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Since: 11.2.05
From: miramichi, NB, canada

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So I finally took the plunge and got a DVD burner. One of the big reasons I got it was to put all the WWE/WWF/WCW PPV's I've, *ahem*, Acquired, *ahem* over the years over to DVD.

I've started reading up on what I need to do and I must be missing something. A lot of these shows are in Xvid or avi's. Is there an easier way to burn these to DVD.

I'm glad I got it anyway as I'll use it. (It's one of the Lightscribe ones)but if someone could point me int he right direction it would be great


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Since: 9.12.01
From: ミネアポリス

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Well, you can just burn them as data, but I'm not sure that's what you're going for. Are you looking to end up with DVDs you can actually watch with a DVD player? Only certain players are compatible with DivX/XviD AVIs - but any conversion FROM that format into "normal" DVD type stuff is a massive pain and will take a long time and might not look that great after you're done. SO.

Keep them in their current format and just make sure you have a player that can read it! I'm a big fan of this cheapo model from Philips (The W at Amazon). You should just be able to burn your DVDs as data (or DVD-R or whatever the terminology is) and it'll just WORK. (Sometimes. Sometimes it STILL won't work and you're stuck watching it on the computer instead.)


Since: 17.11.02

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What the hell? They have DVD players now that'll play *.avi? I gotta get me one of those...

Since: 11.2.05
From: miramichi, NB, canada

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Thanks for the advice, and from the Boss none the less

I can just leave them in the format that they are in and watch them on my x-box (it's been Modified), also walmart has Yahoo Divx player's on for $50.

Thanks again

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Since: 12.1.02
From: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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I have to second the Phillips thumbs up, everyone that goes to CompUsa for a DVD i head em straight to it. It reads basically all formats of burns, plus PAL and can become a region free player(with remote control codes).

For those planning to buy DVD burners, the Lite On new model, especially the external one is a MACHINE, can take a beating of overuse and keep running smooth and clean, top speeds of 16x burn and 8x on dual layer.

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