# File format changes from MPEG to .DVD

I have an issue with rendering an animation. I set the file format to mpeg but when it finishes rendering the output file that it gives me is '.dvd'. How do I solve this problem?

• Open up the Encoding panel and choose h264 from the Presets dropdown in order to encode it as mpg file. – p2or Dec 7 '15 at 16:36
• on the rendered file just change the extension from .DVD to .mpg – user1853 Dec 7 '15 at 17:27
• @poor that will render an mpeg 4 (part 10) file... but what to do if the desired output is mpeg2 ? – user1853 Dec 7 '15 at 19:45
• @cegaton Oops misread the question... You are right MPEG-2 always results in .dvd - renaming also works here. – p2or Dec 7 '15 at 19:55
• I prefer to use Xvid under output and Xvid also under encoding that works better for me – John Jan 6 '16 at 15:02

Here some steps that you can follow:

1. Set the video format to FFMPEG
2. Go in the Encoding drop-down just below the color settings in the bottom-left corner of the drop-down
3. In the Video drop-down, in the Video Codec settings, choose the H.264 settings ( I think your problem is that there might be a default setting in Blender)
4. Just to be safe Double-Check the Steps.
5. Check if there is any bug, or consult a video tutorial on how to report one

I know I'm a little late to the party, but this is more for anybody else that has this problem and stumbles upon this in the future. I am also new to blender and tried to render as an .mpeg file. I also got the .dvd file problem. Here's what I did (there may be better ways, but this is just what I came up with on the spot(it worked)). I'm using a Windows 10 computer.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC1rLDwHaY0 (shows how to change file type, pretty sure there are tutorials for any other OS you might have to do this) If this works, skip to: step 5.

2. If changing to mp4 doesn't work, load the original file into Movie Maker.