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jareemon
21-08-2010, 01:00 AM
hey guys i used windows dvd maker to burn an avi file to dvd for use in dvd players, after a long time converting and burning, i put it in a dvd player and it came out low quality (looked like 'motionflow') and no sound...
Can you recommend me a good reliable avi to dvd prog, preferably one that automatically makes a basic but elegant menu?

CYaBro
21-08-2010, 02:26 AM
Have a look at DVD Flick.

:pf1mobmini:

bigamzz
21-08-2010, 04:14 AM
usually i dont bother converting to dvd...most things i download are avi or xvid files that 99% of dvd players read anyway...

KarameaDave
21-08-2010, 07:41 AM
+1 for DVD Flick

blanco
21-08-2010, 08:30 AM
"ConvertXtoDVD" is brilliant, Allows you to set Aspect Ratio, Audio Format & Level, converts NTSC to PAL and vice versa. It has its own burner which will process any prepared video file. If you search in the right places you'll get it free.

jareemon
21-08-2010, 09:33 AM
If you search in the right places you'll get it free.
LOL
i'd better start a new thread

Speedy Gonzales
21-08-2010, 09:38 AM
Did the Avi file have sound?? If it didn't then the DVD wont have sound either

jareemon
21-08-2010, 09:54 AM
the avi files were perfect... ive started another thread anyway
http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=112027

jareemon
21-08-2010, 10:07 AM
You should keep it in the same post as the other one. NTSC is american. Altho TV's here do support NTSC. PAL is NZ. So, did you burn to cd or DVD? Burning to CD will make a diff

No im burning to dvd+r single layer

Speedy Gonzales
21-08-2010, 10:20 AM
Dont know unless its the brand of blank dvds you're using

jareemon
21-08-2010, 10:26 AM
isnt it more likely to be a codec or something>?

wainuitech
21-08-2010, 10:33 AM
these days I use Specsoft Video to DVD (http://www.spesoft.com/spesoftVideoToDVD.aspx) works better than DVDFlick, esp if its a straight conversions.
I only use DVD Flick to add menus etc if required.

wainuitech
21-08-2010, 11:18 AM
Just looking at your other thread as well Re the Audio.

If the AVI is OK but loses it in the conversions, try that program I linked, but before you burn a DVD go to the output folder you have to select when loading and open vob1 in the video folder (you should have two - Audio which will be empty and Video - normal DVD lay out) , it will play on your normal player, if every thing is OK burn the DVD.

Dont know if this will help or not.

Last weekend, playing a rental DVD on my media center PC and it had sound that was crap - installed the Latest DirectX (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3b170b25-abab-4bc3-ae91-50ceb6d8fa8d) and it fixed the problem.

jareemon
21-08-2010, 11:35 AM
Spesoft video to dvd converted pretty quickly
I checked the output folder and the vob file played fine, with audio.
Do i just burn the two folders to dvd? audio ts video ts

jareemon
21-08-2010, 11:49 AM
it worked, the dvds work fine, except for the video id slightly jumpy compared to the original file and no settings in the program to change it

wainuitech
21-08-2010, 01:30 PM
OK -- Is the Converted Video (DVD) playing on a PC or actual DVD player connected to the TV ? If you go into the DVD folder where it places the files before burning, try opening vob1 does it Jump ? If not then you can use just about any burner to burn the tow folders, (Audio + Video folders) to a DVD and slow the burn down.

One thing I found over time -- Sometimes certain DVD's dont want to work to good.

Personally I use Imation DVD-R or verbatim DVD-R DL Had lots of problems with DVD+r's

If its on a PC, you can try Turning off Windows hardware acceleration -- This page (http://www.pixelmetrics.com/Tips/VidBlank/GlobalAcceleration.php) shows you how in XP & Vista. For W7, depends on what graphics you are using will depend on where the setting is.

If its on a PC, you can also try the latest DirectX as previously posted.

IF theres any jumping on the original File .AVI, then it will be exaggerated in final DVD.

I did a tutorial for a person with audio showing some basic steps in word and Excel a while back, saved it as AVI - and it worked fine on the PC, converted it to DVD as she wanted to use it in her classes as a hand out :yuck: converting to DVD, then back the AVI Compression was to much for it.

jareemon
21-08-2010, 02:18 PM
The vob file is jumpy also, the source avi file isn't...

