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Postby Kizz on Fri Aug 19, 2005 3:30 am

Sorry if this is the wrong forum.

I am a noob, so bear with me please.

I just installed a NEC 3540A. This came with Nero Suite software. I "thought" that I could just install this thing and start buring some home movies that I had downloaded to my hard drive from my Digital 8 camcorder. This isn't the case because the files I have are WMV and Nero looks for files types I've never heard of (.bup, .vob .ifo)

So now what do I have to do to burn my WMV movies to make a DVD?

Is there a free program that converts my WMV files? Or do I have to go out a spend money I don't have to convert them?

I am frustrated to say the least and any help would be most welcomed.

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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:24 am

i think what you need is NeroVision Express, part of the Nero software suite.
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Postby Kizz on Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:10 pm

So there is noting free out there that will do what I need?

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Postby CowboySlim on Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:48 pm

It should be that which you already have.
Look for Nero SmartStart.
Look for video capture.
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Postby Kizz on Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:49 pm

CowboySlim wrote:It should be that which you already have.
Look for Nero SmartStart.
Look for video capture.


I already have the video files on my PC. I've titled them and edited them and they are very nice, but I now need to burn them to a DVD.

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Postby eric93se on Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:52 pm

I'm pretty sure nero recode won't let you convert a mpg file into a regular dvd (Vob files), it will let you convert it into nero digital compressed, but chances are you dvd player won't run that disc.

You can try burning your mpg file directly onto a dvd (as long as it will fit) and see if your home dvd player runs. I think you need to make sure you use the udf format or something, since there's a good chance you home dvd player won't play a 2+ gb file. You have a lot of google searching ahead of you :)
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Postby Jim on Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:52 pm

Here is what I do for my Digital8 transfers:

1.) I transfer the video raw as an .AVI to the harddrive using the free program WINDV.

2.) I then convert it to MPG2 using TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 (it has a trial version).

3.) I convert the MPG2 to DVD format (.vob, ect.) using TMPGEnc DVD Author v1.6 (it has a trial version).

4.) I burn the files created by TMPGEnc DVD to a DVD using Nero.

There are all in one programs that make things easier, but this method is so I can retain the maximum video quality throughout the conversion. I also use Adobe Premiere to edit the raw .AVI file in between steps 2 and 3 if I'm putting together multiple segments of video for wedding, ect.

There are excellent tutorials on www.videohelp.com.
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Postby Kizz on Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:37 am

Jim wrote:Here is what I do for my Digital8 transfers:

1.) I transfer the video raw as an .AVI to the harddrive using the free program WINDV.

2.) I then convert it to MPG2 using TMPGEnc Xpress 3.0 (it has a trial version).

3.) I convert the MPG2 to DVD format (.vob, ect.) using TMPGEnc DVD Author v1.6 (it has a trial version).

4.) I burn the files created by TMPGEnc DVD to a DVD using Nero.

There are all in one programs that make things easier, but this method is so I can retain the maximum video quality throughout the conversion. I also use Adobe Premiere to edit the raw .AVI file in between steps 2 and 3 if I'm putting together multiple segments of video for wedding, ect.

There are excellent tutorials on www.videohelp.com.



Jim,

Thanks so much for the information. It sure seems like a lot of work. Had I known this would be such a pain in the arse I would have bought a stand alone unit.

Thanks again!
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