[QUOTE=Kerry56;2128741]It is possible to mount a dvd image in a virtual dvd drive, like Daemon Tools, but how are you going to get the image into the computer? You need a dvd drive, at least a dvd rom to read the disk so you can make an image. (unless you’re talking about a [B]downloaded[/B] movie or dvd image file).
And no virtual drive will allow you to burn a dvd with a cdr burner. A dvd burner uses a different type of laser to burn to blank dvd disks.
Following your link, it is certainly possible to convert a dvd into a vcd. You CAN burn a vcd in a cd burner. Nero Vision can do this for you if you have Nero. A free encoder that can make vcd’s is SUPER. You might have to split your dvd into two parts in order to make it fit onto a couple of cds though. Choose Mpg VCD compliant as the output in SUPER.
Are you trying to get this movie to play on a stand alone dvd player? If you have a dvd player that can handle divx or xvid encoded avi files, you’ll get better quality converting to that type of format. Look into a program called AutoGK to convert a dvd to xvid.[/QUOTE]
Thank you for ur help Kerry and thanks to everyone else who’s answered my post. I’m finally getting some answers. I am trying to play these movies in a standalone DVD player and I do have a DVD rom just not a DVD burner but I would like to burn both movies I download (flv, avi) and some I buy from blockbuster with my CD burner. So I want to make sure this is feasible before I go through the hassle then I want to make sure I get the right equipment.
I’d have to agree, my cdr does not currently recognize any of my dvds. So what are they, just wasted coasters or can I get software that can convert the format before I burn to it with my cdr?
If I read this right, your saying I can x the virtual drive idea (I don’t care to store any of these videos on my hard drive) and I have to create an image (do you mean ISO here?)/vcd/xvid/OR divx out of the source file before I can burn them with my cd player? Correct? Can I convert flv files to the above mentioned formats for burning with my CD burner?
Now, after conversion do I just burn it like I would a regular data disc or are there special steps I need to take?
I tried to use Nero Vision and I didn’t get very far. As a test run, I also burned an ISO image of a 30 min. Frasier episode (using Nero 6- Not Nero Vision) onto a CD and it didn’t play in my DVD player. How do I know which formats my DVD player can play?