Playing MOV on DVD Player

Have some MOV files recorded with your camera or smartphone and wish to convert the MOV file type to play on a regular DVD player? The following article will show you how to get MOV files played on DVD player with the following 2 ways:
– Burn MP4 to DVD disc for DVD player
Convert MP4 to DVD player supported file formats

DVD player supported file formats

Before going any further, we should first be clear of what file types can be played on DVD disc. Generally, DVD players won’t just support any file format–most support MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Divx AVI, MPEG-4, etc codec, among a few other popular formats. It is well known that MOV is a container file format, which can hold various different video and audio compression codec, it’s very likely that you will fail to open the MOV files on DVD player due to the incompatible file codec.

– Burn MOV to DVD disc for DVD player

To play MOV files on DVD player, one of the simple way is to directly burn the MOV file to DVD disc, so that you can directly insert the DVD disc into DVD player’s optical drive for viewing on DVD player connected large screen TV. To burn MOV to DVD disc, what you need is simply a blank DVD disc, a DVD burning software. If you are looking for a simple yet powerful DVD burning software to get the job completed, we highly recommend Pavtube DVD Creator (get Mac version). The program can powerfully and directly burn MOV file with various different video and audio compression codec to DVD disc with just few clicks. The built-in DVD menu customizing features allow you to change the DVD menu template/style, menu text, display aspect ratio and background, you can also set chapter maker and playback mode.

How to Burn MOV for DVD Player Watching?

Step 1: Insert a blank DVD disc into your computer optical drive.

Insert a blank DVD-R (DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW) into the DVD-ROM drive of your computer.

Step 2: Add MOV video into the program.

Run the DVD Creator software, import MOV video into it for burning DVD disc project.

Load video into the program

Step 3: Customize DVD menu.

Switch to the menu pane, double click a DVD menu beneath the Menu Template to apply it to your DVD. You can customize the background video/image, background music, text, title thumbnail and more for your DVD menu. You can also choose the DVD quality at the bottom of the software, higher quality requires bigger DVD disc volume.

 Customize DVD menu

Step 4: Start MOV video to DVD burning process.

Click the “Burn” button to start burning Halloween videos to DVD. You can burn MOV video to DVD disc, save as ISO file or Generate to DVD Folder.

– Convert MP4 to DVD player supported file formats

Nowadays, many high-end DVD players feature USB inputs that can be used to house USB drives filled with movies. You can then access the files through your DVD player’s main menu and watch them on your TV screen. However, only the files that are supported by your DVD player can be viewed on it from the USB port. To get all MOV files played on DVD player, you can download this
remarkable program called Pavtube Video Converter, the program has full support for all MOV file types, you can easily convert MOV to DVD player readable MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or Divx AVI file formats with just few clicks. The program supports batch conversion mode, you can batch load multiple MOV files or other unsupported file formats such as MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc into the program and them output them to DVD player compatible file formats listed above.

Adjust output file resolution and audio codec for DVD player

As the highest resolution that the DVD format can support for is 720 x 480 pixles for NTSC and 720 x 576 pixels for PAL,, when the file size of the MOV video exceed that limitation, your DVD player will automatically downscale the resolution, which will produce a even bad quality video. The good news is that you can flexibly adjust the output video resolution in our program’s profile settings window to let it not exceed the limitation listed above to get a good quality.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, the results produced by the program are pretty high quality, you can’t tell the difference between the converted video and the original MOV files.

Free download Windows version

Free download Mac version

How to Convert MOV for DVD Player Viewing from USB drive?

Step 1: Import MOV files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to batch import multiple MOV files into the program.

Import MOV files

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, choose one of DVD player supported file formats such as “MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output DVD player supported file formats

Step 3: Adjust output file resolution and audio codec.

Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, under video section, click “Size(pix)” drop-down option to set the output resolution smaller than 720 x480 or 720 x 576, under audio section, from “Codec” drop-down list, output DVD player supported MP3, AC3, WMA audio codec. 

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from MP4 to DVD player supported format.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then following the steps below to transfer and play converted files on DVD player from USB drive.

Step 1: Put your USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer.

Step 2: Open your USB flash drive by clicking on “My Computer” and then clicking on the icon for your flash drive.

Step 3: Drag the appropriately formatted video files into this window. They will now be transferred to your USB flash drive.

Step 4: Remove the USB flash drive from your computer.

Step 5: Put your USB flash drive into an open USB port on your DVD player.

Step 6: Use your DVD player’s remote control to navigate to the “USB Flash Drive” menu. Select the file you want to play from the list by highlighting it and pressing the “Enter” or “Play” buttons on the remote. The file will now play on your TV screen.

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