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File formats for dvd burning

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by moorej2, Jul 26, 2005.

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  1. moorej2

    moorej2 Thread Starter

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    I haven't done much dvd burning and am a little confused by what file formats are required.I burned an mpeg file no problem straight to dvd but then converted another from divx.avi to mpeg and it came out all messed up.What format do the files need to be in to burn them to dvd and does anyone know of any free converters to do this?Thanks.
     
  2. Mulderator

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    They need to be MPEG-2 but they also have to meet certain standards. Typically, the software program you are using will give you a choice of "DVD compatible" or something similar. Try this encoder program:

    http://www.tmpgenc.net/e_main.html

    It will let you encode DVD (MPEG 2) for a month I think before you have to buy it. I don't know of any free MPEG-2 encoders that will do a good job. The one I gave you a link to I know will do a good job and its not that expensive (about $50).

    BTW--what software are you using to burn? That software may do MPEG-2 encoding.
     
  3. moorej2

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    I've been using roxio easy media creator to burn.It seems a bit limited.I'll give those programs you suggested a try.Thanks.
     
  4. Mulderator

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    Well, if you have the latest version:

    http://www.roxio.com/en/products/emc75/index.jhtml

    That definitely will encode files to DVD format.
     
  5. moorej2

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    I only have the version that came with the hardware.The basic dvd home edition.I don't think this allows you to do the encoding.
     
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