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    Converting AVIs on a mac .. ??

    Ive got a while bunch of AVI files that I want to convert so that I can burn and watch DVDs on a regular DVD player ... Does anyone know a simple method ??

    Roxios Toast Titanium seems to be the standard software but at $180 I wanna explore other options first
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    Ive got a while bunch of AVI files that I want to convert so that I can burn and watch DVDs on a regular DVD player ... Does anyone know a simple method ??

    Roxios Toast Titanium seems to be the standard software but at $180 I wanna explore other options first
    Toast Titanium is by far the easiest way to do it. Otherwise, you could try to import them into iDVD and burn them off that way.
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    Toast is the standard and everybody gets it sooner or later.

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    looks that way .. can i install the program on both my imac and my macbook ?? what does the user license stipulate ?? I looked for the info on the roxio site but couldnt find anything.

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    From memory I had to register this but then again the registration may not be that critical. In any case, I know what the so called "Laws/License" permit but the common sense issue is your only ever using one machine at a time. Forcing additional licenses is in the least abuse of a legitimate customer and at worst extortion.

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    found a slightly cheaper alternative to toast ...http://www.xilisoft.com/dvd-creator-mac.html

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    I'm in the same boat Darren. I have some HD movies that I have created in iMovie then exported onto the HDD as H.264 format, now I have no idea how to get them onto DVD without loss of quality. iDVD appears to downgrade the video substantially (not sure if this is a limitation of the program or with the DVD format itself?

    All I want to do is burn a 720p movie onto DVD to watch on my HDTV. Is that too much to ask? argh :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdazzler View Post
    found a slightly cheaper alternative to toast ...http://www.xilisoft.com/dvd-creator-mac.html
    this seems to work great .. i DLed the trial version and it certainly does the job. I converted AVIs and burnt the files to DVD all in one action. Nice. The trial version has a watermark on it until you buy the license for $49USD.

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