How to burn .avi files?

By korrupt
May 19, 2007
  1. Hi, I wanna burn some AVI files to a dvd, but whenever I use Nero, a 350mb file takes up about 3.5gb of space...? How can this happen? And how would I fit 4.5gigs of video files on a dvd so that I can view it on a dvd player?
  2. ajay67

    ajay67 TS Rookie


    this is not a direct answer..just a suggestion..
    it is easier to just buy avi (divx/xvid) capable dvd player so that you can simply burn the avi file directly to CDR or DVDR, considering it;s cheap price
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    I'm not sure why it expands that much, I'd expect just over half that size. In any case, the reason it blows up is because it has to be converted to mpeg2 which is huge compared to divx/xvid.

    You'll never get 4.5 gigs of video on a dvd unless it is 4.5 gigs of mpeg2 format.

    And I too would recommend picking up a dvd player that can handle divx/xvid naitively, they come in handy :) Plus the Philips ones are really cheap, you can get a basic progressive scan one for $42, and a 1080p upconverting one for less than $60.
  4. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 716

    Do ps2's read divx/xvid? I have a ps2, and a $300 Panasonic one...
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Nope, not naitively at least. And I doubt your expensive Panasonic does either, generally the more expensive you go the less chance you have of reading divx, at least on players 1+ years old (last time I really looked).
  6. Killer_Byte

    Killer_Byte TS Rookie Posts: 21

  7. tomrca

    tomrca TS Rookie Posts: 1,000

    'total video converter'
    is good
  8. matt2971

    matt2971 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Both the applications suggested need purchasing I think. A better freeware option is this:

    However, converting is usually a long tedious process, and you're never guaranteed that the end result will work on all DVD players.... good luck!
  9. ashfame

    ashfame TS Rookie

    Yeah Consider buying a MPEG4 DVD Player, they are very cheap nowadays!!
    It would be very nice for you to just burn *.avi as it is & then view them on your dvd player, It will also save you much space so that you can fit multiple dvd rips on a single dvd!
  10. bobby123

    bobby123 TS Rookie Posts: 336

    Cucusoft is the way forward.
  11. matt2971

    matt2971 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I can recommend the LG DR 175 DVR recorder. I've played plenty od DivX and XviD files on it without any problems...
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