Help With Computers (in Off-topic)
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?
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)
September 11 2007 2:27 PM EDT
September 11 2007 2:48 PM EDT
drudge, an svcd is quite different from a divx avi file...
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.
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.
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
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?
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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