How to Solve iDVD won't import MP4 files?
As is well acknowledged, iDVD is a wonderful DVD-creation application for OS X produced by Apple Inc which makes it easy to create your own video DVDs, equipped with animated menus and special features. iDVD allows the user to burn QuickTime Movies, MP3 music, and digital photos to a DVD that then could be played on a commercial DVD player so the viewer doesn't have to worry about having the right software or codecs. On the other hand, enough strangely, some users come to find some MP4 video files accepted by iDVD, while the other rejected. So, What's the matter? Read on to find the reason and the easy way to solve the problem of iDVD won't import MP4 files.
Actually, according to the Apple support website, MP4 is listed as iDVD supported video format although, it has certain restriction. In view of the fact MP4 is a video container format which may contains various video and audio codec, while iDVD only recognize MP4 video encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264, so supposing that the MP4 is encoded with iDVD supported codec, iDVD will create DVD's from MP4 files. If not, we will fail to import MP4 to iDVD or burn MP4 with iDVD. That is why we often meet that iDVD can burn some of our MP4 video but not others. On this case, in order to make iDVD recognize MP4 and burn all kinds of MP4 files, we have no other choice but to convert MP4 to iDVD more supported QuickTime MOV.
To be honest with you, it's not as hard as you imagine as long as you have a robust yet professional MP4 to iDVD converter like Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can help you convert iDVD unsupported MP4 to iDVD compatible video format with fast speed while retaining its excellent quality. With the Mac Brorsoft program, you can also import MP4 video files to other Apple programs such as iTunes, QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iMovie, Final Cut Pro directly catering to your diverse demands. Now download this program and follow the guide below to complete your task.
How to convert MP4 to iDVD supported format
Step 1. Import MP4 video
Run the program, go to the menu bar, select Add button to select the MP4 files you want to import. You can also directly drag the video files to the program for conversion. It supports batch conversion so you can import multiple files at a time.
Step 2. Choose MOV as output format
Click Format to choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" profile in the drop-down menu.
Tricks: If you want to convert MP4 to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, you are recommended to directly choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov)" for FCP; "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)" for iMovie, FCE.
Step 3 Convert MP4 to iDVD MOV
Click the "Convert" button; it will convert MP4 to MOV for iDVD on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the "Conversion" interface. When the conversion is done, click "Open Folder" button to get the converted files to easily burn MP4 to DVD with iDVD.