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    .WMV to home DVD player

    I have some movies on my computer that I made with Windows movie maker. They are saved in WMV format. I want to record these for my inlaws onto a DVD so all that they need to do is to insert the DVD into there home DVD player and it plays.
    Can someone tell me what format I need to convert these movies to so that they can be played on a standard DVD player?

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    Does you dvd play dvd-r's? Not all do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Does you dvd play dvd-r's? Not all do.
    Good question. I don't know the answer. If it can play DVD'R's, would WMV normally be a normally recognized format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Good question. I don't know the answer. If it can play DVD'R's, would WMV normally be a normally recognized format?
    To be honest I doubt it. I don't know the exact procedure for burning wmv to dvd format, but as long as you convert it, it should play no problem on a dvd-r compatible dvd player

    http://www.afterdawn.com/

    Thats a site I tend to use, due to the proprietary nature of wmv there may be no hope, but that forum is a good place to start

    cheers

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    Most 'Nero' software packages for DVD burning can convert WMV's to DVD. You will have to create a menu tho, it won't be a drop & play thing.

    I just did it this afternoon at my friends store.

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    http://www.videohelp.com

    it needs to be 720x480 in mpeg2 format with either mpeg2 sound or AC3 sound, then converted into VOB's(video objects) and authored into a dvd

    windows freeware............use gui4ffmpeg to convert to mpeg2 then something like dvdstyler to author the dvd and burn it too if you wish

    linux...........tovid is a freeware bash script that does anything to vcd or dvd, it has lots of dependencies, see the tovid wiki

    as far as dvd compatibility, most of the time its a non-issue but I have run into people sometimes with older dvd players that have had problems with my work, usual solution is to use a 4x or 8x "-" format dvd instead of a 16x "-" or "+" format, these are getting hard to find these days, Ive been ordering them 300 at a time usually taiyo yuden brand

    do not put stickers on top of a dvd for a label, use a sharpie and write it or get the white inkjet compatible disks but even those sometimes do not work right
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    I do this all of the time. First of all you will have a hard time finding a DVD player that WON'T play recorded DVD's. To encode the wmv to mpeg2 (DVD) you need an encoding program like Tsunami Mpeg Encoder. Google it. There are others that will encode as well.

    Then after the encoding is done, you can author it to DVD with an authoring program. The encoding process takes a long time on my computer, about 12 hours for a 2 hr DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Good question. I don't know the answer. If it can play DVD'R's, would WMV normally be a normally recognized format?
    No, there's absolutely zero DVD players out there that will play a WMV file. The other guys gave you the needed answer already. I'll sum it up:

    1. there's a difference between a container-format vs. the content of a movie. The container is what holds your data, like a tupperware containter that holds the content of pasta. The DVD-R physical disc holds your data and ALL DVD-players will accept it. However, the actual content on that DVD-R must be a series of .VOB files with MPEG-2 video inside at 720x480 resolution, 29.97fps (720x576@25fps for Europeans) using AC-3 or PCM audio @ 48khz. No other format will work.

    2. many software packages out there will convert just about ANY video into the required MPEG2 format.

    3. personally I like the Nero package because it's an all-in-one video-conversion, DVD-authoring and DVD-burning programme. Takes about 5-7 minutes to convert & burn a DVD on my MacPro clone starting from an AVI-DIVX file downloaded off the internet.

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    I just tried a demo version of VSO Convertx to DVD. Worked like a champ. Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    Takes about 5-7 minutes to convert & burn a DVD on my MacPro clone starting from an AVI-DIVX file downloaded off the internet.
    you have it clocked at like 36Ghz right
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannoXYZ View Post
    Takes about 5-7 minutes to convert & burn a DVD on my MacPro clone starting from an AVI-DIVX file downloaded off the internet.
    Depends on the size of the file of course. Also there are a few DVD players out there that will play .wmv files but it's a moot point.

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