What’s AVI? How to Burn AVI Videos to DVD on Mac ?

| Sunday, May 31, 2009

What is AVI?
How to View AVI Videos in Mac OS X?
How to Convert AVI Videos to DVD for DVD player?

1.What is AVI?

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. It is a special case of the RIFF (Resource Interchange File Format). AVI is defined by Microsoft. Audio Video Interleaved (
AVI) files are a common format for compressed video clips. Files downloaded from the internet often use this format.Note: AVI files are often containers, and can contain audio/video compressed using varying different codecs. Most AVI files use DivX, Xvid or 3ivX compression codecs.There are some programs at present that can open .avi files that do not play in QuickTime and both are open source and free to download. Many users prefer to keep both installed to provide compatibility with as many file formats as possible.

2.How to View AVI Videos in Mac OS X?


Probably the easiest way to play AVI and DivX files on Mac OS X is to download and install the freeware player VLC Media Player for OS X. VLC is also often referred to by its original name, VideoLAN Client.

II. 3ivx® D4 CODEC
Download and install the freeware 3ivx ™D4 CODEC per the installation instructions in the associated ReadMe file. This CODEC adds support for a variety of DivX and other formats which often carry the .avi extension.

III. MPlayer
Download and install the freeware MPlayer, MPlayer has a simpler interface but fewer features.

IV. DivX for Mac CODEC

Many AVIs can be played in QuickTime by installing the freeware DivX for Mac CODEC. While this plug-in has been continuously improved, the sound in some AVIs will sometimes be either missing or distorted.

3.How to Convert AVi Videos to DVD for DVD player?

Sometimes, we want to Burn the AVI video to DVD on Mac and get into the problem some of the files can be burned while some of AVI videos cannot with iDVD on Mac. And we cannot figure out what is the problem.In fact, the problem is we need to know that AVI is a multimedia container format which contains different video codec in different files, such as Xvid, DivX, etc. When we want to burn those popular video codec files to DVD, we definitely have the problem with iDVD for it does not support some of those popular video codec (Xvid, DivX). Then, what can we do?

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How to Burn Videos and Subtitle files(srt,sub) to dvd on mac

| Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some video players like VLC would have the option of rendering subtitles from an external file (.srt or .sub) on videos during playback. However, many embedded players, such as Xbox 360, may not have that kind of options. In such kind of case we may need to embed the subtitles in the video track, so we can burn videos with .srt or .sub files to DVD for DVD Player on Mac.

After extracting the tracks or having the video and subtitle files separated already (such as .avi and .srt file ), you can recombine them into an AVI container with subtitles embedded by using ffmpegX as following.

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How to Create DVD Menu on Mac ?

| Thursday, May 7, 2009

Want to create your own style DVD menu on Mac? Read following, and you will get the whole solution about that. Cannot be easier than that!
The powerful DVD Creator for Mac cannot only assist you create favorite DVD menu, but also can convert your various format video (MP4, M4V, MPA, MPG, MPEG, MOV, 3GP, 3GP2, FLV, VOB, DAT, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, AVI) into DVD and personalize your video with strong editing function.
No matter you are novices or expert, try it and you will like its output quality, fast speed, simple operation, clear interface and more!

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