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How to Burn Video to DVD

If you want to make a backup copy of your favorite videos or movies for permanent preservation, then burning video files to a playable DVD would be an excellent option. Below will instruct you on how to burn videos to DVD in details.

Part 1. How to Burn Video to DVD

First of all, you need to download and install Wondershare DVD Creator on your computer. And then simply follow the steps to burn your DVD.

Step 1 Choose DVD Disc Tab

Launch Wondershare DVD Creator and choose disc type as the on-screen instruction requires. Here takes Create a DVD Video disc for example.

choose dvd disc tab

Step 2 Import Videos to Wondershare DVD Creator

Click import icon under the Source tab to add MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV or any other video files that you want to burn to DVD format. Note that you can also directly drag and drop your desired videos.

add video for dvd burning

Then the DVD maker will display the loaded video thumbnails in the left together with the video name and length.

view loaded video thumbnail

If you want to create new Title page, just hit add title icon in the bottom-left side. Similarly, clicking import icon enables you to add videos to the Title.

Step 3 Edit Videos (Optional)

Move the mouse over the video thumbnail, there'll be a pencil-like icon just as the screenshot shows.

get video edit window

Click edit icon and you'll get the Video Edit window, where you can crop/enhance/trim video, add watermark and subtitle as you wish.

edit videos

If you want to change the video order, just select the video and click move up icon or move down icon. Alternatively, you can also right-click the video and choose Move up or Move down to adjust the sequence.

Step 4 Customize DVD Template & Menu

Click the Menu tab in the top, you can see the clear Menu Structure in the left and over 100 free DVD Templates in the right. Double-clicking the template thumbnail would change the default one to your liking.

choose dvd templates

Clicking download template icon would automatically jump to the complete templates of Wondershare DVD Creator, where you can freely download over 100 DVD menu templates ranging from life memory to family themes.

Apart from the DVD templates, there're another 6 tricks that help to customize your DVD.

  1. Click switch icon to change the chapter frame.
  2. change chapter frame

  3. Click customize background icon to customize the background image.
  4. customize background

  5. Click customize background music icon to add or edit background music. Note that Wondershare DVD Creator not only trims music but provides 3 sound effects to enhance the background music.
  6. customize background music

  7. Click add text icon to add text to the main menu for necessary notes. Select the textbox and you'll be able to set the font size, color, etc.
  8. add text

  9. Click customize thumbnail icon to replace the chapter thumbnail with other images.
  10. customize thumbnail

  11. Click create chapter icon to create chapters. You can either manually insert chapter or set Auto Insert Chapter based on your needs.
  12. create chapter

Step 5 Preview DVD Slideshow

After that, switch to the Preview tab to view your DVD creation. You can always go back to Source or Menu tab to make adjustments if you're not that satisfied.

preview dvd slideshow

Step 6 Burn videos like MP4/AVI/MKV/MOV to DVD

Once you're satisfied with the DVD preview, proceed to the Burn tab and preset DVD settings as requested. After that, hit Burn to start burning video file to DVD right away.

burn image to dvd

If you have DVD disc at hand, insert it to the computer and choose Burn to disc. Otherwise, choose Save as ISO.

Part 2. How to Burn Video to Blu-ray Player (Optional)

Aside from converting any video files to DVD, Wondershare DVD Creator also functions as Blu-ray DVD burner that easily transfers video to Blu-ray disc. All you need is to return to Step 1, choose Create a Blu-ray(BDMV) disc and follow the instructions mentioned in Part 1.

burn video to bluray

  • Select Create a DVD Video disc if you want to burn videos to DVD disc.
  • Choose Create a Blu-ray(BDMV) disc if you want to transfer videos to Blu-ray disc.
  • Opt for Open an existing Project file if you already have project file for DVD burning.

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