Best Program to Burn DVDs (.mkv, .avi)to DVD format??

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  1. hazedragon45 macrumors regular

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    What do you guys recommend? I'm completely new to this whole mac experience and loving it!! BTW i have a 13 inch MBP 2.26
     
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  3. hazedragon45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i did. First it converted my .mkv to a .mpg, but it wouldn't play on my DVD player(s) after burning or even on the DVD player on my Macbook pro 13. Only with VLC**.
     
  4. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    Install Perian, then just use iDVD, which should already be on your Mac.
     
  5. hazedragon45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what is the purpose of Perian? Btw I already installed Perian to watch .avi movies, and i tried iDVD, but it wouldn't read any .mkv files
     
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  7. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    You'll have to repackage the mkv into an mp4 or mov container before dropping it into iDVD or iMovie. You can do this with Handbrake, but unfortunately it will be a lossy process.
     
  8. epicfail macrumors newbie

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    Can you use Toast to skip using Handbrake and iDVD? Or would i still have to use handbrake to burn it with toast?

    well tonight I gave it a shot using makemkv to rip the dvd then used handbrake to convert the file into a Regular/Normal m4v. after I used iDVD to burn it on a dvd-rw.

    I tried the dvdrw out on my sony 5 disc dvd player system and it worked! I was pretty happy, but the frame rate was a little choppy. I'm sure it was the the settings on handbrake but I don't really know how to adjust it. I'm sorry about the stupid question I'm very new to this. Anyone help?
     

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