play avi files in home dvd player?

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05-19-2010 12:14 PM

SpacemanSpiff wrote:
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.

I think it’s clear he saw someone else’s DVD player come with an “explorer” like window and selected from a list of AVI’s burned on a DVD. I have the same setup. It’s been explained to him many times that it’s the DVD player, not the way in which it was burned. But, he was too stupid to understand the difference and I guess gave up or eventually figured it out. But I agree with most people here, the DVDs that play AVI, Divx, etc are awesome and so cheap they pay for themselves in DVD-r in no time. I think I’ll run to Target and get one of those that has a place for a USB drive. Mine has a place for old school memory cards, but that is obsolete now so I burn 4 or 5 movies to a DVD. reply


05-29-2010 08:52 AM

You can use Uleadburnnow to burn .avi files onto a dvd disc to play in your dvd player. This is the most user friendly program I have ever come accross....also allows you to edit discs you already have burnt,convert music files and burn mp3 on dvd that you can play in your dvd player. reply


06-05-2010 04:14 AM
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“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. "

I have tried unsuccessfully to figure out how to do this. All references in the net keep explaining how NOT to create a data dvd but only a video dvd. In other words references keep telling how to convert an avi file to a dvd - something I already know.

I want to simply copy my avi file to a dvd disk (movies won’t fit on a cd disk and I don’t want to break the files apart).

I am using DVD Flick and IMG Burn.

I believe I have to first create an image file of the avi and then burn that file to disk - am I right? The home dvd players that read and play avi files will know how to read iso file and avi file within it - is that right? reply


06-05-2010 04:21 AM
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Will home dvd players that read and play avi files only read iso files, or can you just copy an avi file to dvd disk in similar fashion you can copy avi file to cd disk?

I believe I read home dvd players will also read avi file copied to cd disk as well - am I right?

I have not bought divx home dvd player yet - trying to understand the file / player issue first - that’s why I ask the questions now. reply


06-06-2010 09:51 PM

I have a Phillips DVD Player DVP 3140 that will play .avis
with no problem,when I bought it, it was like $40 ! Just burn the avis on a blank DVD disk as data , I sometimes get 6/700mb movies on one disk ! reply


06-06-2010 09:59 PM
Drakkor reply


06-13-2010 10:57 AM

lol! I love how het up you guys are getting over the original question. I believe the question was if there was a certain function or software that can be used for playing the original avi files on an everyday dvd player - as they had once been able to & now can’t.

I don’t know!!! Lol - i was just proving a point to my fella who had said we could play the avi file on dvd :p reply


08-18-2010 11:54 AM
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Simply hook your computer to your tv or audio video receiver. watching hdmi quality DVD’s, Avi movies, streaming video, basically you can play anything.I no longer convert or burn cds dvds etc, codecs are not a problem since most of the codecs and plugins are free downloads. HDMI cable from internal HD vid card, to audio video receiver does the trick, also wireless keyboard and mouse to operate comp in another room is useful. Working on computer at the same time a movie is playing in another room is also possible all this is done on a cheap used Dell with a 35 dollar hdmi video card and a dsl connection. This is the future, no more piles of unorganized CDs and DVD’s. Everything is stored and played from HDD. reply


12-19-2010 07:38 PM

I recommend Phillips DIVX it cost me under 20.00 and is the bomb plays movies great, everything from DIVX to Compact Discs SD’s or theres always a compromise my daughter has a portable phillips player that hooks up to a TV and costs about 50.00 and plays all those plus MP3 Also have you tried Hampster soft its so easy a Kindergartener could use it. It converts files easy and quickly to DIVX as well as PS2 or PS3 XBOX and others reply


01-24-2011 04:59 PM

One thing that can be done, which i just figured ou,t is if you have a HD tv with USB ports just put the avi file onto an external HDD or a flash drive and play it straight from your drive to the tv reply


02-05-2011 08:07 AM

reading this thread reminded me of the game chineese whispers, ssssh reply


02-16-2011 12:03 AM

one you needed media player (Ex: western digital live tv hub). or the newest BD player (Ex: SAMSUNG 6500 or 6900 series) supported AVI files throught USB
two your external hard drive that having you avi files.
USB your AVI storage to media player or BD player with AVi compatible then use HDMI to TV for better Upconverted quality pictures reply


02-16-2011 12:44 AM
24 posts

ImgBurn is a lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application that everyone should have in their toolkit!It can burn avi file to dvd easily .Most importanly , it is free! reply


02-20-2011 04:04 PM
Mark g mugen

I have a kazuki DVD-7400x Player and it plays everything even from a USB stick well most of the time.

The reason I’m posting is that it’s being a bit strange. It play some avi files and only plays the first 30 second of others. Does anyone know why? reply


02-26-2011 04:30 PM
Chris B1000

use vlc media players convert tool to convert to mpeg2 audio//video and virtually all players will do that. reply


02-28-2011 09:04 PM
97 posts

A avi movie is a compressed movie file format, usualy Divx or Xvid. If you want to play avi files directly on DVD player(through USB), you need to go and buy a Divx compatible dvd player. You can get them on E-bay for around $50 Aus. And most TV supports USB plug in and play.

To play on non Divx dvd players, you need to convert avi to DVD or ISO format, there are many avi burners online that can burn avi file to dvd format.


03-02-2011 12:53 PM

Listen....there is one thing that avi is can be played by any of the dvd player..what u need is just copy and paste avi into pen drive and play it with your dvd player..if in the case dvd player don’t play avi then fix your avi file with DIVFix++ in PC..that’s all u need to avi will be played.......
But i m haveing problem with one file....i m not getting sound while playing in dvd player....its just the face which i have not been faced before...need help if any one can ..plzz
thank u..-Shaan reply


03-05-2011 04:06 PM

phillips makes a dvd player that will play data dvd’s like avi’s in xvid codec. i can download a movie and in a matter of min’s i’ll be watching it on tv. and for that matter the new play station 3’s will play just about any codec without converting to dvd format and if you don’t burn it to dvd the picture remains better.... reply


03-09-2011 06:57 PM

I just have a question... I jus bought a philips dvd component for my mom and brought her dvd movies with divx and xvid formats. The thing is, xvid and vidx formats, for some reason does not work in my component... Do you know other formats does philips support? reply


03-12-2011 11:10 AM

yes reply


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