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20-05-2008, 01:28 PM
What format do I need to change mpegs etc to play them through my dvd/television?
Any suggestions for software to do this would be appreciated to.
Thanks in advance.

Speedy Gonzales
20-05-2008, 01:30 PM
Well DVD format.

So a DVD can read it / then play it

This may work (http://www.cdburnerxp.se)

Cant remember if it loads MPEG's tho. But its free, but wont let you do any fancy menus.

Nerovision can, and a lot of other programs, but most of them arent free.

20-05-2008, 01:32 PM
It depends on how you are planning on playing them.
Is your PC connected to your TV?
If not then just create a DVD with Nero Vision, it will convert the mpeg into VOB's as part of the DVD process.

SOME DVD players will burn mpeg's directly but not all.

Also a lot will depend on the MPEG. What Codec it was made with and whether it is MPEG1 or 2 as to the end result.

20-05-2008, 01:53 PM
Yep depends on the DVD player. I have 2 DVD players connected to my TV. One is a 5 year old Pioneer and the other a 2 month old Sony DVD HD recorder. They both play differant formats of video.

20-05-2008, 02:33 PM
I'm assuming you mean to burn the mpegs to DVD, then play them on your run-of-the-mill DVD player.

Use DVDFlick (http://www.dvdflick.net), that should do it for you.

20-05-2008, 05:42 PM
Considering its already in mpeg (im assuming mpeg-1) just burn a vcd on a blank cdr. Very fast and cheap process as you aren't converting mpeg-1 to any other format for vcd, just burning it to disc under .dat extension.

20-05-2008, 05:48 PM
Or if you're really uber keen invest in a divx player ($75 when i bought a philips one from Harvey Norman) and convert your mpegs to avi (using Virtual Dub (http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=Virtual+Dub&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a)) and you can burn tonnes of videos to a single dvdr disc and play them back on your tv.

20-05-2008, 07:20 PM
DVD Flick's a decent GUI for converting video to DVD-Video. Todays GotD (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/zc-mpeg-to-dvd-burner/) is a MPEG to DVD burner which I'm not familiar with but is worth a look, better be quick however as it only has about 30 mins left on the clock.

Edit: Actually, looking at the thumbs up to thumbs down, probably ignore this GotD.