I have some holiday movies, generally, one 3 gB, one > 10gB as MKV files and want to give copies to a friend.

Said friend is very old school, so they need to be burned as movie standard (*.VOB?), not as MKV.

I have a lot of old CD banks lying around & 760mB is enough to view holiday movies although I could burn to DVD if it must be so.

What gratis Windows app can I use (and how, if it is complicated)?

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A standard DVD is only valid if it follows the specifications. The video resolutions are constrained to PAL or NTSC and the disc should really be a DVD. That's the constraint of your first requirement. DVD Styler is a fairly simple app that can do this for you.

If the dvd-player/tv of your friend is 'smart' enough it might be possible that any disk with a movie file (like your mkv) will play just fine without too much hassle. Quality wise that will give a better result to, so that is worth exploring I think.

  • "support of AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WMV and other file formats" - do you know which format is plain dumb old video, like an 80s DVD player?
    – Mawg
    Dec 23, 2021 at 8:28
  • Is that a single file > 10 GB?
    – convert
    Jan 10, 2022 at 21:12
  • DVD is from the 90s, so I think you'll be hard pressed to find a 80s player.
    – Jogai
    Jan 21, 2022 at 9:28

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