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    inthesession
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    AVI Files.
    Hi all 1st post here... yay lol i turst i will have a warm welcome "hopes"..

    anyways i have a small problem. ive recently been given about 60 avi files all movies by a friend that are over a series of DVD's. i wanted to know.. isit possible to convert these into something a normal DVD player can play ( none divx player ) ive read a few forums they all say why use a prog use idvd and imove, this doesnt work as it wont open any of my avi files / import them? unless im doign something wrong? any ideas on any apps i could use etc. thanks guys

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    Scott Edwards

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    inthesession
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    Ok never mind sorry people. manbaged to find the answer using this site lol shoulda thought of that 1st.. ahh gone on a noob spree with forums ahh its been so long..

    dl ffmpegX - http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15473

    - where it says source format, drop your avi file there
    - where it says target format, choose either DVD mpeg2enc, or DVD ffmpeg, mpeg2enc takes longer but quality is better(from my experience).
    -under the options tab select author as DVD & encode with quicktime.
    - then press encode... your result will be and .DVD folder that contains 2 folders, AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS
    - in ffmpegX yu can select the options tab and select the img tab
    - select browse find your .dvd folder select go
    - in disk utility drag that .img file to the let side and select burn

    let me know how that works

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthesession
    Ok never mind sorry people. manbaged to find the answer using this site lol shoulda thought of that 1st.. ahh gone on a noob spree with forums ahh its been so long..

    dl ffmpegX - http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15473

    - where it says source format, drop your avi file there
    - where it says target format, choose either DVD mpeg2enc, or DVD ffmpeg, mpeg2enc takes longer but quality is better(from my experience).
    -under the options tab select author as DVD & encode with quicktime.
    - then press encode... your result will be and .DVD folder that contains 2 folders, AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS
    - in ffmpegX yu can select the options tab and select the img tab
    - select browse find your .dvd folder select go
    - in disk utility drag that .img file to the let side and select burn

    let me know how that works
    I use to use this one free program. I would convert the .avi files into .mpeg4 then I would import them into idvd. Now if I could only remember the name of that program.

    ETA: I remembered, it's called isquint. The program is used for converting to ipod recognised files, but idvd also can read them.

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    inthesession
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    Quote Originally Posted by poohfighter
    I use to use this one free program. I would convert the .avi files into .mpeg4 then I would import them into idvd. Now if I could only remember the name of that program.

    ETA: I remembered, it's called isquint. The program is used for converting to ipod recognised files, but idvd also can read them.

    nice one ill try that mate. i tried it with the ffx prog and it was taking around 15 hours a dvd... too long when i have over 60 movies to do lol isquint only takes a few hours dont it?

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    Try Visual Hub. I use it regularly, it even works with Windows wmv files! It costs like 20.00USD or so but it's worth every penny

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    I use Divx Doctor to convert the avi to a quicktime movie and then use Quicktime to convert to whatever (usually vcd).
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