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Old 26th April 2012, 8:17 PM   #1
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Default Video convertion

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I have a heap of kids movies on my laptop and want to burn them to a dvd so it can continuosly play with out me having to put a new dvd in at the end of each movie. My question is, what program do i need to do this, and where can i get it from? I am also looking at FREE software here as i am a tight a$$ lol

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Old 26th April 2012, 8:25 PM   #2
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Hi All,
I have a heap of kids movies on my laptop and want to burn them to a dvd so it can continuosly play with out me having to put a new dvd in at the end of each movie. My question is, what program do i need to do this, and where can i get it from? I am also looking at FREE software here as i am a tight a$$ lol

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Would you be happy with a data disc? If so, Nero? (Can fit 5-6 movies per disc)
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Old 26th April 2012, 8:27 PM   #3
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I want it so i n put it in a dvd player and just push play and let it play for the 4-6 movies. If data does that, than that would be good, but i data sounds like it isnt going to give me that option.
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Old 26th April 2012, 8:41 PM   #4
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I want it so i n put it in a dvd player and just push play and let it play for the 4-6 movies. If data does that, than that would be good, but i data sounds like it isnt going to give me that option.
Data discs will give you that option. But the problem is they dont play on all dvd players.....It has to be a divx compatible player
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Old 26th April 2012, 11:57 PM   #5
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You could try ffmpeg's dvd mpeg2 profiles, then use dvdauthorgui. I've not wanted to play seperate tracks sequentially, but I do believe dvdauthorgui can set that up for you.
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Nero gives you the option of joining all of them into one movie which will then play from start to finish.
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Old 27th April 2012, 7:15 AM   #7
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I think I just need to clarify if the OP wants to turn movies into avi files......so a divX player can be used.
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Old 27th April 2012, 7:51 AM   #8
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I think I just need to clarify if the OP wants to turn movies into avi files......so a divX player can be used.
The OP didn't indicate that he wanted to turn them into AVI files. He has lots of video files on his laptop and wants to burn them to a DVD disc and play them without the DVD player pausing at the end of each movie (Nero calls them chapters) so you have to use the remote to tell the DVD player to play the next. The Nero Vision part of the Nero program will give you the option of joining them all into one long continuous movie in a standard DVD format that will play in any DVD player. I have an old version of Nero and the merge option is hard to find but it's there and if after adding the movie files you highlight all of them and select 'merge' they all get combined into one movie with one title (you can make your own title or Nero will use the title of your first video file).
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Old 27th April 2012, 8:28 AM   #9
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Use something like WinAVI 9.0 convertor. Select all the movies and use the merge/join them into DVD-VCD format this should allow you fit 450 minutes on a standard DVD or approx 900 minutes on a DL-DVD. If the quality is too low try a DVD-SVCD format but this will reduce how many movies you can store. Also not all DVD players support the above formats.
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If you have a premium version of Nero, you'll have the option to create a DVD using Nero Vision, and it has a built in converter for you. If you select auto quality, it'll auto drop the bitrate/quality so that you can fit a lot of eps onto the dvd. I've managed to fit 4hrs worth of vids on a disk before (was back ups from VHS so quality was crap to begin with). Would prob be your easiest option. Plays fine on any dvd player as it is a dvd and not a data disc.
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You are wandering into the world of video codecs and the slapshod support that various appliances offer for them.

DVD is encoded in MPEG2, on a normal 4.7GB DVD you can get about 135 minutes of standard quality video. Most older DVD players DO NOT support lowering the bit rate/quality to fit more onto a disc! Some newer ones allow this "breaking of the standard" to cram more onto the disc but really MPEG2 is not a good format for this.

If you're desired player can handle DivX or Xvid (it will have a sticker on it), then you can encode with those codecs (the files will most likely be AVI). You can produce high quality results between 700MB and 1.4GB per movie, which gives you three to six movies per DVD. Not many DVD players can handle these formats and the ones that can usually have pretty strict requirements about the "specifications" they support.

The guides on Doom 9 are good if old: http://www.doom9.org/

Heaps of free software to convert DVD to other formats.
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Use something like WinAVI 9.0 convertor.
Similarly I would recommend ConvertXtoDVD but it also costs $.
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