How does burning a DVD work?

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  1. jdaniel macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Ok I would to burn tv shows/movie files onto DVD and have them play on any DVD anywhere.

    1. I dont even know which region code my DVD player is set to know, coz I dont play DVDs and being re-located for work I sorta forgot which region I registered my mac as being..

    2. Does this affect the region code for a DVD I am burning or can burnt DVDs be played in any region.

    3. Which program shall I use to burn say multiple files to a DVD? LIke a tv series, and have it watchable on a non comp DVD player...Can I create a menu or interface like you would find in a normal DVD? you get at a store?

    Thanks !
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    #2
    For a free program, you can use "Burn." It will burn video DVDs that are compatible with stand alone players so long as the files are in the proper format for a stand-alone player (MPEG-2 or .vob). You do not need to set a region to the disks you burn as they'll be region-free.

    If your files are something like .avi/.mp4/.mkv, they'll need to be converted to a DVD-compatible file type to work with a non-computer based DVD player.

    If you need more advanced software, Roxio Toast seems to be the program of choice for the Mac OS (although I've never used it).
     
  3. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for the response i tried to use burn it converted the format and i clicked burn but it did not work I need to look and see what the issue or error message is again I will post back
     
  4. jdaniel thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #4
    Authoring failed : There was a problem authoring the DVD

    Console:

