How to Burn Video Files to DVD that Will Play on Any DVD Player

How to Burn Videos to DVD

This tutorial will show you step by step how to burn video files to a DVD that will play on any DVD player – in a few different ways using free and paid software.

You can burn all kinds of video files, such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV and MKV files to a playable Video DVD.

You will also find instructions for adding srt subtitles to your DVD.

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

Contents

Burning video files to a playable video DVD using:

Paid software:

Free software:

DVD Players and Video Formats

There are many video formats, such as MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, MKV and more formats.

Many modern DVD players support most of these video formats.

But:

There are also many DVD players that only support one video format.

Which video format can be played on a DVD player?

The MPEG-2 video format is supported in all DVD players.

How to Burn Any Video File to a Playable Video DVD using ConvertXtoDVD

allows you to easily convert and burn any video file type to a playable video DVD that will play on any DVD player.

Highlights:

You can find ConvertXtoDVD .

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

  1. Insert a blank DVD into the DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open ConvertXtoDVD.
  3. Click on the load video file in convertxtodvd button.
  4. Go to the location on your computer where the video file(s) is stored that you want to burn to DVD.
  5. Select the video file(s) and click on "Open".
    • Your video file(s) will now be loaded.
  6. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then click on the subtitle button located below the preview player.
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    • If you don't see the subtitle button, then click on the video (main title).
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    • It may be that the subtitle file has already been loaded in ConvertXtoDVD. If not, then click on the load subtitle in convertxtodvd icon, select your subtitle file (.srt) and click on "Open".
  7. If you want to edit the video (trim, cut, crop, adjust audio volume, etc...), then click on one of the buttons located below the preview player and edit your video.
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  8. If you want to edit the DVD menu, then click on the "Edit Menu" button, edit your menu and click on "OK" (bottom right).
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  9. If you want to change the DVD format (NTSC or PAL), then click on "Default Settings" (located in the top menu), choose "Output format" from the drop-down menu and then select the DVD format and click on "OK".
    • "NTSC" or "PAL" depends on the region where you live.
  10. If everything's set the way you want, then click on the "Convert" button located at the bottom.
    • convert and burn video file to dvd using convertxtodvd

ConvertXtoDVD will now convert and burn your video file to a playable DVD. This may take a while. The amount of time it takes depends on your computer's hardware and the size of the video file.

How to Burn Any Video File to a Playable Video DVD using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

is a well known video converter which allows you to easily convert your videos to all kinds of video formats.

And:

With Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate you can also convert and burn your video(s) to a playable Video DVD that will play on any DVD player.

You can find Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate .

  1. Insert a blank DVD into the DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.
  3. Click on "Burn" located in the top menu.
  4. Click on the "Add Files" button.
  5. Go to the location on your computer where the video file(s) is stored that you want to burn to DVD.
  6. Select the video file(s) and click on "Open".
  7. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then click on the "T None" button located at your video.
    • Now you will have 2 options:
      1. Select the subtitle track from the drop-down list
      2. Click on "Add Subtitle" from the drop-down list, go to the location on your PC where the subtitle file is stored, select the subtitle (SRT) file and click on "Open".
  8. At "Burn Settings" located at the right sidebar, you will have the following settings:
    • Change Template: here you can select a theme for the start screen of your DVD
    • DVD Label: here you can enter the name for your DVD
    • Burn to: here you can choose if you want to burn straight to DVD or to a DVD folder (like VIDEO_TS) or to a ISO file
    • Quality: high, standard or fit to disc
    • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 or 4:3
    • More: here you can select a video standard (NTSC or PAL)
  9. Click on the "Burn" button located at the bottom right.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate will now convert and burn your video file to a playable DVD. This may take a while. The amount of time it takes depends on your computer's hardware and the size of the video file.

How to Burn Any Video File to a Playable Video DVD using DVD Flick

DVD Flick is free and open source DVD authoring 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 DVD Flick .

