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Old 06. Oct 2009, 02:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question video file presentation/ file format for a dvd player?

1. I have files in my phone .3gp, I know they won't play in DVD (using cd-r or dvd-r) What's the best file format if I want it to be playable in DVD? I'm using a CD-R disk.

I have a cd-writer not a dvd writer. What I need is to convert a .3gp to a format that can be played in a JVC dvd player. I downloaded FFormater, a freeware that can convert any format (.gif to .jpg mp3 to mp4 .mpg to .avi etc). The good thing about that freeware is that you can join 2, 3 or more .3gp files in a single file. If I convert .3gp to .VOB does it automatically play in a DVD player connected to a TV? If you have a .3gp file and you want it to be playable in a JVC DVD Player, what file format will you use? (using cd-r disc, not dvd)
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2. Is there a FREEWARE that can create photo slideshow in video format save as .mov or .avi, where i can select a sound of my choice? (.jpg files and .mp3)
I will use it in a pc, no need to burn in a CD but it is important that it is a video file. If you know any freeware that I can install in my pc so I can create a video presentation in .mov or .avi format, share it to me.

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Old 06. Oct 2009, 07:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For your first part:
On any DVD player, you can play DVD movies, or VCD movies. If you are using CDs to write the videos on, then you have to make a VCD(Video CD), or SVCD(Super Video CD).
To make a video CD, the most common format used is MPEG(1 or 2), or MPG.
I think all these can be played on a DVD player. To confirm about the exact formats that can be played on your DVD player, you can either consult the booklet that came with it, or you can search for the model number on the internet, and then read about it. But, most probably, what I have listed above should do.

You can use FormatFactory, or Any Video Converter, to convert the files from one format to another. Both are free, and both support multiple formats. I have used FormatFactory, and it does a wonderful job. Convert the videos to MPEG format, and then write them onto CDs. For writing a video CD, you will have to use Nero Writer, if you have it. If not, you can use Ashampoo Burning Studio version 6.76, which is free.
If you are using some other CD Writer software, do let us know .


For your second part:
I think Windows Movie Maker has the capability to create videos of photo slideshow, and it will create a video output file.

Another free software that I recently came across on a blog is PhotoFilmStrip. It does what you exactly want. It will create a slide show of your photos, and will output the file as a video. I think it supports a variety of output formats, so you can check that out. It can output video in CD format, DVD format, HD format, and others. Please check it out at:
http://www.photofilmstrip.org/home.html

Best of luck. Please try, and post back if you are successful. If you have further queries, or other problems, do post back .
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Old 07. Oct 2009, 06:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have a .3gp file and you want it to be playable in a JVC DVD Player, what file format will you use? (using cd-r disc, not dvd)
3gp is a multimedia container format commonly used for playback on a mobile phone. Usually VCD can be played back on a DVD player, but VCD's multimedia container format is dat.

You might need to first convert 3gp format to mpg format using a format converter, then burn the mpg file to a CD. The burning software such as Ashampoo Burning Studio Free mentioned by Anupam is a good choice. It will, from the mpg file, automatically create a VCD containing folders, including an mpegav folder to hold the dat file for playback on a DVD player.

If you're interested, you can also use VCDGear to convert the dat file from a VCD back to the mpg file and save it into a hard disk for playback on a PC.

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Old 09. Oct 2009, 05:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For your first part:
On any DVD player, you can play DVD movies, or VCD movies. If you are using CDs to write the videos on, then you have to make a VCD(Video CD), or SVCD(Super Video CD).
To make a video CD, the most common format used is MPEG(1 or 2), or MPG.
I think all these can be played on a DVD player. To confirm about the exact formats that can be played on your DVD player, you can either consult the booklet that came with it, or you can search for the model number on the internet, and then read about it. But, most probably, what I have listed above should do.

You can use FormatFactory, or Any Video Converter, to convert the files from one format to another. Both are free, and both support multiple formats. I have used FormatFactory, and it does a wonderful job. Convert the videos to MPEG format, and then write them onto CDs. For writing a video CD, you will have to use Nero Writer, if you have it. If not, you can use Ashampoo Burning Studio version 6.76, which is free.
If you are using some other CD Writer software, do let us know .


For your second part:
I think Windows Movie Maker has the capability to create videos of photo slideshow, and it will create a video output file.

Another free software that I recently came across on a blog is PhotoFilmStrip. It does what you exactly want. It will create a slide show of your photos, and will output the file as a video. I think it supports a variety of output formats, so you can check that out. It can output video in CD format, DVD format, HD format, and others. Please check it out at:
http://www.photofilmstrip.org/home.html

Best of luck. Please try, and post back if you are successful. If you have further queries, or other problems, do post back .
Forget about the first one so you won't be confused. All I need to know there is that .mpg is a format to use for VCD playable in DVD Player. The second one is not connected to the first question.


What I want is simply this: A video file, .mpg or .avi with photos of my selection... where I can select of effects, and mp3 sound of my choice. Now I need a Free Video Editor where I can insert photos in it with sound of my choice, once played... you see photos and you hear the sounds that i inserted.

photofilmstrip is not what i'm looking for.
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Old 09. Oct 2009, 08:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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We know the 2 parts of your questions are not connected, and we are not getting confused in any way. You asked two questions... we replied with two answers.

For your second question, you wanted a software that could make photo slide show in video format, and we suggested softwares that could do that. Windows Movie Maker, and PhotoFilmStrip. Did you even try out PhotoFilmStrip to see, if it worked for you?

Anyways, now since you ask for a Free Video Editor, you can look here for choices:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...deo-editor.htm

One another choice not mentioned in the article is Pinnacle VideoSpin.
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