Mp4 file to DVD for TV Viewing

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  1. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

    fleshman03

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    Hey Guys and Gals,

    I have a 800mb Mp4 file that I want to burn to a DVD to watch on my family DVD player. How do I go about doing this? I have the file, DVD (Single layer) and my MBP dvd burner.

    Is there a program that will compress the file so it will fit on a regular DVD or am I going to have to go out today and buy a Dual Layer?
     
  2. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it has to do with the size so much as the length. DVDs hold about 3.4gb of data, so 800mb shouldn't be a problem. I'm not sure about how long DVDs are, so that may not be the issue, but look into it.
     
  3. fleshman03 thread starter macrumors 68000

    fleshman03

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    Well it's actually a 90 minutes of video. The 800mb is the compressed, Mp4 file size. I'm looking to turn that into a regular, watchable DVD.

    With TS_Video, TS_Audio and the such.
     
  4. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't sure whether DVDs worked the same way as CDs, where you actually have time restrictions, since I never burn DVDs.

    Perhaps Handbrake or VisualHub would do the job. I know VisualHub is discontinued, but it has to be floating around somewhere. Sorry if I'm not being much of a help here.
     
  5. logana macrumors 65816

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    VisualHub is your answer - it will convert just about any video format.

    MP4 to an authored DVD should be pretty easy...creates a Video_TS folder and your dvd player will be happy.
     

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