How to convert AVI, Divx, Xvid on Mac



How to Convert AVI, Divx, Xvid to MPEG, DVD, VCD, SVCD on Mac

iVCD can be used as an MPEG encoder to convert AVI to MPEG.  It can encode as

  • MPEG-1 (VCD profile, or generic profile),
  • MPEG-2 (SVCD profile, DVD profile or generic profile).

Requirements

  • iVCD
  • source movie(s) in AVI, Divx or Xvid format
  • to convert from AVI, Divx or Xvid, download and install the required component (see Requirements)

Instructions

  1. If you haven’t already done so, download and install the required component.
  2. Create a new project folder or open an existing one.
    Storing your movie and it’s settings in a project folder makes it easy to save your information so you can pick up where you left off, instead of having to finish your project in one sitting, which is often difficult to do at first. It also makes it easy to create more copies of a DVD once you have perfected your project.

    ivcd-project

    • To open an existing project,
      • select “Select Project” and navigate to an existing project.
    • To Create a New project,
      • From the Project Folder Dialog, select “Create Project”.
      • Name the new project folder. (we suggest the folder name end with MPEG). The project will be configured using the default settings. (To change the default settings, use the Preferences panel.)
  3. Modify the settings according to the type of MPEG you want to convert to.

MPEG -1 (VCD profile):

Change “Media Type” to “Video CD”
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MPEG -2 (SVCD profile):

Change “Media Type” to “Super Video CD”
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MPEG -2 (DVD profile):

Change “Media Type” to “DVD”
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Generic MPEG -1:

Change “Media Type” to “Video CD”
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Generic MPEG -2 :

Change “Media Type” to “Super Video CD”
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  1. Drag in your source movie files to the movie list. (Ignore the Green/Amber/Red indicator bar at the top of the iVCD screen. It is used when burning a disc.)
      • To delete a movie/playlist from the Movie List
        • Click the “Movies” tab
        • Single-click the movie/playlist to select it
        • Click the “Delete” button
      • To add a movie,
        • Drag it to the Movies List
        • Using the Finder, find a movie and single-click it to select it
        • Click the “Movies” tab

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  1. Click the “Convert to MPEG” button.
    ivme_button_c

    • Because converting to MPEG takes a long time, (at least four times as long as the movie length and even longer on slower machines), we suggest you run this job overnight.
  2. Once the “Convert to MPEG” process has completed successfully, the “Convert to MPEG” dialog will disappear.

How to Burn AVI, Divx, Xvid to DVD, VCD, SVCD on Mac

Use this procedure to make a DVD from AVI, Divx, Xvid files in just one step.

Requirements

  • iVCD
  • source movie(s) in AVI, Divx or Xvid format
  • to convert from AVI, Divx or Xvid, download and install the required component (see Requirements)
  • a DVD, or DVD-RW (for DVD)
    or a CD or CD-RW (for VCD or SVCD)

Instructions

  1. If you haven’t already done so, download and install the required component.
  2. Create a new project folder or open an existing one.
    Storing your movie and it’s settings in a project folder makes it easy to save your information so you can pick up where you left off, instead of having to finish your project in one sitting, which is often difficult to do at first. It also makes it easy to create more copies of a DVD once you have perfected your project.

    ivcd-project

    • To open an existing project,
      • select “Select Project” and navigate to an existing project.
    • To Create a New project,
      • From the Project Folder Dialog, select “Create Project”.
      • Name the new project folder. (we suggest the folder name end with MPEG). The project will be configured using the default settings. (To change the default settings, use the Preferences panel.)
  3. Choose the Media Type
  • For VCD, Choose “Video CD”
    ivcd-media-type-vcd
  • For SVCD, choose “Super Video CD”
    ivcd-media-type-svcd
  • For DVD, Choose “DVD”
    ivcd-media-type-dvd
  1. From the Project Folder Dialog, select “Create Project”.
    Name the new project folder. (we suggest the folder name end with DVD). The project will be configured using the default settings. (To change the default settings, use the Preferences panel.)
  2. Modify the settings. If you are going to show the DVD on a TV, choose the TV Broadcast Standard. There are three TV Broadcast Standards in the world, NTSC, PAL and SECAM.If you are going to show the video on a TV in a place in the world that uses the PAL or SECAM (e.g. Europe), choose “PAL”.
    Otherwise, choose “NTSC” (North America, Japan).
  3. Drag in your source movie files to the movie list.
      • To delete a movie/playlist from the Movie List
        • Click the “Movies” tab
        • Single-click the movie/playlist to select it
        • Click the “Delete” button
      • To add a movie,
        • Drag it to the Movies List
        • Using the Finder, find a movie and single-click it to select it
        • Click the “Movies” tab

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  1. Click the one-step “Convert + Image + Burn” button and Insert a blank disk.
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  • Because converting to MPEG takes a long time, (at least four times as long as the movie length and even longer on slower machines), we suggest you run this job overnight.
  • Once the burn has completed successfully, test the DVD on the type of equipment your audience will be using, especially before making multiple copies.

 


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