Every day we offer FREE licensed software you’d have to buy otherwise.

Any video to DVD Converter and Burner 5.1.5 Giveaway
$42.00
EXPIRED

Giveaway of the day — Any video to DVD Converter and Burner 5.1.5

Convert Any Video to DVD format, burn Any Video to DVD disc.
$42.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 107 (76%) 33 (24%) 69 comments

Any video to DVD Converter and Burner 5.1.5 was available as a giveaway on May 8, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
free today
Open and read barcodes from image files.

Convert Any Video to DVD format, burn Any Video to DVD disc. Then your videos can be played on home/portbale DVD players. Support up to 60 Video formats including AVI to DVD, DivX to DVD, MP4 to DVD,WMV to DVD, MKV to DVD, FLV to DVD, etc.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

TopviewSoft Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.topviewsoft.com/Video-to-DVD.html

File Size:

Price:

$42.00

GIVEAWAY download basket

Developed by Informer Technologies, Inc.
Developed by Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries
Developed by Disc Soft Ltd.
Developed by 3DP

Comments on Any video to DVD Converter and Burner 5.1.5

Thank you for voting!
Please add a comment explaining the reason behind your vote.
#34

"portbale DVD players" from their website, doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

Reply   |   Comment by nietzsche  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Started a conversion for burning, reached 60% and then failed.
ConvertXtoDVD from VSO is my favorite flavor of this type of program.

Reply   |   Comment by Phillip Lipton  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Looks like an older software. Freemake is updated, works great for video and audio conversions and to DVD format. Freemake has an easy GUI.
Handbrake is more technical with many settings.
For Video Help: videohelp(DOT)com/software/sections/video-encoders
Thanks to GOTD for their work and efforts to bring free software/games.

Reply   |   Comment by rick-da-carpenter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Playing with this I have found it needs a lot more disk real estate than other DVD converters. It first converts things to MPG and only afterward builds a DVD structure. This means a conversion that would fill a DVD needs double the disk space. Others I have used do the job in under 5 gigs by converting just once. Maybe this is why some people are getting "too big" complaints from it?

Reply   |   Comment by orig_rune  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Installed on Win 7 just fine and activated automatically funny how the most recent OS they say it supports is win 7 , no mention of 8 , 8.1 , or 10

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Re: Kaspersky. I've tried variations of the "turn off, reboot; start as admin making sure K doesn't start with the reboot; write exceptions" and yadda yadda yadda.

The only thing that's worked for me is the same as the commenter earlier.
Go into Safe Mode and GOTD programs install no problem. It is a pain having to do that but if I want the program bad enough..........

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#28

Downloaded "Any video to DVD converter Sun 8 May 2016. Ran "Setup.exe" - failed with message "The setup files are corrupted.Please obatin a new copy of the program". Same problem. Why does GOTD not work with Kaspersky?

Reply   |   Comment by Phillip`  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

With all the numerous converter I've tried this is my preferred converter, but this is a much older version. It's somewhat slower than some, but seems to be the most reliable. The conversions could be smaller, as too many are too big to put on a DVD-R/RW if you go for the quality option. I am running 5.9.3.which is obviously much later than this one. I'll stick with mine but tanx anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike O  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

So many free programs can do this
http://lifehacker.com/316478/top-10-free-video-rippers-encoders-and-converters
http://www.videohelp.com/software?toolsearch=video+to+dvd&submit=Search&portable=&s=&orderby=Name&hits=50

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Downloaded FOLLOWED instructions on my puter running Win 10. Extracted installed and registered without ANY problems. Thanks GOTD this is a keeper

Reply   |   Comment by Wolf  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#24

No, you did not send a link for download via email as claimed.

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#23

Lately it seems that peeps are having a problem d/l s/w. My d/l was instant. Registration code etc. Perfect d/l.

I just d/l. I have an older Dell laptop i5....Free Avast...MalwareBytes (paid)...free remo more from here...adblock plus..Chrome. Tons of crap on my PC.
I have not tried the program yet. I was curious to see if I would run into any problems.

