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Conversion of .avi to a format which can be watched on a dvd player?

A friend of mine has no pc and asked for two movies I downoaded, but the format is .avi and can't be watched on a dvd player (or at least I think so?). How can I convert it to a format which can be watched? Will I be able to put it on a cd (700 MB) or will I be forced to put it on a dvd? Can I put both movies on a dvd?

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Most DVD players support .avi in addition to other formats. You need to check the DVD player for that. It is usually displayed in front or mentioned in the guide. If you don't ave the guide you can google it.

If you transfer the two movies to a DVD you can watch both. They will be is played just like they appear on Windows, then you select a file and hit the play button.

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.avi is just a container, and it depends on how the file itself has been encoded (DivX, Xvid etc).

WinAVI is one such tool that can do the conversion and quickly too, but at the cost of quality. There is a conversion tool called "Super" that can pretty much do everything but is annoying to use.
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SUPER rules. It's not that annoying to use, it's annoying to download it
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Thank you everyone! I'm going to ask my friend what DVD player he has, the way dabdob suggests, then, if needed, I will download this SUPER. Yesterday I downloaded the FILM MACHINE and it was painful to use to say the least! I made mistakes over mistakes and finally gave up!
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SUPER rules. It's not that annoying to use, it's annoying to download it
I didn't know it, looks great!

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It's very versatile, but not great, conversion quality is often lacking IMO.
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It's very versatile, but not great, conversion quality is often lacking IMO.
thanxs man, if that is the case, it's a big no for me, it looks so geeky that I thought it might actually work great too...I've downloaded but still didn't use it

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Which format/s are you converting, Fangio?

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Which format/s are you converting, Fangio?

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Recently I've changed my monitor for a Led TV, so I'm looking for the best and easier (yeah I know normally those two things don't walk side by side) program to convert MKVs into MP4s.
In fact I've changed my TV twicethis week, with the first one, a Phillips, I just changed the audio in the MKV from DTS to AC3 and worked like a charm, but my new one a Sony, do not support MKV at all and I don't think it will support subtitles either. So I'll have to convert MKV into MP4and also I'll have to embed the subs, in order to watch my BluRay rips throught the TV's USB.

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Handbrake would probably do the job for you.

The thing is, MKV and MP4 are just containers that hold audio/video together. Usually, it's H.264 video for both of them, so there must be a way for you to extract the content then repackage it as an MP4, which in theory would give you identical quality.

Google "repackage MKV to MP4" and see if there is an easy option.

Otherwise, Handbrake is the tool for you.
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Handbrake would probably do the job for you.

The thing is, MKV and MP4 are just containers that hold audio/video together. Usually, it's H.264 video for both of them, so there must be a way for you to extract the content then repackage it as an MP4, which in theory would give you identical quality.

Google "repackage MKV to MP4" and see if there is an easy option.

Otherwise, Handbrake is the tool for you.
I've tried handbrake and I couldn't make it embed the subs...but the repack worked more than fine...

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Handbrake would probably do the job for you.

The thing is, MKV and MP4 are just containers that hold audio/video together. Usually, it's H.264 video for both of them, so there must be a way for you to extract the content then repackage it as an MP4, which in theory would give you identical quality.

Google "repackage MKV to MP4" and see if there is an easy option.

Otherwise, Handbrake is the tool for you.
Z, I have a problem with handbrake, .srt subs can't be burned in the video, so in cases like already having an MP4 that I just want to embed the subs from a .srt file, I dunno what to do...


Handbrake works with .ssa subs, but I didn't find out how on hell I can add them. This type of subs can be burn in the vid, but you can't select them if they are in an "extrenal" file, I guess that you can if they are already in the MKV container...

Do you know how can I fix this? thanx man

BTW: handbrake really makes work the whole set of cores from an I7...thought it raises my CPU temp around 70º...but perhaps is teh first aplication I really see using the micro as it shpuld be use in full throtle...should have been use in more reviews or I didn't notice they do...

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