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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: The Complete Guide To Burning Movies To DVD Reply with quote

Standard DVD players can only play the .vob format.
So most likely you will have to convert your movie to the .vob format before you burn it to the DVD.
Luckily there are many useful programs that help you to do this easily

1. ConvertXtoDVD
This is by far the best and fastest program i (and many others on here) have used and works perfectly. Unfortunately it is not free. But it does have a free trial.


2. Sothink
This is another recommended program by a moderator on this forum. And this earlier version of the program is free and works just as good as the newer versions


3. DVD Flick
DVD Flick also burns movies well but it is very slow. It does have the advantage of being free
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an ".avi" or ''.mkv" file and I want to burn it using DVD Flick
Note: DVD Flick can be used to convert many other formats as well

Please view the following tutorial at Darkman223's site

Darkman's Tutorial

or the tutorial on DVDflick's site

DVD Flick Tutorial
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an image file (.iso or .img) and i want to burn it using ImgBurn


After installing ImgBurn, which can be found here: ImgBurn

Open ImgBurn
Insert a blank DVD into your disc drive

Select "write image file to disc"
Click "File"
then "Browse for a source file"
find the movie that you want to burn and double-click it

Now, at the bottom of ImgBurn, click "Write" (it looks like a dvd on a piece of paper)

Wait till it finishes burning



You can also check out Darkman's site for some screenshots:

Darkman's Site
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an ".avi" or ''.mkv'' file and i want to burn it using ConvertXtoDVD


Please view the following tutorial at darkman's site

Darkman's Site


When you become more advanced with ConvertXtoDVD, you can take a look at the following in-depth tutorial

In-depth ConvertXtoDVD Tutorial
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a "video_ts" folder (and possibly an "audio_ts" folder as well) and i want to burn it using ImgBurn


After installing ImgBurn, which can be found here: ImgBurn

Open ImgBurn
Insert a blank DVD into your disc drive

Select "write files/folders to disc"

Click "File"
then "Browse for a source folder"
find the ''video_ts" folder for the movie that you want to burn and click "Open"
*If you have an "audio_ts" folder as well, repeat this step and select the "audio_ts" folder as well

Click the calculator button

Now, at the bottom of ImgBurn, click "Build" (it looks like a folder and a dvd)

Wait till it finishes burning



You can also check out Darkman's site for some screenshots

Darkman's Site {2nd half of the page}
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOTHINK DVD MOVIE MAKER (Version 1)


Disclaimer: If you get a message stating updates are available, do NOT say yes, as this will take you to the paid version

This software will convert just about any file type to DVD
These are instructions on how to use this simple yet effective conversion and burning software.

Step 1

Double click the Sothink icon on your desktop to open the program after inserting a blank DVD-R or DVD+R (try not to use RW type discs as these can cause errors).

Step 2

Click on “ADD”

Step 3

Locate the file you want to convert and burn to disc

Step 4

Once located, double click the file. This will add it to your queue

Note: If you want to add more files, including associated subtitle files, just repeat steps 2 to 4

Step 5

Click “NEXT”. This will take you to a new screen

You now have several options, most of which are intuitive but typically:

Step 6

“Select Recorder” allows you to choose which dvd burner you want to use in the process. If you only have one, then it will be selected by default.

Step 7

“Disk Label”- You can name it to your movie if you want (I don’t bother)

Step 8

Now choose the burning speed. SOME users prefer to select a lower speed than their hardware is capable of which CAN prevent errors but obviously takes longer (I use 4x speed but it’s your call).

OR

If you don’t want to burn the file to disc after the conversion, there is a tick box which will then give you the option to specify where you want the converted file to be saved on your computer.
You can specify the disc size you will want to burn it to at a later date if you choose to tick the box outlined above.

Step 9

Click “OPTIONS” (bottom left) and at this point choose PAL or NTSC from the Video Standards drop-down menu depending on your country’s and DVD player's format.

Step 10

Click “OK”

Step 11

Click “NEXT”

If the “Estimated Size” bar is too full then a window will appear asking you to reset the converting preference. Click on “YES”.

Now, click on “OPTIONS” (bottom left) which will open another screen.

Change the Video Bit Rate, using the drop down box, to a slightly lower value and click “OK”.


* Too low a Video Bit Rate will give very “blocky” results so don’t try and cram too much on a disc. I get around 2 hours of good quality on a standard DVD-5 (single layer)


If you get the window asking you to reset the converting preferences again, repeat the step in orange.

Step 12

Click “NEXT”. The conversion will commence and the dvd will burn (or be stored to your computer) immediately after.

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Credit to sykoticphreaky for his help in making this Sothink Tutorial



Screenshots coming soon Cool
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