.avi to a DVD

Discussion in 'Community' started by oldschool, May 16, 2005.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2003
    how can i burn a .avi movie file (probably divx) to a dvd so i can play it on my home dvd player?

    i have toast...but that results in a blank video file.
  2. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    My experience with .avi [DIVX] compressed files has been hit/miss so far when converting to DVD. Are you certain that toast fails to write the video? In general, Toast has been able to import the video but more often than not fails to burn the DVD. You might try iDVD but I haven't figured out how to add chapters (usually iMovie crashes, which is where chapters are supposed to be added).
  3. krimson macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2003
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    Try Handbrake and convert it to a mpg-type format that Toast/Popcorn/etc can use to burn a proper DVD, unless your player is one of the rare ones that can read wmv/avi/divx

    try searching for "dvd compression", there's quite a few threads related to this.

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