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I downloaded a show from YouTube which was I believe 4k quality, 2160p when played on YouTube.

Is there a way or program that I can do use to put that same quality onto a DVD?
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Never.

DVD is 720x480 max resolution, then end. 4k doesn't even reside on standard Blu-ray media.
The only way to put it on optical media is to down-res and re-encode it.

Technically, yes, you can self-make 4k BD-R, but it requires a lot of special expensive stuff right now. Even I cannot do it, and my hardware is not what you'd consider weak.

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05-10-2018, 12:12 AM
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Thanks. What file format would you suggest is the best to put a show onto for DVD?

MP4? MKV? Something else?

The shows I'm putting on DVD are around 20-25 mins each; 1 show on 1 DVD.
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05-10-2018, 05:41 AM
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Is this supposed to be a playable DVD, that anyone can pop into a player and watch? Or is it a DVD-ROM which will only be used on a computer?
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DVD player use.
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I'd better let the experts answer the details, but it seems obvious that you'll be limited to whatever format(s) your DVD player recognizes. And most likely a generic format, because if you send Aunt Edna a DVD (or she inherits it after your untimely demise, with you unavailable to give detailed directions), she'll expect it to work out of the box and will probably throw it away if it doesn't.
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Well I just want the best format to give the best quality, basically. Since they're short shows, 20-25 mins. I transferred it to MKV format just to see, and it made it a bigger file by about 400+ mb but not sure if that means it's actually better quality now
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For DVD player use, you can only make DVD-Video discs, which has a max resolution of 720x480. Nothing else can be done.

Most DVD players also limit resolution of the AVI/MP4/etc files, if the device plays any at all.

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Well I just want the best format to give the best quality, basically. Since they're short shows, 20-25 mins. I transferred it to MKV format just to see, and it made it a bigger file by about 400+ mb but not sure if that means it's actually better quality now
If you want it playable as a dvd then you can forget it being anywhere near 4k.

No it doesn't mean its better quality now.

Think of MKV as a wrapper or a box.

Resolution, bitrate, quality of encode matter.

Size isn't indicative of quality, well that what i tell the girls anyway

As the smurf says, 720x480 or 720x576 in PAL land is it for dvd compliant files.
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