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Divx Burning

by joshbybee / January 27, 2009 7:28 PM PST

Ok so im new to all of this. I was trying to burn some tv episodes i have. I ripped the files when it was new and now ive lost them. Ive never attempted to burn any video at all. So i tried to make a burn list from media player. I have windows XP btw. But it said it couldnt burn it. So i started soing research and found that i have a divx certified dvd player, and that my files are divx. So what do i need to do to burn them onto a disc? I tried downloading divx 7.0 but it wouldnt work for me. It would take literally 10 minutes for the program to load and then open. Then i tried to import the files i wanted. At that point, i was going to drag and drop them like instructed. It would turn to the hourglass and freeze. So i uninstalled it. Then i re-downloaded and re-installed it and same thing happened again. Its very frustrating! So, if i could get divx to work, can i burn a dvd-r from there? If so then how do i fix this problem? If not, then what do i to to burn my divx files? If i keep them divx can i fit more onto a disc? Sorry if this is all NOOB territory maybe im making it more complicated than it is lol!

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Ok, your problem isn't divx.
by ahtoi / January 28, 2009 1:01 AM PST
In reply to: Divx Burning

Have you done any burning of cd or dvd with this computer, if yes then what software/s?

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Cd's no DVD's
by joshbybee / January 28, 2009 6:53 AM PST

Ive burned plenty of audio cd's just using media. I've never tried to burn a dvd or actually, anything other than an audio cd.

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I am really not sure where the issues are;
by ahtoi / January 28, 2009 11:48 AM PST
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nero? ok
by joshbybee / January 29, 2009 9:08 AM PST

i meant i as using media player. Ill try nero it was recomended before. I erased divx it crashed my whole computer. I would freeze on everything, even when divx wasnt open. I deleted it now and my computer is working just great again. Ill try nero and if it keeps having problems, ill post again

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DVD writer?
by ramusson / February 1, 2009 11:12 PM PST
In reply to: Divx Burning

is your computer "cd unit" a dvd writer?
if yes, then as per your info "So i started soing research and found that i have a divx certified dvd player, and that my files are divx."
simply burn your divx files as a data file to your dvd media. you can use a freeware program CDBurnerXP pro.
your dvd disk should play on your dvd player.

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thanks
by joshbybee / February 2, 2009 7:47 AM PST
In reply to: DVD writer?

ok thanks ill try that! Nero costs money and i just lost my job! Dont really have extra spending money you know? otherwise i would just buy another copy of these. So ill try what you suggested.

I finally fixed Divx. It works as it should now. However, when i drag and drop my files into the little box, then hit burn, all it does is the test that says "insert blank disc" turns from black to red so i think my computer just isnt recognizing the blank dvd-r. I know i have a dvd rom, and its a writer, does that mean its a dvd writer? Or do i have to have a dvdrw or something?

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dvd writer
by ramusson / February 2, 2009 2:03 PM PST
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there are cd drives called "combos" which can write cd's but can only read dvd's - not write them. pse confirm that you have a dvd writer.

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Great!
by joshbybee / February 2, 2009 6:18 PM PST
In reply to: dvd writer

With my luck, thats what i have. How do i know? I'm getting a new computer anyway so ill be sure to add that to the list of must haves! But will it matter if im only doing it as a data cd as stated above?

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yes, if...
by ramusson / February 2, 2009 6:27 PM PST
In reply to: Great!

the size of the divx file is less than the capacity of the cd, you can write it as a data file in the cd.

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and then.....
by joshbybee / February 3, 2009 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: yes, if...

and then it will play in my divx certified dvd player, at least, according to divx themselves. But that birngs me back to my original problem, media player wont burn it like a traditional data cd. Now that i downloaded divx will it work?

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Ok, I think I am getting a bit confused here.
by ahtoi / February 3, 2009 7:30 AM PST
In reply to: and then.....

Technically speaking, windows media or divx will not burn anything. Their job is to encode a file to a certain format and to play it. When someone buys a burner, it is usually comes with a burning software program; that's what I was think about. Do you have any other video editing program/s (like Nero)?

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DivX to DVD Burning Software
by BirdIsTheWord / February 5, 2009 10:28 AM PST
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The most used software to burn DivX to a DVD is Convertxtodvd - it lets you make a regular DVD out of your divx (or other video files). If you just burn your divx-files on a DVD like that you'll only be able to play them on a DVD-player capable of playing video files.

You can download a free trial version of convertxtodvd to see if it works :
http://guidechart.com/convertxtodvd/


Greetz !

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Divx Burning
by stevezachjohnson / April 5, 2009 1:01 AM PDT
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Yes you can fit more movies into the DVD if they are in Divx format, since it only takes up less volume compared to the heavier movie file formats such as VOB or MPEG..

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For free? DVD FLICK
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2009 1:28 AM PDT
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DVD FLICK is free and does a great job.

The documentation seems to be good enough too.

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