Burning .avi movie to CD-RW

March 28, 2009 at 11:50:30
Specs: Windows XP Home
My computer disk drive doesn't support DVD-RW discs, and I have a .avi movie file that I want to burn onto a CD to be playable on my DVD player, or on my computer.
Can this .avi file be burned onto a CD-RW disc?
Thanks! :)

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#1
March 28, 2009 at 11:57:26
.avi files are compressed DVD movies to fit as 700 MB (sometimes larger) which is the basic size of a CD. Any burning utility should be able to burn the disk as is which would make it a VCD or video compact disk. To work on your DVD player usually there are symbols on the front which makes the consumer aware of what formats the DVD player will play. DVD VCD SVCD MP3 DivX and RW compatibility.

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#2
March 28, 2009 at 13:01:26
Look at the link below for help on how to do that. There is also a section there on home deck that should show what type of media and files can be played on your deck.

http://www.videohelp.com/


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#3
March 28, 2009 at 19:01:24
Your DVD player would have to support DivX to be able to play an .avi movie. Your computer would either have to have the proper codecs installed or a different media player.

As was said, most movies are compressed to about 700MB to be able to fit on a CD-R. Some CD-RW's only have 650MB capacity (74min).


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#4
March 28, 2009 at 22:38:48
And your DVD (DivX) player would also have to recognize CD-R(W)'s as well. I recently purchased a Philips 3962 which plays DVDs, DivX, MP3s, WMVs and reads USB Flash drives (and virtually any optical media I've burned off from my PC). Couldn't be happier. (yes, kind of a shameless plug...)

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#5
March 28, 2009 at 23:02:29
I got the same one. It upconverts video and I love it. I can transfer a movie off my computer with USB 2.0 in about a minute flat and then play it on my DVD player. I couldn't be happier with it except that it stretches everything wide on my TV. Any ideas on that? Also, if you were looking into a DivX DVD player you should spend a little extra money for one with a USB port it is incredibly useful and a great feature that i use constantly. Mine was a return at best buy so its price was reduced from 100 to 85. I read that yamaha also makes a really nice one also available through Best Buy if you want one.

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#6
March 29, 2009 at 06:25:44
I have a Philips DVD/Divx player as well...model DVP5140 (no USB port). Got it over a year ago from the Philips Outlet for $16 shipped! It plays everything I throw at it. Actually, I bought two of them & gave one to a friend in a nursing home. I usually visit him a couple of times a month & I drop off a DVD with 5-6 movies on it each time I go.

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#7
March 29, 2009 at 17:36:22
that's got to be one of the best uses for the DivX DVD players i've ever heard of. right good of you to keep that up.

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