iDVD use AVI for DVDs?

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  1. AsianChexMix macrumors regular

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    I did a search and I wasn't sure if iDVD has allowed this option since some more current threads have shown that it may (although crap quality). I am using iDVD 7.1.1 and have .avi files I wanted to put onto a DVD that can be played as a DVD. Would iDVD work by going into File > OneStep DVD from Movie > .avi file? If not, what is the FREE way of solving this? Thanks!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Install the Perian QuickTime codec suite.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Burn

    Or you could use MPEG Streamclip to transcode the .avi files to a format and codec iDVD accepts, like .mov (QuickTime) using Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) as video codec and Uncompressed as audio codec.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The loss of time and quality required to transcode is unnecessary if you use a codec that is compatible with your video. iDVD handles .avi just fine if you have Perian installed.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    I agree, I just gave the option, as the .avi file might not use a codec Perian supports (I have come upon these), but MPEG Streamclip could handle them somehow.
     
  6. AsianChexMix thread starter macrumors regular

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