Will .avi format play in my DVD player?

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  1. Jon Mercer

    Jon Mercer Second Unit

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    At work I've downloaded some video clips off the net and want to burn it and play it in my DVD player but it's in avi format.

    Will it work or do I have to convert the format to something else?

    Thanks in advance

    Jon
     
  2. John Chow

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    Quick answer: No, it will not work. Most .avi's nowadays are compressed using one of the various divx encoders, none of which are compatible with dvd players. You can burn Mpeg1 files to a cd in VCD format and some dvd players may play them. You need to check if your dvd player has support for VCDs though.
     
  3. Jay Sylvester

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    I use Nero for burning, and it accepts AVI files for creating VCDs (video CDs). It converts them on the fly to the necessary format. As John said, check to make sure your DVD player can play VCDs.
     

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