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1080p avi to DVD (not HD-DVD)

First a basic question about terminology used.
1) The resolution of a video file is written or said as just "1080".
The "i" or "p" is written or said for the player. In other words video files are always termed as 480 or 576 or 1080. Whereas in players they use the term 480i/p, 576i/p or 1080i/p. Is that correct?? Or video files themselves can be interlaced or progressive too??

2) Which program can give me the complete information/properties of a video file. (Gspot doesn't tell if it is interlaced or progressive)

3) I understand that DVD standards for video resolutions are 720×480 (NTSC) or 720×576 (PAL). (i.e. 480i/p or 576i/p)
Is it possible to author a DVD with higher resolution video file and then play them in a regular DVD player??
I have a 1080p avi file. Can I author a regular DVD out of it with the exact same resolution and then play it back in my regular DVD player??
If so how??
(BTW I have tried a lot of programs to convert a video file with resolutions higher than NTSC/PAL to DVD vob, but all of them downconvert them NTSC/PAL or below. Its as if its inbuilt in the program to make the output .vob files to be NTSC/PAL or below.)

1080p avi to DVD (not HD-DVD)

Reply #1
DVD is an SD format.  The highest resolutions it supports are 720x480 for NTSC and 720x576 (which are also by far the most common).  These are also anamorhpically stretched to either 4:3 or 16:9.

So in short you have to downconvert to one of DVD's supported resolutions.

From WikiPedia (which in this case is accurate) about what is supported on DVD.

* Up to 9.8 Mbit/s (9800 kbit/s) MPEG-2 video
    * Up to 1.856 Mbit/s (1856 kbit/s) MPEG-1 video
    * PAL:

    720 × 576 pixels MPEG-2 (Called full D1)
    704 × 576 pixels MPEG-2
    352 × 576 pixels MPEG-2 (Called Half-D1, same as the China Video Disc standard)
    352 × 288 pixels MPEG-2
    352 × 288 pixels MPEG-1 (Same as the VCD Standard)

    * NTSC:

    720 × 480 pixels MPEG-2 (Called full D1)
    704 × 480 pixels MPEG-2
    352 × 480 pixels MPEG-2 (Called Half-D1, same as the China Video Disc standard)
    352 × 240 pixels MPEG-2
    352 × 240 pixels MPEG-1 (Same as the VCD Standard)
Nero AAC -q0.45

1080p avi to DVD (not HD-DVD)

Reply #2
1. yes, the files can be i or p, they can also be marked as i and actually p (and similar), you need visual inspection. to determine field order, you can use avisynth, and script like this:
2. see 1.
3. .
PANIC: CPU 1: Cache Error (unrecoverable - dcache data) Eframe = 0x90000000208cf3b8
NOTICE - cpu 0 didn't dump TLB, may be hung

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