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Dvd Builder Not Accepting Avi Files!


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I just got CD and DVD maker today and installed it and was really really excited to burn a DvD. Had my file all ready, burner ready, plugged it in, turned it on, popped in the dvd, opened the DvD builder...

 

And it says my file is not in an acceptable format. It's an .avi and it won't let it open. Why? Does anybody know? And how do you fix this? >< I got this program just for this and now it won't work!

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I just got CD and DVD maker today and installed it and was really really excited to burn a DvD. Had my file all ready, burner ready, plugged it in, turned it on, popped in the dvd, opened the DvD builder...

 

And it says my file is not in an acceptable format. It's an .avi and it won't let it open. Why? Does anybody know? And how do you fix this? >< I got this program just for this and now it won't work!

 

Where did this avi come from?

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I just got CD and DVD maker today and installed it and was really really excited to burn a DvD. Had my file all ready, burner ready, plugged it in, turned it on, popped in the dvd, opened the DvD builder...

 

And it says my file is not in an acceptable format. It's an .avi and it won't let it open. Why? Does anybody know? And how do you fix this? >< I got this program just for this and now it won't work!

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Hi, I had the same problem with the same files in the same application. Really bummed me out, as thats why I bought the program for to begin with. Today I resolved the issue by using the Disc Copier application. I gave the Source of the "disc" as the .VOB, .AVI, etc files (Hit browse, find the files or data you have on disc, saved already) then enter the DVD hardware you have as the "Destination" ....Its so darned easy....I had a pile of freshly burned DVD discs, that had no menu's, no audio, or hour long intros with no progression into the media I burned!!

Roxio did inform me that an upgrade would help my trials, for 80 bucks, but I reckon version 6 aint so bad after all. The quality of my finished product was 100%, the audio sound was perfect. Menus and titles, and all that good stuff was incorporated with me only pointing and clicking!! Good Luck, I am impressed with my results, and you will be with yours also!! It is very easy and takes about 5-10 minutes to burn a 4.37 GB DVD....Now I need more DVD media!! Later, E-mail me if you need help....I will help you...stratrandy@earthlink.net

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Hi, I had the same problem with the same files in the same application. Really bummed me out, as thats why I bought the program for to begin with. Today I resolved the issue by using the Disc Copier application. I gave the Source of the "disc" as the .VOB, .AVI, etc files (Hit browse, find the files or data you have on disc, saved already) then enter the DVD hardware you have as the "Destination" ....Its so darned easy....I had a pile of freshly burned DVD discs, that had no menu's, no audio, or hour long intros with no progression into the media I burned!!

Roxio did inform me that an upgrade would help my trials, for 80 bucks, but I reckon version 6 aint so bad after all. The quality of my finished product was 100%, the audio sound was perfect. Menus and titles, and all that good stuff was incorporated with me only pointing and clicking!! Good Luck, I am impressed with my results, and you will be with yours also!! It is very easy and takes about 5-10 minutes to burn a 4.37 GB DVD....Now I need more DVD media!!

Sorry, I have a Compaq 6400 NX, running 1.5 gigahertz, 326 megs DDR memory, Windows XP home version, SP2, Soundblaster Audigy 2, one 40 gig drive and a 10 running back up. I also home record with my PC, which uses up acres of hard drive space. I installed the Lite-On LDW 8515 (50 bucks at Walmart) and had only spotty results.....Roxio Easy CD/DVD 6 gave me success. My puter is a few years old, but is capable of really quality media, if I take the time to really shake its booty, and keep at it, no matter what!!! I aint no geek, just a common working man. Later....R

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Sorry, I have a Compaq 6400 NX, running 1.5 gigahertz, 326 megs DDR memory, Windows XP home version, SP2, Soundblaster Audigy 2, one 40 gig drive and a 10 running back up. I also home record with my PC, which uses up acres of hard drive space. I installed the Lite-On LDW 8515 (50 bucks at Walmart) and had only spotty results.....Roxio Easy CD/DVD 6 gave me success. My puter is a few years old, but is capable of really quality media, if I take the time to really shake its booty, and keep at it, no matter what!!! I aint no geek, just a common working man. Later....R

 

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Hi, I had the same problem with the same files in the same application. Really bummed me out, as thats why I bought the program for to begin with. Today I resolved the issue by using the Disc Copier application. I gave the Source of the "disc" as the .VOB, .AVI, etc files (Hit browse, find the files or data you have on disc, saved already) then enter the DVD hardware you have as the "Destination" ...

