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ConvertXToDVD (aka DivXtoDVD) is a 1 click solution to convert your movie files to a compatible DVD playable on any home DVD player. ConvertXToDVD supports most popular format such Blu-Ray(M2TS), DivX, Xvid, MOV, VOB, Mpeg, Mpeg4, AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, DV and stream formats. It converts your single files into a compliant DVD Video set of files and burns it on a DVD media. Supports switchable subtitles from srt,sub/idx.

Trialware ($50)
OS:Windows
Version:7.0.0.40 / 7.0.0.49 Beta
Released:Sep 22,2017
File size:35.1MB
8.5/10
158 votes

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7.0.0.40 / 7.0.0.49 Beta (September 22, 2017)




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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.49 - Released 2017-09-22
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- 0013294: [Bug] Burned disc recognised as data discs (felicia)

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.48 - Released 2017-09-18
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- 0013286: [Crash] Program crashes in some cases when building ts thumb (felicia)
- 0012552: [Feature Request] ES translation (felicia)

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.47 - Released 2017-09-07
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- 0013273: [Feature Request] Speed up file loading for video structures (felicia)
- 0013242: [Feature Request] Template editor - Add text left & text top option to thumb display (felicia)
- 0013233: [Bug] volume label is truncated when using function "burn an already converted project" (felicia)
- 0013258: [Bug] Chapter's edit forms appear under selected node which causes issues for the last one (felicia)
- 0013246: [Bug] Paste not working in stream name edits (felicia)

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.46
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0013234: [Bug] No default page select in template editor if only one title is set (felicia)

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.45
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0013221: [Bug] DVD protection wrongly detected (felicia)
0013225: [Bug] If conversion fails in normalization, it is reported as a user cancel (felicia)
0013229: [Bug] Empty message displayed on conversion fail (felicia)
0013217: [Bug] when using audio normalization and converting more than 1 title conversion fails (felicia)
0013148: [Bug] chapter thumbnails of files merged do not correspond with video (felicia)
0013205: [Bug] computer goes to sleep when converting (felicia)

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.44
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0013212: [Bug] movie doesnt load with drag and drop or if added via file menu get list index out of bounds (felicia)
0013203: [Bug] ugly artifacts when converting sub/idx subtitles embeded (felicia)
0013196: [Bug] using a video as background for chapter menu does not apply to all chapter pages when it should (felicia)
0013190: [Bug] video stream not detected (felicia)
0012553: [Bug] subtitles on output are doubled if embedding subtitles and converting with two pass with particular file (felicia)
0013111: [Feature Request] option to automatically make the length of the menu equal to the length of the menu music loaded (felicia)
0013176: [Feature Request] add a cancel button when unable to create output folder at specific location (rather than force creation of default folder) (felicia)

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.43
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- 001317x: [Bug] using preview crashes app (felicia) - resolved.

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.42
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- 0013148: [Bug] chapter thumbnails of files merged do not correspond with video (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013165: [Bug] error when merging some files (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013169: [Bug] Conversion stops at root menu (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013156: [Bug] DVD output does not play - menu plays ok but when select to play video it just hangs the player (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013152: [Bug] 2 pass conversions do not work (felicia) - resolved.

ConvertXtoDVD - 7.0.0.41
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- 0013141: [Bug] Seek fails in menu rendering with merged files (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013135: [Bug] during converting of menus sometimes get over 100% but also interface progress bar goes outside limit (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013136: [Bug] after playing menu in advanced editor and stopping, pause button is not reverted to play button icon (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013132: [Feature Request] volume control for preview window separate from the default volume control on the same screen. (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013125: [Information] Various fixes and improvements (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013036: [Bug] audio normalization is sometimes very slow (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013101: [Feature Request] when editing a thumbnail in menu editor add option "apply to all titles" for padding method (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013067: [Information] menu editor - play button does not turn into a pause button when pushed (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013081: [Bug] final chapters in output are not as displayed in software before conversion (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013109: [Bug] subtitles are not displayed correct (input ASS) they overlap (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013104: [Suggestion] When importing a DVD folder, do not change the case of the words to ALL lower case (felicia) - resolved.
- 0013065: [Bug] menu editor - use a still image for thumbnail (felicia) - resolved.

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Convert to DVD
Watch your videos on any TV with our avi to dvd converter software. Convert to DVD 1 or more videos. Designed for beginners, but with advanced settings available.

AVI to DVD
MKV to DVD
MOV to DVD
Divx to DVD
WMV to DVD
MTS and M2TS to DVD
Mpeg to DVD, MP4 to DVD
and more (see supported formats)
Create menus & chapters, cut videos, total customization with live preview
Edit your project with the various settings and features listed below. Watch results before converting!
Create menus with videos and music
Integrated video player for live Preview
Cut unwanted parts of the video
Add chapters - automatic or custom
Subtitle files supported
Convert NTSC to PAL and vice-versa
Merge function - like for CD1 + CD2
Rotate video, add brightness/contrast

Advanced features
Advanced settings for ultimate conversions:

2 pass encoding for enhanced quality
Hardware decoding for faster conversions
Video/Audio/Subtitle synchronisation
Various audio output formats
Image resize filters (lanczos, linear, cubic, etc . . .)
Multiple encoding profiles
Multi-core processor optimized
Audio amplifier
Padding and cropping
De-interlacing
Batch converter
Multiple conversions processed simultaneously
Quality advisor
Burn to DVD, create ISO file or store on PC
Create DVD video standard videos (vob files) to guarantee compatibility with all home DVD players.
Compatible with any disks
(see supported format tab)
ISO output available
NTSC + PAL region formats
16:9 widescreen + 4:3 fullscreen
Burn multiple copies
VSO burning engine included
Various SD resolutions available
Custom output size
Burn on DVD/USB key or store on PC




Sections/Browse similar tools






Alternative to ConvertXtoDVD


DVD Flick







Guides and How to's


How to author a custom dvd complete with animated menus and subtitles?

- Read

How to author a DVD with animated and audio menu

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How to create a custom DVD using ConvertXtoDVD

- Read

How to create a custom DVD using ConvertXtoDVD v.4

- Read

VSO DivxToDVD 2 Guide, All-in-one DVD Converter

- Read

YouTube ConvertXtoDVD video tutorials



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Acronyms / Also Known As

DivXToDVD,divx2dvd,DivxtoDVD2, VSO DivXToDVD,ConvertXToDVD2,ConvertXtoDVD,convertx, convertx2dvd, VSO ConvertXtoDVD, CX2DVD,CX2D, BatchXToDVD




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158 reviews, Showing 1 to 158 reviews

Most complete program to serve the purpose of converting about anything to DVD video. Setting it up isn't much of a hassle. It's reasonably fast and gives decent output quality, even with movies of 120+ mins of length.

Nonetheless, I've encountered minor setbacks (tested with Inside Man, BD Europe):
- CX2DVD doesn't really mind the target size settings. That is, I'd set a target size of DVD5 = 4400 MB. With project length set to "automatic" the output had approx. 5600 MB. With project length set to "Long" it gave an output of 2400 MB. Only with length set to "Short" (movies < 80 min.) it came up with 4200 MB.
- CX2DVD always BSODs when the source is VC-1 encoded. I had to convert the movie to AVC prior to converting it to DVD video.
- The resulting subtitles are incredibly blocky and far from close to the source.



Oct 5, 2016 Version: 6.0.0.64 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This software has the most bugs of any software I have ever used. But they seem to be on top of trying to fix it all the time. But this stuff works. So much for the French getting it right the first time. Will still use it and will always update when possible. Other wise easy to use and you can configure the software to your liking.


Jan 27, 2016 Version: 6 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Perfect in any way. Easy to manage. Recommended. It is my favorite converting program.


Jun 3, 2015 Version: 5.3.0.6 OS: Windows 8 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I downloaded the trial version of this program to convert a small PAL video to NTSC and burn it to DVD, it was a project for a friend. This program was very easy to use yet still had many changeable settings. The results were great, nice menu, great video and audio quality which were both in sync. Also, the watermark in the trial version isn't very obnoxious, just some small text that's displayed on the screen for a few seconds throughout the video. Check this out if you're interested in a very easy to use authoring program.


Jul 12, 2014 Version: 5..2.07 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 9/10



Very easy-to-use DVD converter tool. It contains lots of customize option and allows me to create my own DVD. I can no long get rid of it and highly recommend it!


Aug 26, 2013 Version: 5.0.0.75 OS: Windows 8 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Good software, Converts fast and quality is good but still only uses 50 percent of a dvd5, Should use the whole dvd.


Aug 15, 2013 Version: 5.0.0.75 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



I downloaded version 5.0.0.67b on 7/18/13, installed, and then coverted three avi's. All had serious audio/video sync issues (about a full second off). Today I downloaded the latest beta version (5.0.0.71b), and the sync issue has been corrected. However, I do not see that listed as one of the fixes for this latest version.


Jul 19, 2013 Version: 5.0.0.67b OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



This is a great product in regards to the interface (GUI), in fact, just like it's predecessor, it really is a joy to use.

But just like it's predecessor, the quality of the encoding engine is shameful, the amount of bitrate that has to be thrown at the project just to be considered OK.... is absurd, granted Mpeg2 compression capabilities are not great in regards to low bitrates (it was never meant to be), but even when chucking high bitrates at a project, the quality of the output is still arguably terrible when compared to something like HC Encoder, in fact HC Encoder is far superior to FFMpeg (the underlying encoding engine this program uses) when it comes to quality, and even though HC Encoder does require a lot more processing speed, these days are not an issue due to Mpeg2 encoding being very easy, even CPU's of three generations ago could easily run HC Encoder at MAX settings with more than satisfactory speed.

I had high hopes when i heard that a new version was coming out, but ConvertXtoDVD is just as disappointing as it's predecessor when it comes down to what matters the most.... Quality.

The reason for bad scoring regarding value for money, is mainly because there are so many products out there that does the same as this one, and they all roughly charge the same..... and nearly all of them are powered by FFMpeg not HC Encoder unfortunately (HC Encoder is free, the developer will obviously not allow it to be used for commercial gains)

it's quite unfortunate that we don't have many alternatives that does give us a great GUI (like ConvertXtoDVD) and powered by HC Encoder....

AVStoDVD is still being developed from time to time..... but getting the program working on your system (codecs need to be installed and also setup just how the program likes them to be!!!!) can be difficult, but if it does work..... WOW, regarding quality.... AMAZING, thanks to HC Encoder.

DVD-VIDEO is a dying breed now though, which is of course why so many options stopped being developed a long time ago.

x264 or even Xvid is the more better option,

I will say that ConvertXtoDVD can produce great quality, but only if the bitrate given to it is very high.

