Xvid to DVD
June 28, 2010 8:59 AM   Subscribe

What is currently the best method to convert an Xvid video (or series of videos) to DVD?

There are many guides out there that describe how to do this, most are 3-5 years old using software that doesn't exist anymore. Anyone seen a current guide that works pretty well?
posted by cm0007 to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
DVD Flick should work well.

First, I would investigate whether your DVD player has any support for MPEG-4 ASP videos (XviD; DivX); if so, then you can often play the movies without re-encoding to DVD by burning them to CD or DVD-R (but you may have to losslessy alter them to have a packed bitstream, re-encode the audio, etc.). Look for any sort of "DivX certified" type logo.

Bear in mind that your source movies are likely to be relatively low-quality, so while using an adequate bitrate for MPEG-2 encoding for DVD is important, at some point you're just not going to get any more visual quality out of them.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 9:11 AM on June 28, 2010

Windows DVD Maker works well if you have Vista or Windows 7.
posted by Bonzai at 9:16 AM on June 28, 2010

I find ConvertXtoDVD really easy to use.
posted by hot soup girl at 9:59 AM on June 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

Seconding ConvertXtoDVD.
posted by SNWidget at 11:31 AM on June 28, 2010

And if you really want to put together awesome professional presentations, slideshows, self-extracting, self-playing exes etc, and turn strings of avis/JPGs etc into DVDs with interactive menus, background music and the like, check out Proshow Producer.
posted by tra at 1:32 PM on June 28, 2010

Love ConvertXtoDVD.
posted by teg4rvn at 1:35 PM on June 28, 2010

Also love ConvertXtoDVD -- I know it's sounding like a broken record in here, but it's easy to use -- you can do simple stuff without knowing much or some flashier stuff with very little effort -- and you really can't beat free.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:26 PM on June 28, 2010

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