Reply   |   Comment by webeye  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#22

Why is the user rating 75% thumbs up? I see only 1 or 2 positive comments. There seems to be a consistent misrepresentation here

Reply   |   Comment by Nearmiss  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Nearmiss, Because since GOTD modifed their rating system so that you have to give a reason as to why you're giving it a thumbs down, it's too much trouble to give a thumbs down even though it deserves it and most of us (me included) just don't bother anymore...

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Nearmiss, It's been this way since they changed it so that you have to type in a reason for giving a thumbs-down, but not for a thumbs-up. I'm guessing a lot of people don't like the offer but don't feel like entering a reason, maybe since it's highly likely the reasons are ignored anyway, as I've rarely seen any feedback for anything other than a downloading problem. For what it's worth, the voting system here has always been kind of a joke. People downvote things just because they don't need them, and upvote things just because they're free. This new format has only served to make voting more skewed. I wouldn't put too much stock in the voting system.

Reply   |   Comment by Lydia Crosswaithe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Nearmiss: Statistically, most people who comment will be complaining about something. People who are happy tend to go on their way, hence the larger number of "thumbs ups."

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#21

Downloaded, installed and registered without any problems on Windows 8.1. 8 core AMD processor and 32 Gb RAM. Tested using a Mp4 video file 869 Mb in size and started the burn process which got to 80% and then crashed. I rebooted my PC and tried again with another smaller file and the program started the conversion process, but crashed at 35% ... Absolute garbage, doesn't do anyhing it says on the tin. Glad I didn't pay the $42.00 asking price. Certainly doesn't come close to the hype, the only think it gets close to is the recycle bin!

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#20

downloads are corrupt :( tried it twice, wouldnt open

Reply   |   Comment by bill evans  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#19

Whoo Hoo.!! Yet another video converter...would be great if I was collecting them...have never had the need for any one other than Freemake....which is ...free. The only other thing more mundane than another converter is all the whiners that can't just can't grasp installing it.
1. download the giveaway
2. CREATE a 'new folder' anywhere
3. extract the zip to the 'new folder'
4. READ the 'read me' file
5. you have to run the whole thing from the 'new folder'

Still having trouble...give your computer away...and quit complaining.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

For some reason the last couple of times I tried to download one of the giveaway programs (since this catch that you have to share on FB to download) The zip I get does not have a program included. Just the activator, the text file and the gcd file. I have tried to do this on both Win7 and Win10 laptops.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I get the same thing on Win7 on 2 different computers. Running with AV disabled, and run as administrator. What works, don't ask why, is double-clicking on the setup file after manually extracting the zip file.

Things still behave normally on another computer running XP.

Odd, eh?

Hope that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by orig_rune  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mike,
I had this happen several times and found that temporarily disabling my Avast antivirus worked.
Avast never gave any warnings but that was my cure. Prior to that, I would instantly be told the program
was registered, but nothing was installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Mike, I don't have Facebook - I just use the "send me the download link by email" option.

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Keya23, What is the total size of the zip file you get? Mine is 16,144Kb

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

orig_rune, did that, no difference. thanks anyway

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#17

I always see that people have Kaspersky are having problems. I use the free version of Avast and have no problems whatsoever. This would be an ideal program if you could use as a backup for DVD's bought

Reply   |   Comment by Sandi  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Downloaded, installed and registered without problems on Windows 7 Home Starter. The interface is pretty uncluttered and generic. It looks very much like every other video tool that has ever been given away on GAOTD

I added a bunch of files - mainly .mp4 music videos previously downloaded from youtube and a few .webm videos that I happened to have in my downloads folder.

On my teeny-weeny Intel Atom processor the conversion process was relatively slow and it hammered the processor at 100% causing even my screen saver to crash (which is something I have never seen happen before). It took a good couple of hours to convert a couple of Gb's worth of video although I would assume that it would be faster on a more powerful computer.

I chose to save the output as a DVD folder which by default is in a really stupid pathway, buried behind USER > FAVOURITES > MY DOCUMENTS > DREAMVIDEOSOFT > MY DVD. It would seem that unless you change the output setting to iso you can't use the software's own burner: I had to use a different burner.

