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Advice re converting .avi files to be played on DVD player


AroundAgain
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Hi

A friend has a load of videos, taken with personal video camera, which are .avi files but he wants them on DVDs so that family can have copies, to be played on DVD players, PCs, Mac's etc.

I have, this evening, used Freemake and converted to MP4 and WMA which will run on my tablet. I have also used Handbrake but seems to only convert to MP4, and also another format (forgotten what it was)

However, I'm wondering what the best format to convert these .avi files into. Apart from MP4, is there a 'standard' format that DVD players, and the like, that would be best to convert to?

Then, is there an appropriate free download of the program necessary, or would it be necessary to purchase one?

I would appreciate some (simple 'ish) advice from you guys who probably have lots of experience with this.

Thanks very much for your help :)

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AroundAgain

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Thanks guys I'm now back on to it and will give this another go right now I'll post back again soon with the outcome ;) Cheers

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AroundAgain

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YAY!!! :) I finally managed to get a load of avi files onto DVD, using Freemake and, as Fruit Bat also suggested, creating ISO file which I could then burn to disc.

I certainly wouldn't have been able to work this out without your help and advice. All posts were helpful and for that I thank you all.

I've 'ticked' Fruit Bat's last post because that was the last piece in the jigsaw.

Again, thank you all very much.

No doubt you will be hearing from me again in due course. Just hope you have the patience ;)

Cheers

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Lazarus The 2nd

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recourses plural of re·course (Noun)

Noun

  1. A source of help in a difficult situation: "surgery may be the only recourse".

  2. The use of someone or something as a source of help in a difficult situation: "all three countries had recourse to the loans".

That video reencoding software, sounds Painful in 1.

and expensive in 2...

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Lazarus The 2nd

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make sure there are no other processes running in the background on your computer while trying to user video reencoding software, this uses alot of recourses of your machine and if you run other programs it might crash ( this means no e-mail, games, or others)

What a load of bull..

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woodchip

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What about DivX to convert to

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AroundAgain

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Thanks everyone but I've managed to convert to dvd successfully, thanks to previous posters - please see the 'green' tick on previous page. Cheers

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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The two extra posts were due to answering to a spam post which the FE has deleted.

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