Help With Computers (in Off-topic)

Jake the Snayke September 11 2007 2:01 PM EDT

My buddy borrowed me a movie which was burnt from his computer.
I popped it into my DVD player and it says that the format does not read right.
I found out it is a DIVX format.
How can I convert this to a playable thing on my dvd player?

drudge September 11 2007 2:15 PM EDT

you will need to determine what your DVD player will play. If it can do SVCDs then search google for a divx to svcd converter. If it only plays DVDs try to re-burn your movie as an actual dvd (which is different than placing an avi or mpeg on the cd/dvd then burning it)

bartjan September 11 2007 2:27 PM EDT

AdminShade September 11 2007 2:48 PM EDT

drudge, an svcd is quite different from a divx avi file...

AdminShade September 11 2007 2:55 PM EDT

but to try and help.

If you want to view this DVD on your own computer, then you need special codecs which translate images and sound.

Jake the Snayke September 11 2007 3:12 PM EDT

I want to watch it in my living room with my gal on the dvd player so I am not going to be by the computer.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] September 11 2007 3:25 PM EDT

Your not gonna be able to do anything to the DVD as its burnt already, only thing you can do is burn it again using convertxtoDVD (AVI to DVD, straight to a DVD), or get a divx DVD player

drudge September 11 2007 6:13 PM EDT

#1.The DVD that you have now...what is on it? is there one file on the dvd that is a .avi? or are there a bunch of .vob files and some audio_ts and video_ts folders?

#2.What happens when you put the DVD into the player? any error messages?

#3.What is the name/model etc of your DVD player you are using?

Brakke Bres [Ow man] September 11 2007 7:22 PM EDT

pretty much you can't, there is a way to convert divx avi to normal video, however that cuts back on the quality, which you don't want.
NERO burning program does this for you however it will take 2 hours of encoding to normal vcd to accomplish this.

Basically try searching the web for a converter or buy a DVD player that supports the divx format. Other then that you can't play divx movies on a normal dvd player.
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