The end result is a DVD that plays in a regular DVD player but without any menus or any frills whatsoever.

I honestly don't know if I will end up keeping this - I haven't tested what appears to be a built-in Youtube downloader and I haven't tested the burner because I don't want to block my processor for another couple of hours while it converts video to iso...

How useful is this? Quite, I suppose if you really need to back up videos to play them through a DVD player but I have a bog-standard TV/DVD set up that is fairly bottom of the range and inexpensive and is now at least three years old but they both accept USB in and are capable of playing .avi and .mp4 from a flash drive.

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#15

I go to register, enter email, ctrl c/v the code, and get "Invalid....(something about case sensitive(?)"\

WTF?

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

If you just want to burn any stuff to disc.
This can handle burning Video DVD, amongst other things.

CD BurnerXP by Canneverbe
Portable
FREE

Have used it countless times to burn to DVD RW.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

If it helps at all...

The advantage of ffmpeg is that it can accept or decode most video formats. However it has IMHO a rather poor mpg2 encoder [the format used on video DVDs], so I wouldn't advise using it, or software that uses ffmpeg for DVDs. Video DVDs are still popular, but with all of the alternatives available today, it's frankly Very often not worth your time & effort to create them.

You can convert HD video & put it on a DVD with Very nice results, but there are fewer & fewer reasons to do so, while up-sampling smaller video to work on a video DVD is most always not worth the effort. That's because ANY conversion loses quality, & there are so many common & inexpensive ways to get most any video on your [HD]TV screen, e.g. casting from a cell phone or tablet, using something like a Chromecast, using an inexpensive player box [I've seen them for less than $30], using the media player function on many Blu-Ray players [with remans often in the $30 range] &/or HDTVs etc.

That said, encoding & playing mpg2 video [as used on DVDs] takes very little processing horsepower, so if the device you use for encoding is very low powered, you can encode mpg2 much faster than something like AVC/H.264 or H.265. However, other than stand-alone DVD players, most of the devices that you might use to play video are optimized for AVC/H.264, e.g. you'll probably have to add a player like VLC to play mpg2 on your Android cell or tablet. DVDs themselves are a Very cheap way of handing someone else a video, but that video can more easily be in some other format.

More of a niche thing, you can put Blu-Ray on a DVD rather than Blu-Ray disc, & it'll be 100% in spec. The reason I say it's a niche thing is today, why would you do so? The only advantage I can think of is DVD blanks are cheaper, sturdier, & will probably last longer than the cheapest Blu-Ray blanks you can burn.

Perhaps the main reason you might create a video DVD [or Blu-Ray for that matter] is to be able to use a set of menus, & that's a very valid reason IMHO. To do that however you're going to need a DVD [&/or Blu-Ray] authoring app. Many of those include video conversion &/or encoding. Many, but not all authoring apps will let you import video & use it without re-encoding, which is nice when you want to use a better encoder. DVD Styler is a free DVD authoring app, while there are several available for you to buy -- I prefer DVD Architect [Sony], which will also do Blu-Ray, but that's me.

*

About video DVDs, again in case it helps...
A video DVD uses mpg2 video, & usually AC3 audio. The DVDs you buy in the store usually have the same size video frame size as old style TV broadcast, 720 x 480 or 576, but several smaller sizes are acceptable. Many stand-alone DVD players will also play some version of DivX or Xvid -- the version or level varies, & generally does not include the newer AVC-based DivX. You can fit up to 2 hours of video [not counting most menus] on a single layer DVD, & logically, 4 hours on a dual layer disc. The size of the main video file(s) varies with the amount of video compression used, and is usually referred to by the bit rate of the video, e.g. a bit rate of 4 [roughly the minimum] might fit 2 hours of video, while 6 or so handles a 1.5 hour movie, with a max of 9-9.5.

The best DVD mpg2 is variable bit rate, with a minimum, average, & maximum setting -- this allows higher bit rates [& less video compression] where you need it most, say high action scenes, balanced by more compression [lower bit rate] in quieter scenes. To achieve that most effectively, some encoders can make a 1st pass just to measure everything, see where the highest bit rates are going to be needed, but in real life it doesn't have a big effect [with DVD mpg2], & you probably won't see much difference for the extra time spent.

