October 16th, 2006, 11:07 AM #1
MPEGs, AVIs etc Playable on DVD Players
I have about 500 video clips with various formats, some are AVI, MPEG4 etc.
I my aim is to burn them on a DVDR and make them playable in a DVD player. I dont have a DVD player, so I dont know if they would work without any special converting...
October 16th, 2006, 12:39 PM #2
Some DVD players support MPEG4/DIVX directly. For the rest, you'll have to convert the video to mpeg2 and burn it to a DVD. Nero can do both the conversion and burning.
October 16th, 2006, 12:44 PM #3
So do ALL DVD players support MPEG2 for certain?
Also, what affect would this have on the quality of the movie?
October 16th, 2006, 01:05 PM #4
Standard DVD video discs use MPEG2 compression, so in a sense, all DVD players MUST support MPEG2 video. However, that does not mean you can burn a DVD Data disk with MPEG 2 compressed video files and expect it to work in any DVD player. The video has to be in the proper format. Nero will take care of all this for you, so if your version of Nero supports this (OEM version may not), then that's probably the easiest tool to use.
You always lose some quality when re-encoding, but it can be imperceptible if done right.
October 16th, 2006, 01:41 PM #5
Unfortunately, I havent got Nero.
I use Roxio Media Creator 8. I believe this has a video to DVD feature, but I dont know if the wanted results will come out by using this.
What version of Nero support this DVD creating utility?
October 18th, 2006, 03:22 PM #6
The latest version of Nero Suite 7 should support a wide range of inputs. It will do the format conversion, DVD menu creating, and burning - all-in-one.
I'm not too sure about RMC 8, never used it myself. It looks like it will at least create the DVD menus and burn the disk, but may not support all the formats you want to convert. You're gonna have to just give it a try and see if it will take the files or if it kicks you out with an error.
October 31st, 2006, 03:17 AM #7
In the US, you can get a Philips DVP 642 for about $50. It'll play those files just fine. Burn them as a DATA file on a DVD disk. Look for something similar in the UK. The player can be region free, etc. It'll play raw avi and mpeg files. Also mp3 on DVD disk.RayH42450@gmail.com
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October 31st, 2006, 08:37 PM #8
best advice is to pick up a lite-on stand alone player that supports DivX, Xvid, MP3 playback.. check newegg for feature listings on their products videohelp.com also has a listing of standalone players and their features along w/ ratings by owners of the products.. makes for a good resource for all things video."I play from the heart, when I think about it, it loses its soul.." -The late Stevie Ray Vaughan
November 6th, 2006, 09:03 AM #9
You may also want to try:
Those two sites will pretty much cover:
1) transcoding of video files
2) DVD player hacks/codes/firmware
And Nero 7 is a great idea too, if you already own it... If not, there are a lot of freeware programs out there that can help you.New Dad since 07/06/2005
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