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Burning MPEG-2 to DVD so they are watchable on DVD players

by cottonwoodpass / January 25, 2007 7:11 AM PST


I have a bunch of Mpeg 2 files that I would like to watch on my TV, is there aany free software out there that lets you burn files to DVDs so they are viewable on the tv? Thanks for any help,

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Nearly free.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2007 9:40 AM PST

DVDSanta does this even in it's demo mode. Try it. If it's not worth 25 bucks to you, I don't know of anything cheaper.


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by cottonwoodpass / January 25, 2007 9:44 AM PST
In reply to: Nearly free.
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(NT) How did it work for you?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2007 10:12 AM PST
In reply to: DVDbuilder
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not too good
by cottonwoodpass / January 25, 2007 10:15 AM PST

its very confusing, freezes in the middle, and apparently isn't free, you need to buy it to get the full feature set, even though it says its toatlly free

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What came with your DVD burner?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 25, 2007 10:24 AM PST
In reply to: not too good

Did DVDSanta fare any better? If not, then I wonder if there are other issues.


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Would you know if...........
by KennyV_san_07 / October 27, 2013 5:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Nearly free.

Was wondering if you knew whether converting a dvd compliant mpeg2 to ISO, then burning would render a playable dvd file? My assumption is yes, but im just uncertain. Ive been using Any Video Converter by AVS software for some time, but only a few times have I run into the issue of AVC taking too long (longer than 2 hours) to burn my dvd ready media (already converted from original file) to a blank dvd. I also know that AVC generates an ISO file prior to burning, but the first thing it does is create a dvd folder, and Im not sure if this is necessary. Any help/advice is much appreciated

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No. ISO is one thing, Video DVD is something else.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 28, 2013 6:51 AM PDT

This one is an easy no.

But even this needs a new and better/longer discussion. That is, I prefer to create the .ISO to burn from since I can test out the .ISO with VLC Player to see if that's what I wanted.

I would be guessing you were really complaining about the time it takes to create these. For that I think it's just a matter of sheer horsepower. My first DVD creations were on an Acer ter-600 and it was 6 hours to make a dvd. Today it's under 20 minutes.

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video dvd maker free
by glennlee / January 25, 2007 2:36 PM PST

Get "video dvd maker free" here. They sell a "pro" version, but the free version is offered half way down the page. Works with most source files including avi, mpeg2, wmv. Rendering is slow but sure. Takes about 3 times as long as your file run time, but is very sure footed. Get it here:

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by cottonwoodpass / January 28, 2007 6:11 AM PST
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hmm, I tried this, but during rendering it always crashes...

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Check the system requiremnts
by glennlee / January 28, 2007 6:38 AM PST
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Check the system requirements. You may be under-powered for video file handling.

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Since everything crashes I think your machine has issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2007 6:42 AM PST
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It could be anything from overheating to bad ram.


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another one
by cottonwoodpass / January 29, 2007 12:34 AM PST

the trial worked great for me, but there are a few major flaws:

no menu system
only able to put one video file on, waste of good DVD space
so unless there is a way to combine files, this one's out for me
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