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Swifty
2006-01-31, 08:48 PM
should i be able to burn these files using nero??

GregY
2006-02-01, 07:42 AM
Burn them to a data disc for archival purposes? Yes.
Burn them as a video DVD? I think Nero now comes with some tools to author a DVD. I don't think it does it 'on the fly' though.

ColinM
2006-02-02, 07:10 PM
Nero Vision Express will do .avi to DVD compliant authoring on the fly. It's pretty damn fast too. I could do 88 minutes of .avi to DVD in about 120 minutes.

Sadly, the program started making coasters. I uninstalled Express, then uninstalled Nero and reinstalled them one at a time and still made coasters.

So, I'm getting a DVD player that plays .avi files as data. Think of it as a cd player for your car that also plays .mp3.

.mp3 - 700 mb of songs is to cd audio - 80 minutes of songs

as

.avi - 4.3 gb of shows is to dvd - 120 minutes of shows

It's the Phillips DVP-642, if you're curious.

Cyndiotta
2006-02-02, 07:32 PM
Colin...where have u been hiding..never see u anymore...however..hi :)

ColinM
2006-02-02, 08:40 PM
I've been around, just not posting very much. Somehow the lounge turned into a shithole for me.

I still like reading the technobabble threads.

Hi to you...

Colin...where have u been hiding..never see u anymore...however..hi :)

geoff
2006-02-10, 02:24 AM
Nero Vision Express will do .avi to DVD compliant authoring on the fly. It's pretty damn fast too. I could do 88 minutes of .avi to DVD in about 120 minutes.

Sadly, the program started making coasters. I uninstalled Express, then uninstalled Nero and reinstalled them one at a time and still made coasters.

So, I'm getting a DVD player that plays .avi files as data. Think of it as a cd player for your car that also plays .mp3.

.mp3 - 700 mb of songs is to cd audio - 80 minutes of songs

as

.avi - 4.3 gb of shows is to dvd - 120 minutes of shows

It's the Phillips DVP-642, if you're curious.


I have that dvd player and i freaking love it!

tbjohn1
2006-02-10, 08:55 AM
I had the same experience as ColinM with Nero Vision Express. Sometimes it works great and sometimes it locks up and you make coasters (the latter more often than the former for me). I also tried one of those AVI converter programs, but that didn't work reliably either -- produced DVDs that had skips and dropouts.

AAR.oner
2006-02-10, 09:03 AM
for what its worth, the quality of the avi > dvd conversion is not only dependent on the prog used to convert, but also the compression setting of the orig avi...avi can be heavily compressed [like an mp3] or "raw" avi [high quality/no comp]

check videohelp.com might give some other progs to do this conversion