Dvd writers



i have a video file which is in avi format and 1280720 resolution… my problem is i am not able to write it in the same format i.e, 1280720 format i am using nero 9 software and i have a sony home theater system… are there any good software that can burn in the same high resolution


Hello aakashkatakam,

I am a Nero employee and would like to help you.

Are you trying to burn the video as video DVD? If yes, the video DVD standard allows a maximum resolution of 720x576 pixels for PAL material and 720x480 pixels for NTSC material. If you want to burn a video with HD resolution, you either have to create a Blu-ray disc or write the data as AVCHD DVD. However, bear in mind that regular DVD players are not able to play AVCHD discs.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact our technical support (http://www.nero.com/enu/support-form.html) or visit the My Nero community (http://my.nero.com/).

Best regards


thank you for the response… my question is their any other way or any other burner to burn a high definition avi file on to a regular DVD without compromising on its quality…



no, there is no other way to burn a HD movie to a regular DVD without quality loss simply because DVDs have to follow a standard that specifies a maximum resolution of 720x576 / 720x480.

Best regards


^Very close but not quite right.

[B]DVD-video[/B] has a maximum resolution of 720 x 576 in PAL systems or 720 x 480 for NTSC, but it is possible to burn high definition avi, mp4 or mkv files on a recordable dvd. Your Sony home theater probably won’t be able to play them, but you can play such files on a home computer with no problems. So while it is possible, it is not a solution for your particular situation.

There are new media players out that can handle high definition in other formats than AVCHD or Blu ray. Look at something like the Western Digital HD Media Player: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/696925-REG/Western_Digital_WDBABX0000NBK_NESN_WD_TV_Live_Plus.html This player has no optical drive, but can use video on usb storage devices. These players are growing in number and capabilities, but are bypassing optical storage for the most part in favor of usb drives, internet streaming and hard drives.