Convert .mp4 or .mkv to burn and then play in a standard DVD player?
January 11, 2014 2:47 PM Subscribe
Please note: I am using Mac OS X
While I have managed to burn two playable DVDs from one of my .mp4 files (once with Burn and once with Toast), the video, which is widescreen, ends up in 4:3 on the DVD, and I don’t know why.
(When I tried to convert an .mp4 file to “DVD” using FfmpegX, I let the conversion run overnight, and it was only 33% finished by morning.)
Details re: the video files and the software I have at my disposal inside.
posted by tzikeh to Technology (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
What I want to do:
Burn a video file to a DVD-R so that it is playable on a plain old standard DVD player.
What I have:
A MACINTOSH COMPUTER (MacBook Pro with SuperDrive)
OS X Mavericks 10.9.1
Three .mp4s around 600 MB each, and three .mkvs around 1.7 GB each
FfmpegX 0.0.9y-L r2
MPEG Streamclip 1.9.3b8 beta
QuickTime Player 10.3
Toast Titanium 10.0
What I DON’T have:
money to buy any other software.
Assume I know just enough about all of these programs to do things right some of the time, but not all of the time. Any help at all will be much appreciated!