Burn Movies on CPU to DVD

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  1. Aspirin

    Aspirin OT Supporter

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    is there any way possible that i can burn movies that i have downloaded on to my computer to DVD? I have a bunch of movies that i love watching, but i dont really like to watch them on the computer. I'd rather watch them on my couch, not my computer chair. If anyone has any suggestions that wouyld help tremendously, thanks.
     
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    i can't imagine that these might be illigal movies?
     
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  5. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You can convert them into the neccessary format for DVDs and then burn them. I don't know how one might do this on Windows, but if you have access to a real OS, you can use transcode and mencoder.
     
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    You could move your couch in front of you computer
     
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    or hook your computer into your TV :mamoru:
     
  8. Robb

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    God these people are unhelpful. Ill do my best to help you out.
    First, we need to know what format your movies are in. Some typical ones are .avi and .mpg or divx, if they are in these formarts you can use winavi. This program will take your movie and put it into dvd format, you can then burn that onto a dvd. It will take WinAvi about 1 hr to convert to the dvd format. Should be pretty simple, sometimes i cant get the files to burn using nero so i have to open the files in dvdshrink and then let that program convert the files further and then it will burn onto dvd after its done running, its does that automatically.

    Hopefully this was helpful, pm me if you have any questions and ill do my best to help you
     
  9. Wolf68k

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    Some has already listed www.videohelp.com which has 100s of guides to do it no matter what format the video is in. Plus each guide list what tools are used and links you do them. Some fo the tools are free, some shareware and the rest are commercial.
     
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    Ditto, Videohelp.com has more than enough info to get you started.

    As said above, most DVD building programs will convert the videos you have to DVD format. In the programs I use, I just drag and drop the movie file and the program does the rest.
     
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    "Acquire" a program called DVD Santa. It's very easy to use.
     
  12. Robb

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    definately agree, hella easy to use, does take quite a while tho
     
  13. Aspirin

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    thanks to everyone who posted a helpful suggestions i just read them and will check them out, but most of my movies are in the "video clip" format and i dont know what the abbreviation for that is (I.E. .avi, .mpeg). or is that just a general format, i dont know.
     
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    ok, i d/l'd dvdSanta, and it seems to be working fine, but one more question, can i just use i dvd-r to burn these to? and will it work in my dvd burner?
     
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    My guess is the program will shrink them down so they fit on a DVD-R, so you should be able to burn them to a DVD-R using your DVD burner. Some standalone DVD players have issues playing DVD-Rs, but most will play them just fine.
     
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    do you think my x-box will play my dvd-r's?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Probably. My PlayStation2 plays them just fine.
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    this is what i use also
     

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