Supported video files

DVDit Pro supports the following video file formats:

File format

Filename extension



m1p, .m1v, .mp1, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv, .mv1



.m2p, .m2v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv, .mpv2, .mv2




Type 1 and Type 2 DV-AVI files and DivX files are supported, as are most files that use DirectShow-compliant codes.


.mov, .qt

Requires QuickTime 6 (



Requires QuickTime 6. Some files may cause a QuickTime Warning message to appear stating that the file uses an unsupported MPEG-4 profile; this message appears when you import the file, preview, and burn a disc. However, you should be able to create discs using these files.

Media Center TV Show



Windows Media Video


Only WMV files that are not copy-protected are supported.

Generally, it is better to use AVI or other file types. WMV is intended for creating relatively small files for downloading. The video displays well on a computer monitor, but does not look so good when converted to MPEG format.

Note: Always try to use the highest-quality source material. The MPEG compression used in DVD-Video relies on similarities between frames to reduce the file size. If the video source contains a lot of noise, there will be fewer similarities between frames, and so lots of disc space will be wasted just to reproduce this noise.

DVDit Pro “passes through” DVD-compliant MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video without transcoding when you burn a disc, which greatly reduces the burn time. See DVD-compliant file requirements for help with creating MPEG files. Media Center TV Show files contain DVD-compliant MPEG video.

Other file types (and MPEG files that are not compliant) are transcoded using the transcoder settings in the Project Settings dialog. You can also force DVDit Pro to re-encode compliant video. See Changing the transcoder settings for details.

Supported video files