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Windows 7 DVD Maker ... is there a faster program ?

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Hum    6,931

I'm converting an .avi format movie to a DVD format to work on a DVD player for TV.

Windows DVD encoder is slower than molasses at the North pole.

Approx. 10% encoding per hour.

Are there any faster (perhaps free) proggys ?

Is Nero better ?

I do have Cyberlink Power DVD 8 that came with my LG DVD burner, but I have no idea what it can or can't do.

Thanks.

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Karl L.    275

I have always found the open-source program DVD Flick to work very well. Also, it natively supports a lot of video/audio formats.

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redvamp128    321

I have always found the open-source program DVD Flick to work very well. Also, it natively supports a lot of video/audio formats.

I use DVD Flick--

Just make sure to - raise the amount of cores to use the default it uses is one if you have a multi-core and if you want one done in a hurry raise the priority.

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TheDisneyMagic    15

I always use Format Factory, they handle many formats and very fast.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi    1,103

thought we weren't supposed to discuss things like "warez" on neowin? I mean, don't such programs circumvent copyright enforcement/infringement? I mean, no offense, hum, but I tried to help someone not too long ago crack a windows password with open source tools...so isn't this sort of the same thing? If not, then I have always used "DVD Santa" from the XP days...still works on 7, but I was just thinking...how do I answer this after receiving a warning again, you know? I definitely don't want to mess up my neowin account, because I truly love it so much (no sarcasm intended)...is it a home made .avi? If so, then DVD Flick seems like the way to go. I just don't want to break any rules on neowin, know where I'm coming from?

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redvamp128    321

thought we weren't supposed to discuss things like "warez" on neowin? I mean, don't such programs circumvent copyright enforcement/infringement? I mean, no offense, hum, but I tried to help someone not too long ago crack a windows password with open source tools...so isn't this sort of the same thing? If not, then I have always used "DVD Santa" from the XP days...still works on 7, but I was just thinking...how do I answer this after receiving a warning again, you know? I definitely don't want to mess up my neowin account, because I truly love it so much (no sarcasm intended)...is it a home made .avi? If so, then DVD Flick seems like the way to go. I just don't want to break any rules on neowin, know where I'm coming from?

Not quite--

After all my Casio Exilim camera creates .avi movies

I would need a program to change those as well as to put many together for a DVD to play on the big screen.

That is actually the way I use it...

.avi is needed to be changed to Mpeg4 to play on a Dvd

Plus it also creates the structure needed for a DVD with burning built in

And plus- converting is not where the problem comes in-- it is the Ripping from a DVD that is a problem.

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Hum    6,931

thought we weren't supposed to discuss things like "warez" on neowin? I mean, don't such programs circumvent copyright enforcement/infringement?

So Microsoft's Windows 7 proggy, DVD Maker is warez ... ??? :s

I have also discovered that you can reset the Priority of DVD Maker in the Task Manager -- however, this runs the CPU at 100%.

And thanks guys for your other suggested programs. ;)

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Hum    6,931

Well I finally succeeded in burning the .avi to DVD format.

I used an old program I had for years.

Took about 3 hours, but that is far better than the poor Windows DVD Maker. :s

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farmeunit    603

I like ConvertXtoDVD, but it's obviously not free.

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You're not telling him to pirate stuff.

He's not requesting assistance in pirating stuff.

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Vigoss Zhong    0

I always use Format Factory, they handle many formats and very fast.

Sorry, man, as I know Format Factory is a video converter but not a DVD maker, it cant burn video to DVD. This DVD maker I have used is faster, you can take a try, Hum.

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HawkMan    5,229

That is actually the way I use it...

.avi is needed to be changed to Mpeg4 to play on a Dvd

Plus it also creates the structure needed for a DVD with burning built in

Your avi may very well be mpeg4, but it needs to be mpeg2 to work on a dvd :p

Well I finally succeeded in burning the .avi to DVD format.

I used an old program I had for years.

Took about 3 hours, but that is far better than the poor Windows DVD Maker. :s

the faster program probably did a quicker and dirtier format conversion and probably won't have the same quality as DVD maker would have given though. it seem weird it would only do 10% an hour though, that's really slow for a mpeg2 conversion unless your computer is really slow.

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redvamp128    321

Your avi may very well be mpeg4, but it needs to be mpeg2 to work on a dvd :p

the faster program probably did a quicker and dirtier format conversion and probably won't have the same quality as DVD maker would have given though. it seem weird it would only do 10% an hour though, that's really slow for a mpeg2 conversion unless your computer is really slow.

You are correct-- the main thing is my camera creates a .avi which needs converting and DVDFlick does that for me just fine.

thanks, for the correction

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Obi-Wan Kenobi    1,103

So Microsoft's Windows 7 proggy, DVD Maker is warez ... ??? :s

I have also discovered that you can reset the Priority of DVD Maker in the Task Manager -- however, this runs the CPU at 100%.

And thanks guys for your other suggested programs. ;)

No, wasn't saying that or trying to, was just thinking...how do I answer this correctly without being warned. ;)

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redvamp128    321

No, wasn't saying that or trying to, was just thinking...how do I answer this correctly without being warned. ;)

Converting a file into another format is not warez - Considering he did not say what type of movie it was.

I know on my Casio Exilim camera it creates "AVI" format Home movies...

Who is to say that I don't want to convert them then put on a DVD

Now if he said Convert the movie let us say "Harry Potter(crack).avi" to burn to a dvd then maybe.

it is circumventing things like copy-write protection -

It is the actual RIP that is against the law.

And come to think about - All he asked was "is there a faster program than one that is already built into windows" How could that be Warez?

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LaP    1,873

thought we weren't supposed to discuss things like "warez" on neowin?

What the **** converting an avi video to dvd format has anything to do with warez ???

I have like 2 gb of avi video from my 2010 cuba trip on my computer. I highly doubt burning them to dvd for my personal use is illegal.

When i want to convert/edit avi files http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ usually does the job. Last time i used it you could convert to dvd format and then burn it with another software. http://handbrake.fr/details.php should probably does the job too.

I think http://infrarecorder.org/ will let you burn to dvd from the converted video files (not sure though).

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