Burn a .mkv into a DVD? Nothing works?!

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by dougwa, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    Hello smart people! I have a bunch of .mkv videos that I'd love to turn into DVDs that can play in any DVD player. I have TMPGEnc.DVD.Author.3 which does fine if I have .avi or mpeg for the source, but it can't touch .mkv or .flv files. I tried converting .mkv to .avi with hand brake, Super, Any Video Converter, Freemake Video Converter, and I tried tons of different settings... nothing converts properly, EVER! The sound is out of sync or the picture stutters no matter what! Yuck! lol
    Someone said I can pay for "Nero Video" and I'll be all set, is that right? And is the learning curve something a near noob can handle? And/or any other advice will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Change DVD player to one that reads mkv from USB
    What you trying to do it late 1990. Especially that you likely to have very good quality mkv (possibly 720p) and you want to damage them to an awful DVD 480i quality)
     
  3. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    I use ashampoo burning studio and a blu-ray player with a usb port, my usb is 128 gig so I have mkv avi mp4 all on the same usb some of movies are 720's 1080's Blu-ray rips
     
  4. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    ConvertXtoDVD
     
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    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #6 Joe C, Sep 22, 2017
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  6. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    Easy, fast and simple conversions: VLC PLayer
     
  7. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    sebus: LOL, good one, so true... I ~am~ doing something from the stone ages!
    MrMagic: TY for suggestion, I haven't yet tried ConvertXtoDVD. "PC out of specs"? Windows 7, 3.4 ghz dual core, 4 gb RAM, what else do I need? I'm not a gamer...
    zen45: I don't remember if I've tried ashampoo, I'll have to get out an older hard drive and look through all the MANY programs I've downloaded. Thanks for the reply, I am very appreciative.
    dhjohns: Thanks for the upvote on ConvertXtoDVD.
    ianymaty: I have tried DVD Styler and DVD flick with poor results (out of sync sound). I suppose both are great for some files, but the Pee Wee Herman file I was trying to convert was... problematic, you might say.
    Joe C: I love your catch phrase! Thanks for suggestions, I'm willing to try anything.
    ThomasMann: I once tried to use VLC to turn a youtube .flv into a .mp3 with no success, thus proving that g00gle does NOT know everything! Do you have a link to a good (working!) tutorial on converting with VLC?
     
  8. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    I just used it to convert some Bowie live for my mp 3 player, and sometimes for turning flvs in avis



    Open VLC

    Click in the “Media” drop down menu on convert

    “Add” your downloaded file.

    Click “convert”

    From the offered possibilities choose what you want

    Give it the wanted location and name, and

    click start.



    Simple and straight forward, Works on mine.
     
  9. dougwa

    dougwa MDL Junior Member

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    TY for link Kim100, I'll give that a try.
    ThomasMann, I have some .flv's that I want the .mp3's out of, I'll try doing that with VLC. Many many thanks!