Noob questions about DVD burning

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#1

I have some .avi & .mpeg files I would like to make playable on my DVD player. Do I just burn the files or do they have to be encoded like when you burn an audio CD from .mp3 files?

Is there a way to make your own menu? Something simple to give me the choice of which one I want to play.


#2

For the first question…they can just be burned as regular data disc if your player supports those files (check the player manual).

Otherwise, they’ll have to be converted to a DVD-compliant format (I like ConvertXtoDVD for this, but there are free options also).

As for menus, hopefully someone else can advise you there as I eliminate them where possible :wink:


#3

For a freeware menu creator try DVDStyler.I have only used it with .vobs.You might have to convert to those.


#4

Convertxtodvd Is Great. Ive Been Using It For More Than A Year Now. One Thing Though. U Cant Get Those Aminated Menus Like Nero But The Quality Is The Best Ive Seen & The Conversion Time Is The Fastest Ever.


#5

VSO ConvertXtoDVD is the bomb, even the high quality encode is real quick! Real easy to use, also has a burner also, but I tend to use Nero to burn with after I convert.


#6

DVDFlick is a free program that should be able to use either your avi files or mpeg files and produce a dvd for you with a menu if you want one.


#7

I seem to be inclined to do so as well, but if I decide to put 2 or more short flicks on a disk, I would rather have a simple menu than have to skip through to the 1 I want.

I have DVDStyler now & it looks fairly simple. I’ll have to read through the directions before I make any final judgements.

I obtained a copy of ConvertXtoDVD for evaluation but now I need to get DVDFlick for a comparison study.


#8

I am going to have to agree that this program is dabomb. Although, I didn’t find it was all that quick. However, it was so easy to use, I was encoding after just a few minutes of exploring the buttons. Still haven’t read the directions. Which means I won’t be testing DVDFlick unless someone can provide a strong arguement for it.