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converting downloaded avi and similar files

by hethrzpa / April 13, 2006 7:29 AM PDT

how do i convert files downloaded that are .avi, dvdx etc into a format in order to both burn and play on a regular dvd player? also can these files be played via a laptop directly through tv by some sort of cable without having to faff around?i copied a dvd the other day and thought(how stupid!)that i would simply stick in a dvd-r and it would copy straight on to the disc and i'd be able to play on the player. alas, and with no great surprise to me, it proceeded to ask for a dvd9!What might that be I ask? Oh, why is everything so complicated, are we any nearer to just verbalising an instruction to the computer and hey presto it's done?!Until then ~I fumble around stresing myself and contaminating my overworked laptop, poor thing. It tries its best I must say. Until my pc Utopia I defer to the brilliance of you guys to assist.......

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DVDSANTA does this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 13, 2006 8:17 AM PDT

Cheers.

Bob

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dvdsanta
by hethrzpa / April 15, 2006 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: DVDSANTA does this.

oh thanks, wil give it a try and hope it's xmas 4 me!

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This Program May be Suitable?
by colindarby / April 17, 2006 8:24 AM PDT

Just a suggestion!

Frist make sure you do have a backup copy of your Media/Video files before the try of using this program to convert? [A Backup copy which is on a CD away from your computer in case of problems?]

Do have a read within the "Helps" in case may be suitable?

The "FREE" program is RAD Video Tool which you can use to possibly convert the format you have into a file format you can view/play/hear with using, say, RealPlayer/Power DVD

Web Site;

http://www.radgametools.com/binkhlp2.htm#START

I have used same and found it is easy to convert files

Hope will help

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