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Convert .avi Files To Play On Standard DVD Player?


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Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I have a series of 8 lectures, some broken in 2 parts, ranging from 400-500 mb in size.They are all in .avi format. Is it possible to use IDVD to burn them to a disk in a format that will allow them to be played on any standard DVD player with a TV? If so,can someone explain the process to me? Thanks to all here, love this forum.
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I would do it this way, but others will have different methods.

Use MPEGStream clip to convert them to Quicktime, using the Apple Intermediate Codec setting.
Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

If you want to join those that are in two parts into one, you could import into iMovie and then share to iDVD. If you don't need to join them, you could open iDVD and then just drag and drop each file. When you play the dvd in a player, you'll get the option to choose which one to play.

How long are your lectures? A standard dvd will take about 1h 30m of video, a dual layer disc about twice as much without reducing the quality.
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Thanks for the reply.They run from 45 minutes to one hour. I will look at your method tomorrow and see if this will work for me. Will let you know what I find out, and thanks again for your help.
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The only tool I've found that does a good job easily (and in one step) is Roxio's Toast. It isn't cheap, but if you do this often, you'll be glad you bought it:

Roxio Toast 11 Titanium - CD & DVD Burning for Mac

Why they don't reduce the price in an age where a lot of people are moving away from optical discs and drives is beyond me, but they've always been greedy. You can probably find it substantially cheaper out on Amazon.

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Hi have OSX Lion and have lost 'Front Row' but thanks to blogger have now got it again but it won't link to my iTunes so can't see or play music thru it? Can anyone advise?
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The updated version of iTunes broke compatibility with Front Row (which is no longer supported). Unfortunately, this renders Front Row only compatible with standalone files in your Movies and Music folders. It can no longer interface with iTunes.

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Thanks for that I was wondering why, that's put that one to bed. Can always play music in cover flow which is just as good. Have a good day and many thanks
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Does anyone know about an animated email programme i.e. Incredimail or anything similar? Used to use that on windows but can't find anything similar on Mac
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Man oh man you are not kidding about their price!!! What a joke, I will try and get it done another way before I give them that much. Thanks for the info, maybe some other members will have some more ideas, have a great week everybody.
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Hi have OSX Lion and have lost 'Front Row' but thanks to blogger have now got it again but it won't link to my iTunes so can't see or play music thru it? Can anyone advise?
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The updated version of iTunes broke compatibility with Front Row (which is no longer supported). Unfortunately, this renders Front Row only compatible with standalone files in your Movies and Music folders. It can no longer interface with iTunes.
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Thanks for that I was wondering why, that's put that one to bed. Can always play music in cover flow which is just as good. Have a good day and many thanks
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sorry mate not quite sure how to start my own blog….first time for everything
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