Difficulty Trying To Copy An Mp4 Movie From Computer To Dvdr Disk?

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balliali | 22:08 Wed 26th Dec 2018 | Technology
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I need to copy an MP4 movie from a memory stick in my computer to a DVD disk so that it can be played on a TV.... so far I have tried burning it onto a DVDR disc and it's not working. Can any of you wise heads tell me how to do it, or if it's the wrong disk I'm trying to use. Keep it simple, I'm not very tecky, but I feel that I should be able to do it. Thanks in advance.


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It'll probably be down to your DVD player not recognising the MP4 format.
It's similar to if you copy a CD full of MP3 files - it won't play back on a lot of home CD players (although some do), you need to convert it to a format which the CD player will recognise.
Similarly with the DVD - you need to change the format to something it'll recognise.
A quick google found this, although I haven't tried it, so I can't vouch for it:
You've probably simply burned the .mp4 file to the disc rather than converting th file to DVD-Video format (which is a .vob 'container' file, holding together a collection of smaller files) first.

This is incredibly easy to use; it does the conversion and the burning together in one easy step:
(NB: Use the 'Download' button at the top right of the page, not the 'Continue to' link at the foot of the page)
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Thank you very much, will try again timortow
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Tomorrow....even. Can’t see the keypad on phone lol
My TV has a slot for a USB memory stick (at the back), if yours does then you can plug the memory stick in to the TV and try to play it direct from there.

I have played mp4 files straight from a memory stick on my TV.
I can recommend gizmonster`s suggestion re - Freemake. I use this all the time. It will convert to almost any format.

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