MPEG STREAM and Burning dvds

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Marianachigurl, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Marianachigurl macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone!
    I'm new to this forum. But have been using it as quest for a whiled and found it very helpful.

    I've got a very specific question/problem.

    SoI have a movie on .avi and I' using a macbook pro.
    I downloaded MPEG STREAM and converted it to mpeg-4.
    Now I'm kinda lost on how I get it on a dvd.

    Me and my sister want to see it, but we're kinda blind, so the small laptop screen is very uncomfortable.

    I've tired a few programs. Like Burn. but even though it was simple to use.. it didn't read .avi files.

    Then i used some free trial type programs but they all left giant/annoying and obnoxious watermarks.

    Thanks in advance to everyone!

    Also I used idvd, to try and make the .avi into a dvd. and it worked except that when i played it on my dvd player it had no audio.

    I'm new to this whole dvd thing on mac.
    I usually do it on my PC, but it's no longer available.

    So.... please help me!

    P.S. thank you all again! :)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    The software is called MPEG Streamclip.

    .avi files are containers for a variety of codecs, the most prominent being Xvid and Divx, MPEG-4 variants.


    Video DVDs use the MPEG-2 codec, something MPEG Streamclip will not convert to.


    You can use MPEG Streamclip to export to a DV file, which iDVD should be able to read, as iMovie can and uses that format.

    A DV file will be big though, 12GB/h.

    Also know that ... ah, have a look here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=864980
     
  3. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I would think that iDVD should handle AVI files as long as they can be played in Quicktime. Did you try opening the file in Quicktime player, did it have sound there?

    If not, install Perian, then try again.
     
  4. Marianachigurl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey

    opps. typo! I meant MPEG STREAMCLIP.
    The .avi plays on quicktime.. but without audio sound.
    So I downloaded vlc to play it on my laptop.

    But i much rather have it on my dvd.

    So i should use MPEG streamclip to convert to DV. then use that on idvd?
    I'll give it a try.
     
  5. Marianachigurl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whats Perian?

    so, what exactly is Perian?

    Thanks by the way, i'm an extreme noob.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.

    via "Perian"
     
  7. Marianachigurl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    i downloaded persian and then tried to use quicktime to watch an .avi file.
    I could see the video but couldn't hear. it had no audio.

    I also tried burn, but didn't really know how to use it.
    I went online to see if i could find a better tutorial then the on on the burn website. But couldn't.

    AGH
     

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