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How To Convert MP4 To DVD

by RealPlayer on July 22, 2013

When low memory warnings start popping up on your computer, it’s time to free up some space by converting MP4 to DVD. Yes, MP4 videos can take up a lot of space on your computer and you can burn MP4 to DVD discs, just like you burn MP3 music files onto a CD. When you burn MP4 files to a DVD, you can watch DVDs of all the best video clips that you’ve had stored on your computer on a big, beautiful HDTV screen. All you need is a MP4 to DVD converter like RealPlayer Plus and you can burn MP4 to DVD, and the DVD you burn can be equipped with a chapter navigation list — just like the DVDs you buy from the store.

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The ability to burn MP4 to DVDs is an advanced feature offered by RealPlayer Plus, the premium version of the RealPlayer video player. RealPlayer Plus burns MP4 files in full HD to a standard blank DVD disc that can then be played in an AVCHD capable Blu-ray player.

You will need to download RealPlayer Plus to convert MP4s to DVDs. You can burn your MP4 files to DVDs with RealPlayer Plus by doing the following:

  1. Open RealPlayer Plus. (If RealPlayer does not open in Plus mode, just log in by choosing Sign In from the RealPlayer dropdown menu at the top right of the screen.)
  2. Insert a DVD into your computer’s DVD burner.
  3. Select the Library tab at the center top to make sure the MP4 videos you want to burn to DVD are in the RealPlayer Plus Library. (If your videos do not appear, you can drag and drop them from their current folder into this Library.)
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  4. Select the Burn tab at the center top. The RealPlayer Plus Burn screen will appear.
  5. Click the Video Disc Burner button above the left pane.mp4 to dvd
  6. Under Step 1- Select Disc Type in the left pane, select the DVD Video option. (If your MP4 file is in HD, select AVCHD Video instead. If it’s not HD, don’t bother – a HD burn takes longer.)
  7. Under Step 2- Add Clips From The Library Below To The Right Pane, the scroll-down list will be set to Library. Select Videos from this scroll-down list instead, because you don’t want to burn every file in your whole RealPlayer Library.
  8. Select each video clip you wish to burn onto the disc.
  9. Click the Add Selected to Disc button below the video list. Your selected videos will appear in the right pane. There you can move them up and down to put them in the order you want.burn mp4 to dvd
  10. Click the Burn Videos to Disc button. The Video Burning Option dialog appears, allowing customized navigation options for when you’re playing the disc in your DVD or Blu-ray player.
  11. In the Disc name field, give your DVD the name of your choosing.
  12. If you want an onscreen menu for choosing individual videos when you pop in your DVD, click the circle next to Include on-screen menus as a guide to disc content. If you do not want a menu on the DVD, click the circle next to Don’t include on-screen menus (playback begins immediately).
  13. Click the Burn button. This is where the magic happens! Your MP4 videos will begin burning to DVD.

Be patient with the DVD burning process – converting MP4 to DVD takes a lot longer than burning MP3 music to CDs. You’re burning a whole lot more data with a DVD.

We should note that RealPlayer Plus occasionally displays an “Unsupported media type” error. This may be because the file is DRM protected, so it cannot legally be copied. For other technical problems, consult the RealPlayer Plus DVD burning FAQs for the best recommended solutions. If you have any questions about burning MP4 videos to DVD just ask in the comments below.


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 John August 14, 2013 at 4:55 am

Why does a RealPlayer pop-up come up each time I select “burn” for music video. I already have RP+16 installed with all the bells and whistles. DVD Burn won’t select at all.

2 RealPlayer Team August 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

Make sure that you have signed into RealPlayer by following:

1. Open RealPlayer.
2. From the RealPlayer menu in the upper left, choose Sign in.
3. Enter your email address and password.

After you are signed in, you should see a RealPlayer Plus icon located in the upper left corner of the player and try to burn DVD. Let us known if the issue still persists.

3 Paul B August 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I have RP Plus, and although it downloads MP4 from youtube, it will neither play them nor burn them.
It works fine with flv videos, but increasingly youtube seems to be MP4.

4 RealPlayer Team August 15, 2013 at 10:02 am

YouTube and other sites have introduced a new streaming standard. We are working on an update to RealPlayer that will allow for this new format. We expect to release a fix with the next RealPlayer 16 build in late-August.

In the meantime, you can try the interim solution provided in this link (if you are using Internet Explorer):

5 D.V.Kulkarni August 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Of course RP plus can download youtube videos but cannot, as yet play them I have discovered , however,
that Windows media palyer ( on my computer with windows 7) shows video but there is no sound!

