Burn a downloaded avi movie to DVD - convert to dvd mpg first?

psychspirit

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Jul 25, 2006
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Hi, I recently downloaded a bit torrent movie file (avi). I'd like to burn it to DVD. I've searched the forums but decided I still need some guidance.

As of now, I am using Burn. I also have downloaded DivX converter (trial version) don't want to spend money yet.

When I dragged the movie file into Burn, it prompted me to convert the file to dvd mpg. So I click ok and it is converting right now. I think it will take 2 hours to finish converting. After it's done, should I be ok to burn? or do I have to take it into iDVD to authorize it for the dvd player to read it before I burn? (burn it in iDVD? or Burn?)

or should I use divx converter to convert to divx movie? Do I even need divX converter on my computer? What is divX codec used for other than for some top set DVD player to read?
 

Sean Dempsey

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It won't burn because it's an illegally downloaded movie.

Just kidding.

Why not use iDVD to burn it?
 

psychspirit

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thanks I will use iDVD...hopefully it will work...*fingers crossed* just hope it won't be a huge file that dvd can't hold.
 

XnavxeMiyyep

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If I recall correctly, iDVD doesn't like burning things more than half an hour or so. Although, that may have changed in newer versions.
 

GimmeSlack12

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Yeah after it is done converting you'll be good to go for burning a DVD. But it sucks that it takes so long. I use Toast to burn DVD's and it does the converting on the fly, but it still takes as long, if not longer. It really blows and I am looking for a faster method as well.
 

psychspirit

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it's not working. iDVD says file is incompatible. it was a bit torrent movie avi file and then I went into Burn program to convert to "dvd mpg" but now iDVD won't read it. I don't know what else to do...:(