90-130minutes of video (SD resolution) = DVD-9 (double layer DVD)

xx-75minutes = DVD-5 (single layer DVD.... Normal DVD-/+)




Apr 19, 2013 Version: 5.0.0.51 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 3/10



To all of the nay-sayers about this software, to those who have posted comments about CXTODVD conversions not filling the disc, READ THIS -
http://forums.vso-software.fr/understanding-cx2d-conversions-and-how-to-get-best-quality-t13008.html



Apr 19, 2013 Version: 5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Seeing that I've posted quite a few comments about this app in the past, I thought I'd try the new v5 beta and see what it has hopefully improved on. I ran a 7.95gb mkv through it and the dvd5 conversion settings spit out a 3.83 dvd. Quality is not bad at all but but there is a full 500mb's of space the ConvertXtoDvd could have used to improve it a bit. V4 was nowhere near what v3 was but it seems that with v5, they're trying to work the kinks out...hopefully.


Nov 5, 2012 Version: 5.0.1.1.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 7/10



Im used for fullhd procesing to dvd (short project, 40min) very satisfied with results.


Aug 17, 2012 Version: 4.1.19.365c OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 9/10



I also use the short project for my DVD's and no menu if only a single title. I use the custom settings for size and set the dvd-5 size to 4464 and the dvd-9 to 8250 (I believe 8300 will also work). Fills up most of the disks.


Oct 12, 2011 Version: 4.1.19.365 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



RedDwarfer. just use ConvertXtoDvd 3 380 193


Oct 12, 2011 Version: 380 193 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



AVISynth support is extremely poor in CX. After many attempts with many different avi's it would not correctly identify the fps, resolution or duration for the main video. Instead showing a green thin line no matter how I opened the video in AVISynth. AVISource, AVIFileSource, OpenDMLSource & Directshowsource have all been tried without success with any avi I tried. I have encountered the same problem on two different Windows XP Pro installs.

The strange thing is, it would open an Mpeg 4 AVC served AVISynth script used for a background animation on the title menu but apart from that nothing would work.

Encoding the video from an XVid AVI works however the quality is quite poor. It does not use a bitrate high enough to fill a DVD5. It concentrates on speed and not quality.

Therefore for people who like it done quickly and quality is a very minor consideration then ConvertXtoDVD might be your ideal choice but for anyone who wants quality, find something better such as multiAVCHD.



Oct 12, 2011 Version: 4.1.19.365c OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 4/10 Overall: 4/10



Although many people have remarked about how the program does not fill a disk and creates mediocre quality output, I have not had that issue since changing the "Encoding Options" from the "Automatic" (Recommended)" to "SP (Short Projects)." I have created single title and multi-title episodic disks, and in each case nearly the full capacity of DVD-5 disk has been used and the quality has been quite satisfactory. I have not tried using a DVD-9 with this setting yet.


Jul 5, 2011 Version: 4.1.19.365 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



I agree with the two people below. I used a 6.44 GB excellent quality 720p MKV, set it to encode to DVD-9 target size/long project. It took over 1 hour to encode and the result was 3.8 GB with a video bit rate of 2,572 Kbps. A double layer DVD wasted. Why bother having a DVD-9 setting. I shouldn't have let it write to the DVD and viewed the VOB files first. I know that you lose some quality when you downscale HD to DVD but not like this. The produced DVD didn't preserve hardly any of the visible detail in the source MKV; the video looked mediocre and contained artifacts, audio sounded bad, subtitles looked awful, with choppy DVD playback.

I think the problem is that their constant quality encoding method uses way to much compression producing too low a bit rate, and it re-encodes the audio, the source audio is already lossy so you're better off just passing it through.

I don't recommend this program if you looking to produce a DVD with quality results.



Jul 5, 2011 Version: 4.1.19.365c OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 2/10



I thought I'd revise my update and see if in all this time the software/vid guys over at Cx2Dvd got this thing worked out. Well, they haven't. It' a shame cause at one time this was one kickin' piece of dvd conversion software. It still is the easiest to use. Setup is dead simple, but, it still totally undersizes dvd's so I would have to say to anyone that wants to get the most quality out of there videos, try something else. There are plenty of freeware apps that eclipse Cx2Dvd by a mile in terms of video quality and features. AvStoDvd, FAVC and Multiavchd to name the main ones.

I hope in the future the authors over at VSO change things around to get this app back to the way it was. As I mentioned in my last review over a year ago, "why not just remove the Custom size feature, cause it doesn't work." No matter what size you input for dvd5 or 9 size, it never even gets close to size you input.



Apr 8, 2011 Version: 4.1.14.357 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 2/10



Overall this program is pretty easy to use. You have pretty good templates to choose from and a detailed but simple option tree to set up your disk. It is also one of the better options I've found for converting some of the more difficult formats like MKV.

Unfortunately, as many have already stated, it has issues with output size. I just packed 2 hours of video on a DVD-5 at full D1 resolution and high quality settings and only used about 2.5 GB of space on the disk. Quality is not that great. VSO offers the following answer:

http://forums.vso-software.fr/answers-to-most-of- ... 11326.html

Unfortunately that is no answer at all. It basically says the program uses some awesome encoding method (a hundred other programs just call it CQ or Constant Quality) and does not attempt to fill the disk, but to focus on quality because higher bitrate and larger file size does not mean better quality. That's a flat out lie. If you have good quality source video then higher bitrate does mean better output quality. The source files I just used were very good quality h264 MKV files. The output is grainy and blocky. I ran the VOBs through VirtualDubMod and find an average bitrate of around 2000 on all of them.

This program use to be very good, but with the output size problem, it isn't usable for me anymore. I certainly can't recommend anyone actually pay for it. They need to fix the problems before selling a product like this.



Oct 26, 2010 Version: 4.1.2.336 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 4/10 Overall: 5/10



An Excellent Job! Nice Software, easy to use for Newbie.
In fact, I enjoy it with VSO watermark which ido not mind,
due this watermark (smart advertisement), a friend of mine who borrowed my DVD to watch out of curiosity already purchased it for a long run.
:)



Sep 8, 2010 Version: 4.1.1.334 OS: Other Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



When i've opted for DVD9 it generally produces files totalling 5 or 6GB - it never gets past 6.5GB. Nevertheless, i've recently tried this app for converting a few HD MKVs to DVD. Out of the various apps i've used, this one produces by far the best quality image. The only issue I have is that on about 30% of the DVDs there is a slight, and for the most part, imperceptible stutter. It doesn't matter what bitrate or FPS are chosen. It's annoying because otherwise the image is great. As it only happens with about a third of my MKVs, i'm hoping it is a bug they will manage to fix soon.


Aug 10, 2010 Version: v.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10



had several crashes on window7 found it runs flawless as administator
after much testing for output size found best for me[ always over 4gigs]
encoding sp-short project up 110mins dvd-5 highest 2pass



Mar 6, 2010 Version: 4.0.9.322 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



I've been using this app for quite a few years and having nothing but high praise for its ease of use and quality, that being said, the last few revisions have been quite odd in it changes they've introduced...mainly with the output sizing...i can remember last summer using this app on a 5 gb mkv and setting it to a custom 4478mb's and it getting very close after finishing, like 4.2...which i'm ok with...i'm doing a mkv at the moment thats 6.6 gb's in size and regardless of the custom size setting or setting it to dvd5, its produces a file size ridiculously smaller than it needs to be...this title i'm doing is 1hr and 55mns long and the output size comes out to 2.6gb's. I can set it to slow, medium or high and cant get past 2.6gb's, so i thought i'd first go to VSO's site and see if others were having the same issue. Ofcourse others were but the only answer to the issue is that particular way of encoding is equal in quality to filling out a dvd5 so theres no use to bother posting or asking why this change has been implemented. The first thing that came to my mind is that the creators of Dvd Shrink/Nero Recode, Dvd Rebuilder, DvdFab, Dvd2One and others apps similar that hit the size mark or get close, must all be wrong or they don't have a clue about encoding. I'm guessing this is probably incorrect cause the apps are still being used and are quite popular and the results speak for themselves. Also, why wouldn't have Hollywood or companies that do encoding not go for the same type of encoding theory that VSO does and cram a trilogy of titles onto 1 dvd9 to save space and money? There's an answer to that question though, it's because the quality isnt as good. VSO, please fix this and make it to were your customers actually get close to what they want, a title that's close to a size they want...not 40 to 50% off the mark...If not, why not just get rid of the "Custom" size feature..its useless and doesn't work to begin with(it use to)


Mar 5, 2010 Version: 4.0.8.320 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



These comments apply mostly to the new v. 4. (I started a while back with late v. 2, and went through many v. 3 releases.) Some of the new v. 4 features seem intriguing, and may prove to be quite good and important improvements over time. But, despite trying to keep up with the changelogs, I've always noted *substantial* reliability differences between the versions I've installed. Some of them have definitely worked a lot better for me than others.

It's early yet, but so far I'm getting plenty of failures with v. 4: during conversion, the frame progress indicator drops dead, because CX2D has locked up; have to kill it with Task Manager. Don't tell me it's overheating, or a hardware problem: Like Hell it Is ! Not if I can *immediately* turn around and convert / burn the **exact same selection of clips** using v. 3.6.4.158, which has been one of the more stable, reliable 3.x versions I've used, so I'm going to keep it around as an option. (I had similar experiences in the past, as between v. 2x and some of the 3.x versions. Given that inconsistency, problems have to come down to the software. Ignore my H/W profile info, which is out of date.) There are more variables to sort through now with v. 4, such as filter choice, 1-pass vs. 2-pass, and I can't say yet how they may factor in with these conversion failures.

With various versions, there has also been a certain incidence of burn failures, after a successful conversion, but in that case I have reason to suspect that the burner is going to need replacement in due course.

But I do hope they get the v. 4 bugs ironed out, as this is one of my favorite programs !



Nov 25, 2009 Version: 4.0.4.313 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



Try HQ in Encoding options. I always get a filesize > 4 GB


Nov 25, 2009 Version: 4.0.3.312 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Choosing DVD5 and expecting to get a 4.3 gig project size has been something I stopped expecting. I now just choose DVD9 and if it is bigger than 4.3 GB ... I use DVDRB Pro to shrink it down in size.


Nov 25, 2009 Version: 4.0.5.315 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



Try selecting a preferred file size under the encoding tab "custom"


Oct 2, 2009 Version: Version: 3.8.0h OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Sandy B,

"The answer is "This is ALWAYS the result of a veriable bitrate as opposed to a fixed bitrate."

Since we do not get to choose variable or constant within ConvertX, I guess that's not the answer, huh?




