play avi files in home dvd player?

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hi i watched a certain dvd a while ago(on my home dvd player),
in which when the movie loads it shows a kind of a explorer, where u explore the avi files on the disc and play them, has anyone got any idea of something like this or similar. becoz ive got some avi files that i want to burn to dvd discs as data files(so they take up less space as in running time) to watch on my home dvd player, but my dvd player doesnt support avi files, reply

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12-05-2006 06:05 PM
asim_nazir1
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Use Nero Vision, with it you can make menu’s and it recodes the files to play in DVD format, however it can take some time to encode, another option is to use WinAVI quick, simple and painless but alas no menu’s, at least that i know of. reply

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12-06-2006 05:56 AM
Sparhawk

Invest in a Divx dvd player u can get one for 50-120$ reply

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12-15-2006 05:33 PM
0110100

i concer. A divx player is the way to go.

I recommend the PHILLIPS DVP 5965K. it plays everything and you can even connect up a external Hard Drive to it via USB. reply

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01-01-2007 05:58 AM
FireWolf81
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Anyone else know of a good divx player? reply

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01-03-2007 09:39 AM
FireWolf81
24,731 posts

i dont know of any DiVX player, but i do know that if you want to burn avi files that are playable on the everyday DVD player, you have to use NaroVision and wait 7 hours for the stupid conversion and the avi files get like...5 times larger, so you cant put a lot of them on a DVD.. so that sucks.. anyone know another way to convert avi files to DVD files so they dont get larger in size??? reply

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01-03-2007 02:12 PM
K-flygon

K-flygon wrote:
i dont know of any DiVX player, but i do know that if you want to burn avi files that are playable on the everyday DVD player, you have to use NaroVision and wait 7 hours for the stupid conversion and the avi files get like...5 times larger, so you cant put a lot of them on a DVD.. so that sucks.. anyone know another way to convert avi files to DVD files so they dont get larger in size???

The reason they get larger in size is because of the file format. Dvd movies (comercial ones) are encoded to TS and vob files, which are alot larger than avi files. Tjis is why dvd movies are on dvd not cd.

A avi movie is a compressed movie file format, usualy Divx or Xvid. This is the same principal as Normal Audio tracks and MP3s.

To be played in non Divx dvd players, the file must be convered to a larger file format, as this is the industry standard.

If you wish to play smaller files, go and buy a Divx compatible dvd player. You can get them on E-bay for around $50 Aus. This is the only way to do it unless you convert the movie to vcd, in which case it will fit on one cd. reply

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01-14-2007 09:53 AM
FireWolf81
24,731 posts

Just bought a BASE DVD Player -Target brand with usb plays
anything I have put in it including an avi run from the flash drive, Burnt 23 episodes of Star trek to a disk and
just played them with no problems , No more trying to squezze 2 or 3 episodes on to a disk and waiting for ever to convert just get a divx dvd player Target had the BASE on Sale for $40 will try and external HDD but there is a problem with large HDD won`t see a NTFS partition and FAT32
has problems over 32 gig reply

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06-21-2008 09:55 PM
Morpheus

to make it smaller you can convert avi to flv and then convert to wmv thats what i’m doing it is taking forever but it is working and thats the thing that makes all da converting worth it. total care converter is what i’m using and its great. you can even put parts of da movie together rip from dvds and everything... reply

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03-02-2009 06:03 AM
jennygo

ConvertXtoDVD can do it.

Menus or no menus reply

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03-05-2009 06:17 PM
De6at6h6

I got A PHILIPS DVP3962 DVD PLAYER AT WALLMART FOR $40.00 AND IT WILL PLAY AVI FILES NO NEED TO CONVERT JUST COPY TO DVD I USE DIVIX PLAYER TO BURN WITH. BEST DVD PLAYER I HAVE VER HAD reply

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04-03-2009 02:47 AM
STARSCREAM

you may search on internet,as far as i know,there are lots ot articles on how to convert avi files to dvd. reply

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04-14-2009 05:04 AM
sanjun
146 posts

dvdflick will convert avi to dvd free reply

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02-16-2010 10:12 AM
dcbusbin

Why the hell lots of pplz here even dont understand the question. I am repeating the question Asim Nazir1 asked. How to play AVI files in a conventional DVD player without changing the file format. Because AVI file formats are commonly available for downloads and takes less amount of space. You can fit one or more standard AVI movie on a disk.

Now try to understand the question and answer this.
Well if I find something, other than not to buy a DIVX player, I will post it. reply

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03-11-2010 08:36 PM
Fabby

man considering you want help on here u sure as hell got a bad attitude. Relaxxx. Chill out.. Take a long deep breath and it will all be fine. use Convertx . it is not possible to do what yopu want to do without buying a cheap home dvd player or converting it which takes a long time.. reply

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03-20-2010 07:31 PM
ptp

I think he is after a boot software.. unless some one codes one for you?... then let me know as well... reply

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04-01-2010 11:36 PM
Master999

Download (free):
AVStoDVD
It will convert your files to MPEG 2 format (creating .vob files/containers) & author them (creatimg .ifo & .bup files) that your standard DVD player will need for playback.
It can even generate a basic menu if you want.
i hop this help


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Master999 reply

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04-01-2010 11:43 PM
Master999

I believe what he is asking, is the same thing I would like to know (searching the net for an answer is what led me to this thread)..

he is looking for a DVD player that will support AVI files, multiple files per disc. for example, you can fit about 6 regular movies in AVI format (at about 700MB each in size) on a standard DVD-R..

it’s a LOT quicker than having to recode them to various formats to play them on most traditional home DVD players.. plus, you can fit a lot more onto each disc. so it just makes perfect sense to do it that way, as it saves both time and space.

sooo.. what are some models of DVD players that can support this function? I heard XviD players recommended in here, so I shall look into those.

my DVD player opens up a similer 'explorer' type window when I play a disc with different folders containing MP3 files on it, allowing me to navigate through it and select what I wish to play. I know there are DVD players which also use this type of interface when playing AVI movies (assuming the player supports them - mine does not).

so, if anyone can please kindly suggest some makes/models of players which will allow me (and the original poster) to play DVDs with multiple movies in AVI format, it would be greatly appreciated.

thank you! reply

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04-03-2010 09:02 PM
asmodeus718

Best thing iv found is dvd santa!! converts for bout an hour but will burn dvd’s in about 20 minutes. . . i got the cracked one off a buddy. .. #### NERO!!!! reply

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04-16-2010 05:23 PM
Big_guy1983

Actually, I don’t think the OP was asking about what players can handle .avis directly, but was asking how to actually make the DVDs. Course, that was four years ago. We may never know. :)

Nero Burning Rom [Make Data DVD] set to ISO9660+Joliet will copy all the .avis to the disc as files that are readable “explorer” style in any DVD player that supports .avi. Personally, I like the Acesonics. Every feature you could ask for, affordable, & 19” rack mount.

Great way to put a bunch of movies on a single disc. reply

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04-17-2010 11:17 PM
SpacemanSpiff

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