How to Burn Movie to Playable DVD for A DVD Player/BD Player

Part 1: The Ultimate Method to Burn Any Video to DVD

Vidmore DVD Creator is a versatile DVD burner that converts any video and audio files into a standard DVD or Blu-ray disc/ISO/folder, even for HD videos and 4K files. It provides the ready-to-use menu templates and customization templates for the DVD menus and even the advanced editing features to edit the video files.

  1. Burn any video and audio file to a DVD disc for most of the DVD players.
  2. Edit the DVD video with the built-in video editor before burning to DVD.
  3. Choose ready to use DVD menu templates or personalized menu on DVD.
  4. Provide powerful tools to edit the videos and chapters for the DVD disc.

Free Download for Windows

How to Burn a DVD on Windows 10/8/7

Step 1: Download and install the DVD burner, launch the program on your PC. After that, you can choose the DVD Disc menu and insert a blank DVD disc into your DVD drive. Click the Add Media File(s) button to add the videos you want to burn DVD on Windows 10.

Step 2 : Once you have uploaded the videos, you ca

Step 2: Once you have uploaded the videos, you can choose the desired audio track or subtitle for the output DVD disc. Moreover, you can also set the disc type, select the aspect ratio and choose the desired video quality at the bottom before click the Next button.

Step 3 : If you need to further edit the videos or

Step 3: If you need to further edit the videos or manage the chapters, click the Power Tool button to find the advanced features within Video Tools and Chapter Tools. You can edit the video, audio files, subtitles, chapters and even thumbnails for burning DVD on Windows.

Step 4 : After that, you can choose the right DVD

Step 4: After that, you can choose the right DVD menu template from the Menu Template tab on the right side. If you need to design a menu with the desired button and template, you can choose the Custom Template tab. Just view the menu by clicking the Preview button.

Step 5 : Tick the checkbox next to Burn to disc  o

Step 5: Tick the checkbox next to Burn to disc option. After that you can set up the burning settings and playback mode. Otherwise, the DVD burner will optimize the options based on your hardware. Now you can click on the Start button to initiate burning a DVD on Windows 10/8/7.

Part 2. Top 10 Free Windows (10) DVD Burning Software – Feature Comparison

If you still have questions about how to choose the best one from the 10 best free DVD burners for Windows (10/11/8/7), check the feature comparison table below which may give you some suggestion.

Features

WinX DVD Author

Ashampoo Burning Studio Free

ImgBurn

CDBurnXP

BurnAware Free

Burn Videos (VOB, MPEG, AVI, MP4 etc.) to DVD

×

Convert Videos (AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV etc.) to VOB

x

×

×

x

Convert DVD Folder to DVD

x

Create ISO Image

×

Create Title & Chapter Menu for DVD

×

×

x

Add Subtitles for DVD

x

×

×

x

Burn YouTube Video to DVD

×

×

Burn CD

×

Burn video to Bluray Disc

×

Features

Freemake DVD Burner

DeepBurner Free

DVDStyler

Anyburn

InfraRecorder

Burn Videos (VOB, MPEG, AVI, MP4 etc.) to DVD

×

Convert Videos (AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV etc.) to VOB

× × × × ×

Convert DVD Folder to DVD

× × × ×

Create ISO Image

× ×

Create Title & Chapter Menu for DVD

× ×

Add Subtitles for DVD

× × ×

Burn YouTube Video to DVD

×

Burn CD

× ×

Burn video to Bluray Disc

× × ×

Bottom Line

From reviews and feature comparison table, you can find that all the free DVD burning software are very useful to burn data or kinds of videos like MPEG, AVI, MP4, MKV, to DVD discs. Besides basic DVD burning functions, these programs have many bonus features. Take WinX DVD Author as an example. It can create menu, add subtitle for DVD as well and offers an equipped YouTube video downloader for users to burn online videos more conveniently.

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How to burn any video file to a playable DVD using WinX DVD Author

WinX DVD Author is free DVD author software which allows you to easily convert and burn any video file type to a playable video DVD that will play on any DVD player.

You can download WinX DVD Author here.

Note: You can also burn multiple videos to one DVD, but the amount of video files that you can burn to a single DVD depends on the file size of your videos and the capacity of your DVD.

Tip: If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then place the subtitle file in the same folder as the video file and make sure that the subtitle file has the same file name as the video file.

Example:

  • Movie.mp4
  • Movie.srt

1. Insert a blank DVD into the DVD burner drive of your PC.

2. Open WinX DVD Author.

3. Click on Video DVD Author.

4. Click on the (+) button in the bottom left corn

4. Click on the (+) button in the bottom left corner.

A “Open” window will appear.

A “Open” window will appear.

5. Go to the location on your PC where the video file is stored you want to burn to DVD.

6. Select the video file.

7. Click on the Open button.

WinX DVD Author will now load your video file.

WinX DVD Author will now load your video file.

8. If you don’t want to add a menu to your DVD, then uncheck the Create DVD Menu option.

9. Select the correct aspect ratio. 4:3 or 16:9. M

9. Select the correct aspect ratio. 4:3 or 16:9. Most TVs sold today have an aspect ratio of 16:9.

10. Click on the (❱❱) button to cont

10. Click on the (❱❱) button to continue.

11. If you chose to add a menu to your DVD, and thus did not uncheck the Create DVD Menu option, then you can now create the DVD menu (e.g., background, buttons, chapter menu, etc.).

12. When you’re done with the DVD menu, you click on the (❱❱) button to continue.

A “DVD Builder” window will appear.

