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Q: Burning DVDs and Resolution ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Burning DVDs and Resolution
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: ismhmr-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 13 Apr 2004 23:40 PDT
Expires: 13 May 2004 23:40 PDT
Question ID: 329955
I have been trying to find software to burn dvds of any type of media
i have on my computer, but some software i have tried will not burn
the disc because it keeps saying that the resolution is wrong, or
media is wrong resolution. I have tried this on Adobe Encore DVD,
which i returned, and again on Magix Movies on CD and DVD. I do not
care what resolution it is shown at. It dosen't have to fit the screen
absolutely perfect, and the resolution on the video is on is already
just as good and good enough. What program can I use to not worry
about this problem? Or is there another good way to bypass this?

Clarification of Question by ismhmr-ga on 13 Apr 2004 23:43 PDT
Also, I would like that software to have full motion video thumbnails for the menus.

Clarification of Question by ismhmr-ga on 14 Apr 2004 01:20 PDT
Last thing, can I even put an AVI file and author it onto dvd?

Clarification of Question by ismhmr-ga on 14 Apr 2004 01:21 PDT
Since these are the files i am working with.
Subject: Re: Burning DVDs and Resolution
Answered By: till-ga on 14 Apr 2004 03:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
First let me provide some facts about video on DVD.
Burning a DVD in NTSC Format requires input files of the MPEG-2 type.
These files must have resolutions (at 4:3 screen aspect ratio) of 720
x 480 or 352 x 240 at 29,97 fps (frames per second).
Files outside these parameters will be rejected by DVD burning software.

You must convert your original AVI files to the required MPEG-2 format
before you can use any kind of DVD burning / authoring software.

There are many software solutions available to convert the video file
format, here are two fine programs I frequently use:

Hero Video convert:
( )
Very nice, easy to handle program. Small disadvantage: you do not have
access to some parameters needed for special purposes, but maybe you
will never even care about them.

( )
Powerful, versatile and my personal favorite. You can adjust many
parameters and the results are professional.

I propose you try Hero Video Convert first aa you are just starting
making your first DVDs.

Authoring the DVDs after the file conversion is not complicated.
Again I propose you use a software by Pegasys:
( )
is an excellent solution leading you in a step-by-step procedure to
produce rather perfect DVDs.

Including nice animated menus is not a problem:
"You are also able to create interesting menus using the "motion menu"
feature also included in the product. We recommend you to try this
easy to use authoring software"

After the conversion of the files and the authoring of the DVD you can
burn the folders created  by the authoring software to DVD with any
DVD burning software.

I hope this helps to solve your problem. If anything should still be
unclear please post a Clarification Request before you rate my answer.


Search Stategy:
None, I got personal experience in creating DVDs.

Request for Answer Clarification by ismhmr-ga on 14 Apr 2004 04:19 PDT
Hehe.. I just figured that out right when i got your answer. Few more
things.. I just bought Cucusoft AVI to DVD converter, it seems to
convert well.. How dose it stack up to the one your suggested, and
also, can adobe dvd do motion menu buttons?

That's it, after those few things, I'll go ahead and do your rating :)


Request for Answer Clarification by ismhmr-ga on 14 Apr 2004 04:21 PDT
Nevermind I got the answer to the Adobe Encore DVD questions.. But
still curious about the converter.

Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 14 Apr 2004 04:58 PDT
Sorry, but I hope you underrstand that I do not know all file
conversion programs available.
The ones I proposed have been tested and are both excellent choices.
The TMPGenc software is very popular and seems to be getting a
standard program for encoding video material.
If your new software does both the encoding and authoring of the DVD
you won´t need any other programs.

ismhmr-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for the Help. It really did make a good difference.

Subject: Re: Burning DVDs and Resolution
From: xeno555-ga on 14 Apr 2004 00:00 PDT

The software produced by this company has the best ease of use and
quality and price ratio. You need to get the compressor (tmpgenc) and
DVD Author. Between those two peices of software will do what you
want. I use both of these softwares and are very leased with the

Subject: Re: Burning DVDs and Resolution
From: ctianc-ga on 17 Dec 2004 03:17 PST
DVDSanta can burn almost all kinds of movies and photoes to DVD, you
can download it from
More dvd backup tools can be found through searching at

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