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How to Burn MP4 to DVD for Playback on DVD Players

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.

To burn MP4 video to DVD, a DVD burning program is needed. Here the DVD burner for Mac from Aimersoft, a proven excellent app, is highly recommended to help you convert MP4 (MPEG-4) movies to DVD on Mac OS X (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.

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How to convert MP4 (MPEG-4) to DVD 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.

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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This MP4 to DVD burner also allows you to import photos to make an eye-catching photo DVD slideshows. When adding media files, you should keep an eye on the left bottom bar that shows the added file size. Make sure the file size is within the capacity of your DVD disc. Apart from MP4 (MPEG-4), this DVD burner can also burn DVD from other popular video formats like AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, MPG, etc.

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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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.

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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.

Here is the 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. 

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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.
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