Aug 17, 2009 Version: 3.8.0.193 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



The answer is "This is ALWAYS the result of a veriable bitrate as opposed to a fixed bitrate.


Aug 17, 2009 Version: 3.80 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I have to agree also with the last 2 commenters, the seemingly random output file sizes and the lack of a fixed output to disc size option is a huge minus, ie: one movie into 4.7gig highest possible quality, not as a 2.3gig unknown bitrate output etc.
this software is constantly being updated so maybe will see some effort into this soon.



Aug 17, 2009 Version: 3.8.0.193d OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Just to piggyback on Cosmo's comments -- me too! :-)

All version 3s tend to give strange output size results. Often, I get 2-hour-plus movies authored to a size of 2.5 gigs, 2.3 gigs, 2.9 etc.

How come??




Aug 5, 2009 Version: 3.7.3 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



I have used this since version 0.xx. Version 3 is broadly faster than older versions and offers support for Core 2 Quad processors that Version 2 did not. There is one problem that seems to be inherent to v3 and that is the extreme data compression it prefers to use. For example, I had a video of about 105 minutes duration which I expected to fill a standard single layer DVD. What I got was a set of files totalling 1.1 GB. I tried the same conversion with DVD Flick and it produced a full 4.3 GB with seemingly better quality. Version 2 always produced output of 3.9 GB or more, sometimes admittedly 4.4 GB or so. I can only assume that lower output sizes also mean reduced quality.

No one else seems to have commented on this and I know the settings I use were those previously used in V2.



Aug 4, 2009 Version: 3.7.3.190 OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Great utility. Recently used it to add 99 family videos with a functional menu. Probably use this app more than anything else on my computer!


Jul 12, 2009 Version: 3.0.0.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



To the previous poster. Have you tried VOB2MPG to convert VOB files to MPG2. Very fast.


Jun 27, 2009 Version: 3.6.13.178 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



A great program. I use it for 95% of my work only resorting to DVDLab when I need to produce more complex menus for special events. Another use I use VSO ConvertXtoDVD is a little unorthodox but works a treat as a file conversion program. Like many I had a clutter of video format conversion programs on my computer along with the usual codec clashes and issues. So if I am making a video compile from a range of sources I run each file type first through ConvertXtoDVD and end up with a standard collection of VOB files. I use these in my editing program Womble, do the editing and spit out a MPEG2 DVD conforming file and then make the DVD using ConvertXtoDVD. Womble merely does a stream copy making the whole process quite quick. I guess it would be good if you could get VSO ConvertXtoDVD simply make a MPEG2 file from the same range of formats it accepts now for DVD authoring but it is so quick I'm happy to work with VOB's anyway.. I love it!!


Jun 25, 2009 Version: 3.6.13.176 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



@mathesar: Actually, that's a confirmed bug in 3.5.?. Check VSO's official CXTD forum. (The fact that it was about twice as slow and you/many assumed it was "better quality" or two-pass was implemented is kinda funny/sad, actually.)


Apr 7, 2009 Version: 3.5.1 OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10



Excellent program for converting *.* to DVD, Only minor complaint is the overall encode speed has dropped a lot with recent versions. Perhaps this is a good thing? (Better quality)


Apr 6, 2009 Version: 3.5.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



We've been waiting for those functions since they first posted beta images of v3.xx and they showed the option of editing the colours, gamma, contrast, etc. We are still waiting .....

As for 2-pass encoding its been explained by the authors that in their opinion it wouldn't make any difference to the overall quality, nor would it make any difference adding the ability to use external encoders to the final quality either (like HCEnc), or making full use of multi-core processors, or adding full batch conversion of multiple files

I've asked about using AviSynth which would open up massive possabilities, but just get 'its supported'. No its not, not so you can actually use the power of avisynth



Mar 31, 2009 Version: 3.5.2.137 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 7/10



Regarding the saturation, contrast, hue, etc. capability, I would be all for it myself. It would probably drive up the price a bit and certainly the encoding time, but I'd be willing to pay more and wait a bit longer also.


Mar 30, 2009 Version: 3.5.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



What would really make this app perfect is the addition of tweaks that allow one to change brightness, contrast, gamma, hue and saturation.


Mar 28, 2009 Version: 3.0.0.1 OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



Well im REALLY happy i got a encoding speed of 250-450 fps
the new intel i7 processor is a BEAST,
i've 4 gigs of ram (DDR3)



Mar 24, 2009 Version: 3. something OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Maybe the slow down has something to do with the the following two areas updated in this release:

- Prepare the engine for 2 pass encoding
- Prepare engine to limit the number of cores used during image resizing process



Mar 5, 2009 Version: 3.50 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Actually v3.50 is about ~50% slower than 3.48. I've posted my logs on their form.


Mar 4, 2009 Version: 3.50 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Beautiful piece of work, but it is me, or is version 3.5 a LOT slower than the earlier Version 3s?




Mar 4, 2009 Version: 3.5.013 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Simply the best. Don't believe me, believe every bootlegger from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires: In both places I bought illegal DVD's with the typical ConvertXtoDVD menus.
There are some drawbacks. Yes, there's no fancy, adjustable menus, and importing some sorta chapter list would be nice, but that's not their target audience.

If you want something that is FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, yet does the job, get this one. If you want art, or whatever, go somewhere else.

As far as the money problem goes, I suggest asking some teenboy how he solves that, they're creative ...



Feb 1, 2009 Version: 3.0.0.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



The best DIVX/AVI converter softeware I have encounterd. Add menus, music, subtitles with ease. Please note their is an entirely different user experience for those using trial versions of this software. So do your homework ask around and make the purchase like I did. This software allows you to convert multiple video formats to DVD. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!


Jan 25, 2009 Version: 3.3.4.107 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This will convert many things very fast and at good quality, sometimes best quality out of a bunch of other converters I've tried.

Now for the bad... And yes there is a lot of bad, I'm trying to be as honest as I can be - I'm no brainwashed fanboy of anything.

The UI is one of the worst I've ever encountered, it's definitely not for the novice... Dropdown lists with the + and - over on the side = not very friendly. The menus aren't too bad for generic templates but there's not much customizing you can do with them. The preview window is a joke and the timecode displayed is wrong almost all the time which leads me to my next discovery. Creating chapter points is probably the most difficult part, and I'll explain...

Any movie lover isn't going ot accept the "insert chapter at every X amount of time" because then you get chapter points in the middle of great scenes. Ok, so that means you just have to adjust them to be in the spots you want, right? Match up the mark to the frame in the video preview, right??? WRONG. Sure, it lets you do that, but what's the end result? Chapter points in the wrong places. It seems that Convertxtodvd has a problem translating the timecode of the movie - you can slide to a certain spot in the movie and note the movie time at that spot, but in reality it's wrong if you check it with a media player (I use VLC and WMP11). So, it's virtually impossible to set chapters at the exact places you want, they seem to always start 5-10 seconds ahead of where they should be. There's not even an option to IMPORT a chapter list. You can manually edit chapter points by entering the time, but again... the program is retarded at timecodes.

Ok, wow this is just unreal... While writing this comment I opened up the program and loaded a movie project that's already been converted just to recheck things. I remember the exact movie frames for the chapter points that I had set and now when I look at each one they have been moved back 10 seconds. This program just has no clue how to keep track of the timecode of movies, I've done 4 movies so far. (Try is yourself, set some chapter points, save your project, close it, reopen it and look at where the chapter points are!)

If you're looking to just encode movies at great quality really fast and have absolutely no interest in the fine details like correct chapter points or a fancy menu, then this is definitely for you. Oh yeah, and if you've got the time to fool with the insane UI.



Dec 29, 2008 Version: 3.3.0.96 OS: Vista Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 5/10



too bad that this software steals from the ffmpeg project, i highly recommend that people don't support these thieves by using or purchasing their software:

http://ffmpeg.mplayerhq.hu/shame.html



Nov 27, 2008 Version: whatever OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



I think this is the bestest & easiest software out there for conversion of ANYTHING to DVD format. It has an edge on the freeware in various ways (not knocking the freeware out there). But for drag'n'drop simplicity, and for reassurance of decent quality, you can't go wrong. Plus it is continually developed & improved & tweaked. Well worth my money if you ask me.


Nov 22, 2008 Version: 3.2.4.82 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Fantastic tool. Converts just abotu anything to an NTSC or PAL DVD and does the authoring (creates menues from several template options). It even burns the results to a disc for you automatically. Highly recommeded!


Aug 24, 2008 Version: 3.1.3.40 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I've dabbled for several years in video, lately playing with Virtualdub to add subtitles. I reached an impass using free programs when trying to add the subs to anything that wasn't an avi file. However, this program appeared to handle a slew of file types to add the subs.
After ripping the main movie from a DVD yesterday I was able to add the subtitle file (.srt) to the .vob main movie file (s) without any problem at all. Additionally the program allows one to change the properties of the subtitle file to change color, size, line spacing and more. It was easy to do all this from the novice standpoint.




Jul 18, 2008 Version: 3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The best avi to dvd converter there is.Other commenters have said there are free converters better than this,but they are wrong.This is the only program that has produced results that will fill the needs for users trying to convert avi to dvd.It produces quality dvds that will play in your dvd players.I have tried the freeware converters.DVD FLICK has problems with results playing on my dvd player.FAVC produced results that would play on my player, but the playback was not smooth it had alot of skips in it.NERO is a payware,but it produced the second best results to CONVERTXTODVD.Playbck was smooth with NERO,but quality was not as good as CONVERTXTODVD.IMHO if you want an avi to dvd converter that will produce quality results that will play back in your dvd players this is your program.


Jun 22, 2008 Version: 3.1.0.26 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Works, but just ain't worth the money when there is other software for free that produces better results!



Jun 17, 2008 Version: 3.1.0.25 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 6/10



For the menus this version 3.1.0.18 finally added a live preview so you can see the menu you are creating. This makes it so much easier to use.


May 23, 2008 Version: 3.1.0.18 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is a massive improvement over version 2+. Dunno why the last poster had trouble adjusting to the new menu system. I found it a breeze. There are templates for the v2 style simple menus too, so is there one for no menu, if you want the video to start immediately. The performance improvement is at 150% over the last version if not more. I encoded the same movie (110min NTSC 16:9 AC3 5.1) using the same parameters with both the versions on a core 2 duo system. With v2.2.3.258 I was getting fps of around 75-80. With this I got fps150! The interface is certainly an improvement over the last one as well, though the structure remains more or less the same.

I would definitely recommend upgrading to v3. Ignore comments by others about a more difficult menu system. Its the other way round.



