“Can I burn a MPEG video to a DVD? I would like to save time and space on my computer by taking MPG files to DVD disc. It’s a 2-hour movie that I want to watch on my DVD player. I tried multiple burning/Converting software and I can’t seem to get it to work in the DVD player. Or do I have to convert it to something else? Anyone have any software recommendations? Thanks!”
What is MPG or MPEG and how to play it?
MPEG stands for Moving Picture Experts Group. This group specializes in the development of video and audio encoding standards. When you have come into possession of a file with an .MPG or .MPEG extension, you usually have either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video. To play MPG or MPEG video on your computer, you can simply download and install the VLC player. The VLC package already includes software to play MPEG-2 video content.
How to convert MPG/MPEG files to DVD disc?
Sometimes even you have copied the MPG/MPEG files onto DVD disc, only to find that it won’t work on home DVD player. Why? DVD players play DVDs written in MPEG-2 format and CDs in MPEG-1 format. If your video is already encoded in MPEG-2 format, you won’t need to convert it for DVD playback. If you have MPEG-1 or MPEG-4 videos, you can convert and burn them with a single program. With DVD Creator, you can burn MPEG or MPG videos onto DVDdisc that can be absolutely played on any regular home DVD players. Check out the step-by-step guide below to learn how to use this professional MPEG to DVD Burner.
Step 1 Download and Install DVD Creator
OK, in case you don’t have a useful burning program on your computer, you can click the link below to download our powerful yet easy-to-use MPG to DVD Converter. If you are about to burn MPEG to DVD on Mac, you can use DVD Creator for Mac.
Step 2 Import MPG/MPEG Files
Click on “Import” button and search your hard drive for the MPEG file you want to burn. Click on “Open” to load them into the converter. Or you can simply drag & drop your source videos into the blank area to add files. You can even add photos to burn them together if you want to.
Step 3 Customize DVD Movie (Optional)
If you are interested, you can burn the DVD with menus. Click on “Menu” button and here you can see many different kinds of DVD styles, including both motion menu and still image menu. Choose one of your favorite and customize the DVD template with your own stuff.
Step 4 Burn MPG/MPEG Videos to DVD Format
Insert a blank or recordable DVD into your computer’s DVD-ROM. Click on “Burn” tab to select folder path and some necessary settings. Then you may hit on “Burn” button to start the MPEG DVD burning process.
Allow several minutes – or longer, depending on the size of the MPEG–for the MPEG to burn onto the DVD. The DVD authoring software program will alert you when the DVD is finished by popping out of the DVD disc automatically. After that, you can watch the DVD disc on your standard DVD player hooked to TV. Have fun.