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Old 21-03-2006, 10:35
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I'm running Avi2Dvd for the first time and I've selected an avi file, but it's hanging and says '...Please wait...' across the top. Is this normal?
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Old 21-03-2006, 10:39
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...it actually says 'Analyzing source ... Please wait ...'
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Old 21-03-2006, 10:54
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What are you trying to do????
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Old 21-03-2006, 11:02
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Convert an avi file to a Dvd file
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Old 21-03-2006, 11:10
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How long are you expecting this to take????

what is your hardware???

on older computers this takes up to 24 hours. even on a top knacker system, it'll be a couple of hours.

as i mentioned in one of the other threads on this subject. your dvd burning software may be able to do this for you.
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Old 21-03-2006, 11:30
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Originally Posted by flagpole
on older computers this takes up to 24 hours. even on a top knacker system, it'll be a couple of hours.
To put that in perspective, a friend of mine regularly converts AVIs to DVD. His machine had (it died at the weekend) a 1.6GHz (ADM 1900+) processor and 1GB of RAM. It would still take it over 12 hours to convert a 2 hour film with nothing else going on on the PC.

As flagpole says, it's not a quick process at all. Best bet is to set it going and go back to it tomorrow.
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Old 21-03-2006, 16:11
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The worst thing about AVI2DVD is the number of times it chews on a file for a couple of hours and then decides to throw an error. I've had an 80% failure rate with it. You might try Diko - also free, almost as slow, but much more reliable.
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Old 21-03-2006, 17:01
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I would recommend dvdSanta - a lot quicker
I only have 256MB ram, using avi2dvd takes about 12 hours for a 2 hour film but with dvdSanta the same 2 hour film takes between 3.5 and 4 hours
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Old 21-03-2006, 17:39
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Does the new version of Nero (7?) reencode avi files to dvd? And also, what dvd format works with most dvd players +/-? I never got into burning dvds, and when i did have a go it dident work in my dvd player lol.

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Old 22-03-2006, 11:56
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Originally Posted by Fifth
Does the new version of Nero (7?) reencode avi files to dvd? And also, what dvd format works with most dvd players +/-? I never got into burning dvds, and when i did have a go it dident work in my dvd player lol.

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yes, and '-' is the most compatible format. but there will be some players that only play '+'
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Old 22-03-2006, 12:57
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Nero Vision Express does it pretty well, but it takesabout 3 - 5 hours, which is a pretty long time.
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Old 22-03-2006, 13:41
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The best decision I ever made was to abandon the idea of doing avi to dvd conversion. It really is is the classic case of "more trouble than its worth".

While I can appreatiate not everyone has pots of money, but a chipped xbox made my life so much easier, each time i pas it I feal a need to shake it by the hand.

truth be told I tried nero vision express a few weeks ago and the first few conversion went well, but the fourth one introduced my old friend of ...
the jut-ter which appears eve-ry ten secon-ds or so.
(for those in the know, this was not an NTSC issue as everything was PAL)

the fifth conversion resulted in an out of sync audio and video.

The sixth resulted in the out of sync audio and video .... which starts off okay but gradually becomes worse and worse as the film goes on.
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Old 22-03-2006, 16:57
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Originally Posted by flagpole
yes, and '-' is the most compatible format. but there will be some players that only play '+'
What kind of disk are real dvds on? If all players play them?

And does -r and -rw make a difference or do some not play -rw?
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Old 24-03-2006, 11:37
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What kind of disk are real dvds on? If all players play them?

And does -r and -rw make a difference or do some not play -rw?
prerecorded disks are not on either. dvd+/-r s are different because your computer can write to them.

the rw formats are different again being rewriteable. they are more expensive and are less compatible, but then you can format them and re-use them.

that having been said, most modern dvdplayers should do them all.
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Old 31-12-2012, 05:19
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I know this is free but even so!
I'm using the latest version on a i7 PC and it has taken 4 hours to convert an MKV to DVD and thrown up 2 audio overflow warnings 3 hours in.
I am yet to see if this works but one thing for sure is I won't be using it again!
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Old 31-12-2012, 10:33
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Freemake video converter is fairly quick and offers choice of one or two pass conversion. It also uses ATI and Nvidia hardware acceleration if you have a compatible device, no support for quicksync sadly.

If you have a Intel CPU with quicksync then have a look at software that supports it, it can half your conversion time,

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...o-general.html
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Old 31-12-2012, 10:45
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quicksync is crap. not in concept but implementation.

i use convertxtodvd and it converts at ~200fps, faster if you turn the settings down. which is fine for me.
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Old 31-12-2012, 11:08
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Try using DeVeDe. I've found it to be fairly quick and very reliable.
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Old 31-12-2012, 11:43
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Woah talk about digging up an old thread
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Old 31-12-2012, 11:57
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Woah talk about digging up an old thread
damm, caught out there. Should have guessed when they only had 5 posts, lol
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