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Guys Im looking for a converter that will convert from .avi and other formats to a DVD that I can watch on a DVD player, I want one one that I can save the file to my Hard Drive, because my DVD-R is on my other computer
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WinAvi ftw. I use it. Works great.
http://www.winavi.com/
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How much are you willing to pay?
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Nero works decent as well.
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Nero Vision is awful--it always yields a dvd with audio lag (to date, I don't believe this has been fixed by nero--I've used up to version 7--don't know if version 8 is different, but 6 and 7 had the same problems), and only a mediocre-quality video.

If you're willing to pay a reasonable amount, VSO's ConvertXtoDVD is absolutely awesome--it produces the absolute best quality video with no audio lag--and it has excellent compression, which is very handy in putting multiple episodes of shows onto one DVD--I fit 10 1-hour episodes on a 4.7GB disk, and I didn't notice any decrease in quality on a standard TV.

Freeware...I've heard of winavi, and have heard it works well, but I've never tried it--it's free, so there's nothing to lose but a single DVD-R...
    
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Don;t use the freeware version. I made that mistake and trashed a DVD. It puts a watermark on it. A full can be had cheap or free if you know where to look but it's not like I would condone that.
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post #7 of 11
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So convertXtoDVD is pretty good or WinAvi (non free edition)? Because I know where to look

EDIT: I tried convertXtoDVD and keep getting an error, it says check the log and the log says unrecoverable error while reading
Edited by coltsrock - 6/11/08 at 8:43am
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So convertXtoDVD is pretty good or WinAvi (non free edition)? Because I know where to look

EDIT: I tried convertXtoDVD and keep getting an error, it says check the log and the log says unrecoverable error while reading
May be because you "didn't know where to look..." . Maybe I'm just lucky... Does the unrecoverable error have more specifics? 'Cause I do get logs that list errors, but usually it's just a dropped frame or two in order to maintain audio and video sync. Did you burn it to DVD and play it to see if it's fine?
    
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post #9 of 11
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well i just got winAVI and its converting right now
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post #10 of 11
KK. I haven't tried burning with it but my friend burns his DVD's using it. I always used nero for burning and Win AVI for converting.
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