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1080p is High Def (BluRay) and DVD is Standard Def. A normal DVD cannot record 1080p. It will default to Standard Def when it burns any video input. To burn 1080p you would need a BluRay burner. Even if you put a normal DVD into a BR burner, the normal DVD won't record 1080p.
I don't know any free program for that, but...
I seem to recalled about HD on dvd media disc. Whether it was 1080 or 720 I don't remember. Go to the Nero website to check it out or maybe Corel as well.
Yeah...or other format, like divx/mkv;
The problem there..is a player which support these formats, and there aren't that many. Another problem with these is converting takes a long time...especially one doesn't have a fast computer.
They are meant to be used in PC drives, mostly.
My first DVD rendering took about a day.
This was back in the Pentium 2 days. Later I was able to render in the field with my Acer ter-600 in 6 hours. Back then it was considered magic to get a DVD in a day. I could do this overnight.
Of course I used punch cards to program so my patience is not tested by the Keuriq coffee makers as it is with some.
Riddle me this Batman...
Why not save the disc burning process and put the HD file onto a thumbdrive? If the specific HD file can be played by a given BR player, it should play the same file from a thumb drive and you won't be limited to the space available on a standard DVD. Seems like this should work.
If you ever used Samsung BD players.
You would think some Joker was on the programming staff. I'm not Kid'man you not that some Catwoman will scratch your eyes out over how DLNA, USB and what's on DVD will play just like the odds are with Two Face's lucky coin.
This is why I simply choose Oppo
Better support, and a much better product out of the box that plays all sorts of files.
I wish I had named some other names.
But let's face it. CONSUMERS do not want to fiddle. They just want. That is, toss a file/video/mp3/DVD/CD/stick or stone at the player and for it to just work.
If you have seen the no-name players they started off being real finicky (but cheap) and got better. Not great, just better. Today I hate to write that Sam is still too finicky but I think I know why.
It's the patents and money. We see Microsoft dropping DVD playback on Windows 8 because of the 2 buck fee to MPEGLA per OS copy. Some dispute that but that's the number I see over and over.
Those decoder fees could add up fast.
You are 110% right. Most people don't want to fiddle, especially on a dedicated disc player, let alone a personal computer.
OTOH, I think the lack of DVD playback w/ W8 is somewhat of a non-issue given that most people buy PCs with bundled software installed that includes the DVD playback functionality. Throw in the fact that digital downloads have started to take a hefty chunk of the viewing space and it's probably nothing to be too upset about. I still use VLC, etc. anyway.
FWIW, Article @ Geek.com covering this-