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Which format?!

More ignorance here - please bear with me!

OK, so downloaded videos come in MPEG, Real media, Windows Media, Quick Time, AVI, ASF etc. Which format should a video be in to burn it to DVD for playback in a home DVD player connected to a TV?

I use Boilsoft?s splitter and joiner and they also have several converters available to convert video files from one type to another but I don?t know which format is best for DVD burning.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Which format should a video be in to burn it to DVD for TV.

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" Which format should a video be in to burn it to DVD for playback in a home DVD player connected to a TV? "

Actually none of the above. The DVD you want to play on your stock DVD player is a "standard" and it's easier to use tools like's, Sony Vegas and such to create a proper DVD.

I will never discuss the MANUAL creation of the files and directories of a stock DVD. It's far too painful in this small space.

Use the right tools. You don't have them.

-> In closing, you have to share the link to said video if you are having problems with it so we can see what encoding it was.


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With the proper softwares...

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they can all get there. DVD uses mpeg2.

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By specification

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DVD video discs use MPEG-2 for the video. There's also a specific resolution and bitrate at which it's supposed to be encoded. Most DVD authoring programs will take care of these details.

SOME DVD players will support MPEG-4 based codecs like Divx and Xvid, but you can't rely on this being present if you're going for maximum compatibility.

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Ahh - which software?

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Very good. Would you suggest using Ulead DVD MovieFactory or InterVideo WinDVD Creator Platinum 2? Thanks!

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In reply to: Ahh - which software?

Try both and see which you like.


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Sounds right

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Makes the most sense Bob. Thanks!

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BTW, I still use Ulead Moviefactory for quick stuff.

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It's not so great at menus (actually terrible) but for me when I just want to click a few buttons and let it do the work, it's a nice tool in the toolbox.


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Works for long stuff too

In reply to: BTW, I still use Ulead Moviefactory for quick stuff.

I use it to put my records TV shows on DVD after I cut out all of the useless stuff. You can use different backgrounds, add music clips and moving chapters. And the disc work on all DVD players, well so far. PS2, computers and home players.

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