The Complete Idiots Guide To Converting .AVI Files To DVD.
This guide will be split into three seperate stages, installation - conversion - burning.
Stage One - Installation.
You will find two programs to install in the first folder, Nero 6 Ultra and Ultra QuickTime Convertor.
Double click the installation icon and follow the process.
When the process is complete double click the desktop icon and open the program.
Click the padlock icon in the top row to open the registration procedure.
Return to the file folder and double click the keygen icon.
Enter desired registration name and click the generate button.
Copy and paste name and generated serial into the registration screen and click register.
Program now unlocked and fully functional.
Repeat the same process for Nero 6.
If trying to install Nero 6 on a Vista operating system you may get compatability warnings,
ignore these as it shouldnt make a difference, this program however works better on an XP machine.
Stage Two - Conversion
Open Ultra QuickTime Convertor, in the lower half of the program window are all the options you will need to use
to generate the final DVD files for your film.
1) Change the output folder to something easily traceable, mine (Vista machine) is set to C:\Users\'MyName'\Desktop
this way all finished files end up in a folder on my desktop, the easiest place to find anything.
2) Change the output format to 'DVD-Video Files'
3) Set 'Output Quality' to Superb, the longer the movie you may find you have to reduce the quality settings
however in all the time i have been using this program i have had very few instances where this was needed.
4) Check 'Tv Type' is set to the correct region, NTSC for R1 (US) and PAL for R2 (Europe).
5) Check 'Audio Codec' is set to MP2, this i find is compatible with most home DVD players.
6) Check 'Aspect Ratio' is set to 4:3, and 'Add Letterbox' is ticked.
This sounds like a long process but its 10 seconds at the most, the next time you use the program you shouldnt need
to change any of these settings as this is the initial set up.
7) The one box that you should change every time is the one labelled 'Disc Label', this will be the setting that determines
the name of the final folder to appear on your desktop when the program has finished converting. So change it to the title
of the .Avi file you wish to convert.
Drag your .Avi file into the program window and after a quick scan you are ready to go.
9)Click 'Convert' in the upper pane of the program window.
Now go have a cup of tea and a stretch, the process running will take about an hour to convert a 2 hour film.
In the mean time you will see a temporary folder being created on your desktop, dont fret its supposed to be there, dont attempt
to delete it.
When you hear the 'Ding' your file is converted, so lets step onto the final stage which is 'Burning' shall we?
Stage Three - Burning
1) Open Nero
2) In the bottom of the program window you will see a circular icon of two cartoon guys, click that, the icon should now change
to show them both wearing glasses.
3) Make sure the output is set to DVD, this is visible at the top of the screen
4) Now click on the 'Photo & Video' button.
5) Open the folder which ultra quicktime created your converted DVD files in.
6) Inside you will see two folders 'Audio TS' & 'Video TS', the audio one will always be empty dont worry.
7) Open Video TS, highlight ALL files and drag them into the Nero burning window.
Follow Neros on screen prompts, insert DVD, click 'Burn'
In a few minutes you should have your freshly burnt film.
I hope this helped anybody embarking for the first time into converting and burning DVD files, any further help can be easily sourced through a searc engine.