    FFmpeg version UNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --disable-muxers --disable-encoders --enable-muxer=avi --enable-muxer=mpeg1vcd --enable-muxer=mpeg2dvd --enable-muxer=mpeg2svcd --enable-muxer=wav --enable-muxer=mp3 --enable-muxer=flac --enable-encoder=ac3 --enable-encoder=mp2 --enable-encoder=libmp3lame --enable-encoder=flac --enable-encoder=wav --enable-encoder=png --disable-protocols --enable-protocol=file --enable-protocol=pipe --disable-bsfs --enable-libmp3lame --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-encoder=mpeg1video --enable-encoder=mpeg2video --enable-muxer=image2 --enable-encoder=mjpeg --disable-bzlib --disable-ipv6 --disable-network --enable-encoder=pcm_s16le --enable-pthreads --arch=i386 --extra-cflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --extra-ldflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --enable-cross-compile --enable-muxer=pcm_s16le
    libavutil 50. 3. 0 / 50. 3. 0
    libavcodec 52.23. 0 / 52.23. 0
    libavformat 52.32. 0 / 52.32. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    built on Apr 12 2009 19:08:20, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from '/Users/jdaniel/Desktop/Temp DVD/Smallville S08E01 - Odyssey.mpg':
    Duration: 00:41:49.84, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 2538 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    FFmpeg version UNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --disable-muxers --disable-encoders --enable-muxer=avi --enable-muxer=mpeg1vcd --enable-muxer=mpeg2dvd --enable-muxer=mpeg2svcd --enable-muxer=wav --enable-muxer=mp3 --enable-muxer=flac --enable-encoder=ac3 --enable-encoder=mp2 --enable-encoder=libmp3lame --enable-encoder=flac --enable-encoder=wav --enable-encoder=png --disable-protocols --enable-protocol=file --enable-protocol=pipe --disable-bsfs --enable-libmp3lame --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-encoder=mpeg1video --enable-encoder=mpeg2video --enable-muxer=image2 --enable-encoder=mjpeg --disable-bzlib --disable-ipv6 --disable-network --enable-encoder=pcm_s16le --enable-pthreads --arch=i386 --extra-cflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --extra-ldflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --enable-cross-compile --enable-muxer=pcm_s16le
    libavutil 50. 3. 0 / 50. 3. 0
    libavcodec 52.23. 0 / 52.23. 0
    libavformat 52.32. 0 / 52.32. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    built on Apr 12 2009 19:08:20, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from '/Users/jdaniel/Desktop/Temp DVD/Smallville S08E02 - Plastique.mpg':
    Duration: 00:42:00.35, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 2763 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    FFmpeg version UNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --disable-muxers --disable-encoders --enable-muxer=avi --enable-muxer=mpeg1vcd --enable-muxer=mpeg2dvd --enable-muxer=mpeg2svcd --enable-muxer=wav --enable-muxer=mp3 --enable-muxer=flac --enable-encoder=ac3 --enable-encoder=mp2 --enable-encoder=libmp3lame --enable-encoder=flac --enable-encoder=wav --enable-encoder=png --disable-protocols --enable-protocol=file --enable-protocol=pipe --disable-bsfs --enable-libmp3lame --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-encoder=mpeg1video --enable-encoder=mpeg2video --enable-muxer=image2 --enable-encoder=mjpeg --disable-bzlib --disable-ipv6 --disable-network --enable-encoder=pcm_s16le --enable-pthreads --arch=i386 --extra-cflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --extra-ldflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --enable-cross-compile --enable-muxer=pcm_s16le
    libavutil 50. 3. 0 / 50. 3. 0
    libavcodec 52.23. 0 / 52.23. 0
    libavformat 52.32. 0 / 52.32. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    built on Apr 12 2009 19:08:20, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from '/Users/jdaniel/Desktop/Temp DVD/Smallville S08E03 - Toxic.mpg':
    Duration: 00:41:53.73, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 2790 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    FFmpeg version UNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --disable-muxers --disable-encoders --enable-muxer=avi --enable-muxer=mpeg1vcd --enable-muxer=mpeg2dvd --enable-muxer=mpeg2svcd --enable-muxer=wav --enable-muxer=mp3 --enable-muxer=flac --enable-encoder=ac3 --enable-encoder=mp2 --enable-encoder=libmp3lame --enable-encoder=flac --enable-encoder=wav --enable-encoder=png --disable-protocols --enable-protocol=file --enable-protocol=pipe --disable-bsfs --enable-libmp3lame --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-encoder=mpeg1video --enable-encoder=mpeg2video --enable-muxer=image2 --enable-encoder=mjpeg --disable-bzlib --disable-ipv6 --disable-network --enable-encoder=pcm_s16le --enable-pthreads --arch=i386 --extra-cflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --extra-ldflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --enable-cross-compile --enable-muxer=pcm_s16le
    libavutil 50. 3. 0 / 50. 3. 0
    libavcodec 52.23. 0 / 52.23. 0
    libavformat 52.32. 0 / 52.32. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    built on Apr 12 2009 19:08:20, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from '/Users/jdaniel/Desktop/Temp DVD/Smallville S08E04 - Instinct.mpg':
    Duration: 00:41:50.47, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 2432 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    FFmpeg version UNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --disable-muxers --disable-encoders --enable-muxer=avi --enable-muxer=mpeg1vcd --enable-muxer=mpeg2dvd --enable-muxer=mpeg2svcd --enable-muxer=wav --enable-muxer=mp3 --enable-muxer=flac --enable-encoder=ac3 --enable-encoder=mp2 --enable-encoder=libmp3lame --enable-encoder=flac --enable-encoder=wav --enable-encoder=png --disable-protocols --enable-protocol=file --enable-protocol=pipe --disable-bsfs --enable-libmp3lame --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-encoder=mpeg1video --enable-encoder=mpeg2video --enable-muxer=image2 --enable-encoder=mjpeg --disable-bzlib --disable-ipv6 --disable-network --enable-encoder=pcm_s16le --enable-pthreads --arch=i386 --extra-cflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --extra-ldflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --enable-cross-compile --enable-muxer=pcm_s16le
    libavutil 50. 3. 0 / 50. 3. 0
    libavcodec 52.23. 0 / 52.23. 0
    libavformat 52.32. 0 / 52.32. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    built on Apr 12 2009 19:08:20, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from '/Users/jdaniel/Desktop/Temp DVD/Smallville S08E05 - Committed.mpg':
    Duration: 00:03:41.58, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 3643 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    FFmpeg version UNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --disable-muxers --disable-encoders --enable-muxer=avi --enable-muxer=mpeg1vcd --enable-muxer=mpeg2dvd --enable-muxer=mpeg2svcd --enable-muxer=wav --enable-muxer=mp3 --enable-muxer=flac --enable-encoder=ac3 --enable-encoder=mp2 --enable-encoder=libmp3lame --enable-encoder=flac --enable-encoder=wav --enable-encoder=png --disable-protocols --enable-protocol=file --enable-protocol=pipe --disable-bsfs --enable-libmp3lame --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-encoder=mpeg1video --enable-encoder=mpeg2video --enable-muxer=image2 --enable-encoder=mjpeg --disable-bzlib --disable-ipv6 --disable-network --enable-encoder=pcm_s16le --enable-pthreads --arch=i386 --extra-cflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --extra-ldflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --enable-cross-compile --enable-muxer=pcm_s16le
    libavutil 50. 3. 0 / 50. 3. 0
    libavcodec 52.23. 0 / 52.23. 0
    libavformat 52.32. 0 / 52.32. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    built on Apr 12 2009 19:08:20, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from '/Users/jdaniel/Desktop/Temp DVD/Smallville S08E06 - Prey.mpg':
    Duration: 00:41:49.07, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 2445 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified
    FFmpeg version UNKNOWN, Copyright (c) 2000-2009 Fabrice Bellard, et al.
    configuration: --disable-muxers --disable-encoders --enable-muxer=avi --enable-muxer=mpeg1vcd --enable-muxer=mpeg2dvd --enable-muxer=mpeg2svcd --enable-muxer=wav --enable-muxer=mp3 --enable-muxer=flac --enable-encoder=ac3 --enable-encoder=mp2 --enable-encoder=libmp3lame --enable-encoder=flac --enable-encoder=wav --enable-encoder=png --disable-protocols --enable-protocol=file --enable-protocol=pipe --disable-bsfs --enable-libmp3lame --disable-shared --enable-gpl --enable-encoder=mpeg4 --enable-encoder=mpeg1video --enable-encoder=mpeg2video --enable-muxer=image2 --enable-encoder=mjpeg --disable-bzlib --disable-ipv6 --disable-network --enable-encoder=pcm_s16le --enable-pthreads --arch=i386 --extra-cflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --extra-ldflags='-arch i386 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4' --enable-cross-compile --enable-muxer=pcm_s16le
    libavutil 50. 3. 0 / 50. 3. 0
    libavcodec 52.23. 0 / 52.23. 0
    libavformat 52.32. 0 / 52.32. 0
    libavdevice 52. 2. 0 / 52. 2. 0
    libswscale 0. 7. 1 / 0. 7. 1
    built on Apr 12 2009 19:08:20, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5484)

    Seems stream 0 codec frame rate differs from container frame rate: 59.94 (60000/1001) -> 29.97 (30000/1001)
    Input #0, mpeg, from '/Users/jdaniel/Desktop/Temp DVD/Smallville S08E07 - Identity.mpg':
    Duration: 00:41:50.34, start: 0.500000, bitrate: 2446 kb/s
    Stream #0.0[0x1e0]: Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x480 [PAR 32:27 DAR 16:9], 9000 kb/s, 29.97 tbr, 90k tbn, 59.94 tbc
    Stream #0.1[0x1c0]: Audio: mp2, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 224 kb/s
    At least one output file must be specified



    No idea what it all means
     

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