How do I get the video files from my Olympus digital camera to play on my tv's dvd player?

Posted on 2006-05-08
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
I am trying to convert the video files from my Olympus digiatal camera and copy to a dvd that will play on a home dvd player for my tv.  They are in an.avi format.  The description was something like action jpeg.  I tried to burn them to a dvd but they would not play on my tv's dvd player. Please help.

Thanks in advance,

Question by:jjjohn_1
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi John,

    You can't playback an AVI format on a DVD from a disc. You can either play it straight from the camera if it has the video connector (AV/S-Video).
    Some later model of DVD player have the DIVX compatible format which means that you have to convert your AVI files to DIVX and later burn it to a CDR/DVDR.

    The best way to view it if it does not have the connector is to make the AVI files as a VCD/SVCD/DVD format.  Here is how you do it.
    If you are using Windows XP, open the Windows Movie Maker. Import all your AVI files and arrange them to your preferences. Then you burn it to a VCD/DVD format, but I recommend you to save it as a movie file on your HDD and use Roxio or Nero to burn as VCD/DVD format.

    If you don't have the Windows Movie Maker (you can add titles and some effect in between the clips) you can use Nero to import the AVI files as movies.

    Good luck.
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    You have to make a DVD format disk to play a DVD on a conventional DVD player.  You can use ROXIO 6 to make such a DVD out of an AVI file, and MPEG file, or whatever you have.  The point is, the video file has to be converted to the DVD standard to get it to play on a conventional DVD player.  In contrast, you can save an AVI file or MPEG file to a DVD disk as DATA, but you will only be able to play that AVI or MPEG data file on a computer, not a S-A DVD player.  Suggest you use Roxio 6 for this, it burns DVD disks to correct standards just fine.
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    I'm not the world's biggest Nero fan, but Nero Vision Express will also author the AVI file for DVD burning.

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