Handbrake, mp4s and burning DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ecmpsk, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. ecmpsk macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2009
    I've been ripping my DVDs with Handbrake to my watch on my iPod, so they end up in an .mp4 format. I've since wanted to put some of these movies back onto DVD for backup. Is there a straightforward way to burn the .mp4s on my hard drive onto DVD so they are viewable on a regular DVD player.
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I personally would use toast. But you can use iDVD or a free alternative to toast called "Burn".
  3. Gingahippy macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2009
    Zagreb, Croatia or Epping UK
    Hi, I am looking to do the same but am new to all this.

    I have lots of avi files on my HD and have started ripping with MTR and converting to m4v/mp4 with handbrake as well.

    What I need to do now is burn them to to a DVD that will play in any standard, old DVD player.

    Will older DVD players have trouble reading an m4v file or do applications like Toast change the format so it can be read by any DVD player.

    Also, what other software would burn to DVD like Toast? I heard that Popcorn/Handbrake/MTR don't do this.

    And what's with iDVD? Every forum says that it has trouble with converting a 700MB avi file to huge GBs that are too big to burn to a DVD.

    Why won't iDVD just stack 5 x 700MB avi files and burn to a DVD? Sometimes even one avi file is considered too large. So what is iDVD good for, what kind of video compilations can it make?

    Many thanks, I have tried to work this out from reading older forums but the answers always go off on a tangent and get too complicated for me.

    BTW I have a Macbook Pro 2.5 GB with iDVD, MTR, Handbrake, Popcorn and Toast is on the way.

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