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    Suggestions for how to convert avi to dvd or mp4
    I looking for help to convert avi files to mp4 and dvd. If any one can walk me thru that it would be great.

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    OK we'll do this step by step

    Does the AVI play OK in Quictime player, and do you want just a general mp4 or one specifically to play on an ipod
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    Nope Quicktime launches but a error message says I need additional software.

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    OK, firstly we need to extend Quicktime's codec support since the software that will convert the movie relies on Quicktime

    Stage 1, download and install Perian, then restart and make sure the AVI is now playing OK
    Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components
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    Sorry, no it does not play in Quicktime and yes I think I just want a general mp4. My goal is to convert the avi to whatever format needed to burn onto a dvd.

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    Again, you need to install the Perian components, since most Mac video converters use Quicktime as a base, Perian will just allow Quicktime to play the movie, once it plays then it will be a simple thing to convert the file using programs like MPEG StreamClip
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    OK done and installed. Next?

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    Ok, installed Perian and restarted. AVI now plays! Do I need converter software to continue?

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    Well that's pretty much it, there are a lot of converters out there, but I find MPEG StreamClip pretty simple

    Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows

    Its pretty simple to use, just drag your movie in, and select one of the save options

    But now that that AVI plays, conversion might be unnecessary, iDVD, Toast or the open source Burn can now make a DVD out of that file that will play on a DVD player without the need to convert to MP4

    Burn
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    Hi louishen i follow all of your steps, i just dont know which file i should save it as. I am trying to burn it on to a dvd-r so i can play it using a blu ray i think its supposed to be DV but im not sure, i am going to try and look it up after posting this but i figured i should post first and search later so i can get a response sooner

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