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How to Burn MTS to DVD on Mac OS X and Windows

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How do I convert videos (recorded in .MTS format) from my HDR HC7 camera into a DVD file? I have DVD Flick but it always dosen't work. Anyone know the software to burn MTS to DVD disc? Preferably software that makes a menu with play button and scene selection.

AVCHD MTS files is very popularly used in camcorder shot because of its good quality peformance. However, the original MTS videos can’t be played on a regular home DVD player. So if you've got some of MTS videos from your digital camera or a camcorder, and want to be able to burn MTS to DVD for watching on a big TV screen, then you will need to a third-party tool to get the job done.

That's where DVD Creator for Mac comes in. It is a great DVD authoring tool that handles almost any video file format, including the capability of writing MTS to DVD on a Mac easily for transferring or backup purpose. There is no need to convert MTS files into a DVD compliant format, just load them into program and it will do the rest for you. If you are running on a Windows PC, and want to put MTS you may have on your hard drive on a disc so you can watch it through your DVD player, please try DVD Creator for Windows.

For this example we are burning the AVCHD (.mts) file on Mac to a playable DVD. You can use this guide to burn just about any video file to a DVD disc.

Step 1: Add MTS footages

Open up this MTS to DVD Converter and the first thing you see is a nice screen as the program loads.

To get started we will add video files, so click on the "+" button near the top right of the program window, then navigate and select the MTS videos you wish to burn to the empty disc. When the video files are loaded a green bar in the bottom side will show you how full the DVD disc is.

Note it's really easy to figure out if you added too much video or not through the bottom bar, which will show you the percentage of the DVD that is full.

Step 2: Edit MTS Videos

Once you have added all of your MTS clip(s), go ahead and edit the files if required. This MTS to DVD converter for Mac includes a pretty basic editing feature. Simply right click the video file to be edited, and then choose "Edit" option to open the editing window. Here you can do some trimming, add watermark, perform effects, and even importing external subtitles. Pretty simple to use.

Step 3: Add a personalised DVD menu

On the right pane of the window, you have various of cool menu styles that you can choose from to customize into the DVD project. Here you can choose a template which will determine the appearance of the menu, as well as frame and button for the titles and chapters.

Step 4: Start burning MTS files

Go to the "Preview" tab on the bottom right to preview the finished DVD project before burning. Finally, click on the "Burn" tab, this will open up the dialog box where your can burn MTS file to DVD disc or, if you want more control, change for "DVD folder" (AUDIO_TS, VIDEO_TS), "DVDMedia" and "ISO File".

After everything is done, insert a blank DVD: 4.7 GB (Single Layer DVD) or 8.5 GB (Double Layer DVD) to your Mac, and hit the "Burn" button to start burning MTS to DVD on Mac.

A process screen will appear indicating how long until it is finished as the file burns. The time for MTS to DVD conversion takes a while, especially if you're burning a long recorded MTS video. Usually the larger size or higher quality the videos are, the more time will be needed.

That's it! Your disc will pop out after the process complete and you can click Finish to close out of utility. Just enjoy it on a big, beautiful HDTV screen.


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