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#57254 7-Feb-2010 17:07
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I have an avi file that I have been trying to convert all day with no success. As it is AVI it doesn't seem to play on my computer either, I can only play it with full sound, but no video at all. Could I be missing a program here?!

I have downloaded a few so called free convertors today, only to find there will be a watermark on the video unless I pay up. Is anybody able to help me please? How can I get the avi file to work for vista, and then convert it to mp4 so i can watch it on our ipod and ps3 (our dvd player)?

Thanks.

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  #296824 7-Feb-2010 17:19
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the name it is saved under does not mention avi, is this what you mean? i think i might have trouble opening it because of codec (or rather a lack of codec), sound possible?

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  #296825 7-Feb-2010 17:19
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beforenightfalls: I have an avi file that I have been trying to convert all day with no success. As it is AVI it doesn't seem to play on my computer either, I can only play it with full sound, but no video at all. Could I be missing a program here?!

I have downloaded a few so called free convertors today, only to find there will be a watermark on the video unless I pay up. Is anybody able to help me please? How can I get the avi file to work for vista, and then convert it to mp4 so i can watch it on our ipod and ps3 (our dvd player)?

Thanks.


As far as getting the AVI to play in the first place, it sounds like youre experiencing a codec issue.

I use ffdshow for my audi/video codecs. Download from here

Install and then reboot and try again.

For format conversion, I use Super. Totally free and you can check it out here

The download link is at the bottom of the page. There are several presets in Super, iPod format one of them . Choose the appropriate output format  required and then let it re encode your video.You can fiddle with more individual settings, however best to stay with the presets.

To convert to play in DVD format, you'll need a DVD-Authoring program. The ps3 plays xvid/divx files natively via the USB. Just convert the AVI to a compliant divx avi in Super. Easy.

It's quite possible you dont even have an AVI file. It may a mkv file. If you get no video still after installing ffdshow, then download and install vlc player from videolan.org







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  #296831 7-Feb-2010 17:36
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Thanks very much, it now works on windows media player. i have downloaded super too but when i drag the file nothing happens. am i doing something wrong?!



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  #296835 7-Feb-2010 17:40
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i think i might've figured it out! fingers crossed we can get it work on the ipod, would be great for road trips!



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  #296844 7-Feb-2010 18:26
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i converted it with super and itunes has the new file in my list of videos, but when i play it no sound or video is there. i did save it for ipod/iphone though, could that be why it won't play in itunes? it is needed for an ipod touch. cheers.



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  #296857 7-Feb-2010 19:07
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i'm not sure how but my other half has got it work on itunes and ipod! the final test is to burn it onto a blank dvd so we can watch it on ps3 and normal dvd player, is mp4 the best format for this? cheers.

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  #296872 7-Feb-2010 19:32
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beforenightfalls: I have an avi file that I have been trying to convert all day with no success. As it is AVI it doesn't seem to play on my computer either, I can only play it with full sound, but no video at all. Could I be missing a program here?!

I have downloaded a few so called free convertors today, only to find there will be a watermark on the video unless I pay up. Is anybody able to help me please? How can I get the avi file to work for vista, and then convert it to mp4 so i can watch it on our ipod and ps3 (our dvd player)?

Thanks.


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  #296873 7-Feb-2010 19:35
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You'll need a program that'll convert to dvd format for a normal standalone dvd player.

You'll need something like Nero

The PS3 plays xvid and divx avi formats out of the box via USB. Not sure if it reads them okay from a burnt dvd-rom, someone else might be able to confirm.

To watch on a standalone dvd player, you'll need an avi to dvd program. DVD's are created in .vob format.




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