EDIT: directx is upto date, ill try the dvd in a player connected to the tv. If theres no jumping on the tv (no pun intended) then ill try turning off hardware accelleration...

wainuitech
21-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Did you try DVD Flick (http://www.dvdflick.net/) as well ?

Some times some programs work better than others. Personally I've had more failures/ Bad results with DVD Flick than Specsoft. BUT DVD Flick does make menus.

In the original question you mentioned "windows dvd maker" didn't work to well either. If you try DVD Flick and that does the same thing then there could be a problem in converting the original AVI File that cant be fixed.

xyz823
21-08-2010, 02:59 PM
DVD Flick or ConvertXtoDVD.

Both work well and create cool menus. Although ConvertXtoDVD does cost.

wainuitech
21-08-2010, 03:40 PM
DVD Flick just failed terribly on a Set of movies (.MOV) I'm converting for some family members ( meant to have done it weeks ago - oops) - about 5 hours worth of video footage from their holiday, was going onto a DL DVD -- A total mass of garbage, audio all out of Sync :(


Update-- Giveawayoftheday (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/) currently have the Aiseesoft Blu Ray Ripper as a freebe - valid till about 6pm today 21st.

Just installed it, and it converted one of the family's 5 minute clips to DVD - "Absolute perfect" Quality, and Audio.

arjay
21-08-2010, 06:17 PM
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/FAVC
Try this, its free and does quite a good job.
DVD Flick has audio sync problems.

kahawai chaser
21-08-2010, 07:35 PM
Where abouts is the AVI from? Is it one you made, captured ? or perhaps a combo of AVI/other format films? or downloaded of the net? As Wainuitech noted, it may not be easily converted, depending on how it was created or where it's sourced from...

Therefore you may need to search for a utility to check it's integrity, something like Video Inspector (http://www.majorgeeks.com/VideoInspector_d4249.html) or Digital Video Repair (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Digital_Video_Repair) or something similar.

Or maybe try to analyse/optimize/recode the avi file in VirtualDub (http://www.virtualdub.org/).

Back up your AVI file first to compare...

jareemon
21-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Where abouts is the AVI from?
let's just say, it came from a pirate. arrrrrr.

Speedy Gonzales
21-08-2010, 10:24 PM
So we shouldn't be helping you then

jareemon
21-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Where abouts is the AVI from? Is it one you made, captured ? or perhaps a combo of AVI/other format films? or downloaded of the net? As Wainuitech noted, it may not be easily converted, depending on how it was created or where it's sourced from...

Therefore you may need to search for a utility to check it's integrity, something like Video Inspector (http://www.majorgeeks.com/VideoInspector_d4249.html) or Digital Video Repair (http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Digital_Video_Repair) or something similar.

Or maybe try to analyse/optimize/recode the avi file in VirtualDub (http://www.virtualdub.org/).

Back up your AVI file first to compare...

The problem i'm having is the same with any avi/mp4 file i have (ive tried a few)

convertxtodvd didnt work for me.
also, the dvd i made from specsoft did not work at all in a tv-dvd player (not sure if i closed the session, does that matter? also i just manually wrote the two audio and video ts folders to the disc, is that adequate?)
i will try aieesoft next

it must be said, purely for mutual interest, that the video im using to test is the katy perry/snoop dogg music video :D

jareemon
21-08-2010, 10:30 PM
So we shouldn't be helping you then

what i meant to say is, it was a home video recorded by a man with an eye patch :D

sarel
23-08-2010, 08:36 AM
x 1 DVDFlick
x1 ConvertXtoDVD

sarel

jareemon
23-08-2010, 09:02 AM
theres nothing wrong with the original avi.
the vob that came up fine (except for minor framerate jumps) did not even work in a dvd player. im starting to think i should just build a stupid media center, but then ive never managed to get media center on my comp to work,

bigamzz
25-08-2010, 01:25 AM
cam somebody please help me?? i have decided to use convertxtodvd to convert some avi files for dvd...problem im having is the avi files are being converted into .vob files....is this the correct file??

Snorkbox
25-08-2010, 05:09 AM
.VOB is normally found on DVDs

gary67
25-08-2010, 07:49 AM
.vob is correct if you open it up it should contain a video-TS and audio_TS folder. Just burn the .vob file to disc I often use a RW disc if unsure what I am doing especially the first time I try something the re burn later to a normal R disc once I have it sorted