Apr 10, 2008 Version: 3.0.0.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10



If you looking for a quick and easy way to convert your AVIs, MKVs, or whatever over to DVD this is not your program. Stick with version 2 for that. If you want to convert your whatever to DVD and have the menus appear with all kinds of glitzy bells and whistles and have plenty of spare time and patience on your hands then perhaps ConvertXToDVD 3 is the program for you.
Let's start off with quality of resulting picture. As with any converter it's a case of garbage in, garbage out. For the most part with CXD 3 (as with CXD 2) if you feed it a quality source file, it will produce excellent results in a relatively short amount of time. I can happily say that I have not experienced any sync problems in any of the disks I've made. All in all I am extremely happy with the conversion.
Where I think the program fails to deliver is with the supposed new and improved menu system that can be placed on the DVDs. Firstly, I'm not a big fan of glitzy menus to begin with and so maybe my remarks here are going to be bias against them. But I do see a place for them on occasion and with that in mind I tested them out. In two words, "overly complicated" to achieve. The first problem with the system is that you are stuck with 30 menu templates that VSO has made up. You can't design your own yet. They promise a template editor sometime in the future. Even the most simple feature like changing the font or moving the Title a little over to the left or whatever is not available to you. Actually the Text Style editor is there. It just doesn't work yet. You can make all the changes you want but it just doesn't do anything yet.
You are able to change the Title and Root menu text content itself and change the background video, picture, and audio. With some templates you can add in audio and video to the chapter icon displays. You can choose your source various ways including choosing the exact time segment of audio and video (can be separate)from the rendered video you produced or even an outside source. All these options make for a lot of work for you to enter in CXD's poorly designed tree-based option entry system. And finally the worst part is that after entering everything in, you have no way of knowing whether you have it right. The program has no preview to show you what you entered will look like. It took me half and hour to enter in all the information for a 3 titleset DVD and then I had to wait 2 hours for it to render before I was able to discover that the menus didn't turn out the way I had intended them to turn out.
In summary, if you want easily produced quality DVDs with simple menus, stick with ConvertXtoDVD 2. If you want quality DVDs with glitzy menus and are willing to put up with a lot of crap in order to get it, get this program.



Mar 1, 2008 Version: 3.001 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



V3 is pretty amazing. Testing on an 8 core machine, I was able to encode at close to 200fps! All cores were at around 50% utilization. The new menuing system is quite a step up from the previous version as well. Probably the easiest and fastest way to create DVDs from a variety of different source files.


Jan 28, 2008 Version: v3 RC2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 10/10



New release RC1 of v3.0 is available from the VSO website, via the forum link on their website or this link direct

http://forums.vso-software.fr/download-convertxtodvd-3-rc-1-t3383.html



Jan 17, 2008 Version: 2.99.9.500 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The best check for anything to be good is word of mouth: Just ask around here on the site. One of the most helpful and knowledgeable mods/admins here, a certain mr. B., thinks that this is a good, if not great tool.

Sure, some snobs have issues with a one-clicker, they claim that the quality can theoretically never be as good as when you do it the hard way: separate the audio from the video, convert them separately with a 2-pass method (yes, this means it takes twice as long, then stick them together again, and if you want subtitles, you have to do THOSE also separately and convert those ... bla bla. And the really stupid part of all this is, is that they claim that there is a visible quality difference ... Yes, there MIGHT be , if you hold a telescope to your TV screen and study the pixel itself!

Don't be swayed by the argument that an all-in-one cannot have the same quality as doing it manually using 5 different tools, come on! it's a computer thing, everything can be automated!
Now, the money thing is something you have to solve for yourself, but aside from that, this is the best tool out there.




Dec 22, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 10/10



Yeah, a really nice tools to common use.

Will be near perfect if the author can add a much powerful menu designer like the one in TMPGEnc DVD author 3, which I prefer.

But, in my opinion, cannot be compared to the combination of AviSynth - CCE - DVD lab Pro for professional result.

So, this software really do a nice job and for $40, it's a bargain.



Dec 19, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I don't post alot of reviews here but for this program, i had to show some support. For the last year I have been using a combination of programs to convert avi's to dvd. Virtualdubmod + TMPGENC Plus + ffmpegui + dgpulldown + TMPGENC DVD Author.

Quality was good but it was just so much of a hassle to convert one single movie which was usually a PAL avi to NTSC. When I read about this program, I couldn't believe an all-in-one could do the same job but I am happy to say it did.

This thing takes anything you throw at it without a hitch. Quality is identical with what I was doing before, minus about an hour of time. I have all my settings set already so all I have to do is load file and press one button and 45 minutes later I have a perfectly formatted NTSC video folder ready to be burned. I have did about 20 conversions right now without a problem. I like how you can just load an .ifo file from a PAL DVD and convert it to NTSC in about 45 minutes. No jerkiness or problems that i can detect and I have been doing this stuff for 5 years and my eyes are trained.

This is the best all around software I have ever used in video encoding. Unbelievebale actually, so try it and yourself. This is the real deal. I will be a user for life



Dec 18, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a great tool. You will read below some incompetents remarks that they could not add MKV-files or that they could match it with the subtitles. That is kinda showing how incompetent they are. Also, DVDflick is far slower, and has 3 or 4 separate windows, and dialog boxes before adding of subs is possible. You have to ok your way out of there too.
OTOH, in ConvertXToDVD, there's just ONE interface, and ONE settings dialog box. You can add 4 to 6 tv episodes, each with 6 or 7 subs, if you need that much. give all subs names similar to their corresponding episode, drag and drop and you're ready. Of course, there's a trade-off, the more episodes you add the lower the bitrate, presumably. I have stuff one DVD with 7 episodes, with no visible loss of quality.
If for some reason the subs don't show up, you've screwed up your codecs or filters somehow.
No skin of my nose ... ;)



Nov 16, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



If you have to pay for something, it should compare favorably to a free solution, as in

1.) ease of use, intuitive interface, no need to set parameters for "usual" case usage
2.) convert files it claims to convert

ConvertXtoDVD fails tests on both these counts. If you are a geek (i.e., video/audio hobbyist/engineer) and want to spend some money, then this is an option. The quality was fine and it did render video from two file formats. But no better than freeware solutions, some of which have far more flexibility depending on your tolerance for command line.


Test One: Drag an MKV file with soft subtitles into the app, make no changes to video/audio settings. Result: video/audio rendered properly, but with no sign of subtitles (completely missing from VOB)

Test Two: Same MKV converted to AVI (subtitles not rendered, extracted from MKV). Correct errors in subtitles file with Subtitle Workshop to remove that variable. Result: No subtitles rendered, video aspect ratio incorrectly rendered (4:3 instead of 16:9)

Conclusion: De-install and save $40. DVDFlick does the same thing, same video quality, with fewer caveats to pre-processing files, has a far superior intuitive interface, and is free. As with every app I have tried, it doesn't handle the hellish and hope-to-die MKV container original with subs, but with subs file manually added (Test Two), it encodes and burns perfectly every time as it has with every other format/container I've tried.






Nov 10, 2007 Version: 2.2.3f OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 4/10



Whoa, please don't get me wrong. This tool is the BEST invention since sliced bread.
the problems I have, are REALLY minor, and easily worked around. (Also, once i had set the subs screen position how I liked it, I've had no more probs with them)

I really DIG that drag and drop thing, you can just rename everything to the same base name, drag 4-6 episode into the window and press [CONVERT]-button and you're done!
Amazing.

If you want better quality, just add less.
PM if you have questions, anything.



Nov 9, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Don't listen anyone here who couldn't figure out how to use this excellent program!

Nothing what they're complaining here is true. I use this s/w for very long time and I know for sure - everything works. You can switch background all you want, you can add bunch of subtitles and it will do perfect selectable subs on your DVD and so on...

You have PAL DVD and you want it NTSC? No problem - just drag .IFO into ConvertXtoDVD and 40 minutes later you got your NTSC DVD with all chapters and subs of your choice.

Excellent! And its doing great job 3:2 pulldown so, no problems with the frame rate after encoding into different system. No a/v sync problems. Love it.

It accepts ANY kind of files, you name it - it will convert it. Even .FLV (you tube).

But the main feature here is the QUALITY of the encoding. You can say all you want, I do encoding for many years and I use all kinds of professional programs, CCE, Canopus ProCoder, Sony Vegas (MainConcept), Adobe Premier (MainConcept) and standalone MainConcept. Then come sub-pro s/w such as TMPGEnc and a few others... Then come real BS programs like WinAVI and such...

And I can tell you for sure: ConvertXtoDVD shoots quality wise as high as CCE! Way better then ALL $50 programs, better than TMPGEnc and many others. In pair with Canopus and CCE... but faster.

Yes, it has less options, but that's the reason it's much cheaper. In quality/speed/price race - they are number one.

I know some people who accustomed to other s/w will tell me that I got it all wrong - couldn't care less. I'm doing video editing/encoding/authoring for 15 years and I know exactly what I'm talking about.

Have compared videos from all kinds of encoders side by side dozens of times, and always ConvertXtoDVD comes on the top, in pair with $400 software. It's that good.



Nov 8, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Okay, I STILL have a problem with the background photo. When I change it through the Option button, it dont change!
Even if I save the project!
I can only change it through the textual config-file called
FirstEpisodeOfWhatever.XtoDVD
U can edit that with any text-editor like notepad.
Final beef: what a lame extension! It could have been much cooler, like *.x2d *.cx2d, *.cx2, or *.x22 but noooohooo!



Nov 7, 2007 Version: 1.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10



Just wanted to add that you can drag and drop, aside from the video of course, your subtitles and extra audio stream in the program. Just from any filemanager like Windows Explorer (technically, not a filemanager but a sadisctic torture device, it's that bad)
and press the convert-button, wait like 2.5 hours or 1.75 hours and you're done
So, let's say you have
the movie : TheKidsOnFieldTrip.avi,
the extra audio : TheKidsOnFieldTrip-spa.mp3,
the substitles : TheKidsOnFieldTrip-arm.srt
the substitles : TheKidsOnFieldTrip-spa.srt
the substitles : TheKidsOnFieldTrip-fra.srt
Just drag all 3 of them in 1 go to the X2D window, and drop.

I haven't fully tested it, but I've added multiple (9) subs to a DVD which had like 7 episodes of "Kidnapped". I was too lazy to check which one was in sync. It all worked.

(You could need a different language added for your wife's grandparents from Armenia, or for whatever reason. And the subs would be for those occasions that the Armenian grandparents don't hear too well but still have 20/20 vision.)

There are no motion styled menu styled like Nero, so no full marks. It's really fast, though.
Enjoy!



