Playing AVI. clips on DVD player

  Skeletor 13:58 07 Jul 2005

Hi all,

I have several small movie clips (AVI. files) created by Canon Ixus V3 camera that I want to burn to DVD so they can be played on a domestic DVD player. I've tried just copying them to DVD, but they wont play, I get the message "Data file". I'm sure this can be done. I'm just having a foggy head day today, and I need to do this today so don't have too much time to experiment and figure it out.

Win XP Home,



  jack 14:53 07 Jul 2005

The Problem here is the great variety of Domestic
DVD player firmware- and it is difficult to establish which player will do which.
I have been making V-CDs, DVDs and straight CD's
of a slide show of a holday - for friends and family
to view on their own machines.
Broadly speaking it seems the 'Cheapo' plays seem to fare better than the more expensive ones.
I have had to have 2 sometimes 3 goes to suit one particular player.
So pass your disc around to your friends with other makes of player -see what happens.

  Skeletor 15:03 07 Jul 2005

Thanks Jack,

I've solved the problem. Just been trying Nero and it seems to do what I want (converting files).


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