Burning DVD Videos

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Thu May 20 05:33:03 UTC 2010

On 05/20/2010 01:18 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-20 at 12:58 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote:
>> On 05/20/2010 12:23 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-05-19 at 22:01 -0400, Jim wrote:
>>>> I have the Pacific 10 Mini Series Videos 1 hr each, if I burn all 10 on 
>>>> a DL_DVD I can play each video on my Computer, but !  If I put the DVD 
>>>> in a CD/DVD Player to play videos on a TV will the player allow me to 
>>>> play each individual I hr. Video or how would I Burn them on a DVD to 
>>>> play on the CD-DVD Player ?
>>>> They are *.avi videos
>>> Think about it: does your player work with .avi files? Most modern ones
>>> do. If so, just create a "Data DVD" (e.g. using K3B) with the files on
>>> it. If not, you're out of luck.
>> Well, you are only out of luck if you don't want to do the work to get
>> the *.avi files into the format, with menus, to play on a "standard" DVD
>> player.
>> I've done that a long time ago....forget the steps that I went
>> through...but I think it involved converting the *.avi files to *.mpg
>> and then using dvdauthor.  I'm sure a google would lead to solutions....
> I've done it with devede. Not too difficult and it works pretty well,
> but of course the resulting files are much larger than the .avi sources.
> That's why he's out of luck if he wants to get a whole series onto one
> DVD as he said.
I don't think he is necessarily out of luck.  While the resulting files
may be larger there are different techniques for reducing the overall
size.  I have taken movies, pressed on DL DVD's (9GB) and transferred
them SL DVD(4.5GB).  Yes, the quality slightly degraded and I wouldn't
watch it on a screen larger than 26"....but without taking the time and
effort I would not rule out success. 

While my DVD writer is DL capable...I've not used it since the cost of
media is more than I'm willing to pay.  The OP seems to be OK with using DL.

Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing. -- The Mad Dogtender 葛斯克 愛德
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