convert avi to dvd

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  1. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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    Well I'm outta my depth here and instead of joining another forum I thought I'd post here and would appreciate any advice on what to use.

    I have some .avi's and want to convert to dvd. I've read a lot, learnt a little but basically I've honed it down with the help of afterdawndotcom by using freeware tools with the Avi2DVD gui

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    I've also come across while googling WinAVI.

    But I would also need some filters. For these I've found free-codecsdotcom (is this a good site?) and I'm wondering what I need for audio and video or should I just go for a codec pack?..such as the xp-codec-pack.

    What do others use? Do you have a nice guide to share? Many, many thanks.
     
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    Can not help you with a free converter. We use EasyAVI DIVX XVID to DVD.

    But the codec site is quit safe. At least I can speak for the K-Lite codec packs.
     
  4. funkydude

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    K-Lite is very known and safe, I use them myself.


    I've recently actually been trying to convert DVD files to avi, I have DVD Shrink which I was told does it.. but I can't find an AVI option.
     
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    http://www.autogk.me.uk/

    Freeware.
     
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    And you can also have a look at Format Factory which covers all of the main files in which we use today
    http://www.formatoz.com/
     
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    Second Format factory
     
  9. Meriadoc

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    Ah that's great thanks for the reply's:thumb:

    Format factory does look good.
     
  10. funkydude

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    Will check out that Format Factory, just hope it does VOB/etc > AVI, as "all" to AVI isn't very descriptive.

    Thanks.
     
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  12. Meriadoc

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    Thanks, has some nice features I will have a look at it.
     
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    Like said, give ConvertXtoDVD a shot. Better quality than WinAvi and nearly as fast. Plus, give's a simple menu and burn's, probably the best 1 step converter out there and I have both the above. Neither is free, DVD Flick is and very good. The K-Lite codec pack (Full) should have all you need and let's you install what you want, Koepi's XVID codec (1.1.3) also plays about 95% of avi's but don't install more than 1 copy of the same codec, they can conflict. Edit: even better would be if your player is DIVX capable so you could play burn the avi as data and play them.
     
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  16. Meriadoc

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    Hey thankyou mistycat :) .

    Cheers for ALL replys - certainly helped alot. Thanks for all the recommendations, you've given me confidence and the tools to nail this little project and enthusiasm to try other things.:thumb:
     
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    Should have mentioned too that the trial of ConvertXtoDVD will leave a watermark in your video.
     
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