MP4 (multiple) to DVD?

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  1. Manchester macrumors member

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    I've been landed with a job from a friend...

    To convert camcorder videos for use with an iPad, and also separately a DVD to show to family.

    I've converted the many small files to MP4, and have added them to the iPad.

    So my question, what is the easiest way to add the videos to a DVD, so that they can be watched on a generic DVD Player?

    There are probably circa 700 videos by the way (many of which are short clips), just to make things more difficult.

    Any advice on software and solutions would be appreciated.
     
  2. ColdCase, Feb 19, 2017
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    ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Do you need a menu to select from the 700 clips, or just want play the clips in sequence on a DVD player?

    You could think about using something like iMovie or QT to combine all the clips into one movie and use something like burn to burn the DVD. Not sure how anything "free" would cope with 700 clips. You could end up with 50 pages of index to sort through.
     
  3. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    Good question, and one which I didn't make clear.

    The easiest way is to combine and be done with it, but sadly, I could do with adding all files on their own, so either a menu, or easier still if possible, is just an index, detailing the file location which would be selectable.

    Is it possible?
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  5. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    I missed mention of Burn, although I will have a look at it, thanks.
     
  6. woodywoodz macrumors regular

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    generally videos in VOB format can be played on DVD player most smoothly and successfuly. so the first thing you need to do is to convert MP4 to DVD compatible VOB file and then you can play the VOB file on DVD player or burn the video to DVD with third-party DVD burning software. I use macx video converter to do the conversion and use Burn for burning task.
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Using Burn cuts out the need to convert to VOB, as Burn will do it.
     
  8. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    Any options other than Burn?

    I've tried using it, but had errors the first time which is due to the number of files I had added. Retried it, converted the mp4's via Burn, and tried to save the image, it just closed the programme though.
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    You hadn't exceeded the capacity of the dvd?

    Yeah. Does that for me as well. Annoying.
     
  10. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    That would be about 4.6 GB for a typical DVD. (700 ~6MB videos if my math is close enough :) )
     
  11. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    No, hadn't exceeded the limit for a DVD.

    Tried 99 of the clips, which came to circa 2.4GB, and it wouldn't have it.

    I think I'll just combine clips, and do it over 4 DVD's.
     
  12. Maxwill macrumors member

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    DVDs are made up of many file types, but the portion that contains the video is usually an MPEG-2 or VOB file. For people who plan to view videos on DVD player via USB, the only way to address this issue is encoding the movies or video into DVD player recognizable MPEG-2 codec.
     

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