Old 10-06-2006   #1
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Convert a avi movie file to a dvd format

hello,
i have some movies on my computer but they are in avi files what would
be the best way and fastest way of Convert these movies back to dvd
format what software would be best for this thanks
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I don't know about the best. One of the simplest programs that I've used is VSO's ConvertX to DVD. If you don't mind a watermark, you can use it for free.

http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/
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thanks
do you know if any of these are any good to nero 6,7 or winavi or TMPGenc
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Can you explain better please? I don't understand your question
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I use SVD2toDVD to convert avi movies to DVD format. Does the entire job including burning the DVD if you wish. Also allows for combining several avi movies into one.
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Re: Convert a avi movie file to a dvd format

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Can you explain better please? I don't understand your question
i am trying to convert a avi movies file to a dvd fromat and i just wanted
to know if i can also do this useing nero 6,7 or winavi or TMPGenc to
convert the avi movie files to dvd fromat
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Re: Convert a avi movie file to a dvd format

ok, now I understand

You can use TMPGenc to convert avi in mpeg and then you need an authoring software to convert mpeg in vob (tmpgenc dvd author for example).

Nerovision can do this conversion in one step.
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ConvertX to DVD does burn to DVD (one step). I'm guessing that most of these types of programs will do that now. The multiple steps was a reason I had never got into this part of the market.

Again, ConvertX to DVD can be used for free if you don't mind the watermark. I'm always impressed with programs that have free-use options.
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hi,(Pakratus)
hows the movie quality after converting with ConvertX to DVD is it good
caues i tryed useing winavi and the movie quality was bad and do you
know how long does the converting take on ConvertX to DVD
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Re: Convert a avi movie file to a dvd format

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i am trying to convert a avi movies file to a dvd fromat and i just wanted
to know if i can also do this useing nero 6,7 or winavi or TMPGenc to
convert the avi movie files to dvd fromat

I convert my avi files with DVD Santa, when it has finished converting, it asks if you wish to burn the disc now or later, if you wish to burn it at the time, just pop your dvd in the drive and its really as simple as that!
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hi,(Pakratus)
hows the movie quality after converting with ConvertX to DVD is it good
caues i tryed useing winavi and the movie quality was bad and do you
know how long does the converting take on ConvertX to DVD
I converted a AVI version of Loose Change 911, on a Pentium (3?) 2.0ghz with 512 megs ram. I believe it took 1-1.5 hours (actually seemed pretty fast). The running time on the video is an hour and 20 minutes.

In my testing of AVI to DVD products, it was the better one in quality. To be fair, I had older versions of some of the other programs. I have a 48" rear-projection screen and the quality was decent. One complaint might be text. It turns a little whiter (like color bleed).

I did a quicky comparison of the AVI vs the burned DVD... I got the size pretty close. The TOP image is the DVD, the BOTTOM image is the AVI.

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I did not use the internal burning function. I converted it and dropped it onto the other computer with the DVD burner.
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On Afterdawn.com, someone posted a time comparison of 3 programs: "VSO", "ImToo", and "WinAVI". (No version info included)

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I tried VSO and IMTOO as well - they are ok but much slower to convert AVI to dvd. Here is a test I did on a 350mb AVI.

WinAVI - conversion done in ~12 minutes - obviously no menus
IMToo - conversion done in ~30 minutes - has basic menus
VSO - conversion done in ~1 hr and 5 min - has slightly better menus as you know
I'm going to test out the WinAVI v7.6 now.
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I did a test. Same AVI, using WinAVI Video Converter v7.6.

I like WinAVI. It converts to a bunch of formats, seemed simple to use. Not a lot of setup required.

Using default options WinAVI only took 25-30 minutes. The picture looked virtually like the original file.
I changed what I think is the quality to highest, and it still only took ~30 minutes.

Default settings: The problem, like other programs, the audio does not sound good. It is very stuttery throughout the whole thing. Other programs played fine on the computer but stuttered a bunch when played on a standalone DVD player. This one was stuttery on the computer.

I played with some audio settings, (Checked) Enable MPEG2 DVD Audio and (unchecked) Use Built In Decoder, now it plays fine on the computer. Haven't burned it to DVD yet.
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