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Best Free Burning Software?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Swifty55, 18 Sep 2009.

  1. Swifty55

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    For burning AVI -> DVD.

    Nero is a pain in the arse.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MarkDavis

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    Windows Movie Maker + Windows DVD Maker.
     
  3. Swifty55

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    What would WMM be used fore?
     
  4. Dutchman

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    I use infrarecorder, very easy to use and have had no issues with it
     
  5. purexxevil

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    DeepBurner maybe?
     
  6. Rainmaker

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    OP, did you mean burning AVI files onto a DVD disc, or did you mean convert AVIs to a DVD format so that the DVD will play in any machine? Just checking...
     
  7. Swifty55

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    I do apologize for not being clear. I meant, convert AVIs to DVD format so that any DVD player can play them.
     
  8. Rainmaker

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    AVI2DVD is free, but I've never personally used it. I tend to use EasyDVD Creator or WinAVI, but they're paid-for software.
     
  9. madindehead

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  10. Rainmaker

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    As a burning engine, indeed. But the OP wants to convert AVIs to DVD format, which IMGBurn doesn't do.
     
  11. BloodyL

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    DVD Flick is a fantastic free video to DVD converter.
     
  12. Rainmaker

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    Nice! I downloaded and installed this after reading your post, and I have to say I'm very impressed. Extremely intuitive, fast, multi-threaded, and comprehensive context-sensitive help...

    It's better than pretty much anything I've tried, paid for or not. I'm keeping it. GPL software wins again!
     
  13. jbloggs

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    This is what you need, a really nice piece of freeware software that is better than nearly anything that is bought... :cool:
     
  14. BloodyL

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    Aye, the "easter egg" while encoding is a nice suprise too! :)
     
  15. Rainmaker

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    Yeah it was a nice touch :D Is there any way to alter the way it uses folders though? I noticed it dumps everything (on Win7) under C:\Users\(me)\Documents\dvd\

    It leaves a lot of logs, a second dvd folder with the vobs, and a further ISO in the main folder. A little wasteful and messy, but hardly the end of the world. A "preferences" button would have been nice, but one can't complain considering!
     
  16. amkan13

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    i cant believe convertxtodvd hasnt been mentioned yet!
     
  17. Fonz-Valo

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    ^ This :)
     
  18. danny_mac

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    FAVC works perfect for me.
     
  19. oap

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    Nero has always done fine on my winxp/vista/win7 box, always recodes into fine sync etc.
     
  20. jbloggs

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    Because it's not "free"... ;)