Maybe off topic (I'm sorry). But I want to share the files with some one with only a DVD player and no computer.
I've got a problem my hard disk is getting full with avi/mpg/mpeg ect. So I bought a dvd writer. The problem now is that I can get only one movie or two at the most on dvd. While the file is only 700 or 800 MB. I'm using Nero.
You want to burn these as DVD-ROM (ISO) using Nero, or a data disc if you are using Nero Express. This will then just copy the original data files to DVD rather than what I guess you are doing at the moment and re-encoding the files to DVD.
This is not off topic at all.
If your friend wants to play the files in a standalone DVD player, a DVD rom with data won't help at all. You need a VCD, SVCD or a DVD and the player must be able to play these files. First let them check which files can be played on the standalone.
A VCD is burnt from DAT or mpg1 files.
A SVCD is burnt from mpg2 files with SVCD resolution
A DVD is burnt from mpg2 files with DVD resloution.
AVI files must be encoded to mpg before you can burn a VCD.
I use ULEAD DVD moviefactory to burn my downloaded movies or movies transferred from my hometaped VHS onto DVD. This programm converts the different moviefiles into a complete DVD (including menu if you like).
Sorry Medion - I totally misread your first sentence!
Nero/Nero Express is able to burn VCD, SVCD and DVD. If the files are only VCD or SVCD quality at the moment you may want to generate VCD or SVCD, if your friends dvd player can play them, rather than DVD. If they can only play DVD I think you are probably stuck with only being able to fit 1 or 2 files onto a DVD because of the way that Nero re-encodes them.
I think we understand each other now. Lets say I have 5 AVI files, each 800 mb, all together 4GB. A dvd is 4.2 GB. If I understand all of you right it is not possibel to burn them on 1 DVD so you can look at them on a (home cinema) dvd player?
Well the short answer is probably no (or at least not easily).
The longer answer is it may be possible as some home dvd players can play avi files, but I don't think any of the dvd players built into a home cinema system can (although I could easily be wrong). As you have found out only 1 or 2 800mb avi files will convert to dvd because of the way that the files are re-encoded. It may be possible to convert each file to mpeg2 (SVCD format) and then either burn it as an SVCD (to CDR) or it is possible, with the right software, to burn this (and indeed mpeg1/VCD files) to DVD without re-encoding the video file. This is possible as VCD/SVCD are actually DVD compliant resolutions. However the audio has to be re-encoded as VCD/SVCD uses 44.1KHz and DVD requires 48KHz.
I think Nero will convert avi to SVCD (although I haven't tried it), but you would need other software to do all the rest. If you are interested in doing the rest I will see if I can dig up some links to guides.
Done, thanks everyonefor their help.
First I used avi to (s)vcd by cucusoft. Then tried to burn with Nero (failed 3 times) so I used TMPGE and I put 7 files on one DVD. DVD can be played on home cinema. Avi to s(vcd) took about 1 hour a file. The burning with TMPGE DVD author took only 1 hour for seven files.
I've been looking for an easy (note that word) way of putting my avi or mpg concerts onto a dvd disc so I can watch them on my standalone player for a long time, but I haven't succeeded.
I don't want to convert the avi or mpg files to dvd files, as my computer would take about a month to convert each one (and I'd need too many dvds). I just want a way of watching avi or mpg files ona dvd player.
I just tried that program medion linked to, but every time I add a file it says something about invalid GOP. I tried about 20 files, and there was something wrong with all of them...
Barry, I'd love it if you could email me the program you mention. It sounds easy. my email is email@example.com
You have to convert the Avi files to (s)vcd, Mpeg1 or the best Mpeg2 with Cucosoft. When you do this be careful that you put the frame size at 352x288 352x576 704x576 or 720x576 otherwise DVD author doesnot work. The video and audio stays reasonible for viewing on big screen.