Not all .avi play on dvd player

Hello all,

I stumbled upon a thread on here with a similar issue of mine and the thread starter resolved the issue, I’m still stuck. Was wondering if I could have a little hand.

I have a dvd player that plays avi’s but not every avi. They play fine on my pc. I would like to know how I can see if the avi will work on my dvd player before I burn it to disk, and thusly… not waste a disk on a file that won’t play. When the movie has an avi icon like http://www.istartedsomething.com/wp-...consistent.jpg I assume the avi will play on my dvd player, so I burn it, but this theory does not always work. Right now with my lack of knowledge, it’s just luck of the draw, some avi’s play… some don’t.

Any help appreciated, I’d be all ears! :flower:

Examine the avi files with a free program called MediaInfo. It will tell you the codecs used in making the files. Avi is just a container file, many different codecs can be used in them.

Most dvd players are compatible with divx and xvid encoded files (though even they can be incompatible depending on how they were produced). Take note of the specifications on the ones that work well, and you should be able to predict how well new ones you run across work for you in your player.

For problematic AVIs , use AVI Recomp, it will create a new avi file that will/should make it DivX/ DVD Player compatible.

http://www.avirecomp.com/news.php

Thanks for the replies, first I would like to know how to find problematic avi’s without having to waste a disk brurning them to see if they work or not.

I’ve tried MediaInfo, and I can not see the what differences I am looking for between a avi that plays and an avi that doesn’t play.

Here’s one that works:

General
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 700 MiB
Duration : 2h 1mn
Overall bit rate : 805 Kbps

Video
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile : Streaming Video@L1
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, QPel : No
Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix : Custom
Codec ID : XVID
Codec ID/Hint : XviD
Duration : 2h 1mn
Bit rate : 688 Kbps
Width : 656 pixels
Height : 368 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16/9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 24 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.119
Stream size : 598 MiB (85%)
Writing library : XviD 1.2.0.dev47 (UTC 2006-11-01)

Audio
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 2h 1mn
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 105 Kbps
Minimum bit rate : 112 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 44.1 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 90.9 MiB (13%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 26 ms (0.63 video frame)
Interleave, preload duration : 520 ms
Writing library : LAME3.97
Encoding settings : ABR

And one that doesn’t work:

General
Format : AVI
Format/Info : Audio Video Interleave
File size : 500 MiB
Duration : 51mn 53s
Overall bit rate : 1 347 Kbps

Video
Format : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile : Streaming Video@L1
Format settings, BVOP : Yes
Format settings, QPel : No
Format settings, GMC : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix : Custom
Codec ID : XVID
Codec ID/Hint : XviD
Duration : 51mn 53s
Bit rate : 1 210 Kbps
Width : 640 pixels
Height : 368 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16/9
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Resolution : 24 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.171
Stream size : 449 MiB (90%)
Writing library : XviD 1.2.0.dev47 (UTC 2006-11-01)

Audio
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Codec ID : 55
Codec ID/Hint : MP3
Duration : 51mn 53s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 128 Kbps
Minimum bit rate : 128 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 16 bits
Stream size : 47.5 MiB (10%)
Alignment : Aligned on interleaves
Interleave, duration : 67 ms (2.00 video frames)
Interleave, preload duration : 504 ms
Writing library : LAME3.97
Encoding settings : CBR
Language : English

Maybe this might be some vital info :bow:

This may help…
http://forum.videohelp.com/topic357003.html

FWIW, I’d give Avi Recomp a spin…After all CD blanks are cheap…Try it…

The differences I see in your samples are the video bitrate for sample 1 is lower than sample 2,and the Frame Rate differs as well, audio for 1 is variable and constant for #2…So there are some differences,it’s just figuring out what works and what does’nt for your particular player…

I usually throw the towel in with anything regarding technical goods, because it’s just so far behond me. But this issue, i’m going to be persistent.

I’d give Avi Recomp a spin…After all CD blanks are cheap…Try it…

I’m happy to do that, that’s not the issue though. The issue is the tower of dud dvd disks I am slowly but surely creating. I want to foresee the bad avi’s [I]before[/I] I burn them! rather than after I burn them, wasting a disk, and my time. That’s the intention of the thread. :cop:

So there are some differences,it’s just figuring out what works and what does’nt for your particular player…
Sure is, what do you think is the likely culprit out of the differences you pointed out?

If I had to guess,I’d say a corrupted or incomplete file…
Check it’s duration…
Open your problem avi wit G-spot and render the file,see if you have the correct codec(s) to play it…
I know you stated above that you’re able to play it from PC,but open it with G-spot anyway and post a screenshot here…
And some more reading for you here…
http://www.weethet.nl/english/video_which_codecs_gspot.php

Well for one thing it’s always a good idea to add your LOCATION in your profile (helps with PAL/NTSC issues). It would also help if you listed the model player you are using.

Ok thanks,

Here’s a file that doesn’t play on the dvd player. Fine on the pc.
http://www.hdimage.org/images/jcf0s2nil0ujzdzx7mv_gspot.bmp
Hopefully that means something :slight_smile:

I live in Australia and the player is by Olin, I’m struggling to find a model number or a website for Olin to better show the product, sorry :sad:.

It may just be a PAL/NTSC issue. Can you play NTSC DVDs on your system?