I don’t know if this is the proper place to put this question, if it is not i appologize.
I have a lot of movie files on my computer that I would like to burn to DVD. I have a DVD burner but haven’t found a program that would work. I downloaded Nero from their website and burned a DVD, the menu showed up on my TV, but when I selected one of the movies I burned to it, it seemed to lock up.
Does anyone know of a program that will burn a .mpg or .avi file to a DVD that works?
Check out www.dvdrhelp.com
They should answer all your questions. You may have to convert the movies to a DVD compatible format before burning. There are guides for converting .avi & .mpg to DVD compatible files. Some DVD authoring programs will convert the video for you. Commonly, people use TMPGEnc for converting all their video - it handles most formats, and you can convert to VCD, SVCD, or DVD complaint video. Nero is a fine burning program, but doesn’t do too much for conversion - as long as the right file names are there, Nero will burn them. Common authoring programs are TMPGEnc DVD Author, Ulead Moviefactory, and others. Check out the site listed above’s ‘Tools’ section for all your software needs.
I use Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2 for authoring. It can also convert video, but it doesn’t always do a good job, and it fails on some files. I use TMPGEnc to convert when quality matters, when Ulead fails, or when I’m worried about the audio and video getting out of sync.