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Hammer67
09-08-2009, 01:13 PM
Attention all video Techies!

I am having some issues converting High Def video files from an HD Camcorder to standard DVD-Video format. The camera takes video in the AVCHD format. I can burn them to DVD to view on a Blu Ray player, no problem. The problem comes when I try to use my software to convert the AVCHD files to DVD-Video files so they can be viewed on a standard DVD player.

I think the problem is software related. I am running Nero 8 ultra and the software piece is called Nero Vision 5. It supposedly does this easily, but after I drop the files in the program and run the conversion, the resulting DVD-Video is missing video clips, has them out of order, or repeats videos. I also can't get them to act like chapters and fast forward through them.

I think Nero Vision 5 is buggy. Does anyone have any easy to use solutions to do this conversion??


Thanks in advance!! :thumbsup:

MACH1
09-08-2009, 01:58 PM
Try CloneDVD. They have a free trial version good for 21 days.
I use it quite a bit to copy regular DVDs along with AnyDVD that breaks the copy protection. shhh don't tell any one.

CloneDVD as a stand alone works very well.

http://www.slysoft.com/en/

Hammer67
09-08-2009, 02:29 PM
Does it convert AVCHD files to DVD-Video?? I can copy standard DVD's no problem. I have AnyDVD.

fansince'76
09-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Never tried it myself, but I've heard good things about AVStoDVD, and it's open source:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/avstodvd/

Hammer67
09-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Awesome! WIll try it out...thanks.

MACH1
09-08-2009, 09:21 PM
Here's a good resource for what you need.

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/

X-Terminator
09-08-2009, 11:37 PM
Never tried it myself, but I've heard good things about AVStoDVD, and it's open source:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/avstodvd/

Damn, I've been looking for a good DVD converter - will have to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

Hammer67
09-09-2009, 10:07 AM
Well...I tried it out and it crashed before it started with all kinds of encoding errors. Not sure why. Nero Vision was at least able to convert the files to DVD-Video, although it jumbled them and dropped some.

Back to the drawing board

fansince'76
09-09-2009, 10:18 AM
Well...I tried it out and it crashed before it started with all kinds of encoding errors. Not sure why. Nero Vision was at least able to convert the files to DVD-Video, although it jumbled them and dropped some.

Back to the drawing board

Well, that sucks. Sorry it didn't work for you.

Hammer67
09-09-2009, 12:17 PM
Well, that sucks. Sorry it didn't work for you.

Nah, it's fine. Thanks a lot for the post. It may be corrupt AVCHD files, too. Nero just may have skipped them. I haven't had a lot of time to troubleshoot.