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Old 10-16-09, 05:30 PM
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Some AVIs work, others don't?!

You guys know SUPER? erightsoft . com/SUPER.html

It's a program that converts any video format to any video format. I've tried a million times with this thing with converting to different avi formats, none of them have worked! However, there are a number of AVIs on my compuer that do work. All I need to know is what makes those AVIs so special so that I can use SUPER to create the right format. Then I can watch any kind of file on my dvd player.

Any help? Thanks!
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Re: Some AVIs work, others don't?!

This is probably not going to last as it's borderline, as per forum rules. Also borderline spam.

Your post is a little blurry as to the exact issue, but...

AVI's are not files they are containers or 'wrappers' for video and audio.

You can have both PAL and NTSC video files 'wrapped' in an AVI, as well as others but these two are the most common here. Many players struggle with PAL for nothing other than region differences. You may be having trouble with PAL video in AVI files. This wouldn't be an issue on a PC but would on a region encoded player.

Super is a bitch to completely uninstall, many people have problems with it, but it's a very effective converter.

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Re: Some AVIs work, others don't?!

Some avi's you need another codec to play

google xp codec pack
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Re: Some AVIs work, others don't?!

Yes, the issue is that I want to run AVI files on my DVD player. Basically I'm wondering if I can use SUPER to convert video files to a format compatible with my DVD player. I know that some AVI files work flawlessly on my DVD player. If only I knew why.
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Re: Some AVIs work, others don't?!

OT, but i use Handbrake to convert avi's to iphone format. it might do dvd player compatible files as well
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Re: Some AVIs work, others don't?!

Originally Posted by Argitoth View Post
Yes, the issue is that I want to run AVI files on my DVD player. Basically I'm wondering if I can use SUPER to convert video files to a format compatible with my DVD player. I know that some AVI files work flawlessly on my DVD player. If only I knew why.
Um...

Did you read my post? "If only you knew why?" Or is it that you didn't understand?

Super will not convert a PAL video file to NTSC in an AVI. You would have to convert the AVI's into VOB files appropriate to the region of the DVD player to make them all work on a DVD player.

There are programs that will do that for you.
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Re: Some AVIs work, others don't?!

Yes Dr Mabuse, I did read your post, but I didn't understand how to use that information. Both HandBrake and SUPER don't have an NTSC or PAL specification when converting.

Yes, the obvious thing would be to convert everything the VOB. I think I've tried that before and the AVI ended up becoming 3 times bigger in file size... does that sound right to you? Maybe I'll try a VOB converter again.
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Re: Some AVIs work, others don't?!

You need a tool which can "analyze video files" (use these search terms).

The essential informations you need to know are:

1)image size - your dvd player has a maximum size it can play.
something like 640 x 480 (but real answer is gonna be bigger numbers than these)

2)video codec (your dvd players is capable of only a few codecs)
probably Divx or xvid

3)audio codec (your dvd player expects certain audio codec to be used with AVI)
probably mp3

So, figure out these 3 infos for the files which do play.
And for the files which don't play, convert them to correct the incompatible stuff.

I use ffmpeg for analysis and for conversion, but it is not so user-friendly.
You can search and find friendlier tools for video file analysis.

Hope this helps.

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