In order to really answer your question, we must know what you’re really trying to accomplish.
You are probably trying to do one of the following two things, but which is it?
[li]Simply make a data DVD that contains the same AVI file.[/li][li]Make a DVD Video disc that can be played in DVD players.[/li][/ol]If you’re trying to do #1, then you need to burn your DVD in UDF format instead of ISO 9660 format. The reason is, that ISO 9660 can only hanlde files up to 2 GB in size, but UDF can handle files as large as the capacity of the DVD.
If you’re trying to do #2, then it mostly depends on how long your AVI file is (playing time) and what quality you can accept. In any case you will have to make a conversion and perhaps also splitting the content between multiple DVDs. You can use NeroVision Express for this purpose.
I have an avi video file which is 5hrs in length and wish to burn it so it can play in other dvd players (sorry should of stated that before). Does nerovision express does everything i need to do ie encode split and burn? i have never tried to burn a file thats needed splitting which is where im confused.
When you import an AVI file in NeroVision express, you can cut out the parts you don’t need. By starting e.g. two seperate NeroVision projects, you can keep the first 2Â½ hours in the first project, and keep the last 2Â½ hours in the second project.
It’s possible to squeeze 5 hours of video onto a single 4.7 GB DVD, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Instead I suggest you use 2 DVDs or perhaps a single 8.5 GB DVD if you don’t care about the higher price.
NeroVision Express is one of my least favourite programs because I find it to be very buggy, but unless you get bitten by one of its bugs, it will do what you want.