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    hi,
    could some one tell me how to turn a avi to a dvd that will will work on a standard dvd player. please include names of programs. i have tried several ways and all my dvd player seems to say is invalid title the way i made was i took a avi converted it to mpeg using mpeg converter then i encoded using Tmpg dvd then i used dvd shrink to shrink and burn. i would apprecate any help.

    another words could u tell me step by step how to make a avi format to dvd format then burn it to disk.i would also like to know the names of the programs that u r usinng please
    thx umar

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    If all you wish to do is view the file on a set top box then i suggest you need do nothing other than burn it as a CD data disk if the file will fit.

    My set top DVD player will play mpeg's and avi's from data CD without the need to make them VCD format. I think any new-ish DVD player will do this.

    However, if you wish to master a 'proper' DVD with a menu system etc then your question holds. I've been playing with Adobe Encore DVD for mine. Not cheap and (some say) not the simplest to get on with either.

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    Millsy, what DVD player are you using?

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    Did have a Samsung 709 from the good old days but when i bought my PC a couple of years ago with CD writer and found they wouldn't play I had to (regrettably) 'upgrade'.

    I use the term lightly because until I find something decent I've bought some cheap player from Smiths for about 50 until I could sort out soemthign decent. I think it's a Cyberhome model (will check tonight) but as it plays everything I've thrown at it so far I just haven't got around to getting a 'good one' and relagiting it to the kids' room.

    It def plays MPGs cos that's how i watch the brilliance that is "Batman: Dead End". Hmm, should get around to mastering this properly now I know how

    I'm now concerned (thinking about it from your reponse) whether I might have been fibbing about playing AVI's. I'll have to check. Thought I had though.

    Apologies if I'm wrong.

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    On further reflection, my player does play the AVI files captures on my digital still camera in video mode. These are compressed though. I can;t image why it would play these and not other forms of AVI so, YES, it does play AVI as well as MPG.

    I remember including one as a test when copying JPGs onto a CD for TV watching to see if it would deal with it and it does.

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    You're lucky In my experience, DVD players have been EXTREMELY picky about what they play!

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    Marc, you got me to wondering about this so I had a quick dig around. The player I have is this one http://www.cyberhome.com/products.asp?Product=300 From a quick (and I do mean quick) look around it's the only one i can find that mentions playing MPGs.

    Because the cheapy player I bought plays them I just assumed they all did - just like they all play MP3s and JPGs nowadays. I guess I've just been lucky then.

    Apologies if I've lead anyone astray with my posts on this thread.

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    erm ok but dat dident really tell me exactly how 2 make a dvd from a avi or what progs to use to make em :S

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    Sorry, got a bit sidetracked there!

    This is a good start: http://www.marcpeters.co.uk/How-to-make-a-DVD.html

    Then this post shows you how to do it on a budget: http://www.videoeditingforums.co.uk/...hlight=ifoedit

    For a list of DVD authoring software, check here: http://www.videoeditingforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=548

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