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    Free Software Burn
    Have any of you used this ? It is simple to use, although no menu capability unfortunately. My question is it re-encoded files a few times when i had to go in repeatedly because i had error message, different issues, does this affect the quality when it's finally burned to disc? The clips are from you tube and most of them are good to very good, i have a few with background pixelation , i understand that can happen. I have to re-burn disc anyway due to one bad quality clip, is it worth me going back and converting clips from yt again (with the pixelation) or my quality will be same in your opinions?

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    I'm by no means an expert on this but I suspect the quality will be the same. The one clip known to be bad might be better depending upon what caused the issue. If the problem was in the original video and not related to some download issue the problems will likelt still be there.

    One problem is that mp4 files are a compressed format. Compression by definition causes some loss in quality. The .mp4 files must then be converted to mpeg 3 format in order to be burned in a way that supports playback in a DVD player. If the DVD player supports playback of data disks that might allow you to play the mp4 files directly but probably doesn't give you the manu options that you want.

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    Thanks again. I have heard that about compression, unavoidable.

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    Based on experience, most DVD player has a compatibility issue in playing mp4 videos. Without converting mp4 videos to DVD-Players-sensible formats, you can't play MP4 files on DVD Player. So, I recommend you that you convert it to wmv, mpeg or avi formats, as most of the DVD or CD players play on these formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Kate View Post
    Based on experience, most DVD player has a compatibility issue in playing mp4 videos. Without converting mp4 videos to DVD-Players-sensible formats, you can't play MP4 files on DVD Player. So, I recommend you that you convert it to wmv, mpeg or avi formats, as most of the DVD or CD players play on these formats.
    Yes, thank you, know from reading a lot of this info on line, it sounded like that was usually the case.Burn works , it converts these to mpeg which does play on my dvd player. Only real issue was lack of ability to create menus, but we discussed that , my project (concerts, various multitude of music clips) would be very time consuming to create menus for. So unless there's something better in near future and i want to take time to do it, i'll live with it.

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