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Old Mar 12, 2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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Burning Video to dvd to auto play when inserted to Optical Drive

Sorry if this is too much of a newbie question but how do you burn a video to a dvd so that when the person inserts the disk on to their optical drive it automatically plays, like an actual dvd.

From some research I know you can drag and drop or go to file>export to dvd but none exports the video to automatically play when first inserted. Also I was looking into dvd burner but read that idvd doesn't come with the new OS.


What do you think? Thanks
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 12:17 PM   #2
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Simply burning a video to DVD will not make it a video DVD, as video DVDs need to be authored and adhere to a standard structure and format.

Since iDVD is no longer included with Macs and you probably do not have it, if you bought your Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on it, you can try Burn:

How to burn a video DVD in Burn:
example below uses an .avi file, but it can also be applied to an .mp4 or .mov file





As for the autostart feature, if it is a proper video DVD, the Menu or Title (video) will play automatically.

And before burning via Burn, also take a look at its Preferences > Video > DVD.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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This was EXACTLY what I was looking for thank you!
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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So I followed the instructions and I'm having a problem. The file that I dragged into Burn isn't compatible so it ask me if I want to convert the file to mpeg2. I tried it and didn't like it(it changes the resolution the file without my control) so I decided to use my own compression/conversion in compressor. I changed it to the same codec and what Burn suggest. Everything works fine and I can continue with the instruction until I press the burn button. After a few seconds of reading the disc and trying to burn the program suddenly crash, this happened more than 5 times in a row. Can't seem to figure why.

Ended up getting toast, worked like a charm.

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