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I have some AVI video files on my laptop that I'd like to be able to copy to DVDs and play on my DVD player at home. What's the easiest way to accomplish this?

My DVD player is dvix rated and my laptop is running vista.

Any help appreciated!

(btw, I'm not downloading dodgy pirate films off the internet!)
 

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Cheers. Alas, that software didn't do the job. It took about 4 or 5 hours to convert one file and the converted file was too big to fit onto a DVD (went from around 1.2gb to 8.8gb)
 

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if your dvd player can play divx, and the films you have got are divx not xvid encoded then just copy a data disk and it should be able to play them for you directly.

if not try another of the tools out there, some progs can 'build' the dvd menu for you and just reference the avi files stored which keeps players happy.

I'd use google and try a few of the ones that come up free, eventually one will do what you need it to :)
 

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Cheers. Alas, that software didn't do the job. It took about 4 or 5 hours to convert one file and the converted file was too big to fit onto a DVD (went from around 1.2gb to 8.8gb)
What format did you choose for output?
 

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Cheers. Alas, that software didn't do the job. It took about 4 or 5 hours to convert one file and the converted file was too big to fit onto a DVD (went from around 1.2gb to 8.8gb)
The converter you're using doesn't burn videos for viewing on a dvd player. All it's done is convert your avi file to a burnable format. You're going to need a separate burner for that.
 

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Cheers gents, I got a program called DVD Flick which did the job of converting and burning but it looks like a good tool for creating videos in general.
 

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Cheers gents, I got a program called DVD Flick which did the job of converting and burning but it looks like a good tool for creating videos in general.
Glad it worked for you. lol. It's been trying to burn a 1 minute video I fed it for the past half hour. Forced the program to close and now the dvd bay is locked up and flashing! I'll try again after reboot! :<
 

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The best machine to play avi/divx files is the Sumvision player - I've got the earlier version for the caravan and it's awesome

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/233173

Even supports H.264 / MKV format, awesome machine.
 

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Glad it worked for you. lol. It's been trying to burn a 1 minute video I fed it for the past half hour. Forced the program to close and now the dvd bay is locked up and flashing! I'll try again after reboot! :<
I did 2 discs, both around 2.5 hours long without any bother and (and I was fumbling around not really knowing what I was doing!). After a few hours I could even play both discs on my xbox 360!
 
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