Questions Involving Burning Video DVDs.

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Oct 19, 2007
  1. Gaisuto
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    Okay, I have some questions that I want to ask about Burning DVDs to watch. I am a total noob at this, so please excuse the idioticness.

    A) Say you download the constant anime episodes that are in DivX and you want to burn them onto a DVD. Can you put multiple episodes onto a single disc to watch on a DVD Player?

    B) Are you able to watch them on a 360 (Flashed or not?)

    C) Are there any other minor details I should know about?
     


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    Do you have Vista? if so it comes with a program called "Windows DVD maker" and can make universal DVDs that will play on any old dvd player.
     
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    Typical about the X360 thing. That was my main DVD player. Oh well, I do have an actual DVD player to use though in another room.

    And no, I don't have Vista. You mean Vista has something good on it? [​IMG]
     
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    You could use a program to combine and convert multiple Xvid videos into a DVD that you burn and watch on a normal non-Xvid DVD player, I use WinAVI.

    The 360 can stream video rather than playing it from a DVD, it will stream WMVs if you convert your videos, or you can use a program like TVersity or Orb to convert and stream the files all at once.
     
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    There are so many factors here.

    What you are looking to do is convert your files to a DVD.

    First, what file format are the episodes?

    Second, you'll only be able to fit 120 minutes onto a DVD.

    Third, if the episodes are widescreen, they will be stretched to fullscreen so everyone will be tall.

    Fourth, if it is widescreen and you don't want it to stretch, you'll have to convert all the files to include black bars before you then convert them again to DVD burnable files.

    EDIT: Here is the program I use for convert widescreen to fullscreen with black bars and/or converting to dvd. http://www.winavi.com/en/video-converter/video-converter.htm
     
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    Actually, its 150 minutes(4.37GB)

    ...for me at least. Dunno if your program has a different restriction?
     
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    Okay. I've tried using Tversity before and I couldn't get it to work.

    All the episodes I want to burn are AVIs. The Bleach episodes from Dattebayo.

    Seriously, only 120 minutes, no matter how much room is there? That's retarded...

    I've tried using a program that converted Xvid files to Watchable DVD ones. After about two hours of waiting, I tried burning the result and it didn't work. So much for that.
     
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    I don't know. I didn't remember off the top of my head so I grabbed the nearest DVD.

    EDIT: Gaisuto: Yes, you have to remember that you aren't burning the files straight onto a DVD. You are converting them to a format playable on your DVD player which is limited to a DVD which has preset capabilities on how much sound and video it can hold. Like a CD can only hold 70 minutes of music.

    EDIT 2: Also, your DVD player has to be capable of play DVD+Rs and/or DVD-Rs.
     
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    Okay, so I'd have to do that long ass "convert process" for every single episode I'd want to burn?!
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Is it normal that it's so damn long? It seriously took me two hours on the laptop at one point...

    Two hours for like 60 episodes (I wanted to burn the entire Soul Society arc)...**** that.
     
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    Yes, it's a long and tedious process. It all comes down to how bad do you want to watch them on your DVD player.

    EDIT: It's also a very CPU heavy process. You want to not touch your computer while it's running or you'll risk the sound being out of sync or video hiccups.
     
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    Yeah do what Jumpman said and use WinAVI since you don't have a divx player. Then do the batch convert and do like 5 episodes if they are around 250mb each. that will equal out to about one dvd worth.
    Then just go to to nero and burn dvd and select the .vob, .ifo, .bup files and burn them. this disc will work on any dvd player.
     
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    I'm not doubting anymore if it'd work or not, but if it's going to take two hours per episode, with over 60 episodes, then I'm not going to do it.
     
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    Hmm..Shouldn't take that long. Which version of winAVI did you get? It usually takes me a half hour to convert like, for example, 5 episodes of married with children.

    Also, though a divx player is like $35 at wal-mrt. the phillips one. then you can just burn them onto a data disc un-convereted. both DVD or CD will work, depending on how much space you need.

    edit: just realized you said 60 episodes..I would just go with the divx player it will save you a ton of time and trouble.
     
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    Easiest option for sure with that many episodes is just grab yourself a cheap DVD player that can handle Divx/Xvid files on DVDs.
     
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    But wouldn't I still need to convert them all? :'(

    I'm gonna try processing all the episodes I could onto a single DVD and try the proces son this very speedy computer. Depending on how long it takes, I just might go along with the idea, afterall.
     
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    Nope! [​IMG] just burn the avi's onto a cd or dvd as a data cd/dvd and throw it in the player.


    edit: here's a link to the one I use
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5584897


    After struggling with winAVI for like a year I realized how cheap the players were. Now I can fit an entire season of a show on one dvd.
     

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