Imkidd - you are giving me far too much credit. I am a newbie’s newbie.
That’s because you don’t appear to have done any basic knowledge research about what the different file types and disc formats are, and matched them to your DVD recorder’s playback specifications.
I have read it all until my eyeballs have hung like yo-yo’s… and damned if it makes any sense to me.
I have a thick DVD Recorder/Player Guide Book and it says absolutely ****-all about what ‘file types’ will be accepted for play in the DVD drive.
What it does say is that it will play…DVD Video; Video CDs in Video CD/Super Video CD format; CD in music CD format; DATA CD which contaon MP3 audio track.
When I go looking for torrents to download to burn to disc and view in my DVD Recorder/Player… there is no indication whatsoever except by trial-and-error what file-types will be able to play in my standalone DVD Recorder/Player. And my DVD Recorder/Player Guide Book says nothing about that I should choose .bin files or .cue files or .avi files - or whatever.
“DVD recorders are generally not very good players compared to dedicated DVD players and very few of them play back XviD/DivX as .avi files.”
“… play back Xvid/DivX as .avi files”. I haven’t even the vaguest idea what you mean by this.
“Now that we know, to re-encode .avi to something your recorder might play, try ConvertXtoDVD and convert the DivX file to DVD-Video.”
Where would I find this DivX file… ?