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Old 08-18-04, 03:56 PM
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DVD players that read DivX - can I burn DVDs as usual?

Can anyone tell me if I burn lots of .avi files onto a DVD using the dvd writer on my computer, can I read them on a DVD player that reads DivX without having to convert them or the audio into anything?

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Old 08-18-04, 04:39 PM
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I just bought one of those last night.

So far mine has played divx and mpeg files just fine--I didn't need to convert them or burn as a vcd (just made a data disc). When I put several things on one disc, it just played them in order with a chapter break between each file.

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Old 08-18-04, 06:38 PM
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I have done it on my DVD Burner (Hp 530i) and my DVD reads them perfectly.
You can burn MP3's, .AVI, MPEG, anything that your DVD unit supports
For better quality and to guarantee that you DVD copy will be read, use DVD+R instead of DVD-R, some old DVD units will not read this.

You can also try this, your DVD burner brings some type of software for editing and copying DVD's use that one to pull your .AVI files and then select "create a DVD" or "burn as : "DVD, DVC, MPEG" it gives you a lot of options, choose DVD format.

Any doubts let me know.
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I've got the Philips DVP642 and it even plays asf format. I just dump the files on a disc and they lay just fine.
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Old 08-19-04, 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by aragoneldragon
For better quality and to guarantee that you DVD copy will be read, use DVD+R instead of DVD-R, some old DVD units will not read this.
Both formats have pretty high compatibility on most standalone DVD units, however, - actually has a higher percentage than +.
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i second the philips dvp642, i use it for all my divx, avi, mpeg files...no more transcoding into dvd format for me. i have not had one file yet that it cannot play & that is even before the firmware upgrade
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