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Old 10 Oct 2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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can anyone tell me if you need to convert movies in avi format or can you burn them straight to disk without converting. sorry if this is a noob question. thanks
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Welcome to the forum.

This depends on what you want to do with the disc in question. If you want to play it in a standalone DVD player, then unless that DVD player supports AVI file playback (most likely a form of DivX or Xvid), then you will have to convert the AVI to a DVD (MPEG-2).

Let me know what you need and I can give you a few links to some helpful tutorial to get you started.
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Welcome to the forum.

This depends on what you want to do with the disc in question. If you want to play it in a standalone DVD player, then unless that DVD player supports AVI file playback (most likely a form of DivX or Xvid), then you will have to convert the AVI to a DVD (MPEG-2).

Let me know what you need and I can give you a few links to some helpful tutorial to get you started.
thank you. i want to play the dvds in a normal dvd player but as converting can take a bit of time was seeing if there was anyway of getting films to disk without having to do it.

If you could provide me with a few links to tutorials that would be great thank you, possibly ones on converting and burning different formats. thanks again
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If you want the disc to play on every DVD player, then conversion is unavoidable.

For completely free solutions, try DVD Flick, or try FAVC if DVD Flick doesn't work well for you (check out the guides/tutorials listed on the software page before you begin).

For DVD Flick, a tip would be to output to a DVD folder and then test playback the file on your computer before actually burning the disc. The reason is that you sometimes get out of sync audio with DVD Flick.

For maximum compatibility, use DVD-R media, as some older players don't like DVD+ media unless you change the booktype to DVD-ROM.
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thats great. thank you very much for your help
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