Most Effective Way to Convert/Burn MP4 to DVD on Windows/Mac

Perhaps you have downloaded some MP4 (MPEG-4) movies from online, taken some MP4 videos with your camcorder or received some MP4 clips from friends. Now want to burn MP4 to DVD so that you can watch the files on your DVD player or TV in a more easeful way? Looking for the best way to convert MP4 to DVD? Look no further. Here you'll learn how to burn MP4 files to DVD for playing on any standard home DVD players or TV.

Burn MP4 to DVD with Aimersoft DVD Creator for Windows/Mac

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To burn MP4 video to DVD, a DVD burning program is needed. Here the Aimersoft DVD Creator for Mac, a proven excellent app, is highly recommended to help you convert MP4 (MPEG-4) movies to DVD on Mac OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion included). Windows users can get the equivalent DVD Creator for Windows to create DVD from MP4 in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. Download the program and follow the step-by-step guide to burn MP4 to DVD format with ease.

Here let's take DVD Creator for Mac as an example to see how to make a DVD from MP4 videos on Mac OS X in a few clicks. The way to burn DVD from MP4 files in Windows (Windows 8) is the same. Just make sure you've got the right version and all will be done effortlessly.

Step 1. Add MP4 videos

After downloading, install and open the program. The software interface is as below and you can add the MPEG-4 movies you'd like to burn in either of the 2 ways: 1> Click "+" to browse and select MP4 videos from your hard drive. 2> Locate the MP4 video clips and then drag-and-drop them to the item bar. As you see, all the loaded files will be shown in thumbnails in the file list. You can then merge, split or rearrange them by dragging or clicking the Up/Down arrow.

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Step 2. Edit MP4 videos (optional)

Before burning, you can edit the videos to achieve a better overall effect. Simply highlight a video clip and click the "Edit" button beside it to enter the "Video Edit" window. You can then crop, trim, rotate videos, adjust video effects, add text/image watermarks, etc. as you like.

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Step 3. Customize the DVD menu (optional)

Next, choose a proper DVD menu to fit your DVD theme: click the Menu button on the lower right bottom of the main interface to enter the menu editing window and select one from the built-in 90+ free DVD menu styles. You can then customize it with your favorite buttons, frames, music, etc. to make it your own.

Step 4. Start to create DVD from MP4 files

When everything is OK, click the "Preview" icon to see how the whole DVD looks like and insert a DVD disc into your computer. If you're satisfied with it, click Burn to enter the DVD name, choose the TV standard, select the output format as DVD disc in the pop-up window and click Save to start burning MP4 (MPEG-4) files to DVD.

Video tutorial on how to convert MP4 (MPEG-4) videos to DVD on Mac:

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What is MP4?

MP4 is the shortened name for MPEG-4 Part 14. This video format is used to store both audio and video data, as well as stills and subtitles commonly seen on DVD discs. MP4 is a subset of the MPEG standard. It is also created by the Moving Picture Experts Group and its most common use today is to upload videos over the internet for streaming purposes.

The difference between MP4 and M4V:

MP4 is developed to make multimedia applications on the internet faster and of better quality while M4V is specifically developed for Apple products such as the iPod, iPhone, and iTunes and is often copyrighted via Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection.

How to play a DVD on your DVD player?

Playing DVD movies on a DVD player is generally a straightforward business. Provided that the file stored on the disc is of the standard format recognizable by the player, all a user has to do is to pop the disc in. The DVD player will automatically scan the disc and read the files in it. Once it had found all the compatible files, the interactive menu of the DVD will come out on the screen, if it is available. Otherwise, the movie will play immediately.

If the DVD fails to load, the problem could be one of two things – the files in the DVD are not burned properly or they are not compatible with the player at all. For cases like these, troubleshoot the problem and address it accordingly.

I just bought the DVD Creator and realized the discs I want to burn to are not the right kind. In the meantime, I have made an MP4 and need to get it to play on a regular DVD Player/TV. Is there a way to convert the MP4 to an WMV file or is there another way to make sure it's compatible on any TV? I am on Windows7.
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I saved a 24 minute PowerPoint presentation as an MP4 file (also 24 minutes) and used the trial version of DVD Creator and it worked fine (had the water mark on each frame). I then purchased the product and now all that gets created is 3 min and 27 sec of the 24 minute original file. I went back and tried a few more "save as" options - all saved as 24 minute MP4 files, but none worked when importing/adding to the DVD Creator program. What's the problem? Thanks for any help
Hi, Nick Miller. If you are using the free trail, there will be a watermark on the output video. To remove the watermark, you can purchase the full version and then register the program.
Nick Miller
Hi, I just burned a file to ISO and then used Disk Utility for my Mac to burn it. IT works great except for there is a giant Aimersoft Banner across the screen the entire film...How do I make sure this doesn\'t happen again?
I bought Aimersoft video converter last year and it is not working now. How do I fix this. I purchased and still have my proof of purchase
Hi,Jam. Could you send us the source file? Then we can analyze it to figure out the problem.
I\'m trying to burn a mp4 to DVD (Windows) Vista. A message says the file can not be decoded. Wha I need to do.
I have been using DVD Creator for some years now with great success, but have encountered a problem with playback of MP4 burned videos. I have used an old relic )2005) Toshiba DR4SU for playback without any problems until I loaded a \"live\" update. Now my player won\'t recognize the disc and play it. I can put in discs burned a few days before the \"update\" without any problem. What happened?
Hi, Josephine! Please make sure you have imported your files successfully to Aimersoft DVD Creator Win/Mac. Then you’ll see there\'s a green bar at the bottom. It indicates the capacity of the disc.
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