burn Divx / AVI Files to a CD

February 11, 2005 at 05:46:33
Specs: XP Pro, 750 MHZ 128 RAM

I've downloaded a Divx / AVI video file (one complete movie), and I was told that it is possible to burn this Divx File to a CD-R, which in turn can be viewed on a TV using the new Phillips DVP 642.

Was Divx designed specifically so that a complete movie (120 or 180 minutes) could be burned onto a single CD-R or CD-RW??

I first tried to burn this video on a CD-R using Windows Media Player, without success because WMP handles only Audio files more or less.

I'm told that I need Nero 6 Ultra to burn this type of video CD but the specifications for video burning say Pentium 3 - 1.25 mhz min, and for Video you must use CD-RW not CD-R (I've got 750mhz only on my home computer, my wife has a faster laptop if necessary). Is Nero the best for this or is Adaptex better??

I'm getting all this information from the salesman that sold me the Phillips DVP (which the spec says does play Divx) so I don't know if I'm getting 100% of the story. At this point, I have the Divx File (700mb) on the PC & I have the latest & greatest Divx Phillips DVP, but burning onto the CD seems to be the missing link.

Thanks for any help.


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February 11, 2005 at 06:16:23

go with nero i have not had any problems with it

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February 11, 2005 at 07:27:09

Just burn it as a DATA cd with any program and it should play, I have that player and it will play almost anything.If you try to burn as a video cd it will be too large to fit on a cd

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February 11, 2005 at 11:01:34

You don't need to use a CD-RW. In fact, you probably will have less issues with compatability if you use a CD-R than a CD-RW.

PS, ignore everything the salesperson told you. Just about everything you posted as far as the information he gave you is incorrect.

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February 11, 2005 at 14:03:35

stick with what KURT and TC say.i have a divX player and all u need to is burn the file with nero or any burning software for that matter as data CD and the player will read it.make sure its encoded in .avi ( which is divX by checking the properties of the file) as Xvid`s .asf`s very small compressed .avi`s will be read with great difficluty by your player.the more compressed the file the worse the quality.generally try and keep the file size quite big anything over 600MB and under 700MB is very you will get near DVD quality picture with a small amount of the other posters said dont bother with VCD`s or SVCD`s cos they`ll be way to big once encoded for your average 700MB disk.

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February 14, 2005 at 08:30:50

Thanks to everyone for helping out.

I'm using B's Clip Gold (came with my CD-RW Sony Drive) to burn Divx / AVI files on to CD's which I can now play on TV through my new Phillips DVP. Perfect!

Thanks again, MC

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