Traditionally most film is shot at 24 fps. Where they use the 29.976 NTSC video standard [e.g. the US], frames are repeated via a formula & often referred to as 3-2 pulldown -- rather than actually insert the repeat frames, a special flag is inserted in the mpg2 video file, telling the player which frames to repeat. That's the way the best [or at least better] mpg2 encoders do it -- lesser encoders will add the extra frames, which means the video has to have more video compression [& less quality] so the added frames will fit. Now, an AFAIK undocumented trick that *may* work -- a stand-alone DVD player will *Only* send a "legal" signal to a TV, so depending on the player, you *may* be able to use 24 fps video, with the player itself adding that pull-down. [Note: *from what I've read* most DVD players in the EU will handle NTSC DVDs, so many DVDs sold there are NTSC.]

There are free tools to encode audio to [unofficial] AC3, & there are both free & low cost mpg2 encoders that work well -- ffmpeg sadly is not one of them [that work well that is]. The Mainconcept mpg2 encoder is one of the best [if not the best], but companies that license the code may or may not incorporate all of its features -- Sony & Adobe are 2 that will. You won't get great results if the original video is smaller than the 720 x 480/576 standard broadcast size -- IMHO it's not worth the effort to convert it to a larger frame size, so if you want that video on your TV, you're better off using either Xvid [if your player will handle it] or some other player instead of a DVD player. If you down-sample HD video your results may often be better quality than the retail DVD, because the studios purposely limit video quality on DVDs to discourage copying.

Once you have the audio & video in the necessary formats, there are free apps to put those in the proper format so DVD players will play them -- most are based on the Linux app DVD Author, but the free version of Muxman works well [IMHO better] if/when you don't use menus. A DVD [&/or Blu-Ray] video disc uses separate audio, video, & subtitle files that are all packaged together in VOB files for DVD, or .m2ts files for Blu-Ray. Some software likes you to import individual files, some like the files already combined [at least the audio & video], and some don't care. There's another peculiarity -- a video-only file may lack any timing information, and some software cannot handle that... that's more of a problem with AVC/H.264 video [as commonly used on Blu-Ray], since most apps will either accept mpg2 video-only files or not, but may accept video-only AVC files, but get the timing wrong, &/or drop frames randomly etc.

Working with this stuff you might see something about interlacing... with a picture tube [crt] the picture is drawn one line or row at a time, and with a TV every odd numbered line was drawn in one pass, then every even numbered line with a 2nd pass. A TV camera [& camcorders] would record based on that, so there was movement between the time all the odd lines were drawn, & the next pass for all the even ones. Thus you had about 30 frames per second [25 for PAL], but double that amount of fields -- a field would be all the even or odd lines, while a complete screen's worth of picture = a frame. That's interlaced video. When each frame is complete, with no incomplete fields, it's called progressive, & PC monitors & most HDTVs are progressive rather than interlaced displays. For a while it was in vogue to de-interlace video -- nowadays you generally don't have to worry about it, as software & hardware handle interlaced video on progressive displays just fine. Besides, de-interlacing in software means combining those 2 fields, which can create a bit of a mess. That said, if you deal with old, interlaced video, you might have to set your software to odd lines 1st or even lines 1st -- if/when it's set wrong the video will appear to stutter.

Another thing you might deal with is color range, which is something very old [since the 40s & 50s] that still haunts us today. To make broadcast TV work they reduced the range from the blackest black to the whitest white, with NTSC being reduced more than PAL. Most of the better TVs with picture tubes, most all LCD type [HD]TVs & PC monitors, & most players are capable of the full range of colors, though some do better at it than others. Today you can still often set your graphics hardware to display the full or that limited color range for video on your PC/laptop screen, and software will still often convert one to the other -- sometimes software gives you a choice, & sometimes it does it without asking. Some software converts that color range better than others, but any conversion means at least some small quality loss. It can become a real mess when you use more than one app on a video, & each app does it's own conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

There are gazillions of this type of software online that will do the same thing and not trigger an antivirus program, FREEEE !!!! Please offer software that is innovative, fresh, usefull, and NEW!

