AVI encoded with Divx or Xvid can play in DVD player.
If your AVI is not encoded with the above codec, you may try iDealshare VideoGo to convert them to DVD Player supported one.
I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert MP4 files for use on DVD player.
It also helps to conver other video files like MOV, FLV, AVCHD, MKV, 3GP, MOD, TOD, RMVB, WTV, WEBM, H.265 etc.
Most DVD Players using USB, plays only MPEG 2 Video Codec and MP2 Audio Codec... It’s not possible to play AVI movies on it unless you know how to decode it... You have to convert all your videos to MPEG 2 if your using USB Flash...
Most DVD Player support AVI with DivX code, or MPEG-2 or VOB, or MP4.
I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert any videos to DVD supported video format and then burn it to DVD.
Both DivX and Xvid avi codec can play DVD player.
If it cannot play it, you may try iDealshare VideoGo to convert the video to DVD player more supported MPEG-2, MPEG-1, VOB, MP4 etc