Too bad you didn't note what DVD creation software you have, I might had replied with the word Handbrake.
I would like to put some .avi files onto a DVD so that they can be watched by putting them into a normal DVD player, can anyone please recommend me a freeware or open source software to do this?
Thanks very much in advance!
A little catchup on what an AVI is first. An .AVI is a container system. It can contain some MS encoding, DIVX, or any number of encodings. This area of "CODECs" is something I'll note and leave you to discover.
Look to HANDBRAKE or VLCPLAYER to transcode content if your software doesn't handle the .AVI
To dissect this further I'd have to see the file in question. Then I would see how it was encoded and if VLCPLAYER or Handbrake can transcode it.
Without seeing the file, I can't offer more. Remember that Doom9 link? Here's what is important. Don't encode your stuff in oddball codecs.
and not in iMovie, which I have seen s few posts of on another forum. Unfortunately there were no answers to the posts!
How can I check what encoding was used e.g. DivX, as when I open it in QuickTime and go to Show Details it does not list any information about encoding. If it is a DivX, can I add the codec to iMovie? Would that fix the problem?
I do need a step by step guide. I appreciate all your help, but I have no idea what I am supposed to be doing! If I need to transcode the avi files, I have just had a look on VLC's site and it looks complicated, as I need to put some information into console...
Do you know of any guides that will help me, and am I right in saying that I need to transcode the files so they import into iMovie correctly (with sound and without crashing)?
iMovie does not work with muxed MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 clips (and that's what you're trying to do)
MPEG Streamclip 1.5.1 (free) and the MPEG-2 Playback Component ($20 from Apple).
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