Nov 6, 2007 Version: 212/226gold OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



Just to comment on the last left feedback, I have been creating DVD's with this program all week and changed the background a few times. Each time I changed the background it accepted it just fine. On one of the DVD's I even chose a picture of my car to be funny and it worked with no problem. Great program, very easy to use. The drag and drop feature is great and it accepts almost ANY file time to convert to DVD!!


Sep 20, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



All the things I said below are true and I have to correct one of other posters' complaints:
Chapters ARE possible beyond the 67 minutes mark, I made a DVD of a 3 hour movie (homemade of course) with 34 chapters, no problem.
Also, I made a DVD of my clasroom recordings, they run like 55 mins each, SIX of them fitted on a 4.7 DVD, no problem, with up to 7 subtitles added, per episode.
This took longer to make, however, like 2 to 2.5 hours.

Since this is a legal site, I have to mention that the only drawback is that its payware, 30 bucks.

But it'll be well worth your money, since:
Pro's :
- Speed!!! fastest out there
- Subtitles add up to 7 subs, maybe more?
- Takes a lot of exotic formats as input, not just AVI but MP4 too, almost anything

Con:
- No submenus or motion menus.
- if you change the menu background, it won't change.



Sep 17, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Just found out this util that I normally use to convert xvid/avi and .ts to DVD will also handle the .evo video format from HD DVD rips. You MUST select 'any file format' in the pulldown menu as its not listed inthe 'offcial' fomats but its converted them perfectly and checking the output it appears to be all in synch

You don't need to demux the source, just add your .evo files to the project. Pity ConvertXtoDVD batch doesn't support .evo files so you have to do movies one at a time



Aug 12, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



All the posts about how good this tool is, are right. it's easy to use and it's fast! To burn a full 3 hours DVD on my Dell, 512 mb 3ghz winxp:

CX2Ddvd 1 hour 20
NeroVision (2 hours)
Avi2 dvd: 4 or 5 hours

HOWEVER .... the subtitle settings are hard to change. It's nasty. If you wanna change the height or font, you better REDO the entire project, delete and don't load the old one from a template.
And if your SRT-files have the same name as the avi, then it WILL auto load a subtitle, no matter if you have that option turned off, so that you could end up with two subtitle streams, which is bad if you have size-space issues/
And be sure to change the sub settings BEFORE you load avis, otherwise they don't change. They look like they change in the previews, but when they are burned, they are NOT changed
I had a project, and the subs, when I burned the DVD where too low, could not read them.
I changed it, set them at default, but nothing happened. I finally had to delete the VIDEOTS map, redo the entire thing, another 80 minutes to get them right!

Hope you guys had better luck.
bottom line: don't screw with the subs!

Also, no submenus are possible.
It's like an electric car versus a stick shift:
ConvertXToDVD is easy to use, quite dependable, but has no real extras.




Aug 11, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



This is one of the best and easiest pieces of software I own. After running off all my old VHS home movie tapes via a Leadtek DV2000 capture card, the resulting MPEG2 files are simply dragged and dropped into the ConvertX window. Press a button and presto!
So far, I have converted eleven 3 hour tapes without a hitch. As with any VHS-DVD conversion, the final quality is only as good as the original tape recording and the VHS player used. In my case, the original quality was good and I purchased a new VHS recorder ($150) for the exercise - worth every cent.
This program doesn't pretend to simulate a Hollywood production but if you need simple menus for your DVD's, complete with a variety of JPEG backgrounds, then you wont go past this tool.



Aug 9, 2007 Version: 2.2.3.258 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Ah! There's one serious flaw in the current version; ConvertXtoDVD recognizes a source AVI file up only to 67 minutes or so. But it's not as bad; the tool still continues to transcode the entire source into a DVD TS beyound 67 minutes.

The real caveats are:
* The tool computes the video bit rate based on the given medium capacity and the source length (that it assumes). So, the final TS may be too large and overflow the target medium if the source is longer than 67 minutes.
* The automatic chapter insertion (say "evey 5 minutes") will not be available beyond 67 minutes.

There are work arounds;
* Split a long source into multiple titles each no longer than 67 minutes.
* Manually set the target medium size to a fake size; e.g. if you want to burn a single 3-hour title, specify 1500MB (~4.7GB/3 - some mergin). The automatic chapter insertion still stops beyound 67 minutes, but the entire title will fit a 4.7GB medium.

hiro



May 21, 2007 Version: 2.1.18 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Not the best video encoder available, but certainly not the worse. If you want an AVI to DVD conversion done in a hurry with minimum fuss, then this is what you need. It does a fairly good NTSC/PAL conversion. Ideal for "watch-once" TV episodes.

Converts a 2 hour movie in about 1 hour and 50 mins on my Athlon XP 2800+

The only complaint is that on rare occasions it can fail to convert the audio properly.



May 15, 2007 Version: 2.1.18.242 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 8/10



Been using this a while now and find its incredibly simple to use and will convert virtually any video format to PAL or NTSC very easily without complaining

I use it to convert HD video down to DVD with no problems at all, no need to do anything just point to teh first part and it does the rest

Converting xvid/divx videos to DVD is very good compared to some other conversion software and does an excellant job of keeping audio in sync and good quality video when run at the highest quality setting, this is where a lot of other software fails miserably


The only real bad points is the terrible looking built-in menu support, you can't create a project thats bigger than a DL DVD and there is no support for running a batch overnight. You have to do one thing at a time, so if you add multiple video files then it will be on one DVD, not individual DVDs



May 1, 2007 Version: 2.1.18.242 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



This is a great tool that really works. It fullfills my needs of archiving MPEG4-encoded TV programs onto regular DVDs almost perfectly.

Back in 2005, I built by own Linux-based DVR system and installed it in Japan. Since then the system has been recording about 20 hours of various TV programs broadcast there each week and sending them over the Internet to my home server in San Jose, CA for allowing us to watch them on a 50-inch LCD-RPTV sitting on a couch.

Although we generally watch a program then erase it immediately, we have kept some programs for watching them again in the future. These archived prgrams are now filling up our server's storage space (currently about 250GB out of 350GB). So I have been looking for a tool to archive these programs onto DVDs easily.

Here's the spec of the archived files:
File format: MPEG4 in AVI
Codec: DivX-compatible (ffmepg), transcoded from hardware-encoded MPEG2
Bit rates: 2000kbps (video), 128kbps (audio), about 900MB/hour
Video format: NTSC (4:3)
Frame rate: 29.97
Resolution: 640x480
Quality: no worse than good VHS

I tried the trial version of the tool that superimposes a "This is a trial version" message. The tool was very easy to use. Firsly, I was surprised how fast it imported source AVI files; I imported 2 1-hour files (about 900MB each) and it took only a few secods per file, whereas similar other tools may spend a few minutes.

Next, the tools offers the best flexibility in building the main menu. Most similar DVD creation tools simply use the file name as the title selection entry text, but this tools is different; it not only allows to enter arbitraty text but also to change the text fonts and text script. This tremendously helps me because I can use original Japanese language text for title menu entries instead of machine-generated numeral-only file names (my own play-back system uses separate metadata files for title and other information).

The completed DVD played back perfectly. It is remarkable that he tool correctly transcoded the 640x480 original resolution into DVD's 720x480 so that there's no distortion or cropping in the video. The video quality is virtually no different from the original MPEG4.

After watching the test DVD, I immediately decided to send money to unlock the license.

Here's my wish list about the tool:
- Simple program editor for removing commercial as well as trimming unncecessary preceding and tailing (noise) footage.
- Simple tool to set chapter marks at arbitrary points (the tools allow to set chapter marks in the manner of "every XX minutes if program is longer than YY minutes," which is still very practica and useful).
But even without the above features, I do admit this tools is very useful.

hiro



Apr 30, 2007 Version: 2.1.18 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 10/10



i can't imagine a tool being easier to use than this!

likes others have said, this tool just works. i just pop in my mkv's, avi's, wmv's or mp4's with DivX, XviD, h264/x264, VC1 and ac3, multi-channel aac, wma, mp3 and voila i have a good looking DVD conversion. it takes about 1 minute to set things up, and then you let it do its work.

i'm sure CCE and others have better quality, but they also take longer to encode and you have to spend more time setting it up. i'm a tweaker by nature, and a bit of a perfectionist. however, i just don't have the time anymore to fiddle with and learn complicated tools. not every DVD is of utmost importance so if you want to pop a quick DVD over to a friend, this tool will not let you down.



Apr 15, 2007 Version: 2.1.14.223 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



If you're talking about CCE SP, then there can be no comparison. The SP version sells for approximately $2,000 and this for $40.


Mar 28, 2007 Version: 2.1.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



A good all-in-one convertor. Keeps audio in synch with video, which many AVI to DVD convertor cannot acheive. But thats all the good.

Video quality is only so so. I might give a 3. I have used TheFilmMachine with CCE, which reproduces amazing video quality. But TFM sometimes screw up the audio. When it comes to video quality, ConvertXToDVD is far inferior to other programs that uses CCE.



Mar 28, 2007 Version: 2.1.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 6/10



Check the menu. There is provision for deciding the size of the DVD in MB.


Mar 28, 2007 Version: 2.1.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Really simple user interface. Unfortunately too simple: there's no option for setting the target bitrate, so if you want anything other than 6kbit output, you're out of luck.

Also, no options to deal with framerate conversions.



Mar 25, 2007 Version: 2.1.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 4/10



Love this product. Converts Avi's that other applications can't or won't handle. Also have found that the result video typically has the audio in sync, which is not always the case with other programs processing the same source.

Noticed that the price of $30 at the top is not accurate. This product sells for $40.



Feb 21, 2007 Version: 2.1.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Hoo-ray!! I've finally found a program which can take the good image quality Type 1 AVI file produced by Windows Movie Maker and produce a good DVD. I have made many many attempts to convert the Type 1 AVI files using the Type 1 to Type 2 Converter provided with AVI2DVD without success and no luck with other converters either. Sometimes the AVI2DVD Converter would cut a 30 minute clip to 20 minutes and other times to 15 or 10 minutes. As advertised ConvertXtoDVD did it all - Type 1 Movie Maker output to DVD with one click. No separate converter program, no AVI2DVD, no Nero burner. Thanks for an excellent product VSO.



Feb 21, 2007 Version: 2.1.14.223 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Have been using for a few months now and it is a very good tool. fast without sacrificing quality. I have noticed though it might have some issues with maintaining aspect ratio. Some of my DVDs came out with edges of the video cropped.


