I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How?
March 14, 2011 7:33 PM   Subscribe

I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How?

While Handbrake is indeed an amazing program to take your Blu-Rays/DVDs and rip them as video files to the computer, how the heck do you do it in reverse?

I want to convert some videos that are 720p MKV files (50 minutes each) and burn one or two of them to a DVD that can be watched in a normal DVD player. I am well aware that there will be some quality loss, and I'm fine with that, but I still want it to be the best looking possible.

I have Toast Titanium 11, and while it DOES get the job done, it makes the video look pretty muddy and in general terrible. With Handbrake and a slew of other free video software out there, there must be a way were I can do the ripping process in reverse and still make it look good.

Yes I have googled this, but it really seems like everyone is only interested in going from DVD to MKV, and not the other way around.
posted by darkgroove to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have always used Burn to do this sort of thing, but I don't know if it supports MKV at the moment. (I also don't know that it doesn't).

Alternatively it seems the beta of the wonderful MPEG Streamclip supports MKV, so it'll create you a nice MPEG2 file that just about anything will happily burn to DVD.
posted by pompomtom at 8:20 PM on March 14, 2011

A DVD isn't just a video codec. Its a whole wrapper.

Anyway FFMpegX is the default way to do most video conversions.

You could also look at apples iDVD application which might handle this as well.
posted by bitdamaged at 8:21 PM on March 14, 2011

(Oops, looks like I messed up the link for Burn. My apologies.)
posted by pompomtom at 8:21 PM on March 14, 2011

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