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Problems burning AVI

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15th November 2005 12:23  #1

Nic Smith Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 3
Problems burning AVI
Hi, I'm having problems burning an AVI. On closer investigation I notice that the video codec is Xvid and the audio codec is MPEG-3. When i try to create a DVD video of the AVIand then play the DVD on a normal player all i get is the standard DVD menu screen and not the menu I have generated. Could it be that the DVD isnt compatible with MPEG-3 or Xvid . What can I do to create a DVD disk that will run.

15th November 2005 13:23  #2

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Try:


and


Both are good resources for this kind of thing, sounds to me like you don't have the latest XviD codecs.

16th November 2005 7:55  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
what programs are you trying to do this with?

16th November 2005 8:12  #4

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
another place you could try is afterdark i dont know the exact site but if you google it you will be fine

16th November 2005 14:40  #5

Nic Smith Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 3
i'm trying to burn with nero

16th November 2005 14:46  #6

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
You have to first convert the video to mpeg2 at 720x480 (or whatever the PAL standard is), the only program I know that will convert an xvid file is tmpg express, it should also convert the ac3 encoded sound into the same mpeg file, or you could set it to create a separete ac3 file for dvd, but that's harder to deal with later. Use nero only to burn the mpeg2 video you create as dvd-video.

Keep in mind this is no simple task and should take you a frickin long time. Prob a few days to convert the video file alone. Then you'll have to create and design the dvd you want to make, create the vob files using the program you use to design your menu scheme and then you still have to burn it.

16th November 2005 15:18  #7

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Try a freeware program called DIVXtoDVD; it will convert DIVX/xvid files, and a few other formats, over to MPEG2 and VOB file format easily and fairly quickly. Then all you have to do is burn the DVD Video format files with Nero or whatever authoring/burning software you choose.

19th November 2005 0:37  #8

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
sites to go to are www.afterdawn.com or doom9.org - they have guides and everything!

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