What format for DVD to play on DVD player?

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  1. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

    MacBookPro13"

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    Hi :)

    I want to make DVD back-up's of my Lord of the Rings boxset that I recently purchased, that will play on my DVD player so I won't have to use the original discs in case they get damaged.

    I used Handbrake to rip the first DVD to mp4 format but what format does it have to be in to burn to DVD? (I have Toast 11 and it allows me to convert files)

    Any of these the right ones for the best quality?

    Digital Video
    High-Definition Video
    H.264 Player
    MPEG-4 Player
    Quick Time Movie
    DivX Plus HD
    MKV



    I have searched and couldn't really find what I am looking for.

    I hope someone can help, thanks :)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Why not use the copy function of Toast Titanium?
    No need for conversion, but you may need Double Layer DVD -/+ R media for that, as most commercial video DVDs have a capacity of 7.9GiB (8.5GB).
     
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  4. mmduluth macrumors regular

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    You can burn the mp4 to DVD using Toast or you can use RipIt which is what I use, and it will rip it into a Video_TS folder that you can burn using Toast. Don't know about other DVD burning software as Toast is the only thing I've ever used.
     
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    You could either get DL DVDs or use Toast Titanium's ability to compress the video and burn it to a SL DVD.
     
  6. iMackPro macrumors 6502

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    when i download blu rays online they come in MKV files so i just choose that file when i rip. i have no idea if its the best or not but it looks okay. id like to know the answer to this question too someone answer!
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    .mkv is the container/format, like .avi or .mov. A container can use a variety of codecs, .mkv files usually us H.264 or x.264 to store the video. If the person encoding the original Blu Ray did a proper job, then an .mkv file is usually the best option, as it can contain several video and audio tracks and also several subtitle tracks in one file.

     

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