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burn DVD of film in an email

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burn DVD of film in an email

I was sent a film by email.  Can I burn that film to a DVD?  How?

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Re: burn DVD of film in an email

There are several things to consider here.
- Is it a copyrighted movie? If so, don't do it.
- Does your computer have a DVD drive that can burn disks?

- Does your computer have iDVD? (I'm assuming you have a Mac since you posted in the Macintosh part of the Comcast help forums). 
- What format is the movie in and what format do you need to it to be in to play where you want to play it?

 

First step is to download it from mail onto your computer so that you have a file on your computer. I didn't have any small WMV movies, so I sent myself a small MP4 movie. When I arrived in my mail on the Comcast web-based email, I could click download (as shown in the picture) to save it in my Downloads folder.

Click "Download" to save in Downloads folderClick "Download" to save in Downloads folder

Then you need to determine what format you need to burn onto a DVD. Are you going to play it on a TV? On a computer? Does it play on your computer? Check by double-clicking on it. Mine opened in QuickTime Player and played. But QuickTime Player doesn't export in a form a normal DVD player can play.

 

So then you go read about options at the Apple support forums. This article explains the options. Good luck.

   https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3711

 

I was going to suggest VLC (http://www.vlc.de) as an additional tool if you need to convert between formats

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Re: burn DVD of film in an email

There are several things to consider here.
- Is it a copyrighted movie? If so, don't do it.
- Does your computer have a DVD drive that can burn disks?

- Does your computer have iDVD? (I'm assuming you have a Mac since you posted in the Macintosh part of the Comcast help forums). 
- What format is the movie in and what format do you need to it to be in to play where you want to play it?

 

First step is to download it from mail onto your computer so that you have a file on your computer. I didn't have any small WMV movies, so I sent myself a small MP4 movie. When I arrived in my mail on the Comcast web-based email, I could click download (as shown in the picture) to save it in my Downloads folder.

Click "Download" to save in Downloads folderClick "Download" to save in Downloads folder

Then you need to determine what format you need to burn onto a DVD. Are you going to play it on a TV? On a computer? Does it play on your computer? Check by double-clicking on it. Mine opened in QuickTime Player and played. But QuickTime Player doesn't export in a form a normal DVD player can play.

 

So then you go read about options at the Apple support forums. This article explains the options. Good luck.

   https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3711

 

I was going to suggest VLC (http://www.vlc.de) as an additional tool if you need to convert between formats




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