How to Burn (YouTube) MP4 to iDVD on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)
Have you encountered this problem when import MP4 files to iDVD?
I have a few downloaded MP4 files that I believe are causing my iDVD to error out when I try to burn the DVD. Can I convert mp4 files to mov files in QuickTime? Is there another way I can convert the files? I also have Mpeg streamclip that is not allowing me to convert the mp4 files.
Solution: you can't convert MP4 to MOV with QuickTime unless it's QuickTime Pro. But there is another way to convert MP4 files for iDVD. With this MP4 to iDVD Converter for Mac (Mountain Lion supported). you can not only convert MP4 for iDVD, MP4 to MOV, but also converts almost anything to anything. Below is how to do it.
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Part I. Step-by-step guide on how to import MP4/ MPEG-4 to iDVD
Step 1. Install and run MP4 to iDVD Converter for Mac. Now you can import MP4 (including YouTube MP4) and MPEG-4 files by easily dragging-and-dropping.
Step 2. Click the format type on the bottom of the program window and then select iDVD from the Editing category as the output format.
Step 3. Hit the Convert button to start converting YouTube MP4 to iDVD friendly format. The conversion time mainly depends on the video length, video quality and your computer performance. Usually in a few minutes, you can get a iDVD compatible format which you can import to iDVD for editing and burning.
More about iDVD and its supported video formats
iDVD is a DVD creation software application made by Apple Inc. for Mac OS X including Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion. iDVD allows the user to add QuickTime Movies, MP3 music, and digital photos to a DVD that can then be played on a commercial or home DVD player. It's often considered the last step of Apple's iLife suite, bringing together all the other iLife applications' results onto a removable medium. It is comparable to its Microsoft Windows alternative Windows DVD Maker.
iDVD will handle just about any video file for which you have a QuickTime codec. H.264 and MPEG-4 are standard parts of QuickTime. MPEG-2 is the format of video files burned to DVD. The iDVD, like every other DVD authoring app, does the conversion. AVI is a container format that supports video and audio tracks in several formats. If you have the proper codecs for the video and audio tracks such as the DivX codec, then iDVD will handle your AVI video just fine.