ok im having a codec problem, well not so much a problem as a large annoyance see i downloaded a fan based star wars mini kind of film, and it was run through codec (for those of you who dont know, it stands for compression-decompression, and has the movie file compressed, right up until you watch it) now i have a dvd burner and want to burn it to dvd but my program (roxio) wont let me, and i thought maybe because it was avi but i tried changing it to mpg which i know works with the program and it still wouldnt let me add it so im thinking it has to do with the codec on the film, and i was wondering if there is any way to decompress the entire file, or if there is a way to burn a compressed file to dvd to play in a home (not computer) dvd player thanks
n e one wanna give me some help on this? or even if its a simple question i dont know too much about making dvd's or video files on computers so you could just tell me if its not possible if it isnt at the verry least thanks
What Codec does the Movie use?
it uses a divx codec, and i surfed around the divx site, and i couldnt find n e thing to decompress, thats why im asking thanks for replying though
kotfquigthanks for replying though
Though?... Giving up already? I'm only getting started... :)
I found a few leads, this Long thread, contains a few programs that should be what your looking for. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/57227
This is from the official XviD website. Which is the DivX alternative. http://www.xvid.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=FAQ&file=index&myfaq=yes&id_cat=1#q30
Apparently they are MPEG-4 encoded, and DVD players only support MPEG2, and VCD. They recommend you convert them to VCD, or SVCD first.
This program claims to be able to burn DivX, to DVD. It is not free, but has a trial version. http://www.allformp3.com/winavi-video-converter/
Here is a Guide "Convert a DivX or XviD AVI to DVD". http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/convert_avi_to_dvd.cfm
well apparently we went to the same place, idk y but i didnt look at the divx forums until after i posted because 99% of the time i can never fine any helpful people on forums (with the exception of this one) but after searching through them for about 20 minutes i was able to find that trial one and it works perfectly also its prety inexpensive and it worked perfectly so i was thinking about maybe buying it thanks for the post though, and i will be checking out that other stuff to see if that would work for free, or if it does it n e faster so once again thanks