Feb 18, 2007 Version: 2.0.17 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



As we all have found out, most all-in-one converters suck. I usually use a combo of VirtualDub, TmpegEnc encoder, FFMPG-Gui, and a whole bunch of other things to get good video and good sound which will sync up properly. But I keep trying all-in-ones in the hopes of finding a good one which I can use for jobs where time is more important than quality. To my amazement, I don't have to sacrifice quality with ConvertX2Dvd. The speed is faster than real time, quality is as good as TMPEGEnc or even the worshipped Cinema Craft encoder, and so far there have been NO sync problems. I still use the various other tools if I have something specific that ConvertX2Dvd can't do, but I now use this all-in-one for most of my conversions. If there was quality loss, I wouldn't do it, but why NOT use an all-in-one if there's no visible difference in quality?

There are a few drawbacks to the program, like a very basic menu with few options, no ability to turn subtitles "on" by default, etc. But if I want to make a fancier menu, I'll just let the program do its thing, then rip the resulting dvd video into an authoring program and make a new disc. Most of the time, even if I need to modify it in some way afterward, it's still far quicker to let ConvertX2Dvd take care of the initial conversion.

Before I get the smart ass remarks about being paid by VSO or something, let me assure you that I'm just a user of all this stuff like everyone else. If you'll check out my many posts on various subjects, you'll see that I've been struggling to find the best way to do this stuff just like we all have. I just happen to think this is an amazing program and hands down the best all-in-one I've ever come across. Of course there are some conversion-snobs who'll never admit that an all-in-one can be as good as their complex web of processes, but this one has been for me, at least 90% of the time. And when I need to, I always have the other more customizable methods to fall back on.



Feb 15, 2007 Version: 2.1.8.193 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great program. Does everything it says at great speeds. Even has it's own burning feature implemented.


Jan 15, 2007 Version: 2.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I started to use this tool as an experiment to see how far it could be pushed.

Amazingly, I have encoded 8 46 minute episodes onto a 4.7GB DVD and the quality is more than acceptable. The encoding is very fast when compared to other similar tools.

The menus are basic, but good enough is you want to include a tv series or something onto a DVD.

Being more sensible, I have encoded a standard divx file to DVD with excellent results. Although I still use my favourite tools such as The FilmMachine for greater control, I still think Convertxtodvd is an excellent tool.



Jan 8, 2007 Version: 2.1.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Fast, quality is acceptable. I've been using DIKO with CCE, results are usually good but takes a little longer. Wish to have an option to change bit rate on audio output.


Dec 29, 2006 Version: 2.1.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10



2.15 70fps - 2.16 32fps - 2.17 30fps conversion rate

Same source file 23.976 full screen NTSC 512x384.....

What happen to the speed?



Dec 11, 2006 Version: 2.17 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



This tool does exactly what is supposed to do - convert easily AVI to DVD including simple menu and switchable subtitles. This is definately the beginners dream. Just remember what was needed to do this couple of years ago - just check out the "How to add subtitles.." guides and you'll see what I mean.
It wouldn't do miracles but makes life much easier.



Nov 6, 2006 Version: 2.0.15.136 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



It does do the conversion from PAL/NTSC, however the result is choppy playback. It doesn't convert whole DVD's well--doesn't do menu's, etc. and can't handle multiangle's. Overall still a beginner's tool with "ok" results.


Nov 6, 2006 Version: 2.1.5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 6/10



Nice program, but absolutely the worst memory-hog in the history of the universe.


Oct 21, 2006 Version: 2.1.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



i'd haveta agree with mitchum22... CCE is definitely better. however, i love and use CXD for stuff where i don't really care about quality. not saying CXD's output is bad, because it is quite good considering the speed and that its an all in one converter.

it supports pretty much all video and audio formats, it's very simple to use, it adds a nice and simple menu, and it's probably the best all-in-one converter out there. highly recommended.



Sep 15, 2006 Version: 2.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Hey, Nick13 -- make sure you let VSO know if you move. Otherwise, they won't know where to mail your check!

VSO is NOT anywhere near the converter that CCE SP is, and it's ridiculous to even suggest that.



Aug 5, 2006 Version: 2.015 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10



When I play a converted avi with subtitles in idx/sub format, they dissapear magically from the screen!!!!!! I have to turn them on again, but they dissapear again and again!!


Aug 5, 2006 Version: 2.15.136 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 8/10



OK, guess what? I just tested the new CCE SP2. I converted 1 minute clip with CCE and the same clip with VSO. Now, imagine how I was surprised to see that VSO gave crispier and more detailed output! I just couldn't believe my eyes! $2000 CCE and $35 VSO! I've tried to set CCE all possible ways, to get better results, in order to beat VSO (I use CCE for years, so I know how to set it). But nothing helps, it always was coming out slightly blurred - I mean if I didn't compare the two, I wouldn't be able even to see CCE blurriness. But after I compared the results - I was VERY, VERY surprised! I don't even know what to think now... I mean I like CCE, but after what I saw, VSO just beat it in more detailed output and it was much closer to the original than CCE. May be CCE will do a little better in fast motion scenes, due to it's ability to do multipass, but in all other fields VSO is a winner!

Big congrats to VSO software Team! And shame to CCE for being so lazy lately and losing the battle! Even CCE 2.5 has much better results than their latest versions, what a shame to charge $2000 for it.



Aug 2, 2006 Version: 2.0.15.136 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This tool has been progressively improved and is now very impressive. Well worth trying. Quick with good quality, although there is still some residual video stutter (but far, far less than in the past). Good compatibilty with my DVD players and succeeds with sync where other tools fail.


Aug 1, 2006 Version: 2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10



Just tried ConvertXToDVD and it did a wonderful job... quick, simple, good quality, and the audio is in sync! Awesome!


Jul 30, 2006 Version: 2.0.15 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



This is by far the best tool I have ever used to convert DIVX/XVID to DVD. It works without any configuration and also works where other tools fail badly. If it were free then it would get 10 all around. I havn't found any AVIs that it can't convert, however I have read somewhere that sometimes it has audio sync problems...I have not seem them.

I have some avi s that i tried film machine on, Diko (which was altogether bad), AVI2DVD...all had their problems...even just using TMPGE by itself resulted in audio synch problems...but this tool did it perfectly!!!

35 euro is a bit steep though



May 30, 2006 Version: 2.0.12c OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 9/10



Used to work with winavi. Was also very easy to use and good quality but lacks good subtitle support. Only embedded were as ConvertXtoDVD makes them selectable and supports multi-language subtitles! Very good piece of software and regular updates for (minor) bugfixes.


May 21, 2006 Version: 2.0.12.126 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



very easy to use but have some problems about project size. for example; I ended up with total of 3.7GB files although the determined project size was 4.4GB.


May 7, 2006 Version: 2.012 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Agree with the previous commentator. They worked and worked and worked on this, and now VSO has a real jewel on its hands. It corrects just about everything, with explanations. The output is great and the speed is real-time or better. Weak on menu creation, but for AVI and WMV files, who cares?


Apr 27, 2006 Version: 2.012 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a great piece of software! Used it on two different .wmv-files so far and although they were faulty, not in synch from the start, this tool not only accurately showed the exact conditions of the flaws, it also made the best of it - in short: the resulting DVD was really of excellent quality and the a/v-synch problem had been delt with in the best possible way! And FAAAST! Practiclly realtime.

I would like to have a few more features included, like chapter menus, but ease of use and value for money are TOP. Piture quality is vey good, it's hard to see differences from the 'big 3' (Canopus, CCE, Mainconcept).



Apr 27, 2006 Version: 2.0.11.123 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Awesome bit of kit. I was using their divx to dvd but it used to put green flashes on some xvids but this works an absolute treat. I also use MainConcepts MPEG Encoder but dont like the MPEG audio bit on that so much. This is a treat to use with real super quick processing time and great results. Overall a superb bit of kit that does what it says on the tin!


Mar 13, 2006 Version: 2.0.9.119 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 10/10



Great tool. Easy as pie. Drop file in and hit convert. Output is great quality especially for the speed.

Wish it would convert Progressive Xvid as progressive. But it still looks great none-the-less.



Mar 10, 2006 Version: 0.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The newer version has a lot more features, but I still recommend hunting around for the old freeware version, it still does the job.


Mar 2, 2006 Version: 2.0.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 5/10



I thinking, here it is another software trying to steal money,
BUT NO!
Converting from xvid 23.976 fps to 25 fps mpeg2,
the frame rate run smooth.
The quality its very good.
Have option to add subtitles, without any problems for any language.
And its FAST!



Mar 2, 2006 Version: 2.0.9.119 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I am now an X-WinAvi Converter user thanks to this
software.

No Codecs Required WOW!!
The built in mpeg2 encoder quality is first class.
Output Aspect Ratio = perfect in my experience so far.
AC3 audio streams in avi`a are left intanct in dvd encode.
Menu System for me is a bonus, can now encode series episodes.

No Batch mode as yet... BUT I work around that problem.....
by setting Task Priority to LOWEST..
Turning Burn DVD Results OFF..
B4 leaving for Work, I run multiple instances of ConvertXtoDVD
Upon arriving back home, I have 6 to 8 DVD`s waiting to be
burned to DVD blanks...

Audio Sync issues are still present when converting
AVI`s that have a delay time set on the audio stream..
In EVERY CASE, ConvertXtoDVD still logs as Audio Sync
Delay 0:00ms on such avi`s despite personally knowing
for a fact that a delay exists, resulting in an out of
sync DVD Encode.

I reluctantly have to revert back to using WinAvi for
such problem AVI`s until I can find a work-around :(

Overall - this is the best converter I have ever used
and given that this company listens to its customers -
given the regular updates... I am sticking to using this
excellent and impressive software..





Feb 18, 2006 Version: 2.0.5.107 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Love this software. The latest versions give you much more control over your menus and other authoring options and it meets all my authoring needs for the quick n dirty conversions now. Support of WMV just tops it off.

Perfect IMHO for the newbie or even the "lazy" more experienced video enthusiast who doesn't want to be inundated with the confusion of options / settings pages and performs extremely fast with good quality, whilst only using just enough bitrate (keeping file-sizes to a minimum).

Four thumbs up !



Feb 10, 2006 Version: 2.04.104 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I think this company really gives a f!@#@ about it's customers.
I'm having few BIG problems with this new release and VSO don't reply to my mails for a few days now. And I'm a register user that paid for it!!!
The subtitle mechanism is totally ruined and gives mirror words in any lang other than Eng.
All was excellent with the old tool "VSO DivxToDVD"

I want my money back!!! :(



Feb 7, 2006 Version: 2.0.1.101 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Great tool for producing DVDs with a simple/basic menu. In previous versions, I experienced problems with AVIs containing AC3 audio whereas I had to demux the audio to .wav using a constant bitrate, then mux, in order to achieve sync audio while using this program. Now I no longer have to do this, so it appears the AC3 encoding problem I experienced with older versions of this software has been corrected [not sure if anyone else experienced this problem]. The new background image option is a welcome addition, and so is the the support for additional formats.


