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Polly the Parrott
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      Nov 20th, 11, 6:39 PM
Hi Guys,

What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10) have to be to
play on home tv through a DVD player?

Having trouble getting the DVD player to recognise this format.

If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this? (Linux
software needed).

At present the DVD (Blue Ray) player says "unable to recognise media".

As is usual, thanks in advance!

 
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      Nov 20th, 11, 11:08 PM
Polly the Parrott <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10) have to be to
> play on home tv through a DVD player?

....

Avi is a "container". It's probably what's inside that's getting the
player foncused. I've had trouble with some of the latest formats, too.

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      Nov 20th, 11, 11:13 PM
Polly the Parrott wrote:

> What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10) have to be to
> play on home tv through a DVD player?


> Having trouble getting the DVD player to recognise this format.


Not all DVD players support playing AVI files, so it could be just that.

The other thing regarding format that should be considered, there are
a LOT of AVI files from (cough, cough you know where) that are just
plain corrupt. I've been doing video work for the last year or so
(nothing complex, just general manipulation) and have learned three
critical things you need to know:

1/ The people who defined the standards of video format files are idiots.
2/ The programmers who write the software that use the standards, are
idiots.
3/ The end users who use the software that uses the standards are idiots
also.

Most of the PC-based software that plays video files, is usually
written to be quite tolerant of broken video files. Consumer appliances
(DVD players, TV sets that support USB sticks etc) are a *LOT* less
tolerant of screwups.

Other than that, it helps to make sure the DVD player supports the
codecs used within the AVI file. There are no hard and fast rules on
that though, it's real easy to say that all support XviD/MP3, but it's
probably more correct to say "most". Also, DivX support is sometimes
advertised heavily on the box, and sometimes it's not even mentioned.

> If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this? (Linux
> software needed).


I'm still looking, even for Winblows. You'd be surprised how often
Nero gets recommended, and I'm wondering how many more times I can hear
that before I barf.
I don't use Linux anymore (yeah, I sold out, what of it) but from what
I've read, ironically, you're by far more likely to get something
reliable, consistent and free under Linux rather than windows.

> At present the DVD (Blue Ray) player says "unable to recognise media".


It smells like your player doesn't support AVI playback.
What brand/model is it?

I was going to suggest downloading some sample AVIs and burning a CD
as a test, but after my brief look, forget it. Even one of the official
Microsoft AVI files are broken. The rest vary from a little broken, to
so woefully corrupt there is some debate that it could be called an AVI
file anymore.

Refer to my three rules above...
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      Nov 21st, 11, 1:47 AM
Polly the Parrott wrote:

> What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10)
> have to be to play on home tv through a DVD player?


That depends on the DVD player. The better ones will play avis
without anything special, just write them on the DVD as a data file.

> Having trouble getting the DVD player to recognise this format.


Thats just the DVD planyer.

You could try converting it to various AVI formats and see what it likes, if any.

> If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this?
> (Linux software needed).


Dont do it with linux myself.

> At present the DVD (Blue Ray) player says "unable to recognise media".


> As is usual, thanks in advance!



 
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      Nov 21st, 11, 2:30 AM
On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 04:39:50 +1100, Polly the Parrott
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Hi Guys,
>
>What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10) have to be to
>play on home tv through a DVD player?
>
>Having trouble getting the DVD player to recognise this format.
>
>If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this? (Linux
>software needed).
>
>At present the DVD (Blue Ray) player says "unable to recognise media".
>
>As is usual, thanks in advance!

I just use "Windows DVD maker" which works fine. (not use Linux TC is
the expert here)
TV and DVD's only reconise "FAT32" format on USB (not NFTS)
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      Nov 21st, 11, 3:57 AM
Pretzl wrote
> Polly the Parrott <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote


>> What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10)
>> have to be to play on home tv through a DVD player?


>> Having trouble getting the DVD player to recognise this format.


>> If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this?
>> (Linux software needed).


>> At present the DVD (Blue Ray) player says "unable to recognise media".


>> As is usual, thanks in advance!


> I just use "Windows DVD maker" which works fine.


Thats converting the avi to a DVD, different approach entirely and takes longer.

> (not use Linux TC is the expert here)


> TV and DVD's only reconise "FAT32" format on USB (not NFTS)


You dont get to use NTFS or FAT32 on a DVD.


 
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      Nov 21st, 11, 4:09 AM
Polly the Parrott wrote:

> If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this? (Linux
> software needed).


ffmpeg? No idea if it is the best. Easy to batch and set parameters.
 
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      Nov 21st, 11, 4:29 AM
On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:57:41 +1100, "Rod Speed"
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>> TV and DVD's only reconise "FAT32" format on USB (not NFTS)

>
>You dont get to use NTFS or FAT32 on a DVD.
>

I sometimes see something on YouTube I think interesting and save it
as a Avi to a Fat32 formated USB and show others by plugging it into
the USB port on a TV or DVD *player* (so far works everytime)
< http://www.save2pc.com/ > is my choice of Win program to do this
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      Nov 21st, 11, 4:30 AM

"Rod Speed" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Pretzl wrote
>> Polly the Parrott <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote

>
>>> What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10)
>>> have to be to play on home tv through a DVD player?

>
>>> Having trouble getting the DVD player to recognise this format.

>
>>> If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this?
>>> (Linux software needed).

>
>>> At present the DVD (Blue Ray) player says "unable to recognise media".

>
>>> As is usual, thanks in advance!

>
>> I just use "Windows DVD maker" which works fine.

>
> Thats converting the avi to a DVD, different approach entirely and takes
> longer.
>
>> (not use Linux TC is the expert here)

>
>> TV and DVD's only reconise "FAT32" format on USB (not NFTS)

>
> You dont get to use NTFS or FAT32 on a DVD.


He never said that U had too, only mentioned USB. Keep up and only comment
when you have some useful to add not gibberish.

>
>



 
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      Nov 21st, 11, 5:21 AM
Pretzl wrote
> Rod Speed <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote
>> Pretzl wrote
>>> Polly the Parrott <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote


>>>> What format does an .avi movie burnt onto DVD (Lubuntu 11.10)
>>>> have to be to play on home tv through a DVD player?


>>>> Having trouble getting the DVD player to recognise this format.


>>>> If the file has to be converted, what is the best software for this?
>>>> (Linux software needed).


>>>> At present the DVD (Blue Ray) player says "unable to recognise media".


>>>> As is usual, thanks in advance!


>>> I just use "Windows DVD maker" which works fine.


>> Thats converting the avi to a DVD, different approach entirely and takes longer.


>>> (not use Linux TC is the expert here)


>>> TV and DVD's only reconise "FAT32" format on USB (not NFTS)


>> You dont get to use NTFS or FAT32 on a DVD.


> I sometimes see something on YouTube I think interesting and save
> it as a Avi to a Fat32 formated USB and show others by plugging it
> into the USB port on a TV or DVD *player* (so far works everytime)


That aint the DVDs he is talking about, stupid.

> < http://www.save2pc.com/ > is my choice of Win program to do this


I use youtube downloader myself.


 
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