How to Convert MP4 to DVD for Any DVD-Player (6 Easy Ways)

How to Convert MP4 to DVD

This tutorial will show you step by step how to convert and burn MP4 to a DVD that will play on any DVD player – in a few different ways using paid and free software.

This tutorial will also show you how to add subtitles to your DVD.

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Converting MP4 to DVD player format using free and paid ($) software:


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How to Convert and Burn MP4 to DVD using ConvertXtoDVD

ConvertXtoDVD is a program for converting and burning video files to video DVDs that will play on any DVD player.

It's easy to use and has some great features to get a fully working DVD in no time.

Highlights:

If you want more information about ConvertXtoDVD, then click here.

(You can also download it and try it for free for 7 days)

Tip: If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then place the subtitle file in the same folder as the MP4 video file and make sure that the subtitle file has the same file name as the MP4 video file.

Example:

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

2. Open ConvertXtoDVD.

3. Click on the (+) button.

4. Go to the MP4 video file stored on your computer.

5. Select the video file.

6. Click on Open.

ConvertXtoDVD will now load the video file.

7. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then click on the subtitle button located below the preview player.

add subtitle to mp4 video file in convertxtodvd

If you don't see the subtitle button, then click on the video (main title).

mp4 video in convertxtodvd

It's possible that your subtitle file is already loaded in ConvertXtoDVD. If not, then click on the add subtitle to mp4 video in convertxtodvd (subtitle +) icon, select your subtitle file and click on Open.

8. 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.

edit mp4 video file in convertxtodvd

9. If you want to edit the DVD menu, then click on the Edit Menu button, edit your menu and click on OK (bottom right).

10. If you want to change the DVD format (NTSC or PAL), then click on Default Settings (located in the top menu) and choose Output format from the drop-down menu, then select the DVD format and click on OK. NTSC or PAL depends on the region where you live.

11. Click on the Convert button located at the bottom.

ConvertXtoDVD will first convert your MP4 video file to DVD format and then burn it to 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.

How to Convert and Burn MP4 to DVD using DVD Flick

You can download DVD Flick here.

Tip: If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then place the subtitle file in the same folder as the MP4 video file and make sure that the subtitle file has the same file name as the MP4 video file.

Example:

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

2. Open DVD Flick.

3. Click on Add title located at the top right.

dvd flick side menu

4. Go to the MP4 video file stored on your computer.

5. Select the video file.

6. Click on Open.

DVD Flick will now load the video file.

7. Click on Project Settings located in the toolbar.

dvd flick menu

8. You will have a lot of options, but for most people, the options are already set for the best quality.

There are however a few options you might want to change, like:

Click on Accept to save the Project Settings.

9. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, click on Edit title located at the right sidebar and then click on Subtitle tracks.

dvd flick side menu

It's possible that DVD Flick has already included your srt subtitle file.

If not, then click on Add, select the srt subtitle file (stored on your PC), click on Open and click on Accept when the subtitle file is added.

10. If you want to add a menu to your DVD, then click on Menu settings located in the toolbar.

dvd flick menu

Here you will have the following options:

Click on Accept to save your menu settings.

11. Click on Create DVD located in the toolbar.

dvd flick menu

DVD Flick will first convert your MP4 video file to DVD format and then burn it to 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.

How to Convert and Burn MP4 to DVD using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

You can find Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate here.

Tip: If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then place the subtitle file in the same folder as the MP4 video file and make sure that the subtitle file has the same file name as the MP4 video file.

Example:

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

2. Open Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.

3. Click on Burn in the top menu.

4. Click on + Add Files ▼ at the top left.

An Open window will appear.

5. Go to the MP4 video file stored on your computer.

6. Select the video file.

7. Click on Open.

Wondershare Video Converter will now load the video file.

8. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then make sure that the subtitle file is selected.

mp4 video and srt subtitle wondershare video converter

Usually, it's selected by default if you placed the subtitle file in the same folder as the video file and gave it the same file name.

If the subtitle file is not selected you click on the button, click on Add Subtitles, select the subtitle file and then click on Open.

9. If you want to edit the video (trim, cut, crop, add effect, rotate, etc.), then click on one of the icons located underneath the video thumbnail, edit your video and then click on OK to save.

edit video in Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

10. On the right side (panel) you will have the following DVD settings:

11. Click on the Burn button at the bottom right.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate will first convert your MP4 video file to DVD format and then burn it to 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.

