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jethsy

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I have some video in .avi format. I want to make a dvd of it. Can you recommend a software download, preferably free, that will work? I checked cnet.com and several that I tried brought up a warning from Google Chrome not to download them.
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Do you have Windows 7 Movie Maker and DVD Maker ???
 

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Format Factory is free and very complete.

It also features a video joiner.

Not sure exactly if you wish to join multiple videos or simply convert a video in the .AVI format to .VOB. Format Factory can do both.
 

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I have Windows 8.
I am guessing that I need a converter that will change the format .avi to a format that will burn on dvd. Then I need a burner. Is this correct?
 

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What does the format need to be for me to burn to dvd and play in a dvd player?

Thanks so much, Phantom! I have downloaded FF and it looks good so far.
 

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Technically, .AVI videos will play in most recent DVD players that I know of.

In that case, you'd only need to burn the videos to a DVD with a DVD burner and software.

You can also change the .AVI format to the .VOB format which is the format used on commercial DVD's.
 

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I have Windows 8.
I'm sorry to hear that ... M$ has left Windows DVD Maker out of W8.
I haven't heard of anyone trying to crack W8 and put DVD Maker back in.
 

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or, if you have an xbox 360, toss it on a usb key and play the movie through the xbox. you will have to connect in order for the xbox to d/l the codecs, but it takes about a minute, tops.
 

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I burned a dvd through Windows movie maker and it will not play in my dvd player. ???
 

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Have not yet read articles given above, but will do in a few...
I did successfully convert the .avi video to mpeg, and I burned a dvd, but it will not play in the dvd player I have. It does play on my computer. So, now what?
 

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Have you tried burning the .AVI video as it is?

Have you tried Format Factory? If your DVD player cannot read anything other then .VOB videos, Format Factory will convert the videos.

 
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