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

I did install the program on a WinXP and a Win10: in Win10 it looks better.
Also I did update the software and the new version worked better.
Before the update the Clip-function gave a error. After the update it worked fine.
Just a ISO from some video clipped[17Mb]:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tg5mgfualka1izi/GOTD_20160508B.iso?dl=0

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#10

Win x dvd Author is always free, and it also has a burner built into it. I have found it to be excellent. Works 100% of the time for me. It works well with win 10. Simply author it to a vob file, then burn it with the built in burner. Plays on most dvd players and computers

Reply   |   Comment by Wm Carter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

Installed and registered without problem on Windows 10 64bit with McAfee virus protect and firewall running in the background. Ran it on a 4 minute AVI clip without changing any of the settings. It said 100% done but then came up with a window with a burn button on it. So without checking the disc which stated out blank I hit BURN. It then Deleted something off the RW disc before burning something onto it. So I presume I burned the same thing twice? Anyway I played the resulting DVD using VLC media player program on the same PC but the aspect ratio was wrong in that it was too wide so that everyone looked amusingly fat. Played the original AVI file using VLC just to check and the original aspect ratio was correct for the same player. Conclusion: Not totaly instinctive so I cant use it without the need to read the instructions when I get time but it looks like it is capable of working OK making it a keeper to use seriously when I have more time.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

Will it do Blu Ray?

Reply   |   Comment by Leon Magill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

Win 10. I added four old 29 minute TV shows and converted and burned in about 30 minutes. Tried to play the DVD in my Win 10 drive with Zoom Player. DVD drive doesn't show anything loaded and then Zoom Player, of course, doesn't open anything. I looked at settings and don't see anything I can change.

Next, I changed to "Save as DVD Folder" and thought I'd try to convert and then go back with another burner. I don't see the option to select target for that DVD folder. I see the option to select destination when saving snapshots. I changed that folder in case that's also for converted DVDs.

I then tried to download several different "youtube" video and they all failed to load.

Guess I'll check back here later and see what other's are saying. Don't have any more time for it this morning. Will try to convert to DVD first and then burn in a separate process later.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

It's me again. Sorry. I couldn't quit. I tried to go to "Help Content". I don't see anything but a description of the product. I did not see any "Help". There was a paragraph defining a DVD and pointing you to a DVD forum website for further clarification.

I clicked on a "related topic" called "Convert and Burn AVI to DVD" (the tv programs were avi). That just takes me to a page about downloading a program called "Solid AVI/DIVX to DVD".

I really wanted to burn this old TV series on DVD. What am I missing? Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Sheila,
why would you want to play old video files converted to DVD standard, burnt and then viewed on the PC monitor? Would conversion to an mp4 file not do just as well, respectively much better? Would a freeware converter such as XMediaRecode not serve your needs 100 percent?
HD YT videos, that's where Mozilla Firefox comes in. All for free, top quality.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

I see this has 60 formats that you can convert to DVD. Is this a one horse show? Can you convert between the 60 formats too? That would be way more useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Craig, I don't see any option for converting between formats - only converting to DVD. I haven't been successful making a DVD as of yet so maybe someone else can be more helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Craig, Any Video has a program called Any Video Converter and it is free. I have used it a few times and it seems to work pretty good. I mostly use it to convert xxxx.ts files to xxx.mp4 since that is the format I like to keep all my movies/tv shows in. Look for it on their web site.

Reply   |   Comment by Kit Kimes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Kit Kimes,
What kind of formats and what is the DVD of choice for older players ?

Reply   |   Comment by Pm  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Pm, I'm the wrong person to ask that question to. I rarely burn DVDs because I put anything I want to watch on a thumb drive and plug it directly to my Samsung TV. It reads any .mp4 file directly. I do have a program called imgburn and I'm pretty sure it does all the work for me. If I remember correctly, all I have to do is put the .mp4 files I want to burn and point the program to that subdirectory and it will do the conversion and burn a DVD that is watchable in a standard DVD player.

