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Problems with AVI codecs on burned DVD's


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#1 Astrovel

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:27 PM

Background: Bought a small camcorder, recorded Christmas videos, downloaded them to my computer. They downloaded as AVI files. I can play the videos on my computer fine. Sound is there, everything fine. But when I burn a DVD of the files using the camera's software, I get the video but no sound.

I used several other burning software programs to burn the dvd's from the AVI files and again, they play fine on my computer but will not play on other people's computers or dvd players. Error message says it is missing a Codec.

Downloaded a coding program which would convert the AVI file to WMV or MPEG and burned dvd's again. Same result.

Called Best Buy Geek Squad and spent hours on the phone with the advanced technician and he is stumped. Told me to return the camera for a refund.

The problem is, I don't want to lose the Christmas videos. How can I attach the missing Codec to the AVI files so I can burn a dvd to send to my family in another state? How do I get the Codec in the first place. Microsoft website doesn't support XP anymore and I can't find a link to solve this problem.

Anybody got any ideas?

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:36 PM

I don't see, how it'd be camera problem, if .avi files play fine on your computer.
What burning programs did you try?
Did you try DVDFlick?
http://www.dvdflick.net/

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:37 PM

I used IMGBurn, Nero, CDBurnerXP, Xilisoft DVD Creator plus a couple of others I can't remember the name.

I tried the DVDFlick.net and burned it as an .iso file and it would not play on my husband's computer either.

The whole object is to try to save the Christmas videos. The other videos I took with the camera I can re-shoot.
Any other ideas? I am at a loss. I think my next step is to try to download a coding program on my husband's computer and see if that will make a difference.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

I tried the DVDFlick.net and burned it as an .iso file

.iso file won't play. It's a compressed image file.

I'm not sure, what exactly you did with DVDFlick.
You open DVDFlick, click on "Add title" button, select .avi file to burn, click on "Create DVD" button and you're done.



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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:26 AM

OK, thanks. I will try that.

I chose the .iso file because the other avi files wouldn't play. I'll do it over.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:12 PM

Thanks for your help. I have found a solution to the problem. My husband's computer would not play the dvd's so I used his machine as the test as to whether my tests would work. After several attempts at playing various burned dvd's, I decided maybe it was his computer that was at fault. So I downloaded the K-lite codec pack on his computer after much finagling around. (It is not an easy program to get installed). I tried the original DVD's with the AVI files on them and whoopee! They played.

They will play on the computer but not on the dvd player. So I am finished messing with this until I get another camera and see if that will be easier to use.

Thanks again for your help and suggestions.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:15 PM

.avi files won't play on standalone DVD player.
They have to be burned in DVD format, using some burning program like DVDFlick.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:46 PM

What you should have done in the beginning is convert those AVI files into a DVD. (DVD format = .VOB files)

You would need an "AVI to DVD Converter" software to do it.

For smaller file sizes, you can also convert those AVI files to DivX files, that can be played on DVD players that support DivX.

For this, you'll need an AVI to DivX Converter or you can choose to use the official DivX Converter.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 25 January 2010 - 04:50 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:55 PM

What you should have done in the beginning is convert those AVI files into a DVD. (DVD format = .VOB files)

You would need an "AVI to DVD Converter" software to do it.

This is exactly what DVD burning programs, like DVDFlick, do.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:31 PM

Exactly! That was a generic answer.

That is the only way to create DVDs from AVI files, more so to play them on a DVD player.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 25 January 2010 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

I've been trying to convince the OP since my reply #2 :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:53 PM

Yeah, I know.
Now it's 2 votes! :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:56 PM

Works for me :thumbsup:

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