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Hi there. :) I would like to transfer any Digital Camera Movies that I make, to a CDR

Disc, to view them later on my DVD player. Just wondering how, and what is the best way of doing this. I have Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum. Thanks in advance!

 

Andre,

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Hi there. :) I would like to transfer any Digital Camera Movies that I make, to a CDR

Disc, to view them later on my DVD player. Just wondering how, and what is the best way of doing this. I have Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum. Thanks in advance!

 

Andre,

 

You've posted rather a "mixed bag" of a question. You're asking about movies, playing them on a DVD player, and writing to CD-R, rather than DVD-R discs. You also say these are from your Digital Camera, instead of from a Video Recorder. So, I have to start by asking if what you said is what you meant, or did you mean Video Recorder and DVD-R disc instead?

 

If you really mean from your Digital Camera, then the next question is, what format does your camera create/store those videos in? My Kodak creates QuickTime .MOV files. I believe Video Impressions (part of the ECDC 5 Platinum Suite) is supposed to let you import .MOV files on the way to creating a VCD, however, that's not a DVD, and some DVD players do, and some don't, support VCDs.

 

The next thing to say is that ECDC 5 doesn't support writing Video DVDs, only data DVDs. It's possible, if you were to put your video file onto a Data CD or DVD, that your player might play it, but that's going to be strictly a function of what your DVD player supports. And I wouldn't bet on it supporting that sort of playback.

 

So, give us some clarification of just what equipment you're using, what files you're getting, and what you want to write them to.

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Thanks for taking the time to reply! My camera is a Cannon Powershot A520, and movies come out as ".avi". And I want to put them on CDR discs, then hopefully play them on my DVD player. Hope this clarifies things better.

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Thanks for taking the time to reply! My camera is a Cannon Powershot A520, and movies come out as ".avi". And I want to put them on CDR discs, then hopefully play them on my DVD player. Hope this clarifies things better.

Yes, that clarifies things. To do what you want, I suspect you'll need something more than you have with ECDC 5. I doubt any standalone DVD player will play .AVI files. They may play .MPG files, so if you have a video program that will render your .AVI into .MPG files (possibly Video Impressions?) then you could try writing those to CDR, and, if the stars are aligned just right, it may play in a DVD player (maybe yours, maybe someone elses). As it won't be a "proper" DVD disc, and not even a VCD disc, the odds are slim, or maybe a little worse. Since Video Impressions is aimed at VCD quality, the .MPG quality will be low, nowhere near DVD quality, and possibly lower than your .AVI file from your camera.

 

Basically, you might get something to play, I doubt it will be satisfactory.

 

Hope that helps!

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That's what I do on my DVD player at home and it works perfectly, but not all DVD players will do this. My DVD player is a Philips DVP640K, and is "DivX certified". It's a middle-price range machine, so you don't need the most expensive to do it. It will play almost all AVI files, and those it doesn't like I can convert with a DivX converter.

 

I sit corrected. Thanks Brendon.

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Dave said: "I sit corrected. Thanks Brendon."

 

No problems Dave. It was just something new they can do now, and I was lucky enough to fall over it when I needed a new DVD player. This particular one will even update its own firmware if you give it a disc with the downloadable update on.

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Thanks guys! I'll check the info on my DVD player.It's only a couple of years old. If I waste a CD, they aren't that much anymore. Thanks again.... Catch ya later......

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