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# 18717 21-Jan-2008 13:38

hi everyone
just a query ive now moved onto a MacBook and been looking for a program that I can convert and burn avi files to dvd? ive been searching around but cant find one i like.
any suggestions or help will be appreciated:-)

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  # 105969 21-Jan-2008 15:24
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I'm assuming that your Mac came with iLife, so therefore (depending on the avi format) iDVD should do what you are after, as long as you can play the video in QuickTime.

If not, Perian is worth downloading to enable playing of most video formats.


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  # 105970 21-Jan-2008 15:36

hmmm not sure about iLife but i know theres an idvd -
i downloaded the codecs so now i can play the avi files on quicktime
ill play around with it tonight and see how it works
i checked out the link for that perian looks alright but it doesnt say i can convert and burn from avi to dvd?

thanks:-)

 
 
 
 


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  # 105981 21-Jan-2008 17:13
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iDVD uses QuickTime to convert the files to DVD format to allow them to be burnt. What this means is that if QuickTime can play it, it can be burnt to DVD.

Another burning option I use is Toast, which also burns CDs etc, and has advantages and disadvantages. Other than that there are a number of burning tools available. Have a look at http://osx.iusethis.com/.

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  # 106047 22-Jan-2008 01:12
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How about some toast? Toast works goooood.



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# 106074 22-Jan-2008 10:10

thanks guysCool
ive heard of toast what is it exactly?
ill try burning one tonight using idvd - i would never have used it as i dont know what it does exactly lol

thanks for the info!

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  # 106174 22-Jan-2008 19:41
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Also check out Flip4Mac - there should be a link on the microsoft mac site (http://www.microsoft.com/mac)

The initial version you download is free for playback, and for a smallish fee (I can't recall as I haven't checked it out for a while) you will have a version that does the encoding as well.

Also - depending on the format of your AVI's there may be free / alternate encoders for the mac (APC Mag had some DiVX codecs on their cover DVD not so long ago)

Lastly - this is all upon the assumption that you want to actually create a DVD video disc - if you have a player that will playback the AVI's in the format you currently have, there should be nothing to stop you putting the raw AVI files directly on the disc itself.

Note - the Apple drives do not support writing to DVD-RAM, I have successfully read from a DVD-RAM disc, but no altering can happen.





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  # 106182 22-Jan-2008 20:41

thanks wazzageek but i sort of got lost after the first paragraph sorry hehehe

YAY! i just finished burning an avi file to dvd using idvd works perfectly BUT the only problem i have is that it will only let me burn one movie on a 4gig disc which i can normally burn 4movies on with my xpwindows.

if anyone can help me find a way to put 4movies on one disc using idvd or another program ill be SOOOO GREATFUL:-)

 
 
 
 


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  # 106194 22-Jan-2008 21:41
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I do hope these are movies that you are legally entitled to. (Format shifting is something I'm still unclear on for NZ, and is a different topic).

You will need to investigate the options that your windows software allows.  There must be some options or similar in the software to allow you to compress the video further (or alternatively, strip what you don't need).

Bear in mind that as you adjust to bigger and bigger visual output devices you will notice the reason that the compression is set as it currently is.



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  # 106196 22-Jan-2008 21:56

ok - i jst finished downloading toast titanium8 - now im going to play around with it and see how this thing works if anyone has any good tips for me and things not to do - flick them through:-)


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  # 106247 23-Jan-2008 11:44
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UPRYZ: thanks wazzageek but i sort of got lost after the first paragraph sorry hehehe

YAY! i just finished burning an avi file to dvd using idvd works perfectly BUT the only problem i have is that it will only let me burn one movie on a 4gig disc which i can normally burn 4movies on with my xpwindows.

if anyone can help me find a way to put 4movies on one disc using idvd or another program ill be SOOOO GREATFUL:-)


iDVD will convert the movie so that it will play in any standard DVD player. If you just want to burn the files to a DVD, then either Toast will do it, or you can use the Finder (right click and select new burn folder, copy your files into it and go from there...



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  # 106249 23-Jan-2008 11:52

ok so i can burn more than one avi file onto a dvd disc using idvd? - i tried it but kept telling me theres not enough space? but the disc is 4.7gigs?
im hoping this will work on toast....

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  # 106272 23-Jan-2008 13:13
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With toast ye can fit about 120mins of avi on there.



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  # 106276 23-Jan-2008 13:32

you cant do more than 120mins?

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  # 106290 23-Jan-2008 14:23
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It's why I said 'about' and not 'exactly'. Depending on compression that figure will change.



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  # 106291 23-Jan-2008 14:32

OK so if i compress my avi files will this affect its quality when i burn them? if this is the only way to do it whats the best compression software? grrrrrr

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