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I need help finding the right file format or converter

by jeems93 / December 3, 2008 3:02 PM PST

Ok, I just got my new 42" tv so I want to find some way to get my .avi files to play on my television without cables. So, I'm thinking the best way to do this is to burn the files onto a DVD and throw it in my wife's cheap CyberHome CH-DVD 300 dvd player or my Sony PS2.

Well, I've gone through about 12 dvds trying to get this to work. Neither system recognizes avi files. What are my options for getting my media to play on one of my devices?

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You get a dvd player yhat support that particular avi format
by ahtoi / December 3, 2008 3:15 PM PST

or you convert the avi to the dvd format. What is this avi; wmv, divx, mov, etc.?

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I've not seen a DVD player that supports avi
by jeems93 / December 3, 2008 3:38 PM PST

I thought all .avi files were JUST .avi files. Aren't wmv, divx, & mov all different file types?

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The extension .avi are pretty general.
by ahtoi / December 4, 2008 12:52 AM PST

Another term we hear a lot is mpeg4; not all mpeg4 are the same.

So we muct know what we have and to have the proper codex for it.

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how do i find that out?
by jeems93 / December 4, 2008 3:54 AM PST

all i can see is that it is an avi file. how do i find out what kind?

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i found that the easiest way
by jonah jones / December 6, 2008 6:36 PM PST

to play an avi on our "El Cheapo" DVD player
was to burn the DVD as a Data disc using

a good program to check out adio/video files and
the codecs neede/installed is GSpot

both are freebies, both are excellent

hope this helps



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