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hey, my friend has a mpeg-4 movie and avi movie he has created with his camcorder, now they are transferred on to his desktop. he's trying to burn the movie to a dvd that can be played in a standard dvd player. what can he use to do this?

i know nero works, because i have it. BUT he doesn't have the whole version. he only has the version that came with his cd-rw, and when trying do it, it says he needs to purchase the retail version.

so is there any good free one that will do?

or is there any good CHEAP ones?
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Hang in there, if I recall this was asked recently and answered... I just don't have the answer!
    
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hey, my friend has a mpeg-4 movie and avi movie he has created with his camcorder, now they are transferred on to his desktop. he's trying to burn the movie to a dvd that can be played in a standard dvd player. what can he use to do this?

i know nero works, because i have it. BUT he doesn't have the whole version. he only has the version that came with his cd-rw, and when trying do it, it says he needs to purchase the retail version.

so is there any good free one that will do?

or is there any good CHEAP ones?
edit: see if this helps:

http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/...dvd_page1.html

ill look and see if i can find a better one too.

here-- just look through here and find a guide that uses a (free) program that you like and follow that:

http://www.videohelp.com/guides/cate...ides-4;62#4;62

http://www.doom9.org/conversionguides.htm
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Don't most new DVD players support Divx video format?

Try burning it in divx format or w/e it is and then try it in the dvd player.
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DVD Santa.
seems promising & its really cheap. i'll show him that but im sure he'll try to exhaust the free ones first. lol thats typical human nature
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see if this helps:

http://www.divx-digest.com/articles/...dvd_page1.html

ill look and see if i can find a better one too.
hey hey its free!.. but lol it looks confusing. time to check it out.
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post #8 of 9
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the avi to dvd is cool, but it only works with avi. most of his home movies are in mpeg or whatever comes out of windows movie maker, he says.
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i just took a look at windows movie maker and it looks like most of the options for output use the WMV codec which can be either .AVI or .ASF - both of which are supported by avi2dvd.
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