How to burn an mp4 movie to dvd?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by michael31986, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    I want to know what program i can use to burn an mp4 video to a blank dvd so it plays on my dvd player?

    thanks guys!
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Toast will do it. But you should know that burning DVDs can take hours. It would be much easier for you to connect your Mac to the TV with an HDMI cable, or get an AppleTV and stream to it.
  3. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    i should clarify. something free?

    I thought iTunes would burn dvd
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    There is nothing free for that. I believe the encoding technology to burn DVDs has to be licensed.
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Well...that depends on the length of your movie. Using standard definition video, I find that it takes about minute for minute.

    No, just cds AFAIK.

    Yes there is. Burn is a favourite:
    Make sure that you choose to make a Video DVD, and you will have to accept the option for Burn to convert you mp4 to mpeg, which is what dvds require.

    A search for DVD creator in the App Store will bring up a few, but they all basically do the same job in the same way with just a different GUI.

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