Burning TV shows onto DVD, have some questions...

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Hi, I'm using my iMac to burn some TV programs onto a DVD which I then want to be able to watch on my DVD player. I'm using an iMac. What format do I need the files in to be able to view on my DVD player? Is it .mov ?

    Thanks advance!:D
     
  2. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Did you buy these files off of iTunes? If you did you cant burn them to a DVD.
     
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    Nope, they're not from iTunes.
     
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    If you have them in some way that's not DRM protected, then typically, it doesn't really matter, since whatever software you use to burn the DVD will have to convert them to the DVD native format (.vob files in a TS_Video folder).

    For most formats, at least three major options that will let you burn them onto a DVD are iDVD (included on your Mac), Burn (a free program), and Toast (commercial). Each program will automatically convert the video as necessary, although they may support slightly different formats. If you don't own Toast and want to keep it simple, Burn might be the best option.
     
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    So then you have the originals right?;)
     
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