Hello, this is my first post. I am a total newbie when it comes to video/dvd stuff.
I am trying to get several avi's I have onto a DVD.
The avi's have this information (found from info in VLC)
Codec - XVID
Type - video
Resolution - 640x352
duration - 45:00
codec - mpga
type - audio
channels - 2
sample rate - 48000hz
bitrate - 128000 bps
Setting - HAS_INDEX IS_INTERLEAVED
I have followed a tutorial, located in one of the moderators sigs.
I have also tried using these programs, and have not had any luck
Any help/insight is appreciated.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 16 of 16
What happens when you try ffmpegx or MPEG2 Works? Both of these are (IMHO) the standard tools for conversion. They handle XViD files very well in my machine, and I have converted dozens of divx/xvid avi files into dvd ready mpeg2s. What happens when you try to convert with these apps? Do error messages pop up? How long are you allowing them to work? It should take a good 3-6 hours for the conversion, are you cancelling out before that?
The easiest way is to get Toast and install either the Divx or 3ivx codecs into Quicktime. Then select DVD under Toast's video tab and drop the AVIs into the window. The quality of the resulting MPEGs may not be the best possible, but you cannot beat the ease of use.
::edited for typos, grammar and general dtupid mistakes::
I've been wondering about all of the recommended methods for encoding DVD's from various sources I've read for the Mac OS, lately I've been simply importing a file into iDVD and leaving it at that, is there a technical reason why this is not a good method?-laugh while you can monkey boy! - Dr. Lizardo
Originally Posted by NarenFish
With that said, do whatever works for you. If you see no difference in quality, if you just want the menus and simplicity of iDVD then go for it. Some of us go pretty hardcore into trying to squeeze the best video out of our DVDs possible. I have a bit of an obsessive personality anyway.
Thanks, for clearing that up, I did notice that what I was burning did seem to take up more space than I expected. I still appreciate how little time it takes iDVD to encode the file though.-laugh while you can monkey boy! - Dr. Lizardo
Originally Posted by galactica
I have followed a tutorial, located in one of the moderators sigs
I have those codecs installed, so I'll give that toast thing a shot.
I've been making DVDs from avi files for a while now. It's time for me to pen my methods into a new guide.
Originally Posted by pixeljammedia
Ok, so I tried ffmmpegX again last night. I just used the 'DVD' quick present and by doing that I got these files
E1.mpg.DVD (folder) -> AUDIO_TS & VIDEO_TS
I tested all the files in VLC and was able to get them to work. My question is, now what do I do? I figured I had to use sizzle now, but it was my understanding that the only reason you were to use sizzle is if you wanted to get a VIDEO_TS with chapters and all that, since I already have that, now do I just drop it into Toast? I don't have very many blank DVD's so I don't really want to waste any.
Originally Posted by jeremy_scott
I tried to do this, but still no luck.
I am able to watch the video_ts folder through the apple dvd player. but when I dragged the video_ts folder into toast and burned the DVD it did not work. I am using toast 5.2 could this be a problem?
Originally Posted by jeremy_scott
In Toast 5.2, select Other>DVD
Then click New DVD
name your DVD something in all caps and no spaces (underscores "_" are okay)
Drag in your VIDEO_TS folder.
Click "Add" and name the new folder "AUDIO_TS" (no quotation marks)
If any files show up like "desktop db" or stuff like that then delete them. All you should see are the 2 folders. Then burn