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Videos to DVD

By BorgInva ·
My camera takes videos in MOV format.
I need to be able to start with those MOVs and end with playable videos on DVDs for family/friends.
So what I need is to know:
- What program converts (if conversion is needed) MOV to format xxx (AVI, DIVX, etc).
- Burn formatted xxx to DVDs to make them playable in DVD players. Just pop in the DVD and it plays like a movie or movie menu.
- Also make these DVDa do automatic slideshows of included pictures (these DVDs will have pics and vids).

So when you pop in a DVD, it will play automatically videos and pictures without the user doing anything, if possible, unless they use their controller to rewind, etc.


PS FREE software if possible.

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by dmiles In reply to Videos to DVD

With Digital Media Converter you can organize and batch convert all your video and audio files between: VCD, DVD, AVI (DivX, MS MPEG4, uncompressed, etc), MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (PAL, NTSC), MP3, MOV, WMA, WMV, and WAV formats.

MOV* - QuickTime Content (.mov, .qt) - a file format developed by Apple Computer to create, edit, publish, and view multimedia files. QuickTime supports video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality (VR).

DVD** - DVD stands for Digital Video Disc. A standard VCD records video data in MPEG-1 format. On the other hand, a standard DVD records video data in MPEG-2 format. A DVD player or a computer equipped with a DVD drive is required to play DVDs. Almost all DVD players also play VCDs.

A DVD is a very high-density optical storage medium. It is able to hold significantly more data as compared to VCDs. A typical 2.5-hour movie requires two VCDs. The same movie requires only one DVD. Moreover, the recorded movie itself has twice as better quality and resolution as compared to VCDs. This is because a DVD movie records video data in the MPEG-2 format.

DVDs are fast gaining popularity with its high-quality videos and high-storage capability. However, DVD recording medium, DVD players and DVD drives are still relatively expensive.

With Digital Media Converter you can convert: MOV to AVI, MOV to VCD, MOV to SVCD, MOV to DVD, MOV to WMA, MOV to WMV, MOV to WAV, MOV to MPEG-1, MOV to MPEG-2

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by sMoRTy71 In reply to Videos to DVD

Are you referring to MOV files from a digital still camera or a digital camcorder?

If it is a still camera, you will probably be disappointed in the quality of the video once it is placed on a DVD and viewed on a TV.

For example, my camera creates 320x240 MOV files. A standard definition TV signal is around 704x480.

You may want to try connecting your camera directly to a TV (if you have that option) and verify that you are OK with the video quality.

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by BorgInva In reply to Videos to DVD

I should have added this.
Olympus C-7000 Zoom
5x Optical
30x seamless
MOVs are made 640x480.
These are just simple clips and nothing where the clarity has to be Star Trek perfect.

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by wlbowers In reply to Videos to DVD

Two ways to do this.


Capture the video played from them camera into a computer.

Edit, title, convert to a dvd format.

Burn to dvd.

Required to do this.

1. Fast computer with a lot of memory and a large hard drive.

2. Capture device if your system will not do this through firewire from your camera.

3. Steep learning curve for software.


Purchase a DVR (DVD Video Recorder). There are two types. One with a hard drive and dvd burner, the other only has a dvd burner.

With the one that has a hard drive you copy the video to the hard drive. Most will allow up to 35 hrs of high res video on the hard drive.

Once you have what you want on the hard drive, you can title and edit (divide, shorten), it fairly easy.

The ones I use are Panasonic DMR-E80H and a DMR-E85H. These two can put 6hrs on a dvd that will play in everything I have found so far.

Good Luck


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