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Old 08-08-05, 03:53 AM
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Question burning dvd

what is the best way to burn mpeg and avi video files to dvd? i have a dvd-+rw drive and have nero ultra or sonic software. my os is windows media 5. any help would be appreciated. thanxs in advance.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 05:14 AM
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That all depends, do you want to just archive the files (back them up in their current form) or do you want to be able to play them on your home DVD player?
 
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Old 08-08-05, 01:26 PM
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first of all...if you wanna play them on a dvd player i'd recommend using dvd-r media as it is the most universally supported format among third party dvd players (though not all dvd players can play burned dvd's) Then, use nero start smart if you have it, select dvd up top, and burn the movie..it will automatically put it into a format most dvd players can use (i believe it's mpeg-2 or mepg-4 i forget which....)
 
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Old 08-08-05, 03:57 PM
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my cheap wallyworld slimline dvd player plays everything....even avi's that i burned to cd years ago. as long as it is in a standard format and used a standard codec. most new dvd players are that way. + or -, dvd,cd,mpeg or avi, some even play windows media format. If i need to convert for some reason, i use win avi. works fast and pretty much does it all.
 
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Old 08-08-05, 05:53 PM
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i'm just saying dvd-r and mpeg (2 or 4 i forget which) are the most universally supported....others usually will play but it still doesn't change the fact that dvd-r and mpeg are the most widely supported. Also you can't say it'll play all avi's because there are so many codecs for avi....divx, xvid and such...right? or am i wrong about that. I don't really use avi's so i don't know for sure, but that's the way i always understood it!
 
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Old 08-08-05, 07:13 PM
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i'm just saying dvd-r and mpeg (2 or 4 i forget which) are the most universally supported....others usually will play but it still doesn't change the fact that dvd-r and mpeg are the most widely supported.
that used to be true,(barely) but not so anymore(with new systems). And yes, as long as the codec was a standard, not some addon pack, it plays them all(at least all I have).
from phillips:
# Movies: DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, VCD, SVCD, MPEG-4, and DivX 3.11/4.x/5.x
# Music: CD, MP3-CD, CD-R and CD-RW
# Pictures: Picture CD (JPEG) with music (MP3)
 
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Old 08-08-05, 10:55 PM
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i have about 50 woodworking videos that are 6-10min long in mpg format. i wanted to copy them to dvd to save space and to share with co-workers. all 50 will fit one dvd but it would take almost 30 cd's.

i can change mpg to different format if necessary. i was hoping there was a way to transfer these files to a dvd.

it doesnt necessarily need to play in dvd player. most of us have puters. does this change the copying dynamics?

thanks again
 
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Old 08-09-05, 05:09 PM
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just use nero and copy them all to dvd as files.
 
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Old 08-09-05, 06:40 PM
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Yup, just use Nero and create a "Data" DVD disk.
 
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Old 08-09-05, 09:02 PM
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you might as well do it as a video disk so it will play in most dvd players as well...no sence doing it as a data disk when you can do it the other way! just the way i look at it thought!
 
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Old 08-13-05, 05:31 PM
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You don't have to do a data disk. Nero should be able to burn to dvd format.

That Phillips dvd player apparently will play any format that's been thrown at it. It's on my shopping list. I think it is the DV-642.
 
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Old 08-14-05, 12:26 AM
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i think thats it. i have even put in a disk that had the video in a folder, and it opened the folder(and told you it was) and then played the video.

The reason to copy as data is that it will be alot faster,simplier,easier, and save space. If it's gonna be viewed on computers anyway, you can easily keep them seperate and view each individual file as needed. to put 50 vids on/as dvd with menu and everything would be a big hassle. keep it simple at first, and then as you learn more, you can do whatever you want.
 
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