Burn mpeg to DVD to be played in DVD players

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Sashi, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Sashi

    Sashi Guest

    Hi All,
    I'm using imgburn to burn a DVD using an mpeg file. However, mpeg is
    not recommended by default (for want of a better way of putting it)
    and I need to do it in "write mode".
    However, this mpeg can be played back using a PC but not a typical DVD
    player (didn't work on my xbox).
    So how can I burn an mpeg movie using imgburn (or other free burn
    software) so that the resulting DVD can be played in a DVD player?
    Thanks a lot!
    Sashi, Aug 20, 2007
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  2. Sashi

    Stuart Guest

    Pop over to www.videohelp.com for help and a list of sites for software,
    some free, some shareware and some (terrible name) payware and trialware.

    If you want to make a DVD player style DVD your MPEG file needs to be
    processed to conform with the DVD standards so that the DVD player knows
    what to do. This process is called Authoring .

    IMG doesn't do that it simply burns either ISO files or already processed
    files much like NeroExpress

    So what you need is an Authoring or conversion program to produce the VOB,
    IFO and BUP files.

    Not too many simple free ones around - DVDGUIAuthor
    http://download.videohelp.com/liquid217/dvdauthorgui.pl is one but you need
    to demux the mpeg file into separate video and audio files first to use it.
    Not difficult and you could use MPEGStreamclip http://www.squared5.com/
    this program also lets you download files from YouTube etc. System
    requirement Quicktime or Quicktime alternative

    ConvertXtoDVD is trialware and accepts a range of file formats including
    mpeg, avi, rmbv, wmv

    Sashi do a Google search on DVD Authoring .


    Stuart, Aug 20, 2007
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  3. Sashi

    Sashi Guest

    Hi Stu, thanks for the suggestions. I'll google around.
    Sashi, Aug 20, 2007
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