View Full Version : can you burn avi files onto dvd?

09-20-2007, 09:50 AM
just wondering
does anyone know if you can you burn avi files onto dvd and would they be able to play in a dvd player?
XBOX and PS systems cant play burned dvds right?

09-20-2007, 09:51 AM
yes and yes

09-20-2007, 09:53 AM
thank you and do you have to have a special program in order to do burn files onto dvd?

09-20-2007, 09:55 AM
Nero will do this, although can sometimes spend ages transcoding the files.

09-20-2007, 02:33 PM
Actually avi2dvd works also, google that and you can find a few programs tha will do it.

09-23-2007, 09:32 AM
as long as you can covert a video file (such as .avi) to mpeg2 format (that's the format that DVD's have for their video source), then yes. Download TMPGenc, that will convert whatever video files you have (.avi) to mpeg2 with whatever options you want. Then with the mpeg2 video, you can burn it with any dvd authoring/burning program. Of course, that's only if you want complete control over what you're doing...if you want simpler ways, just use Nero's dvd encoder thing they have with their burning program, it will do the job alright.

And ps2's can play burned DVDs, at least mine can. They can't play PAL discs though, like cheap dvd players can.

09-24-2007, 01:16 PM
A good program for this is made by VSO and called ConvertXtoDVD.Files that Nero chokes on it has no problem with,and also automatically adds chapters every 5 mins. and other nifty stuff.

frozen pilgrim
09-24-2007, 07:10 PM
check out a program called tversity.
it transcodes the media on your hard drive into whatever format your media client (i.e. xbox/ xbox 360, psp/ps3, wii, iphone, archos player, etc) supports in real time. it takes a little bit of setup, but it's by no means overly complicated, and the end result is seamless video playback of divx files on anything form your smartphone to your xbox to your friend's computer halfway around the world. totally eliminates the need to burn video to dvd

Wheres the beef?
09-24-2007, 09:12 PM