Summary: Just follow the guide then you can play recorded MPG files on DVD Player. There are two ways here for you choosing.
Many people like to record videos with software but save in wrong format such as MPG extension so that they can't play their recorded video on DVD Player hooked on TV:
"Am recording old beta tapes to my computer then writing them to a dvd. The format I am saving them as has extension of mpg should I save them under a different file format? am recording them with Roxio 10They will not player on a dvd player hooked to a tv."
You can't play recorded MPG on DVD Player cause standard DVD Player only can play DivX, VOB, MPEG-2, MOV video. So to stream MPG on DVD Player, you need to convert MPG to DVD Player playable AVI, MPEG-2, VOB format or burn your MPG video to DVD for playing. Now, follow the methods below to achieve MPG playback on DVD Player.
Method 1: Convert MPG to MPEG-2 for DVD Player
To convert MPG to DVD Player supported format, you need a professional MPG to DVD video converter. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate <Mac version> is recommended here to to convert MPG videos to DVD player compatible format like DivX AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-1.
Below will introduce the detailed guide on how to use this wonderful tool to successfully convert MPG to DVD player supported videos for playing MPG on DVD player nicely.
Step 1. Load MPG files to the Program
Click "Add video" button to add MPG videos to the program. In case you would want to convert several MPG files at the same time, just click “ Merge into one file ” to merge them all into one.
Step 2. Select DVD player friendly MPEG-2 as output format
Click "Format" firstly. Then choose MPEG-2 video(*.mpg) or AVI from "Common video" for playing MP4 on DVD Player.
Tips: You can also click “ Settings ” to customize output video parameters such as video size, video bitrate, audio channels and so on depending on your needs.
Step 3. Convert MPG to DVD player supported DivX AVI/MPEG-2
Click the big green arrow "Convert" to start MPG to DVD player. When all the work has been done, please click green arrow button to start converting your MPG files to MPEG-2 or DivX.
Method 2: Burn Recorded MPG to DVD for playing on DVD Player
There are some applications on the market that allow people to put their own footage to blank DVD discs like PavtubeDVD Creator. It have you create playable DVD from pictures, music and various video types, including MPG, VRO, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, MTS, M2TS, TiVo, MOD, TOD, etc. You also can burn your DJI Phantom 4 MOV/MP4 video, Canon XC-10 MXF footage, Sony Alpha 77 Mark II MTS, Sony HX90V XAVC, Sony DSC-RX10 III XAVC S, Panasonic AVCHD (Lite) MTS, Canon EOS 5DS R MOV and other camera/camcorder footage to DVD discs with DVD Creator.
Step 1. Import Recorded MPG video to DVD Creator.
To import your Recorded MPG video files to DVD Creator, you can either drag and drop source files to source area or select “Import Files” from the drop-down list of Quick Start menu.
Step 2. Arrange DVD titles and chapters.
Each file is recognized as a chapter after being imported to DVD Creator. To add new title to DVD Creator, press the “Add Title” button at the bottom of source file area. Use Move Up and Move Down button to arrange chapters and titles in proper order to form your DVD main movie. Edit Video Clip(Trim, Crop, Watermark, etc) if necessary.
Step 3. Customize DVD Menu.
Press “Menu” tab to enter DVD Menu interface. There are menu templates for you to use. To use a preset menu template from DVD Creator, simply double-click on the template. When/if you don’t need DVD menu, use “No Menu” from Menu Templates area.
You may also customize DVD menu in your own way. This includes changing the DVD menu template/style, menu text, display aspect ratio and background for the DVD menu. You can also set chapter mark, and playback mode. Read details in Customize DVD Menu.
Step 4. Preview Created DVD-Video.
Once the menu has been decided you can preview how it will look in DVD Creator. Press “Preview” tab and your DVD video will be played just like on a DVD player. The control buttons here are corresponded with the keys on remote control.
Step 5.Burn Recorded MPG Video DVD
Switch to “Burn” screen when you finished authoring DVD and feel like to burn created DVD-video onto a writable DVD (or ISO image) that will plays on standard DVD player after burning. DVD Creator writes content to single-layer 4.7GB and dual layer 8.5GB DVDs. At the bottom of main interface you can set DVD-5(D5) or DVD-9 (D9) as target disc type.
You can choose any way to help you play MPG videos on DVD Player. Besides MPG, this is also the way to play any DVD Player unsupported videos on DVD Player.