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Old 05-15-06, 08:33 PM
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Question on burning avi to dvd

I have a few .avi files that I want to burn on to a dvd so I can watch them on my tv. When I add the file to nero, it quadruples in size. I have a 350mb avi video, and once I add it to nero, it turns into 1.67gb.

Any idea what I am doing wrong?
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Old 05-15-06, 08:46 PM
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If you have a Divx (avi) capable player such as the Philips DVP642 or Toshiba SD-3990, then burn the DVD as a "DVD-ROM(ISO) instead of DVD-Video.

The DVD-ROM is like a data DVD. If you burn using "DVD-Video", I assume Nero with try to convert to DVD complient specs, hence the big file size.

If you have a RW disc, it is best to test on that media first.

What make model DVD player do you have? Can it read avi files?
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Old 05-15-06, 09:46 PM
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Seriously, just buy one of the DVD players mentioned above and save the encoding headaches.
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Old 05-16-06, 06:06 AM
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Not sure if the exact model number but it is an LG
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Old 05-16-06, 06:13 AM
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You're not doing anything wrong in the encoding. Going from .avi to DVD isn't going to retain the 350mb size. Depending on the bitrate being used, that sounds like a perfectly acceptable output size for 45-60 minutes worth of DVD files.
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Can the toshiba play jpg, mpg, and mov files, as well?
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Old 05-16-06, 07:06 PM
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Toshia SD-3990

VCD=Mpeg1
SVCD=Mpeg2, If I am not mistaken

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It should NOT play .mov or .rm extensions, though.

You can buy this player ($49.99) online from Crutchfield for $40.81, no shipping charges (a $6.99 value for me) (no tax state). There is a coupon to for $10 of a $50 order. Currently not in stock. I plan on ordering one this week
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Old 05-16-06, 08:49 PM
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I have the Philips 642 and love it.
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Old 05-17-06, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
Toshia SD-3990

VCD=Mpeg1
SVCD=Mpeg2, If I am not mistaken

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It should NOT play .mov or .rm extensions, though.

You can buy this player ($49.99) online from Crutchfield for $40.81, no shipping charges (a $6.99 value for me) (no tax state). There is a coupon to for $10 of a $50 order. Currently not in stock. I plan on ordering one this week
Thanks. I'm interested. Where do you get the coupon?
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Old 05-17-06, 07:36 PM
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Thanks. I'm interested. Where do you get the coupon?
Coupon Code is PA139. Still good as of this writing(just checked). The Code is for Free Shipping AND $10 off a $50.00 order. That is why i added the .99 DVD-R. I like that the give you some Cable Labels.

I currently have the Philips DVP-642 Player and it has been reliable and plays .srt subtitles fine. The only bad thing that I have read about the Toshiba is the way it displays the subtitles.
Here are some of the Comments of the SD3990 player.

Just ordered the Toshiba:
052SD3990 Toshiba SD-3990 Silver Single Disc DVD Player 0 1 49.99 49.99
133RF120L Panasonic LM-RF120LU DVD-R 4X Speed 4.7GB Single Sided 0.99
000DVDHU1 DVD Hook-up Guide 1 0 0.00 0.00
AAAFA26 Refer a Friend Offer 1 0 0.00 0.00
00010OFF $10 off 1 0 -10.00 -10.00
000CABLELA Crutchfield Cable Labels 1 0 0.00 0.00
Sub Total: $40.98
Shipping: FREE
Total: $40.98

NOTE: I called Crutchfield to see if they knew of the ETA on the player. The did not have a firm date or anything yet. They do not bill you until it ships and you can cancel PRIOR toit shipping, so I don't have anything to lose. Plus, it is 1st come, first serve when they do arrive.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks. One final question. I know you can burn mpgs, avis, jpgs onto a DVD as a data disc and the philips will play it. Is this the same for the Toshiba? The price at crutchfield is too good to pass up.
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another vote for the phillips dvp 642. there is a program called avi2dvd which will allow you to convert an AVI file to DVD formatting for burning and use in a "conventional" dvd player.

ETA -- oops. i reread the OP's post. you are already using nero. avi2dvd will basically give you the same results. it is however a pretty trick, useful, and free program.
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kms_md Is there a way to see the time remaining of a track (episode) via the remote on the DVP-642? The only thing is says from the display button is the time that has elapsed.


bahgee -It better and it should! That is what it is for, it is a Divx player. Supports Mpeg* files also. Look and read the Reviews from the link from my prior post. This player supposibly supports longer filenames(~20+ characters) than the Philips 642.

Just a Note, Crutchfield shipped everything today except the player. I was hoping that they would ship the order complete. Looking at my E-Mail, they had billed me the entire amount of $40.81. I hope this player ships in a couple of weeks!

Yes, the net cost $$ was too good for me to pass up also. Plus, I wanted another Divx player in case something happens to my DVP-642. Yes, I use coupons for just about everything!
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
kms_md Is there a way to see the time remaining of a track (episode) via the remote on the DVP-642? The only thing is says from the display button is the time that has elapsed.
Easily my biggest gripe about the 642. I can't understand why any DVD player wouldn't have that function.
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Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR
kms_md Is there a way to see the time remaining of a track (episode) via the remote on the DVP-642? The only thing is says from the display button is the time that has elapsed.


bahgee -It better and it should! That is what it is for, it is a Divx player. Supports Mpeg* files also. Look and read the Reviews from the link from my prior post. This player supposibly supports longer filenames(~20+ characters) than the Philips 642.

Just a Note, Crutchfield shipped everything today except the player. I was hoping that they would ship the order complete. Looking at my E-Mail, they had billed me the entire amount of $40.81. I hope this player ships in a couple of weeks!

Yes, the net cost $$ was too good for me to pass up also. Plus, I wanted another Divx player in case something happens to my DVP-642. Yes, I use coupons for just about everything!
Ha ha, great minds think alike. Will also use the unit as a back-up to the 642. Also love those coupons!
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