Creating DVD from mp4, mkv

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  1. Renecek macrumors member

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    Hello guys,
    need your help. On Windows I used ConvertXtoDVD. As you know there is no version for MAC.
    So I'm looking for some app like ConvertXtoDVD because I need create some DVDs to my car.

    Example:
    I have 3xmp4 files (every is 1 hour long). I want to create chapters in every file, so 1.mp4 will have 10 chapters, 2.mp4 will have 8 chapters etc..

    The best for me will be demo/trial, if I will like it I'll buy it.
    Thank you so much for your recommendations.
     
  2. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    You may try Burn (open source) or Roxio Toast (commercial).
    Good luck.
     
  3. Renecek thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm but Burn is for burning only right? Will Burn or Roxio converts videos to dvd with chapters?
     
  4. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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  5. Renecek thread starter macrumors member

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    OK thank you, will try both :)
     
  6. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    First try Burn. I am not really a fan of Roxio, though I have it on my Mac. Never got it work properly when I needed. But it might be just me. ;)

    P:S.: When I am faced with such task as you, I always turn to ConvertXtoDVD (on my Windows machines). My favorite software for many years.
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    I think that your video file will have to have the Chapter Markers already embedded. iMovie 11(v9) allows you to insert chapter markers, whereas the latest, iMovie10, doesn't.

    Ulenspiegel's link deals mainly with iDVD, which doesn't come with Macs anymore. While it allows you do insert Chapters, they can only be at set time intervals, rather than at precise points in the video
     
  8. Renecek thread starter macrumors member

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    No my movies don't have any chapters coz they are mkv or mp4 files. For example I have a music concert (1 hour) and I want to create 40 chapters (1 track = 1 chapter)
    Or automatically add chapter after 2 minutes
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    You can manually add chapters. Fire up TextEdit, make plain text document. Then add time points for chapter markers with the following format:

    00:00:00.000 chapter 1

    The first pair of zeros is number of hours, second set indicates minutes, third is seconds, and after the decimal is milliseconds. This is followed by a space, then whatever you wish to name that chapter. Hit the return key and then repeat for next chapter.

    Once you have made the chapter listing, save document as .txt

    Fire up a remux program (i.e. Subler), open your MP4 video, drag the txt chapter list into the window. Save your changes to the MP4 with Subler. Done.
     
  12. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    That's very useful. I can now think of using iMovie10 and making chapters for iDVD. However, with Subler, I can't seem to be able to drag a text file in with the markers.

    What does work is to use the Action button and choose "Insert chapters every X minutes", where X is the number of chapters you need, and then edit the timings in the panel below. Works a treat.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 30, 2016 ---
    Is it not included with Macs these days?
     
  13. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    I have never had an issue adding a proper chapter .txt file using Subler. Make sure it is plain text (not even rich text) and that it was saved as a .txt
     
  14. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    That was it. Thanks
     
  15. Renecek thread starter macrumors member

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    Works absolutely perfect, thank you so much!
     

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