Feb 7, 2006 Version: 2.0.1.101 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



finally the new version is here. now it supports my WMV3 HD files and also support High Definition .Mov. the engine is faster, and you can select the quality. I am a very happy user


Feb 4, 2006 Version: 2.0.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 10/10



Very basic, yet amazing tool. Does exactly what it says, converts many formats to DVD, with it's own burning engine.


Jan 20, 2006 Version: 1.99.46 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I swear by VSO DivxtoDVD! This is exactly what I have been looking for. Being stationed overseas I have to download a lot of the television series I want to watch. This software allows me (and my friends) to watch our shows on the tv as opposed to the computer.

I'm sticking with the older version since I don't need a list of anything (much less that nice trial version blurb at the top).

My only single gripe is that it does not use *.wmv. The newer version as well doesn't convert them either, it just doesn't freak out like the version I use. It tells you they won't be converted.



Dec 7, 2005 Version: 0.5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I use the old 0.5.2.99 version, and find it to be the fastest and best converter I've tried. (And I've been converting divx for quite a while, with MANY different softwares.) Some complain about the low bitrate of the output, but it makes perfect sense to me; you've lost a little of the quality of the orginal dvd by making it into divx in the first place, so you obviously aren't going to need a full 4.5 Gig to reproduce the quality of the divx as mpeg. I like getting two movies on a dvd with no visible quality loss from the divx. One weird complaint: I have tried the TRIALWARE download of the new version, and find that it SUCKS compared to the old free one. More options, sure, but I wind up with lots of errors and video breakup. I'm glad I still have the free one; if you try to download it they've replaced it with the new version.


Nov 6, 2005 Version: 0.5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This just does what is says "takes DIVX and converts to DVD."

The only problem I found (after using the trialware twice) is sync issue.



Nov 1, 2005 Version: 1.99.23 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



This product is BARNONE Tried and True!! It gives you what it says it will in a fraction of the time others claim! Did I get my money's worth...you bet!


Oct 16, 2005 Version: 1.99.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I've been using this wonderful tool for almost one month. Very frendly, can convert movies that others cannot (ex- filmachine and Nero VE 3 with Mr&Ms Smith). Accepts dual audio and selectable subtitles. It's fast (faster than Filmachine and Nero VE3) and the image has good quality. Surprisingly it compresses the movie more than the 4,5 Gb of the DVD.
Can adjust lengt of chapters (I use 15'). Lacks peharps capability of adding menus and some adjustments (ex. Bitrate and sound).



Aug 31, 2005 Version: 1.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 10/10



WOW! amazing software! I use Sony Vegas for my work stuff and tried to encode a DivX video with it and it estimated like 22 hours! I used this software and it took less than 1/4 the time! for anyone reading this comment, how the heck does it do it so fast????



Aug 22, 2005 Version: 1.99.12.27 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



No Longer Freeware, now Trialware... has an imbedded watermark on any samples you create until you purchase the key..


Jul 20, 2005 Version: 1.99.11 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 5/10



This tool is of no use to me,it has no configuration options for bitrate ect....You can set output path,aspect and framerate,thats it.The preview dont even work,the video is blocky.
It cant handle wmv,all you get is a huge log file of errors.



Jul 17, 2005 Version: 0.5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 3/10



I know very little about this stuff but wanted something to convert acquired avi files so that I can burn them to DVD to watch on a tv rather than on my PC - this tool does exactly what I need, quality is perfectly good with no problems of any description. I use this to create the VIDEO_TS folder and then imgtool to create the disk image to burn. There are more complex tools out there but if all you want to do is watch avi films on tv, this does the job...

* USEFUL TIP * the docs say it converts single files only but I find that you can queue several avi clips and it handles them together no probs, creating one file with separate chapters. When selecting the input file, click on the LAST file then shift-click on the FIRST (if you do first then last the chapters appear in the order CAB instead of ABC etc...)



Jun 25, 2005 Version: 0.5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Great software. No brainer. Fast and easy to use. One big problem. This version (5.2.99) is limited to 2 channel AC3.


May 24, 2005 Version: 5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Best tool i,ve used for converting avi to dvd, and free.
Converted 700mb file to 3.7gb dvd, with very good video and audio quality in 54 minutes.Only thing lacking is configuration
options



May 21, 2005 Version: 0.5.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



When attempting to encode 23.976 fps XviD sources (as verified by GSpot 2.21) vso DivXtoDVD produces jerky MPEG2 output.

These XviD sources play perfectly in a variety of players, and encode properly in NeroVision Express 3.

TMPGenc 3.0 XPress has a similar problem due to incorrect source frame rate detection, so the cause of the problem may be the same for vso DivXtoDVD.

Codecs: XviD-1.0.3-20122004 _Final Release_
XviD-1.1.0-Beta2-04042005 _Beta Release_
Platform: Windows XP SP2 on a 2 GHz Mobile Pentium 4



May 11, 2005 Version: 0.5.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 4/10



Simply put.......EXCELLENT and easy to use....I have tried many.

As for those who are concerned with Bit-rate....this is what the author of the program has to say:

Often the source you use is (as a DivX, avi file) heavily compressed. So, the images, when decompressed are heavily correlated, to use simple words, very efficiently compressible. So, the bitrate we have is lower than the average bitrate because the engine managed to compress perfectly the video without the need of more bits. Our design choice is (unlike all the different commercial encoders we've seen) to avoid putting stuffing bits just for the sake of reaching the average bitrate. We commonly experience a bitrate that is equal to twice the bitrate of the source - make us consider the original video compression format is twice as efficient as the MPEG2 Video DVD compression format. So for a 1200 kbps Divx, you'll have usually an output bitrate of 2400-2500 kbps in divxtodvd. This is why divxtodvd is the only solution able to store more than 4 hours of video into a 4.5 Gb. DVD, without losses compared to the original Divx. The average bitrate is in fact the maximum average value which will allow to make the full segment(s) fit onto a dvd. 99% of the time, the real bitrate is much much lower, but without impact on the output quality.

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Apr 28, 2005 Version: 5.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Very easy to use (almost too easy, as there are no configuration options), but I found the results to be inferior. It's amazing that the size of the resultant MPEG-2 file is only about 2.3 GB for a 2-hour movie!

In my test, DivXtoDVD reported the bitrate as an average of 5.5 Mbps, but I saw the actual bitrate never rise above 2.2 Mbps. The pixelation is much worse than on the DivX original, with a slight audio sync problem.

--
Michael



Apr 26, 2005 Version: 0.5.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 6/10



wow, what a great free converter, i always used neros vision express but this is much faster (about an hour for 700mb compared to about 4 hours in nero, must be single pass transcoding) and the results to my eye are pretty much indistinguishable. in fact the reason why i tried this is because nero was giving me some really unsmooth encoding on some avis, it would become slightly jumpy with some avis every second so so (like a delayed frame or something) which showed up on panning shots. this encoder made it much smoother, in some cases unnoticeable so it is better than nero in handling some avis that are jumpy when transcoded.

it automatically puts chapters in every 5 minutes which means you dont have to spend time making your own menus although it takes longer to skip to the middle of a film. if u use dvdlab pro the chapters arent present when you put the mpegs in to it so you can just make your own menus with it as normal.
divxtodvd doesnt have its own menu making facility or custom chapters option so unfortunately if you download a film as 2 avi files and transcode them together in divxtodvd it wont join them together and there is a 1-2 second pause when you playback in your standalone player as it moves on to the second transcoded avi and the chapters start from one again (this is probably a good thing for doing separate epidoes though). on one film i did this with for some reason it speeded up the second avi slightly when i played it back on my player so i still used nero some of the time for smoothly joining up films that come as 2 avis.

the only problem apart from that ive had so far is once it didnt put in the audio delay when i transcoded 2 avis at once so it came out with the audio out of sync on one of the avis.

however it still works brillently most of the time when handling 2 avis or more in the same transcoding session, and the simple interface is a refreshing change from most of the complex dvd programs out there, so its taken place as my favourite transcoder.



Apr 26, 2005 Version: 0.5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I've tested several all-in-one conversion programs (with and without cce)and for speed, ease of use and quality this program is tops. The speed is what really amazed me. The only downside I can see is I would like an option to change audio/video bitrate (unless I'm missing something). Preview window is also a definite plus. The only reason I didn't give 10 for functionality is because I like to use a little higher bitrate for audio and be able to adjust the video bitrate for size. Great tool.


Apr 21, 2005 Version: 0.5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Takes those "jerky" AVI's and converts them into smooth DVDs. (That was my reason for trying this app.)

Resolves the problem. Costs nothing. What more could I ask?



Apr 17, 2005 Version: 0.5.2.99 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Hands Down the easiest free program for DivX or XViD to DVD conversion i have tried. Converts Pal to NTSC, the quality is excellent, and as others have stated, even if it detects errors it fixes w/ no fuss. It does do batch encodes, just have all files in the same folder and use the control key. If you are looking for a fast, reliable, and no-fuss solution to converting these file types look no further, but if you want to tweak and fiddle with settings pass this by.


Apr 15, 2005 Version: 0.5.1.97 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great tool, simple, converts all AVI's I'm aware of.
Had an issue with sound sync.
Also had an issue with wide screen AVI's--changes DVD set up to 4:3 LB (letterbox) and NOT 4:3 PS (panscan) and could see the whole width again.

Thanks so much to the person that wrote this software:

FAST
SIMPLE
EFFECTIVE
WORKS 99%
FREE!!!

Only wishes would be a batch mode, it works sooooo fast could easily convert 5 overnight (1 -1 1/2 hours per movie).
Great feature--automatically adds chapters every 5 minutes, SUPER FEATURE.

GREAT SOFTWARE!



Apr 2, 2005 Version: 5.1.97 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excellent freeware program. I have gotten nothing but great videos from it, even when the log is telling me there were video errors. No jumpiness or synch issues that others have reported. Wish it converted mkv. Very fast. Good job guys, thanks for the tool.


