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11-09-2009, 11:18 AM
Iíve got a movie here that was recorded off TV and Iíve edited out all the Adds weather forecasts etc.

All is well and itís been saved as a .wmv file which plays beauty on any computer, but not on the stock standard DVD player in the lounge.

So, what I need to do is convert this 353 Mb file into a format that standard DVD players can handle and will fit on a 4.7gig disk.

I tried using Movie Maker to convert it to AVI but it somehow wanted to turn 353Mb into 8 Gbís which of course wouldnít fit on disk. :groan:

Soooooo, how do you guys go about such projects? :thanks

11-09-2009, 11:55 AM
Hey there BM

Are you using Vista or XP? If Vista (Home Premium or above), you can use Windows DVD Maker to burn it to a DVD for the dvd drive.

If you've used Windows Media Center to record it, there is a burn function in there

11-09-2009, 12:01 PM

12-09-2009, 10:34 AM
Thanks guys.

Well I downloaded DVD Flick and set it up to what I thought was right.

However, after about two hours I get another disk that works fine on any computer but not on the lounge DVD player.

Now, I had the choice of encoding it to Pal or NTSC or NTSC Film or Mixed.

I chose Pal because I thought that was what we ran in NZ but it wonít work.

(By the way the DVD player works fine on any commercial DVD.)

Any tricks I may have missed using DVD Flick? :confused:

12-09-2009, 11:14 AM
There are VARIOUS programs online that you dont have to pay for that you
can try for a limited amount of time and give you the full functions
of their programs abilities. I googled this for you. hope it helps. good luck . :)


I suggest the Advanced X video converter.
hope it helps. if it doesnt. im sorry. and i have failed you. :( lol