Burning a DVD using AVI's in iDVD

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  1. zenvision macrumors regular

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    I've read numerous posts here saying that its possible to use AVI files in iDVD to make a DVD, but I can't figure out how to do it. I have a series of AVI files that I want to burn to a DVD that will work on any DVD player but iDVD won't even let me preview them (I just get a blank black screen)...

    I have VisualHub, but I'm not sure what to do...

    Someone help me out!

    Thanks
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    use ffmpegx convert your avi to dvd file, then burn it.
    iDVD won;t work on dixv/xvid/h.264 untill u have proper codec installed (im not sure about iDVD even after you have codec installed.)
     
  3. zenvision thread starter macrumors regular

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    The thing is, I want to use iDVD's theme for the DVD...can I not just change the format with visualhub and drag the converted files into iDVD?
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    i don;t know visualhub, but you are right, the problem is to make your video recognizable in iDVD.
     
  5. zenvision thread starter macrumors regular

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    So does anyone have any advice as to what I should convert the AVI files to so I can import them in iDVD?
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    Try converting them to DV files?
     
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  8. shimster macrumors newbie

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    avi to idvd

    If you have Quick Time Pro, you can open your avi file in quick time, then save as .mov file. You can then drag the .mov file into idvd and burn away. HOWEVER 16x9 aspect ratio seems to change to 4x3 !!
     
  9. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    I've managed to turn .avi files into a DVD using iDVD, so I think it might be a Codec thing. Can't remember which codes I've installed over the years though so I can't help much more than that. Sorry.
     
  10. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, I've done the same, but what I did was I had iDVD use "Best Performance" on there, and it takes the full length of the movie and re-encodes it to a DVD quality (which usually means pixelation).

    It works fine, and if you keep the iDVD project, it won't re-encode it everytime. But what the others suggest is probably safer and better for your DVD.

    Steve
     
  11. theBB macrumors 68020

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    Try downloading Perian, which probably will include the right codecs. As long as QuickTime can play your clips, you can burn them in iDVD.
     
  12. jlove3g macrumors newbie

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    burn dvd using .avi in idvd

    I'm a newbie and have many .avi files that I want to put on dvd using idvd as well. I have tried many times but can't get it to work. I'm wondering what I need to do to put these movies onto dvd. I have a macbook that is only a couple months old and runs the latest OS. If I need to download a program to convert the files into another format, a free one would be best ($ is an issue).
    Thanks!!
    Jake
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd take a look at Burn and even Toast if you want to spend the money.

    I was lucky and I still have my copy of VisualHub.
     
  14. george.thornton macrumors newbie

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    is there an app like Visual Hub? everybody talks about it being so good but can't get it anymore and also what causes the screen to go green when you try to play a dvd that was burnt with iDvd? the dvd menu works great but when you click on the movie to play it goes green the format was avi
     
  15. luckyjames macrumors newbie

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    Just google search "How to Successfully Burn AVI with iDVD?", you will find many ways to successfully burn avi to dvd with idvd

    good luck
     
  16. garrick619 macrumors newbie

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    xvid encoded avi files in iDVD

    I second that motion!

    With Perian installed in my System Preferences (for the correct codec), I CAN play XVID AVIs in QuickTime, and when I try to drag them into iMovie as "assets", it WORKS.

    I can fit 4 "hour" (aka 40 minute American TV shows) on a Double Layer Disc using the "Best Performance" setting in iDVD -> Project Settings. Looks like there's even a little room to spare on the DVD if you wanna go crazy with custom themes or what not. Creation process when all assets reside on the same Drive is roughly 2.5 hours.

    Granted: I dont *know* if the codec in Perian, or the "Best Performance" setting is allowing me to do this, but it works on my crappy DVD player in the living room :D. However I suspect it is the codec, otherwise iDVD wouldn't even let me use the files.
     

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