6 RealPlayer Team August 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

This issue has been fixed in the latest build of RealPlayer 16, released on August 21.

If you are currently using RealPlayer Plus 16 or the free version: Please open RealPlayer, click the RealPlayer logo in the upper left, and select Check for Update. You will then be able to update your RealPlayer to the newest build. Please note that you may need to re-enable the RealDownloader extension in your web browser as well by following this link:

If you are currently using RealPlayer Plus 15: Please contact Customer Support for additional instructions.

After updating RealPlayer, please re-download the videos that previously received the “General Error” message.

Note: Some files created with camcorders may not play in RealPlayer.

7 Steve September 19, 2013 at 5:24 am

I have RP+16 installed and I get through all the steps till I click burn and then I get a “General Error. An error occurred” pup-up box. I click on the more info and all of the links go to dead pages? Even the link to this site. I have uninstalled and redownloaded and installed RP with all the add-ons when I was told they were needed. The uninstall was suggested by customer service and I have been online with techsupport and still not been able to solve the problem. The techsupport session was ended prematurely when a phone connection was lost.

8 RealPlayer Team September 19, 2013 at 8:03 am

Sorry for the inconvenience. Please send an email to, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

9 AB November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

I am having a problem playing back my DVDs on my tv after I have burned them from mp4. I did not have this problem before. I am getting a “Disc Error”. Other DVDs are playing properly that I have burned before. I had uninstalled Real Player Plus and reinstalled it. I can’t seem to figure out what the problem is. Thanks for your quick response as I have an assignment to complete by the end of the week.

10 RealPlayer Team November 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Sorry you can’t play a DVD!

It sounds like the DVD has corrupted. Please try burning again. Try the troubleshooting steps by following this link:

If this doesn’t work, please send an email to, include a brief description of the issue, copy and paste the link to this thread within the email for further assistance.

11 colin February 18, 2014 at 7:29 am

ican download dvds but when i try to burn some of them say cant burn no video content,any idea whats wrong?

12 RealPlayer Team February 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Other customer’s have also reported the same problem. We are aware of this and our development team is working to get it resolved soon.

Once it’s fixed, you’ll be notified. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

If you have further questions, please send an email to

13 Tom September 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I have Realplayer Plus and am trying to burn a 2 hour, 21 minute video (an MP4) to a 240 minute disk. Realplayer keeps telling me “file too large” for disk. I don’t get it.

14 Brinton Felixraja September 26, 2014 at 5:21 am

Sorry for the delay.

The video should be within 120 minutes (2:00:00 hour). At this time, you can’t burn if the video is more then 120 minutes.

Also, you need to check the following:

- RealPlayer Plus installed on your Windows computer
- RealPlayer’s DVD Burn plugin installed on your computer (this should happen automatically the first time you burn a DVD; click here if you have problems downloading the plugin)
- At least 1 GB of RAM (on Windows Vista, you may need slightly more than 1 GB)
- A compatible DVD burner and a blank, single-layer DVD-R or a DVD-RW disc. (If you are getting a “No Device Capable of Burning a DVD is Detected” error, make sure your burner handles DVDs and not just CDs.)
- A file or playlist that is within the limit for burning to disc with RealPlayer–up to 120 minutes per DVD, up to 60 minutes for AVCHD in RealPlayer.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to

15 Tom Woods January 15, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Cannot burn 30 mins of mp4 to dvd says not enough volume or space, a 10 min mp4 took up almost a whole dvd!

16 Brinton Felixraja January 16, 2015 at 7:09 am

With RealPlayer, you can add clips up to 120 minutes per DVD and up to 60 minutes for AVCHD. Could you please check whether you have inserted CD or DVD? It can also be helpful to include the URL of the videos added to the list. The more specific you are, the better I will be able to assist you.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to

17 Mark January 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm

I am considering purchasing this product to copy Real Player MPEG 4 files to DVD. My concern is that once I burn the DVD, I have a standard DVD player and not a AVCHD capable Blu-ray player.

Can I play this DVD in my current DVD player or do I have to invest in a AVCHD capable Blu-ray player?

Please advise
Thank you

18 Brinton Felixraja January 29, 2015 at 12:41 am

The DVD that is created using the RealPlayer can be played in the regular DVD player. There is an option to create regular a DVD’s and AVCHD-DVD. For more information, please visit this link:

Note: You need to buy the RealPlayer Plus or subscribe to RealPlayer Cloud membership to access all the premium features of RealPlayer, including burning DVDs, cleaning your music library, printing playlists, and more.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to

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