Hi. I have a silly problem. I have about 20 or so .avi movie files that a friend gave me and I want to convert each to its own DVD format to play in a standalone player. Looks simple, right? Well, I’ve gone through about 10 so far with great success but now I’m stumped on this one particular movie. Am using Nero Vision (from their Nero7 Ultra offering) into a Lite-On SHM 165HS6S burner on an Athlon 3400+ using XP Pro completely updated as of today. I’ve burned this movie twice with the exact same results. The video came out fine but…
On my Philips VCR/DVD player model DVP3050V/37 the playback sound on this one particular movie is horrid! Sounds like a loud whispering noise covered up by a “swooshing” noise when the actors or voice over is heard. Audio is mostly unintelligible. Now the same DVD+r plays fine in the computer. And, then at a suggestion from someone else, I went out to the local WalMart and picked up an el-cheapo $29.99 Magnavox DVD player. (isn’t that amazing what they’ve come down to?) Surprisingly, the sound is fine on that inexpensive player.
What is this? Does this happen often? Is it an encoding problem on the .avi? Is it an audio codec gone bad? Should I be looking at some audio setup snafu on the Philips? Is this an incompatibility problem with the Philips (which is a really nice combo player). I can’t believe that the more expensive player gags while the el-cheapo is clear as day!
How about some hints? What should I look for in settings, configurations, etc? Thanks very much everyone for such a nice place to visit.