How to burn an AVI file to DVD
Follow this guide from Step 1 to Step 7. This gives you a combined movie
with the audio (.ac3) and video (.avi) streams
now need to convert to MPEG-II format. That depends on what format of
video you have. Use GSPOT to find out if you have NTSC or PAL.
NTSC: Follow step 9 - 12 in guide linked above, and
skip to step four in this guide.
PAL: Follow steps in step three below.
are now going to convert PAL -> NTSC.
TMPGEnc and select PAL (4:3) template. Ignore audio settings since we
won’t be doing audio at all, and press Next.
video file saved in step one and press Next.
Other Settings to open advanced settings. Change Rate Control Mode to
2-pass VBR (VBR). Make sure Motion Search is Motion Estimate Search
to Advanced tab. Change Source Aspect Ratio to PAL 4:3 625 Line. Change Video
Arrange Method to Full Screen (Keep aspect ratio). Click OK and Press
next screen, change Make File Size 99% of Disk. Press Next and say Yes to
the warning. UNCHECK Start Encoding Immediately and Press Finish.
the Load Button and choose the Unlock.mcf file
in the extra folder. Now pick ES (Video Only). Then in Settings change
the size to 720 x 480. Press OK and now click Start.
the file is done open the new video file (m2v file) in DGPulldown. Select 25 -> 29.97 and press convert.
The converted m2v file will be what you use in the next step.
up TMPGEnc DVD Author and go to create a new project.
the track on the left whatever you want. It doesn’t really matter.
to Add File. Select your final NTSC m2v file. In the box that comes up
choose the ac3 file from step one. Keep all of
the default settings.
to the Chapter Cut Edit tab and set it how you like. I prefer doing a set
number of chapters and then 15, but the choice depends on the movie
really. Then press OK.
the create menu tab and choose what you want. I recommend No Menu unless
you plan on adding other features than just a movie.
to the output tab, and specify the folder you want. Then press Begin
Output. It will create a VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folder. This should not
take very long. Test the folders in PowerDVD
it is done it will ask you what you want to do. Pick Open DVD Writing
Tool Now. It will automatically select the two folders and queue them for
burning. Insert your blank DVD, pick the recorder, leave the label blank, and press Write DVD.
- Go to http://www.cdcovers.cc/ and download
the correct cover. Open it in Photoshop and edit the height to 7.2,
constraining proportions. Cut it out and insert into DVD case.
Appendix A: How to convert non-AC3 audio streams to
up FFMpegGUI. Select your file.
the bitrate to 384 (or whatever you need).
the sampling rate 48000 if it is not set to that already (it is the
sure the output type is AC3, and then specify the output file.
convert and then you’re done! It will be ready for DVD Author.
Appendix B: How to Convert VCD to DVD-friendly format
Steps 1-3 at http://www.dvd-guides.com/content/view/54/59/
to extract the data file.
- Open VCDGear and select the dat->mpeg
conversion. Check the box next to “Fix MPEG Errors”. Select your dat file from Step 1 and then press Convert. It should
take about a minute or two.
new MPEG file in Virtual Dub Mod. Open up the Steams List and then select
the audio stream. Press the “save as WAV” button to separate the audio
from the video.
follow the steps above for AVI files. It should work the same way. Use
Appendix A to convert the WAV to ac3.
Appendix C: How to Convert 23.976 fps AVIs
normal procedure above. In TMPGEnc when in Advanced settings, use these: