avi to good quality playback on dvd player

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  1. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    I have a couple avi files that im planning on burning to dvd to watch on the tv. I was going to just convert them to the standard dvd format, but i read that this would result is a large decrease in quality (makes sense). It also said a better way to do this would be to burn a divx dvd and turn on somekind of deblocking filter?

    What would be the best way around this? Can you point me to a guide maybe?

    thanks
    nod32
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have been using DVDFlick for quite awhile now and I am very happy with it.

    It compresses most files very well with hardly any quality loss on it. Try it out and you will like it as well.
     
  3. nod32

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    thanks for your reply. Ill try it out. I was also reading around and it kind of seems like the firmware of the dvd burner matters. I have some oem pioneer drive but theres nothing to download at thier site. Is it worth my while updating it?
     
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    I have never updated firmware on a dvd burner. I have also never had problems with quality or speed or anything. The only time I see updated it being useful is if the drive is very old, even then I don't know how much it would help.
     
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  5. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    nothing beats dvd flick...the easiest and best of all the converters I've tried, will even burn directly to disc if that option is chosen.
     
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    convertxtodvd is very good & simple
     
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  7. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    I think i'll just stick to dvdflick or convertxtodvd then
    thanks for the responses
     
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    dvdflick is the way to go :) good stuff
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Divx is only good if your DVD player supports Divx playback.

    Go with dvdflick.
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Sorry to bump and old thread, but I was searching for something to convert avi to DiVX so I could play them on a DVD player. DVDFlick did all that and more -amazing program that far exceeded my needs and expectations. Even better = Open Source!!
     
  13. Dark Atheist

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    edit the fourcc to make it think its divx, xvid and divx near same anyway
     
  14. kcnychief

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    Working great with .avi - can't seem to convert .mkv's though. Anyone else having this problem?
     
  15. Dark Atheist

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    mkv is normally x264 - will need a conversion to avi/xvid, if in the unlikely event of xvid being in the mkv, do a demux or audio and video and remux into avi container
     
  16. kcnychief

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    OK not really sure what that means :p

    So you are saying I need to go from mk4 to avi first, then use DVDflick? Can I do that with DVDFlick (mk4 to avi conversion) or do I need something else?
     
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    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Will give it a go later on today when I'm home or tomorrow - thanks. Haven't done much outside of straight DVD "archiving" before a few days ago :ninja: