Convert .mp4 To Mpeg2 So I Can Play Them On A Dvd Player

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I?m on a MAC iBook G4,i was wondering if there is a converter out there where i can convert .mp4 to mpeg2. because i found a program called dragon burn which allows to to burn mpeg2 files to a cd and the movies will play on a cd in your dvd player. but can anyhelp me find this converter please.???

thank you

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  • Reply 1 of 9
    mikefmikef Posts: 697member
  • Reply 2 of 9
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,202moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by enzoo View Post


    I?m on a MAC iBook G4,i was wondering if there is a converter out there where i can convert .mp4 to mpeg2. because i found a program called dragon burn which allows to to burn mpeg2 files to a cd and the movies will play on a cd in your dvd player. but can anyhelp me find this converter please.???

    thank you



    MPEG2 files on a CD don't always work btw. they appear as mini-DVDs or something which not all DVD players support.



    Anyway, the two apps I use for mpeg2 encoding are visual hub or ffmpegx. Visual Hub is easiest to use as you just drop a movie on and click encode. ffmpegX is tricky to install and the options aren't always intuitive but it is free.
  • Reply 3 of 9
    memorymemory Posts: 1member
    Try MP4 Converter, it can nicely convert mp4 to mpeg2 format.
  • Reply 4 of 9
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by enzoo View Post


    I?m on a MAC iBook G4,i was wondering if there is a converter out there where i can convert .mp4 to mpeg2. because i found a program called dragon burn which allows to to burn mpeg2 files to a cd and the movies will play on a cd in your dvd player. ...



    You are looking for a VCD authoring app. You can find several such apps here.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    mikefmikef Posts: 697member
    If it's MPEG-2, then it's not VCD...
  • Reply 6 of 9
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mikef View Post


    If it's MPEG-2, then it's not VCD...



    What the OP wants is VCD. He only thinks he wants MPEG-2.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,202moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. Me View Post


    What the OP wants is VCD. He only thinks he wants MPEG-2.



    It could be an SVCD:



    http://www.videohelp.com/svcd
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by memory View Post


    Try MP4 Converter, it can nicely convert mp4 to mpeg2 format.



    What's that? Where to get it then?
  • Reply 9 of 9
    why not just use imovie.
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