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Old Jan 13, 2004, 10:48 PM
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I have an AVI video that i need to burn to a CD disc for a friend. He wants to be able to play it on his DVD player thru his TV. I have Nero and a Yamaha FW1 burner. Is there any way to do this? Any advice at all will be new to me because as you may have guessed, i know absolutly zero about burning any kind of video other than just burning the data files to disc. So is there a way to do this or is he going to have to settle for playing it on his PC? Thanks.

PS: what IS a video Cd anyway? (i noticed this option in nero) Is it just nothing more than a Cd with the AVI or mpeg data file and an ini file that makes it play automatically?
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 01:44 AM
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dazco,

could probably go on for ages about this, but basically....

The AVI file in usual terms would not be able to be played through a dvd player so it needs to be converted to a VCD. This can be done through Nero or through a more conventional method of using a specific application for converting, such as TMPGEnc. Once converted then you will have a VCD compliant Mpeg file as the output and this can be burnt direct using Nero.

Have a look at the following link ***********.dvdrhelp.com/tmpgenc.htm which guides you through the conversion process. Then just open Nero and choose the VCD option you talked about, from the wizard, and away you go.

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Old Jan 14, 2004, 09:43 AM
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And if i do that, the result WILL play on a DVD player? (this is a standalone DVD hooked to a TV)
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 09:48 AM
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providing the standalone is vcd/svcd compatable
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Old Jan 14, 2004, 02:02 PM
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Thats what i needed to know.......thanks
 

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