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Windows 7: Free Converter for dvd to pal or avi format

19 Apr 2013   #1
belinda502

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Free Converter for dvd to pal or avi format

I am looking for free softwear that would convert a dvd I burned to 'PAL' or 'AVI' so I could watch it on my DVD player. I tried downloading a few such a AVC and CUDA and Realplayer but when I opened them conversion to either of these formats did not appear as an option. Any advice appreciated


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19 Apr 2013   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

What format is the DVD in? If WMV you might be able to use the free converter here:

WMV to AVI Video Converter - Convert WMV to AVI, WMV to AVI Converter

If the DVD is not WMV it would help to know what it is.
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19 Apr 2013   #3
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you tried Handbrake. It is a free utility to convert between different video formats. I use it myself. HandBrake
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19 Apr 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hi Belinda502,

I use Freemake | Best Freeware Alternatives To Paid Video Software has all the formats you need.
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19 Apr 2013   #5
belinda502

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks,I will check out the handbrake link suggested. To reply to first post, the original DVD had nine files. Two of them had .BUP extensions, two of them had .IFO extensions and the other five had .VOB extensions. I can play the burned dvd on my computer by opening one of the .IFO extension files file name - 'VTS_01_0.
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23 Apr 2013   #6
belinda502

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I downloaded Freemake and converted to AVI but the DVD would still not play on the dvd player. Then I just tried to burn them to a dvd on freemake which didn't recognise that a dvd was inserted (I was using a dvd-ram disk). I tried doing it through my computer and the files did not burn. The message advised me to download the latest firmware. I then just tried copying and pasting them but now the dvd disk is just started and stopping all the time
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23 Apr 2013   #7
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What you need to do it this.


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23 Apr 2013   #8
belinda502

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi I did that - when I selected dvd it said there was no dvd in the drive. I had used the dvd before so maybe the dvd was corrupted (although I had erased all the stuff on it).
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23 Apr 2013   #9
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Could be try a different dvd if you have one.
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24 Apr 2013   #10
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
IMO the BEST piece of software (although it's paid software) is SlySoft's AnyDVD -- it will rip a standard DVD to ISO, remove all the regional encoding and encryption and then you can burn the iso (finalized) so it should play on any standard DVD player.

It can even do the same for Blu Ray DVD's.

I always keep copies of commercial DVD's in iso format on a small external portable HDD when I'm travelling. W8 mounts ISO's directly - and I just play these with VLC just like I would do with a physical DVD. W7 can do the same although you need some software for handling virtual ISO's (such as Alcohol 52% - Free - ).

Cheers
jimbo

Cheers
jimbo
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