iDVD for creating DVDs from AVI files

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  1. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    I have some various AVI files that I would like to burn to DVD with menus for personal use, can this be done in iDVD?
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    You can probably import them into iMovie (on 06 or earlier, just drag the AVI file to the clips pane and it should import automatically if it's using a codec that QT support; haven't used 08), and then burn the resulting iMovie using iDVD easily enough. I've done this in the past with some web video clips I wanted to mix together.

    If you're having trouble with that, you can use a utility like ffmpeg to convert from AVI to a dv stream, which iMovie can definitely import, and iDVD can probably even use directly.
     
  3. slu macrumors 68000

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    I do not think iMovie will work with AVIs unless you have the proper compenents installed in Quicktime. Usually, if Quicktime can play it, iMovie can edit it. If not, then you need to convert it to a different format. I recommend Visual Hub to convert.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You don't need to convert anything if you have the proper QuickTime codecs installed. The popular Perian codec suite is a good place to start.
     
  5. maestro55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the help; however, I solved my issue by just using Toast 8 which does all the encoding for me. I didn't know why I didn't think about that before. I really didn't want a menu anyhow as I would rather the videos just play.
     
  6. slu macrumors 68000

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    Just in case anyone stumbles on this thread, there is freeware that does the same this as Toast 8: Burn
     

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