How to Convert and Burn MP4 to DVD using WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

You can find WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe here.

Tip: If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then place the subtitle file in the same folder as the MP4 video file and make sure that the subtitle file has the same file name as the MP4 video file.

Example:

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

2. Open WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

3. Click on Video at the top left.

4. Go to the MP4 video file stored on your computer.

5. Select the video file.

6. Click on Open.

WinX Video Converter will now load the video file.

When it's done loading it will show an Output Profile window.

7. Click on DVD Profile located under Output Profile Category.

8. Select a DVD format.

NTSC DVD Format or PAL DVD Format (depends on the region where you live).

select dvd format in WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Tip: If you want the best quality, then turn the switch to HQ.

Note: Converting in higher quality will take longer.

9. Click on the OK button at the bottom right.

10. If you want to add subtitles to your video you click on Subtitle Disabled or sometimes you will see No Subtitle.

Now you will have the following two options:

add subtitles to mp4 in winx hd video converter deluxe

11. If you want to edit the video (trim, cut, crop, adjust audio volume, etc.), then click on Edit, edit your video and click on Done to save.

edit mp4 video file in winx hd video converter deluxe

12. Click on the RUN button at the bottom right.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe will first convert your MP4 video file to DVD format and then burn it to 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.

How to Convert and Burn MP4 to DVD using DVDStyler

You can download DVDStyler here.

Tip: If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then place the subtitle file in the same folder as the MP4 video file and make sure that the subtitle file has the same file name as the MP4 video file.

Example:

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

2. Open DVDStyler.

A Welcome window will appear.

3. Select Create a new project (if not already selected).

Note: If the Welcome window does not appear, then click on File at top left and choose New.

create a new dvd in dvdstyler

4. At Disc label, you enter a disc label.

5. At Disc capacity, you select the capacity of your DVD.

6. At Video bitrate, you make sure that "Auto" is selected.

7. At Audio bitrate, you select the same audio bitrate as your MP4 video file.

8. At Video Format, you select NTSC or PAL.

NTSC is recommended for North American countries and Japan and PAL is recommended for all other countries.

9. At Aspect Ratio, you select 4:3 or 16:9.

10. Click on the OK button.

A Select template for DVD menus window will appear.

11. Select a template and click on the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Or if you don't want to use a template for your DVD menu, then click on the No template button at the bottom of the window.

12. Click on the Video+ (Add File) button at the top.

add file button in dvdstyler

A Choose a file window will appear.

13. Go to the MP4 video file stored on your computer.

14. Select the video file and if you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then select the subtitle file(s) also.

15. Click on Open.

DVDStyler will now load the video file (and subtitles if selected).

At the bottom of DVDStyler, you can view the available space (time in minutes) on your DVD (e.g., 87/136 Minutes).

16. You can also create and design a menu for your DVD. Creating a DVD menu is optional.

To edit your title, thumbnail and buttons, right-click on it and choose Properties.

dvdstyler dvd menu example

17. If you want to save the project, then click on the save button at the top.

save project in dvdstyler

18. Click on the burn button at the top.

create and burn dvd using dvdstyler

A Burn window will appear.

19. If you want to preview the finished DVD before burning, then check the box next to Preview and select a media player.

20. Click on the Start button at the bottom of the window.

DVDStyler will first convert your MP4 video file to DVD format and then burn it to 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.

If you selected Preview, a preview will be shown after the DVD is created, but before the burning of the DVD.

How to Convert and Burn MP4 to DVD using QtlMovie

QtlMovie is a simple specialized graphical front-end to FFmpeg and other free media tools.

You can download QtlMovie here.

Tip: If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then place the subtitle file in the same folder as the MP4 video file and make sure that the subtitle file has the same file name as the MP4 video file.

Example:

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

2. Open QtlMovie.

3. Click on the Browse button at the top right.

browse button for opening a video file in qtlmovie

An Open Movie File window will appear.

4. Go to the MP4 video file stored on your computer.

5. Select the video file.

6. Click on Open.

7. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then:

add subtitles to dvd in qtlmovie

8. At Output file, you select Burn DVD.

9. Click on the Start button.

QtlMovie will first convert your MP4 video file to DVD format and then burn it to 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.


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