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I'm trying to create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker (on Windows 7) but when doing so I get the error that the file type is not supported and cannot be imported. What is the easiest way to resolve this?

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Windows DVD maker is not capable to handle .mp4 files unless you install a codec package like Haali Media Splitter.

But a no-brainer solution is DVDstyler

DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows [...] burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player [...]

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Be careful with DVDStyler, it includes annoying adware. –  Dana Holt Nov 20 '13 at 16:43
    
@DanaHolt Thanks for noticing it. Therefore I recommend the portable version from portableapps.com which explicitly hasn't this issue –  nixda Nov 20 '13 at 16:58

I do not use that SW, but I would use Avidemux which is free and opensource, to load the video and then save using main menu Auto/Optical Disc/DVD which should automatically set correct settings for export. Then save video using menu File/Save/Save video. Just make sure, that the output video has an extension (Avidemux sometimes forgets to add it) - it should be *.mpg or *.vob as I know.

Avidemux main window screenshot

Windows DVD Maker should be able to load the exported file without problems.

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