13. At Device Name, you must make sure that the DVD-writer of your PC is selected.

14. At Write Speed, you can select the burning speed (how fast your DVD will be burned). The top speed depends on your DVD burner and DVD. But I recommend a speed of 4x or 6x as it reduces the chance of a critical error.

15. At Disc Volume, you can enter a label name for your disc.

16. At Output Format, you make sure that the correct video format is selected. NTSC or PAL. The video format depends on the country and region you live in.

17. At Encoder Engine, you can select the quality.

18. When you're ready, you click on the Start butt

18. When you’re ready, you click on the Start button.

WinX DVD Author will now convert your video file t

WinX DVD Author will now convert your video file to DVD format and then burn the video file to a playable DVD. This may take a while. The amount of time it takes depends on your computer’s hardware, the software, maximum speed capacity of your DVD, and the file size of the video file.

Burn a Playable DVD on Mac via Command Line

Writing a video DVD using the command line is very complicated. It’s only suitable for programmers or people who are good at code compilation. There is no command line utility to burn video directly to DVD, you have to produce an ISO image first and then create ISO from DVD. Install the toolboxes on your Mac below:

  • FFmpeg: Used to decode, encode, mux, and demux media files.
  • DVDAuthor: Enable you to author the file and directory structure of DVD-Video movie, as well as create menus, chapters, buttons, and more.
  • genisoimage: Can generate ISO 9660 filesystem images.

How to burn DVD on Mac for DVD player with command line:

  1. Launch the Terminal app on your Mac.
  2. Run the command ffmpeg -i my-video.mp4 -target pal-dvd -aspect 16:9 my_dvd_video.mpg to transcode your video to DVD compatible MPEG2 and AC3. The added video can be any format.Type dvdauthor -o my_dvd/ -t my_dvd_video.mpg to c
  3. Type dvdauthor -o my_dvd/ -t my_dvd_video.mpg to create a DVD folder that contains the “VIDEO_TS” and “AUDIO_TS” from a valid MPEG-2 stream.Type genisoimage -dvd-video -V MY_DVD_NAME -o my_d
  4. Type genisoimage -dvd-video -V MY_DVD_NAME -o my_dvd.iso my_dvd/ to create ISO image.
  5. At last, put a blank disc into your DVD drive and run the command hdiutil burn my_dvd.iso.

Useful Tips

When you burn movie, the success comes from the application that you are using. If you don’t have a preferred one, use the DVD burning software that came with your computer. Most operating systems will have a standard application for burning DVDs. It will save you a lot of compatibility issues that other applications can challenge you with.

“Burn” tends to be the most popular software used

“Burn” tends to be the most popular software used for burning DVDs and it is compatible with most DVD Players. It will help to check some forums and see what software programs are compatible with your operating system before downloading one.

Part 3: How to Burn a DVD on MacBook Free of Charge

What should you do if you need to create a DVD disc on Mac? You can get a built-in DVD burner function as well. It supports all file formats compatible with Mac. Similar to Windows 10 DVD burner, this function can only produce a data disc, but not playable DVD.

Step 1: Create a new folder and move all video files you want to burn to a DVD on Mac into the folder.

Step 2: Right-click on the new folder and choose Burn to Disc on the context menu. When prompted, insert an empty DVD into your computer.

Step 3: Then enter a name for the DVD in the Disc Name box, set the Burn Speed. By default, it is set to the max speed, but you can change it.

Step 4: Now, click the Burn button to begin burning a DVD on Mac.

Bottom Line

To burn movie is easy and accessible for most users. You don’t need to be an IT specialist, but you do need the right equipment. Our Free Burning Studio software can be a great choice for you. If you stick with the basic steps provided above, you will have your cinema at home! The main aspects to pay attention to are your equipment and the size of the movie file.

If these two are compatible, you shouldn’t have any additional problems. Most applications will have several options to help you along the process. They will also have a “help” tool that you can use in case of unexpected issues. But also, the capacity and the speed of your computer is important.

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Part 3. Make a DVD on Mac

iDVD is a product of iLife that developed by Apple for Mac computers. Although it is not a pre-installed DVD burner, all Mac users could use iDVD to make a DVD on their computers. When it comes to the details, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1

Purchase iLife on Apple Store, double-clic Step 1

Purchase iLife on Apple Store, double-click on the installation file and follow the instructions to install iDVD on your Mac computer. After installed, open iDVD in Application folder.

Step 2

Click on the Create a New Project button to start. Select a menu style and customize the DVD menu with iDVD prompts. iDVD also allows users to add music from iTunes library to the DVD menu.

Step 3

After created the DVD menu, drag the video clips you’d like to burn on the DVD and drop it to an appropriate location on the DVD menu.

Step 4

Insert a big enough blank DVD into your Mac computer.

Step 5

Check the settings again and click on the Burn button to begin making a DVD.

iDVD is able to render the project automatically. A few minutes later, you can enjoy the movie on DVD player.

Conclusion

In this article, we introduced multiple methods to burn a video DVD on Windows or Mac computers. For Windows users, DVD Flick is a free way to create a personal DVD. This DVD burner has the capacity to keep video quality by preventing bitrate from falling down 2000 kbit/s. And iDVD is a dedicated DVD maker released by Apple. The process to create a video DVD with iDVD is rather simple. It cannot be denied that DVD Flick and iDVD are better than other DVD burning software; however, DVD Flick is too complicated to ordinary people and iDVD does not provide extensive custom options. On the other hand, Tipard DVD Burner could meet most requirements to burn a DVD. This program is available on both Windows and Mac. And the easy-to-use features simplify the process to create a personal DVD.

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