This was using CD/DVD Creator 6? When I try that it tells me that an AVI file is not a supported image file. I wonder what I'm doing differently?

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This was using CD/DVD Creator 6? When I try that it tells me that an AVI file is not a supported image file. I wonder what I'm doing differently?

 

Same question I asked the original poster. Where did the source file come from?

 

If you capture with Builder, does it work OK?

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Same question I asked the original poster. Where did the source file come from?

 

If you capture with Builder, does it work OK?

It's an AVI file downloaded from TVTorrents.com. To use it with Builder, I have to convert it from AVI to DVD format first (or at least I think I do... please correct me if I'm mistaken).

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I don't have V6 but if I'm not mistaken you should be able to put the .avi into DVD Builder and when you hit burn and the drive options come up check save as image,or something like that.Then take the iso that it makes and use disc copier to put it on a DVD.

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It's an AVI file downloaded from TVTorrents.com. To use it with Builder, I have to convert it from AVI to DVD format first (or at least I think I do... please correct me if I'm mistaken).

 

When using downloaded files we are at the mercy of the supplier as far as format goes. AVI, mpeg, MOV, etc. are the general file formats but there are many variations within these formats.

 

As a workaround I suggest you load the file into Windows Movie Maker. If it loads there you can output the file to DV-AVI using the File - Save Movie option. Change "Setting" to Other and select the DV-AVI NTSC (or PAL) for Profile. That should clean it up and make it usable in Builder.

 

You may hit another problem at that point with the length. V6 Builder will only record 65 minutes at Low Compression or 95 minutes at High Compression. HC results are usually not acceptable to most users.

 

If time becomes an issue, split the project, save and delete the second half. Then burn disc one and reload the project and delete the first half and burn.

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I don't have V6 but if I'm not mistaken you should be able to put the .avi into DVD Builder and when you hit burn and the drive options come up check save as image,or something like that.Then take the iso that it makes and use disc copier to put it on a DVD.

In theory you are correct. Apparently all AVIs are not the same, however, and this is one that Builder doesn't like. Thanks for the thought, though.

 

When using downloaded files we are at the mercy of the supplier as far as format goes. AVI, mpeg, MOV, etc. are the general file formats but there are many variations within these formats.

 

As a workaround I suggest you load the file into Windows Movie Maker. If it loads there you can output the file to DV-AVI using the File - Save Movie option. Change "Setting" to Other and select the DV-AVI NTSC (or PAL) for Profile. That should clean it up and make it usable in Builder.

 

You may hit another problem at that point with the length. V6 Builder will only record 65 minutes at Low Compression or 95 minutes at High Compression. HC results are usually not acceptable to most users.

 

If time becomes an issue, split the project, save and delete the second half. Then burn disc one and reload the project and delete the first half and burn.

Thanks, James. I'll give it a try.

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Another thing could be a missing codec.Try downloading GSpot.Run it and open the file you are trying to use.If you are missing the required codec then it will tell you and you can go out and download it.

GSpot claims it's OK, and I can play it in WMP without any problems. The challenge is getting it to a DVD that can be watched on television.

 

I wonder... I'm using the basic (aka "free with a burner that I bought") version of Easy CD/DVD Creator... maybe the Platinum version offers more options and that's what I'm missing?

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Not sure about that one.I haven't used V6 for a long time and can't remember specifics.I do know that I download torrents all the time and make DVD's of them using V8.The only problem I ever had was at first I didn't have the correct codecs for some of the files I was downloading.If you've checked that I'm not sure what the problem could be,sorry.

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Not sure about that one.I haven't used V6 for a long time and can't remember specifics.I do know that I download torrents all the time and make DVD's of them using V8.The only problem I ever had was at first I didn't have the correct codecs for some of the files I was downloading.If you've checked that I'm not sure what the problem could be,sorry.

No problem. I appreciate the efforts.

 

I have found that WinAvi Video Converter will convert the AVIs to DVD format successfully. Even then Builder complains that the audio (AC3 something, I think) isn't supported and if I make any edits, I'll get silence. But, if I use Creator to make a data disk and just include the folders that WinAvi created, it all works just fine, sans the Roxio intro and menu of course. I get the feeling I'm doing more work than I should have to, but it does work in the end.

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