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How to Burn MP4 to DVD Player on Mac/ Windows

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MP4, otherwise known as MPEG-4, is used on desktop media applications and Apple's mobile devices such as iPad. Usually movies in MP4 format can result in good quality video. Instead of watching video files on your Mac/PC it be nice to have a disc to pop into any player to watch from other locations. In order to do so, you will need to burn MP4 to DVD.

Today the program we will be needing to help us get the job done is DVD Creator for Mac, an awesome burning program based on Mac that will create DVDs (or ISO images, or Folder file and even DVDMedia file) and allow out burn almost anything in a short amount of time. It can quickly and easily convert MP4 to DVD that can be used on almost any DVD player. If you are running a Windows-based PC and want to burn mp4 file to play on DVD, please refer to DVD Creator for Windows.

For the purposes of this guide we'll show you how to burn mp4 to DVD on a Mac. The app makes the burnning process as simple and painless as possible.

Step 1: Add your MP4 movie(s)

Once you start up program, You will be given the DVD project window. click "+" button in the upper-right portion of the screen, take the MP4 video(s) you want to burn and import them into the left side of the window. Or drag-n-drop files to the board. You will see the movie thumbnail and property now appear in the right pane.

Please keep in mind that you need to keep an eye on the 'green bar' on the bottom which signifies the disc capacity used. Generally, DVD5 can contain about 4.7 GB of videos while the capacity of DVD-9 is about 8.5GB.

Step 2: Edit MP4 Videos

The MP4 to DVD converter for Mac has some really nice customzation options which should fit basic video editing needs. Now right click the video you want to edit and then select "Edit" option to bring up the video editor. it will provides four tab: Crop, Effect, Watermark, Trim, Rotate, available. Just do it yourself a favor.

Step 3: Design a menu for your DVD video disc

If you wish, you may design a custom menu screen before the actual burning of MP4 to DVD. There are 90+ free default static and dynamic DVD menu templates you can choose from on the right pane of the window. If you're making a slide show of your photos you can add your own music and customize the presentation. Once you choose a menu you can preview how it will look.

Step 4: Finalising the DVD

Before the last step of burning mp4 for Mac OS X, hit "Preview" option near the "Burn" button on the bottom-right for a quick preview of the output project. Then switch to "Burn" option, and you'll be presented with a project settings window. The MP4 to DVD converter will ask you what kind of of compilation you want to create, here you can choose burn to "DVD Disc", "DVD Folder", "DVDMedia" and "ISO File" output option, and then set the TV Standard (NTSC, PAL) and much more.

After you have everything set up how you like, click on the "Burn" button to start MP4 to DVD burning process, and you'll be shown a progress screen, just wait for the data to be encoded and written to the disc. The amount of time it takes will vary between computer hardware and the size of the files you added to the compilation.

Bear in mind here the quality of the output will depend on the quality of your source video.

Once the burn is finished, you will have a disc which you can use in your home DVD player.

Note, if you want to burn a DVD using another program that supports ISO images, then an ISO image file could be userful which prefectly represent the entire contents of a disc.

 

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