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

  1. Insert a blank DVD into the DVD burner drive of your PC.
  2. Open DVD Flick.
  3. Click on "Add title..." located at the right side.
    • add and edit video in dvd flick
  4. Go to the location on your PC where the video file(s) is stored that you want to burn to DVD.
  5. Select the video file(s) and click on "Open".
    • Your video file(s) will now be loaded.
  6. Click on "Project settings" located in the top menu.
    • Here you can change settings from basically every aspect of the DVD including audio, video, playback, burning and general settings.
    • Most settings are set good enough.
    • But:
    • There are some settings you might want to change, like:
      • General:
        • Title here you can enter a title for your DVD
      • Video:
        • Target format here you can select a DVD format. Choose between "PAL" or "NTSC" (depends on the region where you live). Click on the ? button for more information.
      • Burning:
        • Check "Burn project to disc" to burn directly to DVD after conversion
        • Disc label here you can enter a label name for your DVD
        • Drive make sure that the DVD-burner of your computer is selected
        • Speed here you can choose the burning speed (how fast your DVD will be burned). The top speed depends on your DVD burner and DVD.
    • Click on "Accept" to save the settings.
  7. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, click on "Edit title..." located at the right and then click on "Subtitle tracks".
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    • It may be that the subtitle file has already been loaded in DVD Flick. If not, then click on "Add", select the srt subtitle file (stored on your computer), click on "Open" and when the subtitle file is added, you click on "Accept".
  8. If you want to add a menu to your DVD, then click on "Menu settings" located in the top menu.
    • Here you will have the following options:
      • On the left side you can select a theme for your DVD menu
      • Auto-play menu (if you want your DVD to start playing automatically)
      • Show subtitle menu first
      • Show audio menu first
    • Click on "Accept" to save the settings.
  9. If everything's set the way you want, then click on "Create DVD" located in the top menu.

DVD Flick will now convert and burn your video file to a playable DVD. This may take a while. The amount of time it takes depends on your computer's hardware and the size of the video file.

How to Burn Any Video File to a Playable Video 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 .

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

Note! if you want to add srt subtitles to your DVD, then make sure that the .srt subtitle file(s) is in the same folder as your video file and has exactly the same file name as the video file.

Example:

  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 add video files in winx dvd author (+) button located at the bottom left.
  5. Go to the location on your PC where the video file(s) is stored that you want to burn to DVD.
  6. Select the video file(s) and click on "Open".
    • Your video file(s) will now be loaded.
  7. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then the subtitle file should be included automatically.
    • If you see a blue light with the text SRT next to your video file, then the subtitle file(s) is included.
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    • If the subtitle file(s) is not included, then click on "Subtitle" located next to your video file, click on the add subtitles to dvd in winx dvd author (+) button, select your subtitle file, click on "Open" and then click on the add subtitles to dvd in winx dvd author 2 (✔) button to save.
  8. If you DON'T want to include a DVD menu, then uncheck the box located next to "Create DVD Menu".
  9. Click on the next step button (>>) button to go to the next step.
  10. If you chose to include a DVD menu, then you can style it now (theme, audio, buttons, etc...) and then click on the next step button (>>) button to go to the next step.
  11. Now you will have the following options:
    • DVD Burner
      • Device Name: here you must make sure that the DVD-writer of your PC is selected
      • Write Speed: here you can choose the burning speed (how fast your DVD will be burned). The top speed depends on your DVD-writer
      • Disc Volume: here you can enter a label name for your DVD
    • Output Property
      • Output Folder: here you can choose the location on your computer where WinX DVD Author will save your converted video file (don't worry, after the conversion it will be burned to DVD)
      • Output Format: here you can select a DVD format. Choose between "PAL" or "NTSC" (depends on the region where you live).
      • Encoder Engine: here you can choose the quality
  12. Click on the "Start" button.

WinX DVD Author will now convert and burn your video file to a playable DVD. This may take a while. The amount of time it takes depends on your computer's hardware and the size of the video file.

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