How do I convert MKV to DVD (XviD codec)?

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  1. sphoenix macrumors regular

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    Okay, so I've got VisualHub (full) and converted countless times to DVD. Turns out though, the files come out as MPEG/WMV/AVI and my friggin' DVD Player doesn't support these files. I've tried playing an AVI with an XviD codec on the DVD Player and it works fine. What I need to find out is HOW to convert an MKV file to AVI (with an XviD codec).

    Also, I took a look at my DVD Player, on the outside it has the XviD and DivX logos. I done some searching too, not 100% sure but I think my DVD Player only supports DivX videos and original DVD's. Any help appreciated. :)
     
  2. sphoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. darthmullet macrumors member

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    So you're trying to create an XviD or DivX disk? I would suggest Toast Titanium, it does DivX very well. Visual hub does DivX as well, but not XviD as far as I know. Just make sure you use a standard home theatre profile. Don't know about making XviD on OS X though.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Any reason that you cannot use iDVD to create a standard media DVD?
     
  5. darthmullet macrumors member

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    I think he's trying to make a DivX disk, not a standard DVD. Also, iDVD takes a LONG time compared to software like Toast or Visual Hub (both of which make video_ts dvds just fine as well) which don't have to import then export, like iDVD does (they just convert).
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It is obvious that he wants to create a DivX disk. That is not the question. The question is why. The OP wants to play his disk in a DVD player. All DVD players play regular DVDs. Only DivX-compatible players play DivX disks.
     
  7. sphoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, but my DVD Player is compatible with DivX disks. I've tried it before but it was a ready-made file. They have an XviD codec but what I want to know is HOW to convert an MKV file into an XviD video (preferrably AVI).

    Right now, I'm using darthmullet's suggestion about the Home Theatre Profile. It's taking a while to convert so I will post back with results.

    However, I would prefer the conversion to be in XviD format, since it seems like my DVD Player supports and loads that one the best.
     
  8. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Get Dr. DivX and use the 720p/1080p HD setting to convert to DivX burn to using the DivX Player or iDVD. BTW XviD is old news now DivX has taken over it is the best.
     
  9. sphoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    If it counts for anything, my DVD Player is about 3 years old. I will try out Dr. DivX.
     
  10. SilentGreg macrumors member

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    Not necessarily, XviD is still widely used, it's a fork of the DivX 3.11 codec. I still use it once in awhile but I do prefer DivX 6.x over XviD. XviD is also open source as it's based on the older DivX.

    My two cents.

    EDIT: @sphoenix, have you checked out: http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/
     
  11. sphoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have the full version. :)

    Okay people, I just finished converting and the result was - well, awful. I used the profile: Home Theatre and the sound was very muffled and distorted. The quality of the video was also reduced.

    I tried Dr. DivX but this is what I get:
     

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  12. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Bound to happen. Your converting a lossy video format to another lossy video format.
     
  13. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Might help if you upgrade then LoL.
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  14. sphoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I was feeling drowsy when installing the DivX stuff. I've now tried Dr. DivX but for some reason, the picture is stretched vertically and there is no sound. Settings are on Home Theatre.
     
  15. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Why Home Theatre choose 1080p HD or HD mode for MKV.

    No sound really?
     
  16. sphoenix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, absolutely no sound.

    I'm going to convert to High Definition and if that doesn't work, then 1080p. They take some time...
     

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