How can I burn a DVD in AVI format instead of Audio/Video TS?

Cheryl July 26, 2011
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Every time I burn a DVD from a movie on my computer, it comes out Audio/Video TS file. Auuggghh! Why can’t it just burn AVI or something readable?

I’ve tried different programs with same results. Is there a guide for someone like me who obviously doesn’t get it?

  1. Tusk
    July 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Burn the dvd as a data disk

  2. Aibek
    July 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Cheryl,

    Check out btRipper, http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-windows-software#cdtools

  3. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Copy XtoDVD
    is easy just pick a movie and with one click will burn to dvd
    http://www.vso-software.fr/products/copytodvd/copytodvd.php

    for dvd better quality with MPEG1 MPEG2

    dvdcoach express?
    http://www.brothersoft.com/dvdcoach-express-188548.html

  4. Mike
    July 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I'm not sure from what "point" you are starting so here are the option I guess might answer your question:

    If you already have an AVI file and want to burn it to a DVD you simply have to burn it as a "Data Disc" like you would do for all kinds of files (Word, Excel, PDF...).

    If you have a DVD and want it in AVI format (on your computer or on a DVD) you will first have to rip it! My personal favourite for doing this would be HandBrake.
    http://handbrake.fr/

    If you have an Video_TS folder on your computer and want an AVI file you will have to convert it for example using avi.NET
    http://www.clonead.co.uk/

  5. Cheryl
    July 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Huummm...interesting.  I have both.  I don't think I could do either.  I'll look at Adobe Premeire Elements.  Thanks, Cheryl

    • J. Lockhart
      July 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

      Let me know how it works out for you. There are a variety of ways to do one thing, so you may find something easier than what I've shared with you.

  6. J. Lockhart
    July 26, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Hi, Cheryl. DVDs burn with the MPEG2 format, and when opened on a computer, you cannot open the actual video file unless you have certain software that can read it. It's been a while since I've tried pulling video from a DVD, but I have before.

    What I have used in the past is Adobe Premiere Elements, a pretty easy-to-use video software. It would let me import the DVD files and edit them (if I did not have the original source). As a matter of fact, you can convert the file to AVI if you are using a Windows PC.

    Are you just trying to convert home movies? Movie distribution companies typically will find a way to protect their DVDs from any file-ripping, so if you are trying to do that, you might have some trouble.

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