In the Encore project panel for the mp4, does it say "Do not transcode" or something else?
Does the transcode setting show "automatic"?
I'm not sure, I decided to go ahead and burn anyway so it's working away! - Seems to be going okay, hopefully the end won't be chopped off!
If a project is too large for the DVD, Encore gives an error.
Yes, there are many things that can go wrong!
Where did you get the .mp4 file? Note that DVD is always MPEG-2, so if you provide anything other than a DVD-legal MPEG-2 file to Encore, Encore will "transcode" it to the proper format automatically. So file size doesn't matter for non-compliant files, as they are going to get recompressed anyways.
If the video is something you edited yourself, then do not create an .mp4, you are needlessly recompressing and losing quality. From Premiere, use Media Encoder and create the proper "MPEG-2 for DVD" file and import that into Encore and no further transcoding of the file will be done. To figure out the correct data rate for the encode, look up "bit rate calculator" online.
Sorry if I missed any info in your screen grabs, parts of them were cut off on the small screen I am on at the moment.
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I thought the actual data limit didn't matter on DVD's and it was all about length?
That's the exact opposite of the way it is.
There is a FINITE amount of space on a DVD. So, the longer the program, the lower the data rate (quality) must be. At the highest quality, a standard DVD will hold 1 hour of video, but you can put 3 hours or more on there if you don't mind lower quality. And in fact, depending on the subject matter, a 3 hour DVD doesn't have to look bad. If it's a talking head video or similar, without a lot of detail and motion, it can look just fine.
It burnt fine in the end, but in the future I'll transcode to MPEG-2 in advace. Thanks guys!
When you create MPEG2-DVD out of Premiere Pro, it will create 2 files, audio and video, which you use for Encore