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Make a DVD with various movie formats?


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My brother-in-law just sent me a bunch of home movies that are all in various formats. Some are .avi, some are .wmv, and some are .mpg. I want to put them on a DVD with a menu where you can select the one you want to play. Can I do this in iDVD and how? Or do I need a different application/program due to the various formats, and/or do I have to convert/de-convert any of them so I can use them on a DVD?

I know I can use Sonic MyDVD on the PC for this but I'm trying to stay away from the beast as much as I can while I make the switch to Mac.

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yeah, I make movies as my hobby - and when I switched from PC to mac I lost everything that I'd made because of imcompatable file formats. iDVD is a very very picky program in terms of what it will accept. I know that Mpeg-2 won't work, along with every other file that my Ulead Video studio could pump out, no good.
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You may need to get an application like quicktime pro, to convert the file to a format that iDVD can read.

Or you may want to look into DVD Studio Pro (more money) which may read the various formats.

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