Mar 9, 2005 Version: 0.5.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



ill get right to the pros and cons.
pros:
-fast
-easiest program ive ever used
-supports a lot of formats
-pretty good quality and doesnt the output is amazingly small somehow

cons:
-it lacks options and customability
-glitchyness on my converted videos (possibly because i was converting 3 at a time but)



Mar 9, 2005 Version: 0.5.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



This has produced near excellent results for me except on one occasion when I had sync problems which i fairly easily corrected. The only thing I could pick at would be that the mpegs could be a little smoother (I hope that any upgrading has this at the top of the list)as on wide panning it appears to jerk every so often. The quality other than that is fab and it is extremely fast - near real time for me on a AMD 2.8 system

Excellent software which I hope they soon fix the smoothness problems out soon on



Feb 26, 2005 Version: 0.4.9.83 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Really loved this piece of software. The ease of use is fantastic, works excellently with CpytoDVD. Doesn't cost a penny and headache free!


Feb 21, 2005 Version: 0.4.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



While it is straight forward to use, and oftem produces quite good output, it does struggle at times to fully utilise the space available by encoding at it's calculated bitrate. I have had an average bitrate of 5900 calculated, but the movie encoded with an average bitrate of only 1700. There seems to be no pattern as to when it will do this, although it is consistent. If a movie encodes too low the first time, you can bet it will always encode too low. If this could be fixed, it would be a great tool.


Feb 19, 2005 Version: 0.4.8beta OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



I've noticed that with the multiple title-set functionality, using 0.4.7, the resulting video was inconsistent. Some scenes within the same original avi had considerable artifacts and the next would be quite sharp. The original source had no such issues.


Feb 18, 2005 Version: 0.4.7 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Excellent tool for encoding video files, except rm (rmvb) files, into dvd video. Especially for beginners like me, user friendly interface let you easier to get on with. Just great !!


Feb 18, 2005 Version: 0.4.8.79 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Note that this software may be illegal to use in the US (and a few other places). It uses ffmpeg to read various formats (including MPEG-4), but it hasn't licensed this ability from the MPEG-LA.

Just something to keep in mind.



Feb 16, 2005 Version: 0.4.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



After reading other users comments, I think people are skirting the real issue with this software so far:
there are continual updated versions, but without any real changes to the functionality, especially in relation to the requirements on the potential customers wish lists. OK, it's a beta development tool right now and it's free, but why continue to put out new versions with minor and often insignificant changes. From the very first version, I found video quality to be great, speed's superb and it's sooo easy to use - But where are the additional functions such as subtitles, menus,joining multi disc sources? If VSO don't get on with these functions they'll miss the boat, 'cos so many other people are making similar software with these functions from the start! it would be a pity to lose out after such a dynamic introduction for this program.



Feb 5, 2005 Version: 0.46 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



The latest version...keeps changing. Here is the latest and download like provided by VSO:

http://vso.nerim.net/vsoDivxToDVD_setup_047.exe



Feb 5, 2005 Version: 4.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I question makers of this software about the small output size and low VBR....they say their emphasis is on quality of output and not just filling up a DVD with meaningless data....

Here is their email back to me:

The source you use is (as a DivX) probably heavily compressed. So, the images, when decompressed are heavily correlated, to use simple words, very efficiently compressible. So, the bitrate we have is lower than the average bitrate because the engine managed to compress perfectly the video without the need of more bits. Our design choice is (unlike all the different commercial encoders we've seen) to avoid putting stuffing bits just for the sake of reaching the average bitrate. We commonly experience a bitrate that is equal to twice the bitrate of the source - make us consider the original video compression format is twice as efficient as the MPEG2 Video DVD compression format. So for a 1200 kbps Divx, you'll have usually an output bitrate of 2400-2500 kbps in divxtodvd. This is why divxtodvd is the only solution able to store more than 4 hours of video into a 4.5 Gb. DVD, without losses compared to the original Divx. The average bitrate is in fact the maximum average value which will allow to make the full segment(s) fit onto a dvd. 99% of the time, the real bitrate is much much lower, but without inpact on the output quality.

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Feb 4, 2005 Version: 4.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Everybody check your dvd size after you convert your AVI or DIVX file.I did one and the output size was 1600MB. Not even
half of a dvd size.

Theres nothing to change the output size, but the quality is
good.





Feb 2, 2005 Version: 0.4.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



I found out quite by mistake that multiple movies can in fact be handled in a batch mode. The result will give you seperate title sets though, instead of one. I.E.- the first movie will be vob1_1, the second vob2-1, etc.
After opening the first movie file, simply select your next movie file. The resulting DVD plays just fine, and allows you to go from one title to the next upon completion of the previous title. This works great if you are creating a series disc (i.e.- Stargate:SG1) with several episodes.
I too miss the fact that you cannot add additional subtitles or audio tracks. I would also like a menu that would allow me to choose which title I would like to play. Any suggestions, drop me a line. I have considered using Adobe Photoshop to create a menu page, then add it to the batch, and using ifo edit to make it functional. Just a theory, any input would be helpful.



Jan 31, 2005 Version: 0.4.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Great tool. I have only had one problem which was an audio sync issue. BUT, it has only happened once out of the many time I have used it. The readme file says that this is only a beta tool and the full version may cost money. I would pay for this tool.


Jan 26, 2005 Version: 0.4.3.73 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



does a nice job, with huge potential. i think one area that they could improve on though, is if you want to go from pal to ntsc, they should use a framerate of 23.97 with 3/2 pulldown. it would make the resulting output much smoother


Jan 21, 2005 Version: .4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



this definately has promise. the different formats is very nice and generating VOB's directly is nice. All it needs is some tweaking to make the mpeg's smoother and the ability to add a batch mode to do multiple files.


Jan 10, 2005 Version: 0.3.1.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Guys please do not forget that this software is still in a kind of beta stage...anyways this is my second review.
Addition of " Nero Digital " support is a great welcome and unique...This software has definitely improved in some areas compared to its " Alpha " versions but not perfect yet...I include the latest Pros and Cons based on actual tests on " High Quality Divx & Xvid " conversions to DVD of " Shrek, Lord of The Rings & Harry Potter.

a- Pros:
1)Mpeg quality has improved by about 20% and is way better than blocky images of WinAvi software(but speed has dropped)

2)AC3 6 channel(5.1) can be directly transferred.
Aspect ratio & frame rate is selected more accurately.

b-Cons:
a)Fluidity of motion is still inferior( in case of NTSC Divx or Xvid , even if forced NTSC is selected, it generates occasional skipping and jumping in frames but not on PAL !!)

b)If aborted half way, just creates VOB file and no longer generates IFO & BUP files.

c) Bitrate selection is still "Automatic" and video quality can not be set manually.

d) Joining two episodes (films)is not possible yet.

e) Auto shutdown is not avilable yet.



Jan 9, 2005 Version: 3.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I don't know if i'm the only one, but as the versions have progressed, I've had increasing problems with the conversions produced by this software. When I used v0.12, it was a dream - fast, stable and produced excellent quality conversions. However, since then, I have problems with refusal to convert files, missing audio, bad pixellation and blockiness, but only with more recent versions.
I've gone back to v0.12 and it seems to be OK again, apart from the loss of the improved aspect handling.



Jan 9, 2005 Version: 0.31 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



It does what it says, with excellent video quality and extremely fast. The size of most DVDs is less than 2Gb and job is done in less than an hour (on P4 2.8GHz) If it only supports showing subtitles with FFDShow or VOBSub, like similar encoders.


Jan 8, 2005 Version: 2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is elegant in its simplicity. Doing this with other tools requires a lot more knowledge of the process and how to tweak the settings (if you want it to look good when you are done). This has a lot of potential.


Jan 8, 2005 Version: .3.1.14 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAVING CORRECTED THE RATIO PROBLEMS IT IS THE BEST AND FAST PROGRAM TO CONVERT DIVX IN DVD's... SUBTITLES IS THE ONLY PENDING ITEM TO INCLUDE UN THE NEXT VERSION


Dec 16, 2004 Version: 2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The cool thing about this software is that it's SO EASY. Anyone new to the process of media file to DVD conversion would do well with this software. The quality is fine, and it encodes several different video formats - AVIs, Quicktime (MOV), Windows Media (WMV), and several others.

Like other folks have mentioned, the thing is FAST - I converted a DIVX AVI to DVD compliant Video_TS folder at 33 frames per second on a P4 2.4.

Oh yeah -"This version is free, future versions will implement new features and may not be free anymore" says the readme file.

Pick it up while you still can. Good stuff.



Dec 11, 2004 Version: Version 0.1.3.13 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I'd rate this higher if I could get it to work! Loaded up files I created with AutoGK. Using the preview bar I advanced through the frames. The program says that the stream is unreadable, then hard crashes. You can see why this is still in the alpha stage...it needs work. What's weird, the files I produced with AutoGK play perfectly with no skips or frame losses using Divx player Alpha, Dr. Divx, etc.!


Nov 29, 2004 Version: 0.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 2/10



Cannot praise this software enough. I have done a few divX conversions now with it, and output is outstanding. Being able to keep the 5.1 sound is also a great bonus. I must try the new release to what improvements have been made. For a simpleton like me, this is great.


Nov 26, 2004 Version: 2nd version OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Good simple and fast!
But no subtitles.....snif
Im portuguese. 98% of films I need subtitles...
I hope a future version will support subs.
I would like to have the option to select mpeg as
the output file so I can use Tmpgenc DVD Author.
Ill keep testing this promissing software.



Nov 8, 2004 Version: 0.1.2.12 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Pros:
Speed of conversion = Excellent
Accuracy of VOB files= Excellent
Auto Chapter creation= Excellent
Aspect ratio ( 16:9 or 4:3)= Automatic & manual
Conversion of Divx with AC3 5.1 to DVD 5.1= Excellent
Frames correction (NTSC or PAL)= Excellent
Video bitrate selection= Automatic

Cons:
Batch conversion= Not available yet
Joining Multiple Divx or AVI= Not available yet
Direct conversion to ISO image= not available yet
Video bitrate adjustment= Not available yet

In general we should give two thumbs up to VSO for such a fantastic software.
I tried over a dozen high & medium quality Divx conversions to DVD with their version 0.1.1.11 and 0.1.2 and it amazed us!
No faulty IFO or VOB files and it automatically created fully functional chapters as well!
Next step should focus on manual bit rate selection, Divx(AVI) clip joining and ISO creation.
On an Athlon XP 2800 barton, a 2(two) hour Divx movie with AC3 5.1 Audio high bitrate video of 2000 took only 1 hour & 15 minutes to convert to DVD!...Nero vision Express does that in close to 4 hours without the abality to extract 5.1 channel audio and downgrading to AC3 2 channel Audio only.

Looking forward to testing further versions of VSO DivxToDVD.



Nov 8, 2004 Version: 0.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Excellent, Very Fast, but what about 2:33.1 anamorphic format??? Everything is not exactly 16:9!!!!!!!! And Subs??? A promise


Nov 7, 2004 Version: 0.1.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10


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