April 28, 2005 4:40 PM   Subscribe

I've got a 689MB AVI on a machine with a CD burner, and I'd like to create a VCD that I can watch on my home DVD player.

Google pulls a number of options, but if anyone's had direct experience with such a thing, I'd appreciate your advice.
posted by nonemoreblack to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
Doom9.net should answer any questions you may have and some. Go to 'Guides' on the left hand side, select VCD/SVCD.

Depending on the codec the AVI is encoded in, it may be easy or it may be harder.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 5:08 PM on April 28, 2005

I've tried quite a few programs that do this. WinAVI is by far the fastest I've come across and the easiest to use. It's not for tweakers though. It's software of the press a button, take a nap variety.
posted by Otis at 5:28 PM on April 28, 2005

If you use d.i.k.o, you can rip it to DVD format, that way it will work in ALL DVD players, not just ones that do VCD
posted by phredhead at 7:36 PM on April 28, 2005

Philips 642 will play most avi files, including divx / mpeg4 ones. The big exception is files using qpel, whatever that might be. Run you ~$60--80.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:12 PM on April 28, 2005

also, if its a 689 MB AVi file, it will most likely NOT fit on a cd as a VCD.
avi files usually take up alot less space than an MPG (VCD-DVD) file of the same quality. so you will have to put in on a DVD or split it onto two cds.

for making dvds out of my tv show avi files i bittorrented, I used DIVXtoDVD, it seemed to work fine for me.
posted by Iax at 10:10 PM on April 28, 2005

Download DVD2DVD. It's an all-purpose freeware converter. It will take your avi and cut into several mpeg-1 files suitable for dvds, or even image files of vcds for super-easy burning. All with just a few clicks.

This is the best program for learners-- it does a lot and it does it simply.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:00 AM on April 29, 2005

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