Playing Downloaded Movie files on DVD Player

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  1. KwongC

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    I downloaded a movie from Kazaa and it is in .avi format. I burned it to a CDR and tried playing it in my DVD player. it doesn't work though. Am I suppose to convert it to another format or something first? Thanks!
     
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    Tsk Tsk Tsk, the forum rules prohibit any discussion of pirated or bootlegged material.
     
  3. KwongC

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    I dont' think its bootlegged stuff because its video footage from someone who attended a auto racing event. Its not an actual "movie."
     
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    Doesn't the forum prohibit hasty accusations as well? [​IMG]
     
  5. Martin Fontaine

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    Ok, if it's not some Theater Handy-Cam or DivX rip of a DVD, then it's legal to help you.
    You have to convert the AVI to an MPG file in VCD format (Which is a specific audio and video bitrate) And then using your CD Burner program, burn that MPG file as a VCD (Not as a Data disk)
    A site that gets recommended here for VCD creation is http://www.vcdhelp.com I've never been there but I think you'll find what you need there.
     
  6. KwongC

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    what's a "theater handy-cam?"

    thanks, I'll check out that site...
     
  7. Andrew Chong

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    "theater handy-cam" is essentially a handy-cam used by law-breakers who film a movie as it plays in a theatre and sells and distributes copies of the recorded movie to equally law-breaking takers.
     
  8. KwongC

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    who the heck would want to buy it, let alone watch it? the quality must be abyssmal..
     
  9. Jo_M

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    Oh people do watch them and buy them. Most people who buy them will get it on the street and not realize how bad it is. I think the majority of CAM releases are downloaded off the internet.
     
  10. Dave Getson

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    Kwong,

    Does your DVD player play burned CD's? Music or otherwise? If not, that's definitely your problem. If so, it might not play burned VCDs or SVCDS. Many different factors could contribute to it not being able to play. You could try converting the .avi file to a .mpeg. That might do something.
     
  11. Justin Ward

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    At vcdhelp.com they have a list of DVD players and their compatibilities to VCD, SVCD, MP3 etc... You should check out that list first.
     

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