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Postby fig head » Sun May 01, 2011 4:03 pm

Thank you GR i downloaded it and it plays mp4 on my laptop ill see how it goes on the DVD
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Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun May 01, 2011 7:11 pm

yes I can see why you ned to convert....

I use a free progam called Free AVI/MPEG/WMA/MP4/FLV Video Joiner. mostly for joining e.g. 10 short 5 minute cartoons in to one long stream for watching on a computer.

http://www.freeaudiovideosoft.com/free- ... index.html

This has a built in conversion utility - I do not see why it should not work simply dragging one item into the box and outputing it to a different format. FYI the conversion is always going to take a little time as the program has to "play" the entire video to read each bit and then write it to the new format.
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Postby FragnaticDeath » Sun May 01, 2011 8:26 pm

you dont need anything else other than VLC

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Postby Cap » Sun May 01, 2011 8:34 pm

She wants to watch movies on DVD via USB.
Unfortunately, most don't support MP4/H264 format.

AVI DivX is the standard on most newer ones.
Still decent but not as crisp as H264.
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Postby Sotos » Mon May 02, 2011 10:45 am

If you want to play downloaded movies on your TV the best thing to do is to get a Media Player like Western Digital TV Live. It can play all sorts of formats and you can play from USB or stream it from your computer through your home network. Some Media Players have build in hard drive to store your movie collection and others also have torrent client so you can download movies directly from them. You can get such thing for 50-100 euro and it will save you the trouble of having to covert the movie every time.
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Postby wallace » Mon May 02, 2011 12:52 pm

You could also connect your laptop to your TV with an HDMI cable (If HDMI slot is available that is) and play the movie from your laptop. Works fine for me.
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Postby Mapko » Mon May 02, 2011 1:01 pm

Connecting the laptop to a TV and playing the films - or anything - this way depends on how new the TV is and how powerful the laptop is. It could be that the laptop has a jerky, stop-start playback rendering this impractical. I think this is free...

http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-Video-Conver ... 4QodeFdTpQ
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Postby bill cobbett » Mon May 02, 2011 1:02 pm

Am reminded must figure out how to get our VHS recorder to work.
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Postby Mapko » Mon May 02, 2011 1:15 pm

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Postby bill cobbett » Mon May 02, 2011 1:30 pm



Yuk... DVD!! Blue Rey!! Can't beat tapes mate... must go and clean the heads on our tape deck in the car.... (it's a fairly modern cassette player, no more than 18 years old, .. not one of those 8-tracks)
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