Which (free) software to burn DVDs....

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  1. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    I am using 7 Ultimate, and want to burn Movies (usually AVI) to a DVD, so I can then play them on our DVD Player and watch them on TV.
    I have tried a few softwares in the past, and the best I ended up with was a DVD that I was able to play on the computer, but never on the DVD player.

    What is the best free software for this?

    Thank you, HL
     
  2. Tito

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  4. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I have been using convert xto dvd which is perhaps the better ones in that it can convert almost all torrent video formats to dvd for dvd player. Plus, it can also add subtitles to the final output which is the winner for me. Most others do not or are too complicated.
     
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  5. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you, Tito.

    Tried it, followed the instructions, it took about one hour to burn the video I downloaded from BBC, which is .avi format and works perfectly well on the computers VLC player.

    After finishing burning, it tells me the medium is incompatible.

    Tried it again, same result, see pcture of attachment.

    Where did I go wrong?
     

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  6. Tito

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    I prefer to create ISO image & later burn it by my favorite burning app.
     
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  7. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    Can you please translate that for a non-specalist :huh:
     
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  10. bu99zy

    bu99zy MDL Novice

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    Try Freemake Video Converter has a "burn to DVD option"
     
  11. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    Thank you, I will, but first one question: The result will be a DVD that nor only plays on the computer, but also on a DVD player?
     
  12. urie

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    Who would burn a dvd to play it on the computer when you can just play the none converted file of course the dvd will play on a dvd player.
     
  13. bu99zy

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    #13 bu99zy, Dec 6, 2012
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    Yes it'll play on the computer and on a normal dvd player.

    It has plenty of other great options too.

    I use it to convert movies for my android phone, my wifes' ipad, it had this great option to burn 40 hours worth of movies onto a single DVD, great for the kids who think DVD are frisbees and throw them around, when you have 40 hours worth the DVD never has to leave the player. Also has a direct youtube uploader, a good trick is to convert that huge avi movie to flv and then upload to youtube, its much faster that way.
     
  14. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    You are missing the point. After burning, I try it in the dvd player, if nothing comes, I also play the dvd on the computer which shows me if the DVD was at least in some version burnt. The burner in my computer might be broken....
     
  15. Hannibal Lecter

    Hannibal Lecter MDL Senior Member

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    I burnt a TV program twice, it is an avi file. Both times, after the end of the burning process, a pop up appeared, telling me that there has been an error. The DVD again will play on the computer, it will not play on the dvd player. Other DVDs will play there.....

    Anyone has an idea about that problem?
     
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    #16 7_eleven.hell-hole_rider, Dec 14, 2012
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