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I wish to take 800MB MP4 files and put them onto DVDs so the footage will be playable in a DVD player connected to a TV. All the burning software I have tried takes 20 to 25 minutes to render / burn.

Is there a better, faster way to make a raw mp4 file more usable? This is used in a jet ski business.

I have tried a bunch of burning programs like Nero and Roxio. I am using a fast DVD burner drive. The actual burn time is not the problem. I guess my real question: is there a faster way to encode 800mb MP4 files?

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How are you burning the DVD? Are you authoring a DVD-Video or are you just dragging the files there? Which applications did you try? What is your hardware? Please edit your question and add some details. – slhck Aug 6 '11 at 7:33
Encoding DVDs is a slow process. It takes me up to an hour on a quad core – Simon Sheehan Aug 6 '11 at 7:49
Yes, it is not the burning that is the issue, that would only take minutes, even for a full DVD. It is the encoding. – KCotreau Aug 6 '11 at 12:27

The burn time is limited by the physical process of embedding information into the surface of the disk. 20-25 minutes is pretty decent for burning a viewable DVD.

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Not only. If he's burning a DVD-Video, encoding the video to MPEG-2 will probably take much longer than the actual burning itself. – slhck Aug 6 '11 at 8:20

If its for a business, you may want to invest in a DVD copying machine. Here is a search result from this site; I choose a random one to see if these can be faster. According to that link it can take up to 6 minutes for a full capacity DVD to encode. However this is some quick googling you may want to investgate further to better suit your needs.

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The time to transcode video from MP4 to MPEG2 for DVD will primarily be a function of the processing power of your PC, and to a lesser extent, the speed of your hard drive. In other words, just get the fastest processor that you can afford.

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