Just don't hold me to it because it's been a long time since I have burnt a DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by Kit Kimes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

I downloaded the burner using an ancient Windows 7 system. The download was seamless as was activation. I then proceeded to convert and burn a full length movie from a thumb drive. This was my first successful attempt at this process with ANY software. Most are so convoluted with either features or steps that I have never been able to complete the process. The DVD I created does work perfectly in playback on my computer. I will try it in a DVD player when I'm at the other house (where my player is). The quality seems as good as the video quality on the thumb drive (which was not good). I'll attempt an HD video next. For ease of operation, I do recommend this piece of software.
Thank you Any video to DVD Converter and Burner 5.1.5 and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

what is the DVD of choice to burn to and for DVD players that are 5 years old or more for lay back? DVD +/- R or DVD +/- RW or other? and what is the best format? AVI, MOV, MP4 or otherwise??

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

Dismal. Will not "shrink to fit" I tried to burn 5 TV shows to a DVD and it said overloaded, remove some. Tried 4. Still "overloaded"
Three. STILL "overloaded"
Two. STILL "overloaded"
Even with ONE it was STILL "overloaded"
Ridiculous. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Phil K,

Assuming you're after more convenient storage, IMHO you're likely better off with a more efficient format than DVD's mpg2. The most you can get with acceptable quality is 2 hours on a single layer DVD -- roughly double that if you're using a dual layer DVD blank. Using AVC/H.264 with a bit rate around 1.5 I can cut the amount of file space needed roughly in half compared to a DVD, with the same quality level.

If you are set on using the video DVD format, there are several free calculators you can download & use -- they'll tell you what bit rate to set for your encoding software. If you want to double check, you should [usually] be able to see the new mpg2 file in Windows Explorer as it's being encoded... if/when the encoding software shows you a percentage done, refresh the view in Explorer [may have to refresh twice], & do the math, e.g. at 10% you should have 1/10th of ~4.3-4.5GB.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

mike, come off it !
I have lost count over the years where I have got a full series on a single DVD. It's not even rare. Its COMMON.
I'm far from the only one to do such on a regular basis.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

You must begin this advertisement by appealing to the larger audience. If this application can convert and burn a Blu-ray disc/movie into a DVD format, tell people that first. I have just such a need for that right now to convert my blu-ray movies into DVD's such that others may view them on portable DVD players. The idea of repurchasing my whole collection of Blu-ray's as DVD movies seems a little expensive and absurd. You should always mention this first if your software can handle it. Save the details for later. You will get a bigger audience if you follow my advise.

Reply   |   Comment by William V  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

William V,

"The idea of repurchasing my whole collection of Blu-ray's as DVD movies seems a little expensive and absurd. "

That's the only way it's legal, so you're likely to see less discussion covering that sort of thing.

That said, the main differences between a Blu-Ray & DVD video disc of the same movie are 1) video frame size, format, & amount of video compression, 2) the audio format & amount of compression, 3) subtitle size, 4) the menu system [if that matters], & 5) DRM.

There's specialized software to handle everything but the menus, which would have to be created manually for the DVD if you wanted them. Some apps will package one or more of those specialized software functions together, or you can use one or more specialized apps separately. Depending on the audio & video formats used on whatever Blu-Ray disc, Any video to DVD Converter and Burner could probably handle resizing the video & re-encoding it to mpg2, as well as re-encoding the audio -- the devs make no claims re: DRM, subtitles, menus etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

William V,
I myself use Magic DVD Copier and DVD Fab to do this.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandi  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

mike, most people claiming this and that is illegal are happily doing many other things that are illegal themselves. If not copying, then avoiding taxes here and there.

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

TRIED TWICE, BOTH TIMES AFTER GAME ACTIVATION,RECEIVED "SET UP FILES CORRUPT" MSG

Reply   |   Comment by SONYAVAN  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

SONYAVAN, please turn off the antivirus. This is due to our software wrapper that limits the software activation to 24 hours.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexa  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

SONYAVAN,
I have had these "files corrupt" messages many times with giveawayoftheday downloads, there were comments about this yesterday on this page.

