Downloading video clips etc to DVD-R From Hard Drive Help

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oldegoat1942

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Can anyone help me!
I have downloaded on to my hard drive 4 lessons. They are music lessons for my grandson to learn to play a guitar. They are in avi format. They contain video and text. I can open the files from my hard drive in Windows Media Player, but I want to copy them to a DVD-R. He would like to take them home with him. As of now the only thing he can do is use the lessons when he visits. Can anyone tell me if this can be done? I also want to download videos clips in mpg or mpeg formats that I have downloaded to my hard drive. Each time it states that I have no recordable CD in the drive. Bottom line I can not figure out how to transfer videos downloaded to DVD-Rs.

Using Sony Vio, Pentium 4, 540 MB Ran and using connection from my main CPU by way of a router with Windows XP Home + SVC Pack 2.
 

oldegoat1942

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Hello, I checked out the sites you recommended. Most of them pertain to ripping DVD's.
That dosn't address my problem. You see I downloaded files from a paid membership site. The downloaded in avi format. Now I can not download the clips (music lessons as I said for my grandson) to a DVD. That is what I need help with. Not copy right infriengemnet rights. I paid to download from the site.

Thanks
 
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1. Are you simply trying to copy the avi files to the DVD-R, or do you want to convert the clips to make them viewable on a DVD player?

2. How large are the avi files?

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Each time it states that I have no recordable CD in the drive.
What program(s) have you tried so far to transfer the avi files to a DVD-R?

4. I don't believe you mentioned whether you have a DVD burner on your Vaio.
 

oldegoat1942

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Hello,

Thanks for the response to my request for help.

I am trying to download guitar lessons as stated above. I have downloaded to my hard drive and place them in a folder. The lessons are in avi format. My grandson wants to take them home with him and play them on his DVD player so he can learn to play a guitar. The files are approx 194MB give or take a few each. I haven’t tried any programs to download them except DVD Copy Platinum Plus by 321 Studios. I am not trying to copy or sell to infringe on copy rights only help my grandson.

Second, I have mpg and mpeg video clips I have down loaded which I would like to
transfer to a DVD-/+R to save for viewing on my DVD when I desire and I can not
do that either. If you or other’s can assist I would appreciate it.

Yes I have a CD/DVD Burner.

Thanks
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oldegoat1942

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Downloading video clips etc to DVD-R From Hard Drive Help. On Jan 17 I posted request for help with a tech question. I have had two replies and neither has solved my problem nor gotten back to me. I don't know if they received my reply or just thought I ignored them. I assure them I didn't, for I still need the original help. If you are still out there or any others can assist please reply. I am still not too familiar with this help system and I may be doing something wrong. I think I am suppose to click on Post a Reply to answer a question asked to me. If there is another procedure someone please assist. Thanks
 

oldegoat1942

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Hey TheDJK were are you? You asked me a question to solve my problem then vanished.
Please check my reply at oldgoat1942.
 
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When people ask you further questions they are not inviting themselves to stay with you till the end. They may help further, they may not. They may not know how to. The questions asked needed asking though.
In order to create movies of your files that will play on a standalone DVD player you need to create DVD Video files from your existing files. DVD players play DVD Video. DVD Video is a type of video just as your .avi's and mpegs are. You will need a re-authoring/converting programme or video editing programme to do this, not a copying programme or burning programme on it's own, although Nero's full package for example is able to to do this through it's VISION Express component.
So what programmes do you have relating to creating movie/video files?
 

oldegoat1942

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Moby,

Thanks for the prompt response to my question I posted to
TheDJK. I have provided all the information you stated in
my original request dtd. 19 Jan. I can not make it any plainer.

Yes I thought when you asked for tech spt and you get a response
from a member especially a Senior Member they had all intentions
in assisting you to the end if they can. I have seen other request for help from
others that have sorta chatted until either the problem was solved or they
reply with sorry I can not help any more I have done all I can. Good luck with others.

I am still not sure how to maneuver this site. I have seen others who seem
to be able to handle it quiet well. They send messages to other members
with as I say chatting information.

I read your profile and it appears you are well advised on tech
situations being a Distinguished Member.

As you can see in my profile all the CPU information is listed for
my system.

I don’t want to appear like a smart A—in this reply, for I appreciate this site
and it is nice to find someone to help with out trying to always sell you something.

Thanks again for the reply. Have a nice day.
 

oldegoat1942

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Hello MysticEyes,

Thanks for the response to my request for help. I will check out your information.
 
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Files with the avi wrapper are usually very large and have to be compressed in order to get them onto a DVD----the comrpession of Mpeg2. This requires a program that supports mpeg (that has a mpeg decoder built in) Also, you want to edit the files before converting them to mpeg2. My recommendation is to buy something like Vegas Movie Studio with DVD. THis allows you to capture the video, edit it , and then burn your DVD---it costs 89.95 retail but I am sure you can find it for cheaper.
 

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linskyjack said:
Files with the avi wrapper are usually very large and have to be compressed in order to get them onto a DVD----the comrpession of Mpeg2...
These days, especially when the term downloaded is involved, we are dealing with relatively small (compared to the original source) AVIs... Xvid and Divx .
 

oldegoat1942

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Hello linskyjack

Thanks for the reply. I will check into this. I really don't want to pay that much for these files if I can help it. I thought I might get some help from this site. I thought it might be just something I didn't know how to do, but I guess I was wrong. I think I might have to just buy him a guitar lesson course.

Thanks again

P.S. If at first you don't succeced, try try agian.
 

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oldegoat1942 said:
Hello linskyjack

Thanks for the reply. I will check into this. I really don't want to pay that much for these files if I can help it. I thought I might get some help from this site. I thought it might be just something I didn't know how to do, but I guess I was wrong. I think I might have to just buy him a guitar lesson course.

Thanks again

P.S. If at first you don't succeced, try try agian.
Did you try any of my suggestions?

This one is open source and FREE.

http://dvdflick.sourceforge.net/index.php
 
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