[QUOTE=Kerry56;2152053]You should be able to fit about five or six of those avi’s onto a dvdr burned as data[/QUOTE]
well… depending on what you base it on i typically say anywhere from 3 to 6 .avi (XviD/DivX) files per DVD Recordable disc.
based on what seems to be the standard size of 700MB or 1400MB (depending on video length… typically speaking though 2hours-ish+ i recommend 1400MB (with .ac3 audio track) … for stuff around 1 hour 30minutes or so, 700MB (sound converted to 128kbps MP3) … this is a good rule of thumb in general and pretty much is considered ‘the standard’ for XviD encoding etc. )
[QUOTE=ScubaPro;2152244]imgburn is the future…nero sucks (but i guess you probably already have been using it for years and already knew that?)[/QUOTE]
yep you pretty much guess that right … all i pretty much use for general burning (which is pretty close to all my burning) is ImgBurn (for DATA) and Burrrn (for AUDIO) … both are FREE and load up super fast (especially Burrrn) and are quality software.
p.s. as for the ‘softmoding’ … to sum it up in easy to understand english… it basically makes the XBox console do stuff it normally cannot do , which in turn makes it play .avi files so that you can watch them on your TV like your typical dvd player… main reason i say XBox is better is cause it can do MORE than your typical home dvd player can… but if you just want to plug it in and stick a disc into the drive tray and play a movie… then obviously the DVD Player route is ‘easiest’ … but if you can ‘softmod’ the XBox console, it’s just flat out superior in terms of what it can do vs your typical DVD Player.
so in other words… initial setup of the XBox is harder but once it’s done it’s flat out superior to a home dvd player that can do XviD/DivX… main advantage of home dvd player that does DivX/XviD, u pretty much plug it in and it works.
but basically in you case the XBox routes main flaw is setting it up to do the ‘fancy stuff’ and once you do that you have to learn what buttons do what on the controller which could be a major turn off for you vs a home dvd player which your already familiar with
just some thoughts