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Oxie
12-06-2009, 11:28 AM
Hi all

I am a complete novice re this thread. I have been using Windows Movie Maker (importing .jpg and .mp3 files) to make a small movie. I saved the file in .avi format as suggested in www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/create/savetodvd.mspx

The movie played as it should in Windows Media Player. I then burned the .avi file (using the data option) to DVD which also plays on my computer. However, it would not play on my Panasonic DMR-EH68 DVD Recorder (grrrrr). I then found this "Sorry but Panasonic DVD players are NOT equipped to play computer files (divx, mpeg, avi). Panasonic has always made incompatible DVD players." at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-12546_102-0.html?threadID=303243

So, what are my options now? Can I convert the file easily to some other format that will play? If so, what format do I convert it to using what software?

Any help will be greatly received.

Thanks
Oxie (Lyn)

CYaBro
12-06-2009, 11:37 AM
Download and install DVDFlick (http://www.dvdflick.net/).
This will convert pretty much anything into DVD format :thumbs:

Edit: Hmm that website may be down at the moment.

Oxie
12-06-2009, 11:42 AM
Thanks, CYaBro. I will investigate DVDFlick. What format exactly would I convert the .avi into?

Lyn (Oxie)

Blam
12-06-2009, 12:19 PM
It converts it into two folders, Video_TS and Audio_TS, which is what DVD players read.

Should work, select the option to create ISO then burn it to a DVD.

Blam

Trev
12-06-2009, 12:44 PM
I use ConvertX to DVD. This is payware.
http://www.vso-software.fr/products/convert_x_to_dvd/
:)

Cyberhuskey
12-06-2009, 01:11 PM
@ Oxie

Just follow DVD Flick's short online tutorial, set your settings, insert the empty dvd, click start and go for a nap. Everything will be done when you'll return.

Oxie
12-06-2009, 01:20 PM
CYaBro

Do you know if DVDFlick will write the file to DVD as well as converting it to a format to be able to be played on DVD?

Thanks
Oxie

kahawai chaser
12-06-2009, 01:37 PM
Plenty of people use the free popular ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com/); Can't recall if DVDFlick actually has a burn function...

Trev
12-06-2009, 02:10 PM
Convert X to DVD does.
:)

Blam
12-06-2009, 03:05 PM
Plenty of people use the free popular ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com/); Can't recall if DVDFlick actually has a burn function...

Image burn just burns stuff-doesn't convert to a readable DVD format.

Oxie
12-06-2009, 04:01 PM
Thanks, guys. Keep the comments coming. Has anyone had success with DVDFlick and the DVD being able to be read in a Panasonic DVD player?

Oxie (Lyn)

Blam
12-06-2009, 04:04 PM
Thanks, guys. Keep the comments coming. Has anyone had success with DVDFlick and the DVD being able to be read in a Panasonic DVD player?

Oxie (Lyn)

Should work on any DVD player-try DVD+R and DVD-R, DVD+/-RW isn't so good and doesn't always work.

Blam

kahawai chaser
12-06-2009, 05:57 PM
Image burn just burns stuff-doesn't convert to a readable DVD format.

I know (used it many times) - I should have made my reply more obvious - i.e to use ImgBurn to Burn...

gary67
12-06-2009, 06:42 PM
It works perfectly on our Phillips machine which we bought real cheap a few years ago, DVD flick does the stuff. In the project settings you can select it to burn to disc or create an Iso on your computer. Usually I just let it burn straight to the disc

Oxie
12-06-2009, 06:52 PM
Keep the comments coming :thanks

I thought there would be no problems with Phillips, but wonder about Panasonic (see my original post where someone made the comment that Panasonic made incompatible DVD players. So if there is anyone out there who has used DVDFlick and has a Panasonic and it has worked please let me know.

Thanks
Lyn (Oxie)

gary67
12-06-2009, 08:38 PM
DVD flick just converts whatever to the standard DVD format so if hired DVD's play then so should ones made with Flick

Neil McC
13-06-2009, 11:21 AM
Convert X to DVD does.
:)

Use DVD Flick for most of my avi to DVD conversions.And it does burn to a DVD.Quality close to Procoder 3.

Also Trev, you should try it.I have done a comparison of ConvertX and Flick and the Flick movies are better quality.