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

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  1. jpbl68 macrumors member

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    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

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    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.
     
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  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    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.

    jW
     

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