How to convert & burn MP4 to DVD to play on TV on Mac/Windows?
"How to burn MP4 to DVD that can be played on TV? Could someone just give me a step by step guide as to how to burn MP4 movie file to DVD to play on DVD player? I've tried Nero and DVD Santa but for some reason they won't recognize the movie file. I want these MP4 videos viewable on a TV, not just only computers."
If you’ve done some investigation into this and reading solutions, you will find that many DVD burning software like Nero actually doesn’t support burning MP4 files. And I assure you that this doesn’t require any new hardware or something. To play MP4 files on normal DVD player, the simplest solution is to just launch a MP4 friendly program that convert and burn MP4 to DVD and live with that. One program that does this speedily, and with minimal fuss, is DVD Creator, and that worked out great.
Below is the step-by-step guide on how to burn MP4 files to DVD on Mac OS (including Snow Leopard and Lion.) using DVD Creator for Mac. We also included the Windows DVD burning tool which you can download and burn MP4 to DVD on Windows. Don't worry, just follow on-screen instructions you will find it's pretty simple. Always remember the rules and simple steps: Import, Edit and Burn.
Step-by-step Guide to Burn MP4 to DVD with MP4 to DVD Converter
Add MP4 Files to Mac MP4 to DVD Converter
Once installed the tool, open it. By clicking on "+" button to find and add your MP4 files you want to burn onto DVD. Both video and photo files are supported with this Mac DVD Creator.
Edit Videos/Slideshows If Necessary (Optional)
Though what you need is to burn MP4 to DVD on Mac, you may wanna do some editing before burning. Cool, you can edit both videos and photo slideshows. Simply highlight a file and click "Edit" to enter the edit interface.
Customize DVD Settings
Moreover, many other features are available so you can make a really unique DVD from MP4 videos. Click on "Menu" button on the interface and the DVD menu editing window will pop up. From there you can choose one of your favorite menu styles from the built-in animated and static templates. Alternatively, you may simply go to next step to convert MP4 to DVD with "No Menu".
Burn MP4 to DVD
Finished all settings, insert a blank recordable DVD disc to your drive, hit Convert button and let this Mac MP4 to DVD Burner handle the MP4 to DVD burning task.
A couple of minutes or hours later depending on the size of your video and Voila you are all done! That’s it, burning MP4 to DVD is this simple and now go and play MP4 on your DVD player. Remember you can burn MP4 to DVD Mac with DVD Creator for Windows.
What is MP4 and how to play MP4 on computer?MP4 refers to a movie or video clip that uses MPEG-4 compression, a standard developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). It’s commonly used for sharing video files on the Internet. MP4 files are supported by many video programs and various hardware devices, including the Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod and Microsoft Zune portable media player. To watch MP4 videos on computer, QuickTime Media Player and Windows Media Player works perfectly on Mac and Windows.
Will my DVD player play MP4 videos?It all depends. If it's an average DVD player then it won't do - DVD operates from the MPEG-2 files, you would have to get DVD authoring software to burn MP4 to DVD and then you can watch MP4 files on home DVD player. If you are not sure, check your DVD specs to see if your DVD player supports reading MP4 files or not.
About the Author | Ashley Sanders
Ashley is the senior editor of Macmov. She specializes in DVD burning/ripping, video converting, DRM removing.
2012-01-12 09:17:22/ Posted by Ashley Sanders.
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