“What is the best way to convert and burn MP4 files to ISO image file? I have quite a few MP4 files and would like to burn these MP4 files to DVD ISO image files but have no idea how to do this. Please help.”

ISO files, as everyone knows, are image files that contain countless VOB video files used on a standard DVD. Generally, users could easily download the ISO image, burn it to a DVD, and then use them like traditional, physical disc. Sometimes you happen to have many MP4 videos and you’re eager to burn MP4 files onto a DVD. Yet you have your mind in a fog on how to put the MP4 videos onto a DVD.

Eventually, and because there was no other way out you just listen to the suggestion your friends make. You tried several programs to convert MP4 to ISO and burned them to a DVD but didn’t work smoothly on regular DVD players. Here in the article you would find some wonderful MP4 to ISO burner tools to solve the problem, and learn the detailed steps on how to convert MP4 to ISO files.

Part 1. Best MP4 to ISO Burner — Leawo DVD Creator

To burn MP4 files to ISO files, you need a professional video to ISO burner softwa
re tool. Leawo DVD Creator is the best video to ISO burner software you could ever get in the market. As a professional DVD burner software tool, Leawo DVD Creator could help you directly burn MP4 to ISO file on your computer so as to let you freely store your MP4 movies in DVD ISO image file with ease in either DVD-9 or DVD-5 according to your personal requirements. Also, it enables you to burn video to DVD from various formats such as MP4 to DVD, AVI to DVD, MKV to DVD, WMV to DVD, MOV to DVD, YouTube video to DVD, etc., and burn photos into DVD photo slideshow easily. You could even edit video files before burning to DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file.

Step 1: Load MP4 video files to the software

The software offers three ways for you to add MP4 videos to the program: click "Add Video" button to add your desired MP4 videos to the software, or click the invert triangle buttons near the "Add Video" icon and then choose to import MP4 videos, or directly put the drag-and-drop target MP4 files to its interface easily.

Step 2: Do the disc menu settings

If you want to customize your specified output DVD movie just do the settings of the disc menu from the right sidebar. The software brings many kinds of choice to users and the variety of choices enable users to make more varied disc menu.

Step 4: Set output disc video mode

You could then click the wheel icon on the top right corner and then navigate to the “Copy & Burn” tab to choose default DVD video mode from NTSC and PAL.

Step 5: Burning settings

You could just click the big green "Burn" to switch to the burning settings panel. There’re several options for you to choose like Burn to, Disc Label, and Save to. You could choose "ISO File" under the tab "Burn to" box for burning MP4 files to ISO image file.

Step 6: Convert MP4 videos to ISO file

Click the "Burn" button at the bottom of the sidebar to start to convert MP4 videos to ISO video files quickly while preserving its original quality.

You could then view the ISO burning process. Actually, Leawo DVD Creator enables you to burn ISO file to DVD disc in simple clicks.

Part 2. Burn MP4 to ISO with Astroburn

Astroburn is developed to work with physical discs easily. Start from free image burning software to create data discs and burn ISO files and upgrade to the PRO version to burn Audio CDs, make protected discs and create ISO images. Astroburn has 2 different versions: Astroburn Lite and Astroburn Pro. The former one is for free and the latter one costs $14.99. For burning MP4 files to ISO file, you need Astroburn Pro.

The below steps would show you how to convert and burn MP4 files to ISO image file with the help of Astroburn Pro in detail.

  1. Download and install Astroburn Pro on your computer. Meanwhile, get source MP4 files ready for burning to ISO image file.
  2. Launch Astroburn Pro on your computer and then click the “File” option and then select “Create a Data Image” option. You could then see an ISO image file on the “Image Panel” box.
  3. Right click the ISO image file created under the “Image Panel” box and then select “Add File” option to browse and load source MP4 files.
  4. After loading source MP4 files, you then need to click the “Save” button at the menu bar.
  5. On the pop-up window, set output directory in the “Save as” box, choose “ISO” format, determine the “File system”, etc.
  6. At last, click the “OK” button to start saving MP4 files to ISO image file.

Astroburn Pro won’t take it long to complete the MP4 file to ISO file burning. However, you need to know that the ISO image file created are data ISO image file.  

Part 3. Burn MP4 to ISO with Cisdem DVD Burner

If you want to burn MP4 file to ISO image file, Cisdem DVD Burner is a wonderful choice since iDVD is currently not available on Mac OS computers. It could perform as iDVD alternative to do what iDVD used to do. Cisdem DVD Burner is great DVD burning software with more functionality but fewer steps to master than iDVD. It can burn any videos to DVD with subtitles/menu and background music and also provides an array of DVD menu templates to suite all your occasions. With its editing functions, you can crop, rotate, trim, remove letterboxing, and add special effects or watermarks, and then easily burn your high-quality personal DVD.

Check the below steps to learn how to convert and burn MP4 files to ISO image file on Mac with Cisdem DVD Burner on your Mac computer.

  1. Download and install Cisdem DVD Burner on your Mac computer. Prepare source MP4 files.
  2. Launch Cisdem DVD Burner on your Mac computer. Drag MP4 file to the gray area on the right of the software. Alternatively, click “Folder” icon or “Video” icon to add the files. The uploaded MP4 videos will be shown on the right window in thumbnails.
  3. Optional: The added MP4 videos can be edited for personalization. Double click the thumbnails, and an editing window will pop out. You can customize the videos by cropping, rotating, adding effects & watermarks & subtitles.
  4. Navigate to the “Menu” tab from the main interface. The templates designs will be displayed on the right column for selection. Now you can feel free to change aspect ratio, menu template and add background image or music.
  5. Hit the burn button to open a window for configuring output parameters. Choose “ISO File” to burn to, customize “ISO Settings” and finally click “OK” button to convert MP4 to ISO on Mac.

Cisdem DVD Burner is quite similar to Leawo DVD Creator for Mac users to freely burn video files to DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file. However, Cisdem DVD Burner has no Windows version.

Part 4: Comparison and Conclusion

Check the below comparison chart to learn the differences between these 3 MP4 to ISO burner software tools.

 

Leawo DVD Creator

Astroburn Pro

Cisdem DVD Burner

Burn video to DVD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Burn photos to DVD

Yes

No

No

Select subtitles and audio tracks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Burn ISO file to DVD disc

Yes

Yes

No

Supported input video formats

MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV, and 200+ more

Popular video formats such as MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, etc.

MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, MOV, and 200+ more

Design disc menu

Yes

Yes

Yes

Add external subtitles

Yes

No

No

Edit video files

Yes. Trim, crop, adjust effect, rotate, merge files, add image/text watermark

No

Rotate, crop, add background music & subtitles

2D to 3D conversion

Yes

No

No

Edit photos for photo slideshow

Yes

No

No

Play back source videos

Yes

Yes

Yes

Set output DVD video mode

Yes. NTSC or PAL

No

No

GPU acceleration

Yes

NA

No

Availability

Windows and Mac

Windows only

Mac only

It’s very clear that Leawo DVD Creator has both Windows and Mac version, while Astroburn has only Windows version and Cisdem DVD Burner is only available in Mac. Meanwhile, Leawo DVD Creator offers more practical features such as photo to DVD slideshow burner, video editing, 2D to 3D converting, etc.