Thursday, February 17, 2011

Convert MP4 video to DVD with Windows Live Essentials

What is MP4 video? Right now it is a popular mobile video format that is compatible2011-02-17 22h52_42 with iPod, iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Zune, and Windows Phone devices. It is a format designed to have a low bitrate but maintain high quality video on mobile devices. I took some videos with my Android phone and wanted to burn them to DVD. Sadly, the format the videos were taken in was MP4. How am I supposed to make DVDs of the video I recorded?
Thankfully, there is a very simple and FREE application that will handle this for you – Windows Live Movie Maker! Movie Maker is included with the Windows Live Essentials download. As long as you have a modern version of Windows (XP, Vista, or Windows 7), simply go to http://explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials and click on the Download Now button. After installing the Windows Live suite, you will find Movie Maker in the All Programs menu. All you need to do now is add the recorded video and choose “Burn a DVD”. That’s it!