Burning .avi to DVD for use with a cheap DVD player

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jpbl68, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. jpbl68 macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2009
    I've got a .avi file that I want to burn to DVD to play on my DVD player (Philips 5960). The Philips can play .avi files from a USB flash drive but they tend to stutter during action sequences.

    Do I need to convert the file to another format? What software (preferably free) is best for burning DVDs in Leopard 10.5.8?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can try Burn, it gives you the option of burning a video DVD, thus converts the .avi to an MPEG-2 encoded .vob file.

    Also use MRoogle to find many threads about this issue.
  3. jpbl68 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2009
  4. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    iDVD would work fine as well, but it's probably going to take longer to encode and burn than Burn. I did this a few weeks ago, and it was going to take about 2 1/2 hours, but Toast did it in about 45 minutes.


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