DVD formats

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  1. Freak4Sneaks macrumors member

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    i have movies on my itunes that are already formatted for my iphone. now im trying to burn them on a DVD. what format does the movie need to be in? can i use iDVD? if so how. and what free program can i use to format the movie in the right format for my dvd player.

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    For starters, if these are movies you bought from iTunes you won't be able to burn them to a DVD (you can burn the files to DVD, but not create a DVD playable on a DVD player). DVD requires the video to be in MPEG-2 format. I am not positive, but I think that iDVD will handle the conversion for you if they are a format that iDVD recognizes (MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DV, but not stuff like DivX).
     
  3. Freak4Sneaks thread starter macrumors member

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    the files are in .avi format. and no these are not videos i bought from itunes. what software do i use to convert from .avi to mpeg-2 for my dvd player?

    thanks again
     
  4. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    Try Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip.
     
  5. Freak4Sneaks thread starter macrumors member

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    handbrake only lets me output the videos in mkv mp4 ogm.
     
  6. Freak4Sneaks thread starter macrumors member

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    after i convert the file to the right format. how do i actually burn it on to the disc?
     
  7. Sky Blue Guest

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    I use VisualHub, but I don't think you can buy it anymore. You can also use Toast.
     

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