Help please!

Hi!
I’ve downloaded some films, then used Win Avi converter and then used Nero 8 to burn the DVD. However the video and audio are out of sync by about 3-5 seconds. Any ideas?

Which films?

Not ones anyone would know…short films posted by students and directors looking to get their work known. Does it make a difference?

[QUOTE=woody1962;1934378]Not ones anyone would know…short films posted by students and directors looking to get their work known. Does it make a difference?[/QUOTE]

LOL, your whole answer makes it and you just suspicious!

Well thanks Chef!
Not everyone’s into commercial stuff!
There’s some good things out there, garbage as well tho

Then there shouldnt be a problem to answer post #2?!? Or?!

[QUOTE=woody1962;1934378] Does it make a difference?[/QUOTE]Yes it can, the format and encoding the comes with it can have an impact

Go to film-makers.com and explore…you never know, you might find something to broaden your mind!

thx da taxman…didn’t know if it might be something simple. They’re in lots of different formats like real player, quick time, windows viewer so bit too technical for me!
Have to keep watching just on the PC then!
Thanks anyway.

[QUOTE=woody1962;1934411]Go to film-makers.com and explore…you never know, you might find something to broaden your mind![/QUOTE]

That is really no useful answer.

YOU wanna get help, so start with providing USEFUL info first and in a polite manner. Thanks.

chef…how about we start again!
I don’t know what else to provide that will help, I’ve got stuff on my pc that I’d like to make a dvd of so I can play it on a portable dvd player when I’m on the train. Another website said win avi converter would do it so I spent $30 getting that and it’s not working as I described. I don’t know anything about codecs and stuff so unless it’s an easy fix then it’ll be beyond me.

If I understand right, you converted with win avi converter and tehn burned with nero 8? If win avi converter didnt work, maybe you could just try nero. Go to start, all programs, nero 8, nero vision, and select make dvd, dvd-video. Then add your video files, and it will step you through making simple menus (nero should do all the conversion).
You might want to consider googleing and downloading gspot to identify file types, and try similar file types with each batch you try to bur to disk. Nero (like any converter), might not get along with certain file types. If I get a file type nero doesn’t like, I usally try another program (like try win avi converter with the ones nero doesn’t like, and nero with the ones win avi converter doesn’t like).

There are some other converters you can try. Two free ones that will take you all the way to a dvd format and a menu to select the separate videos are DVDFlick and FAVC.

http://www.dvdflick.net/

http://favcfavc.googlepages.com/

Another one is Avi2DVD http://www.trustfm.net/divx/SoftwareAvi2Dvd.html

Besides Kerry’s suggestions above, use Super or MediaCoder,they both convert to just about anything…I’d use them before investing $30.00 on WinAvi…JMO!..good luck!..
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/SUPER_1
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MediaCoder

Also the trial version of TMPGEnc is a good one, and DVDLab.