How to convert and burn MP4 to a playable DVD (4 easy ways)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to convert and burn MP4 video files to a playable DVD.

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:

Windows:

Windows and macOS:

Windows, macOS, and Linux:


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How to convert and burn MP4 to a playable 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:

Click here for more information about ConvertXtoDVD.

(You can also download ConvertXtoDVD 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.

Add video files button ConvertXtoDVD

Or click on File located in the top left corner and then click on Add video file(s).

Add video files ConvertXtoDVD

A “select video file” window will appear.

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

5. Select the video file.

6. Click on Open.

Open video file in ConvertXtoDVD

ConvertXtoDVD will now load the video file.

7. To edit the DVD menu, you click on the Edit Menu button.

Edit DVD menu button in ConvertXtoDVD

Now you can select a theme.

If you don't want a menu, then click on the selection menu next to Structure and select No Menu.

Disable DVD menu in ConvertXtoDVD

8. Click on Default Settings located in the top menu and then click on Output format.

Change video output format in ConvertXtoDVD

9. At Format (Video Standard), 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.

Video standard setting in ConvertXtoDVD

10. When you're ready, you click on the Convert button at the bottom.

Convert button in ConvertXtoDVD

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

How to convert and burn MP4 to a playable 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 PC.

2. Open DVD Flick.

3. Click on Add title located on the right side.

Add video button in DVD Flick

A “select video file” window will appear.

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

5. Select the video file.

6. Click on Open.

Open video file in DVD Flick

DVD Flick will now load the video file.

7. Click on Project settings located in the top menu.

Project settings button in DVD Flick

Here you can change settings from basically every aspect of the DVD including audio, video, playback, burning, and general settings.

Most settings are good. But there are some settings you might want to change.

8. On the General tab, you give your disc a title, like the name of the movie.

9. At Target size, you click on the selection menu and then select the size of the disc you're going to burn to (e.g., DVD (4.3 GB)).

DVD Flick project settings general tab

10. On the Video tab, at Target 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. You can click on the [?] button for more information.

DVD Flick project settings video tab

11. On the Burning tab, you check the Burn project to disc option to burn directly to DVD after conversion.

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

13. At Drive, you make sure that the DVD-burner of your computer is selected.

14. At 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.

DVD Flick project settings burning tab

15. Click on the Accept button in the bottom right corner of the “Project settings” window to save the settings.

16. To edit the DVD menu, you click on Menu settings located in the top menu.

Menu settings in DVD Flick

Here you will have the following options:

17. Click on the Accept button in the bottom right corner of the “Menu Settings” window to save the settings.

18. When you're ready, you click on Create DVD located in the top menu.

Create DVD button in DVD Flick

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

How to convert and burn MP4 to a playable DVD using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

You can find Wondershare Video Converter 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.

3. Click on Burn located in the top menu.

Wondershare Video Converter burn option

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

Wondershare Video Converter add files button

A “Open” window will appear.

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

6. Select the video file.

7. Click on Open.

Open video file in Wondershare Video Converter

Wondershare Video Converter will now load the video file.

8. On the right side, you have the following settings:

Wondershare Video Converter burn settings

9. When you're ready, you click on the Burn button in the bottom right corner.

Wondershare Video Converter burn button

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

How to convert and burn MP4 to a playable 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.

QtlMovie browse button

A “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.

Open video file in QtlMovie

QtlMovie will now load the video file.

7. If you want to add subtitles to your DVD, then check the File option located under Subtitles.

But if you don't want to add subtitles, then you can skip step 7 until step 11.

8. Click on the Browse button.

Add subtitles to DVD in QtlMovie

9. Go to the subtitle file stored on your computer.

10. Select the subtitle file.

11. Click on the Open button.

Open subtitle file in QtlMovie

12. At Output file, you select Burn DVD.

Burn DVD option in QtlMovie

13. Click on the Start button.

QtlMovie start button

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


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