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Kapp
01-12-03, 01:21 PM
I have tons of downloaded movies that I want to back up and put them on a CD-R. The movies are mostly MPEG and AVI some MPEG (if thats any different from MPG) and everytime I burn them to a CD-R and try and open them from the CD-R, it either freezes or an error comes up. Should I urn this a different method? I am just burning the mpeg. Should I make it a .rar or something? The files are no less then 680 megs.

Nephilim
01-12-03, 08:51 PM
Go to VCDHelp (http://www.vcdhelp.com)

More specifically check out the section on converting mpg/avi to VCD here (http://www.vcdhelp.com/tmpgenc.htm).

StealthHawk
01-12-03, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Nephilim
Go to VCDHelp (http://www.vcdhelp.com)

More specifically check out the section on converting mpg/avi to VCD here (http://www.vcdhelp.com/tmpgenc.htm).

most .avi files have better quality than VCD. why would you want to turn them into VCDs?

but to answer the question, it shouldn't matter how you burn them. you should be able to read them straight off of the cd.

try this. after burning the file, drag it off the cd onto your desktop. does the file play properly?

Nephilim
01-12-03, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by StealthHawk
most .avi files have better quality than VCD. why would you want to turn them into VCDs?


Because then you can play it on DVD players and watch them on your TV instead.

There are higher quality formats, like SVCD, to choose from. I merely provided that as a starting point.

His intent was to watch the movies directly off the CD, this is one way to do it.

eL_PuSHeR
01-13-03, 06:51 AM
VCD/SVCD formats are only useful if burned to a DVD-R which nowadays not many people have (because they take up too much room on CD-R). As for the question: yes you can normally burn .MPG and .AVI files to CD-R the same you do with normal data. They should be played from the CD without problems.

Nephilim
01-13-03, 07:52 AM
Eh, with CD-R prices being so low, it doesn't bother me to put a movie on a couple of CD-Rs.

Either way, it was just a suggestion, but not the only solution :)

Kapp
01-13-03, 03:08 PM
My main goal was to just back up the mpegs onto a cd-r and then play them later if i wanted to. I'm not trying to watch them on a DVD player :) I'm not sure whats wrong right now. Like I burned dead man campus onto a cd-r and I couldnt open it!!

Nephilim
01-13-03, 05:05 PM
That's really wierd. Does it give you an error when you try to open them, or does it do nothing at all?

StealthHawk
01-13-03, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by Kapp
My main goal was to just back up the mpegs onto a cd-r and then play them later if i wanted to. I'm not trying to watch them on a DVD player :) I'm not sure whats wrong right now. Like I burned dead man campus onto a cd-r and I couldnt open it!!

can you copy the file from the cd onto your harddrive and play it from there?