What .avi to DVD program do you use?

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  1. Kevster89 macrumors regular

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    I know there are many applications, for both Windows and Mac OS X, that allow one to convert .avi video files to DVD.

    What program, for those of you that do so, do you personally use and recommend?

    I am looking for a simple, lightweight program that can easily burn an avi file to a DVD without too many hassels. I do not need a fancy array of features, just an application for OS X that can get the job done. Also, I would prefer a free program. Although a free program may not be the best, money is tight as a college student in America right now! :rolleyes:

    As always, thanks for the recommendations and advice! :D
     
  2. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I use Toast for all my burning needs and have used VisualHub, iSquint or ffmpegx for my encoding needs whenever required. Toast will convert avis to DVD format, but I know others are not satisfied with the resulting quality - I personally find it fine. Of course, Toast costs money as well, which turns some people off. You could try Burn as well, but I have not used it personally. I mention the encoding software above as they will be the alternatives you would want to look at if Toast was not a desirable option.

    Or, just Google your question and I'm sure you'll find some answers.
     
  3. Kevster89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did some research on google and found some different programs, but I just like to get good, honest opinions of the experienced Mac users on this forum.

    Thanks for your suggestions too!
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No problem, I hope they will assist you in finding the right solution to satisfactorily meet your needs.

    Again, the quality of Toast can be inconsistent from what I've heard, but it's always burned my avis just fine. Using VisualHub or ffmpegx to convert the AVi to VOB/VIDEO_TS is sometimes handy though when you want more control on the conversion (especially in ffmpegx's case) and then you just need an app to burn the resulting data. Heck, you might be able to even just use OS X's built in Disk Utility in that case... or again, Toast if you have it, as then you'd just be burning a straight VIDEO_TS folder without doing any conversion in Toast which is what seems to cause issues if there are going to be any.
     
  5. Kevster89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If anyone has recommendations for free avi to DVD format conversion programs/apps that would be wonderful.

    I have so many movies I would like to be able to play in my DVD player, not simply on my MacBook Pro! :D
     
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  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Is this not what you initially asked? I thought that question had been addressed, is there a reason you're asking it again? :confused:

    Good to know - this is one of the apps I recommended above but have not had any personal experience with it so I could not comment on its usefulness - sounds like it would do the trick as well for burning VOB for DVD.
     

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