renaming files through DOS?!!

  devilsprofessor 13:33 20 Apr 2003
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Need some help guys!
I have downloaded the film Blue Crush via Kazaa in a .avi format..but can I get it to play..nooooo!
Does nyone know the commad to use in DOS to rename it to MPG?
Also will i be able to put it on CD and play it in CD ROM drive?
Ta everybody!

  MAJ 13:51 20 Apr 2003

You'll have to convert it to mpeg, devilsprofessor, renaming it wont change it to mpeg. You don't have to go to DOS to rename files, just right click it and choose rename.

  MAJ 13:53 20 Apr 2003

Oh by the way, your first priorty, if you download from Kazaa, should be a full up to date virus scan.

  MAJ 13:53 20 Apr 2003

Priority

  devilsprofessor 13:57 20 Apr 2003

maybe i didn;t explain that one clearly, i don't want t change the name i want to change the format from avi to mpg. If anyone can recomend a converter step on down preferably one that is free.

  MAJ 14:07 20 Apr 2003
  devilsprofessor 14:16 20 Apr 2003

Ok downloaded it....it reckons it's gonna take 5 hrs to encode does this sound right?

  greenlamp 14:20 20 Apr 2003

yes

  devilsprofessor 14:22 20 Apr 2003

ok cool, so can i then when al s encoded to mpg put tonto a cd n play thru my cd rom drive using xing mpg player?

  crx16 14:34 20 Apr 2003

have you tried installing the divX codec,needed for many .avi files?

click here once installed the avi should play in WMP.

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