The problem seems to be connected with the anti-virus software (I have Kaspersky). The way to get around it is to turn off anti-virus, restart computer with the anti-virus NOT enabled to start ... download giveawayoftheday software, install it and then restart your anti-virus.

I can confirm that this works on my Windows 10 laptop. However, I am not comfortable with switching my anti-virus off and so I will only do so if I see software that I really want. This is a problem that giveawayoftheday should sort out.
Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by David Wilson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Alexa , Turning off A/V is unacceptable. Even if we trusted the wrapper, there is still the matter of the application files. Fix your system signatures so that they do not trigger A/V.

Reply   |   Comment by Bitte Svet  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Bitte Svet, was is unacceptable to turn off A/V? My system runs since 3 years without any - and much better then before!

Reply   |   Comment by phillip  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

David Wilson, I have Kaspersky as well, and had the same problem. I found that when I rebooted into safe mode, and installed programs from there, it worked. So you might try that. Is Kaspersky running in safe mode? I have no idea, I hadn't bothered to check. Next time, I will.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

How about Win 10?

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Howard,
YES I RUN WIN 10, AND I ALSO HAVE THE ABILITY TO RUN XP, VISTA, AND WIN 8 APPLICATIONS AND GAMES.

Reply   |   Comment by SONYAVAN  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

gordie, Disgusting comment ! I am facing the same problem !! I can not open any file from giveaway !! They said the antivirus is corrupt the file . I tried to put the Kaspersky off and restart the computer ,the Kaspersky is on again automaticly again the was corupted !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Rafsaan Rabb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Rafsaan Rabb, To stop your anti-virus from loading automatically when windows restarts you will need to go into your start up options and disable it there. CCleaner, has this option under the tools option - Don't forget to re-enable it after your done. Personally, I refuse to disable my anti-virus software to download/install anything, it's a bit risky. anyway hope this helps you.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rafsaan Rabb, you have to turn off that Kapersky start with windows...

Reply   |   Comment by phillip  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Rafsaan Rabb,
If you have any secure protections program like AVG, IOBit malware protection, Secure Aplus etc. You have to dissable the protection during install!

If you're using Kaspersky, it has a known (but not fixed) bug which results in 'the setup files are corrupted. please obtain a new copy of the program' error.

To workaround that, pause your protection (right click on the Kaspersky icon and select pause, and last option in the window that appears), then reboot/restart your PC, then run the Setup again, should run and install fine.

Once finished, enable Kaspersky again (right click -> Enable... I can't remember).
You may also prefer to restart your PC one more time.

If you want to find out more about the bug, just google the error code adding 'Kaspersky'.

Hope this works for you (and other users) :)

Reply   |   Comment by Julian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rafsaan Rabb, Try adding an exception to your antivirus for giveawayoftheday

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
Add a comment
Facebook comments

iPhone app giveaways »

h Memorizer Giveaway
Do you suppose your memory is perfect enough? Now it's time to really test and upgrade it with HAVING GREAT FUN.
$1.99 ➞ free today
h Find The Differences 2 HD Giveaway
Find the differences of two pictures and compare results with other people around the world!
$2.99 ➞ free today
iJumper Giveaway
Monitor and control the traffic of mobile networks and devices.
$0.99 ➞ free today
Find The Differences 1 HD Giveaway
Objective of the game is to find differences of the pictures.
$1.99 ➞ free today
i Live - Gold Edition Giveaway
The most innovative and realistic life simulator ever created.
$0.99 ➞ free today

Android app giveaways »

Tactic Board Futsal Giveaway
Analyze the tactics of various teams and provide visual feedback.
$0.99 ➞ free today
G-Stomper FLPH Deep House 1 Giveaway
An add-on pack for the following G-Stomper musical apps.
$6.99 ➞ free today
Selfie Pro Giveaway
The best camera to take selfie!
$0.99 ➞ free today
Guess what it is Giveaway
A player draws and others guess what it is.
$1.19 ➞ free today
Sendmate  (Transfer files over wifi) Giveaway
Take advantage of the Wi-Fi network to transfer files between devices.
$0.99 ➞ free today