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.avi on a DivX Disc


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Hey everyone

 

Sorry for posting a noob question...but I am currently creating compilations on DVD of .avi files. I am finding that it is taking a large amount of discs to accomplish this. I have a DVD player that will read DivX discs...can someone tell me, do I need to use the video compiler to encode the .avi files to the DivX format, or can I just burn the .avi files to a data disc and be done with it? My DVD player will play the DivX but it doesn't list .avi as a capability. I should also say that this is not my computer DVD player, rather a DVD player for home use.

 

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

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Hey everyone

 

Sorry for posting a noob question...but I am currently creating compilations on DVD of .avi files. I am finding that it is taking a large amount of discs to accomplish this. I have a DVD player that will read DivX discs...can someone tell me, do I need to use the video compiler to encode the .avi files to the DivX format, or can I just burn the .avi files to a data disc and be done with it? My DVD player will play the DivX but it doesn't list .avi as a capability. I should also say that this is not my computer DVD player, rather a DVD player for home use.

 

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

You should simply be able to copy the divx/xvid files to disc with Creator Classic or RecordNow as a normal data disc. That works fine for me.

Re-encoding would make it not worth the trouble and would only be used to convert to a dvd compliant file to burn as a standard dvd to be played in any dvd players.

My divx player plays my cd's just as well when using divx files. Though you can fit quite a lot more on a dvd.

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You should simply be able to copy the divx/xvid files to disc with Creator Classic or RecordNow as a normal data disc. That works fine for me.

Re-encoding would make it not worth the trouble and would only be used to convert to a dvd compliant file to burn as a standard dvd to be played in any dvd players.

My divx player plays my cd's just as well when using divx files. Though you can fit quite a lot more on a dvd.

 

Okay, so just to dumb it down for those that need the big pictures version with small words :blink:

is .avi the same thing as DivX? Will a DivX enabled player play a .avi movie?

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Okay, so just to dumb it down for those that need the big pictures version with small words :blink:

is .avi the same thing as DivX? Will a DivX enabled player play a .avi movie?

It should if the .avi file is a Divx one. A file with a .avi extension could also be some other format, such as Xvid or DV-AVI.
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I agree with Larry though I've never tried a raw DV-AVI file to find out if my player will play it. I've read lots on divx players before I bought one and most have great reviews concerning playing divx/xvid files. Just burn to a data cd or dvd and pop it in the player and that's it.

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