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#1 JamTarty

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:15

I'm wondering if there is a good free avi to dvd converter if it can handle other formats that would be a plus. I'll be burning them onto DVD-R.

 

Thanks  :)




#2 +Karl L.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:26

Variations of this same question have been asked here numerous times. There are many good programs that can handle a large number of formats. My personal favorite such program for Windows is DVD Flick. For other good suggestions take a look at the following threads:

 

Burn MP4/AVI to DVD disc?

Looking for free DVD authoring software that doesn't re-encode

Best way to convert XVID to DVD?



#3 OP JamTarty

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 17:37

Thanks, I think I'm going to give DVD Flick a go it seems to be a favourite for a fair few and just what I need. Cheers! :)



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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:06

The other thing that comes up in many of these threads is WHY? Who burns anything to DVD these days? There is a bajillion different media players out there, many under the $100 mark - can be found for $49 Roku for example has a model at that price point. DIY HTPC, shoot most graphic cards and laptops have hdmi output on them even low end. Plug your laptop into your TV, play your file, etc.

I could see backing up your media file to optical, but converting it to play in a dvd player - just don't see the point any more, unless your wanting to send grandma video of your kids last bday or something. Even then upload it and watch it online ;)

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 13:12

http://www.Freemake.com



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:05

The other thing that comes up in many of these threads is WHY? Who burns anything to DVD these days? There is a bajillion different media players out there, many under the $100 mark - can be found for $49 Roku for example has a model at that price point. DIY HTPC, shoot most graphic cards and laptops have hdmi output on them even low end. Plug your laptop into your TV, play your file, etc.

I could see backing up your media file to optical, but converting it to play in a dvd player - just don't see the point any more, unless your wanting to send grandma video of your kids last bday or something. Even then upload it and watch it online ;)

 

The LG Blu-ray Players (BP Series) support many codecs and containers out the box.

 

Just to name a few:

 

H264/MPEG2/XVID/DIVX
MKV / MOV / AVI / MP4 / VOB / M2TS / FLV / 3GP / WMV

 


 

With this player, you can either read files from a media or from a usb (FAT32 / NTFS formatted) external device.

  • Maximum of 2TB per partition so if you have a 3TB+ hdd, you will need to create multiple partitions. (All partitions can be read from the player.)

 

It also include "Nero MediaHome OEM" application so you can stream all your files from your network. It work flawlessly with all my H264 MKV's (720p) videos.

 

In addition, it also works for pictures and music.

 

The models that include the network feature also includes applications such as "Facebook", "Netflix", "YouTube".

 

I got mines from Walmart for 88$ (CDN). The ones that support 3D Blu-rays cost a little bit more.

 

At that price, it worth it and you will never have to burn another DVD again, in your life :)

 

... Sorry, I had to place that product in this discussion since it is so good :)



#7 68k

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:07

I've been using DVDStyler. It offers the same quality video output as DVD Flick and is super easy to create great DVD menus with. I used VLC to take snapshots of my video, and set them as the menu background - the result looks very professional.

 

I also tried Nero/Sonic, but they couldn't compare with DVDStyler's/DVD Flick's output video quality (surprisingly).

 

Burn discs at 2x speed max though (for compatibility with all DVD players - yes, I had issues with a particular Pioneer unit), and don't use cheap media if you want your DVDs to last.

 

http://www.dvdstyler.org/en/