player Documents in the Get Info panel) and I'd like to burn them to a Video CD using Toast Titanium 6. However, I can't seem to get the files to encode into the right formats for a video CD. If I drag them directly into Toast, I get a system error because it uses Quicktime to change their type, and Quicktime doesn't recognize (play) these files. Strangely enough, neither does Windows Media Player. However, MPlayer OS X plays them just fine. Is there any way I can get them into the right format? MPlayer doesn't have a way to convert them. I'm running 10.3.5, Powerbook 15" 1.25 ghz w/ Superdrive, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
     
  2. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    You have to download the appropriate plugins (DivX, 3ivX etc.) which allow you to play these files with Quicktime. And you need a fast processor, because the encoding takes a while...
     
  3. bookworm182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, but...

    does anyone know where I can find such a plugin? where I should install it? etc etc? I forgot to mention I have Quicktime Pro, if that's of any help. Thanks!
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Try installing 3ivx first, and if QuickTime still won't open it then try DivX.
     
  5. bookworm182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it worked!

    Thanks for all your help everybody. For anyone who's interested I installed 3ivx and DivX Doctor II and everything worked fine. Thanks!
     
  6. sgwigle3 macrumors newbie

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    A big BUT!

    I've tried to do the same thing with the exception of the end result. I've got Divx and Xvid etc, and AVI works fine in Quicktime and I enjoying watching them on my Powerbook. What I would like to do now is burn them to DVD so I can watch them on my XBOX / TV. I have Quicktime Pro, and clicked Export to MPEG 4 so I could drag it into iDVD to burn the movie (cause Avi won't work?), however once the export is complete... the aspect ratio is all screwed. It turns any wide-screen presentation into a square and pulls the picture in with it.

    How can I export an AVI file to burn to DVD maintaining the aspect ratio?! Please help! Losing space on my Powerbook! (All latest software but not toast?)


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