Burning an AVI to play on my DVD player

  OK Computer 17:54 12 Nov 2004

I was wondering if someone could tell me if it is possible and if so how to burn an AVI file on to CDR to play on my DVD player.

Do I need particular software or can I just go ahead and burn onto disk. By the way I do not have a DVD RW so it will be going onto standard CD ROM.


  pj123 18:02 12 Nov 2004

Just burn it as a VCD

  Noelg23 18:02 12 Nov 2004

you're going to need a DVD writer, cos first of all you need a CD burning software like Nero 6 (the best ever!) and that can turn an AVI file to a VCD so you can play it on a DVD player or your DVD drive. but it increases the size of the AVI file by at least 2x so thats why you need a DVD writer. I have tried this but to no avail...but there is one way but you will still have a problem and its very long winded so cant really explain it on here...I am sure that someone knows how to put an AVI onto CD-R without going over the 700MB or 800MB limit of the disc...

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  OK Computer 18:34 12 Nov 2004


Don't think im onto a winner here! Never realised that converting the AVI into VCD (so it becomes DVD player compatible) would make the file so big! It's a 710mb file so I'm already using over burn to get it onto a standard 700mb CDR!!!

Thanks anyway

  TomJerry 18:41 12 Nov 2004

you must have missed something. MPEG1 (which VCD uses) will be at least 10 times smaller than AVI.

  Noelg23 18:52 12 Nov 2004

maybe thats cos it uses MPEG4...how can I be sure its MPEG1? trust me Tom I have been trying to convert AVI to VCD using Nero 6 but it keeps increasing the file size...now I dont know if I have missed something but I am still trying to know how burn AVI to VCD without the file size getting too big for the CD.

  woodchip 19:09 12 Nov 2004

Have you got a CDRW drive? if not you cannot burn anything

  Noelg23 19:13 12 Nov 2004

woodchip I think our friend has a CDRW drive otherwise he wouldnt be asking...and if its me your asking yes I have one.

  woodchip 19:17 12 Nov 2004

He say's above a "standard CD ROM"

  OK Computer 19:37 12 Nov 2004

Sorry, I meant standard CD ROM disc.

Yes I have a CDR. I tried some demo software that converted the first mb of my AVI file. It went from 1mb to 9mb!!!

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