Converting AVI to watchable on DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by eclipse, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I've got a bunch of hi-res avi files that i wish to open in {{{ something }}} and then reburn to DVD so I can watch in comfort of my loungeroom, not cramped in the office on computer. Any ideas on a shareware software that might do this? Does iMovie?
     
  2. DrRock macrumors regular

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    ^

    Someone here once suggested V-Hub to me for that. It's supposed to convert any video format to any video format. You can download a demo version that will let you convert files up to a minute or so long, just to see how it works. If you like it, it's only like $25 or so to buy the full version. I haven't been able to convert all formats, but it's worked for some.

    If you have iMovie or Final Cut Pro, you can use V-Hub to convert files to DV clips, then put them together in your editing program, and from there, go to DVD. I don't have the link, but you can just search "V-Hub" or "Visual Hub".
     
  3. risc macrumors 68030

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    VisualHub does a very good job of this. Toast Titanium can also do it. I'm pretty sure ffmpegX can do it also. Of the 3 my first choice is VisualHub.
     
  4. brianus macrumors 6502

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    In my experience, ffmpegX, while it can perform this conversion, doesn't do it all that well; the resulting playback is choppy. I've had no problems doing the same conversion on the same AVI files with the same options selected using Avi2Dvd (a freeware Windows program). Unfortunately ffmpegX appears to be the only *free* utility for this available for OS X..
     
  5. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Being graphic designers we have access to Toast Titanium.... so I'll give that a go when I get the time! :eek: I just didn't know Toast did that. Thanks.
     

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