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How to burn video files to DVD

March 25th, 2009
I have a lot of video files, including movies downloaded from internet, videos I took using DVR, etc. If I want to watch them on big screen, how can I burn these video files to DVD and make it play on home DVD player?

Here is another guide about How to burn AVI/MOV/WMV/MPEG to DVD for DVD Player, you can have a look.

At the very begginning, you should know what  the difference is  between different DVD burner drivers. Different DVD burners use different DVD discs. DVD+R/DVD+RW uses DVD+R/DVD+RW disc, DVD-R/DVD-RW uses DVD-R/DVD-RW disc. Generally, we just use DVD+R/DVD-R discs. You can  distinguish them from the different disc space.

DVD+R and DVD-R are all have a storage space of 4.7GB, however actually, DVD+R (single layer) has a storage space  of 4.384Gib, DVD-R (single layer) has a storage space of 4.378Gib.  1GB=1000 megabytes, 1Gib=1024 mebibytes.

A basic video DVD is made up of 3 parts:

  • vob files: VOB stands for DVD Video Object. It is basically one of the core files found on DVD-Video discs and contains the actual movie data.
  • ifo files: In video editing, IFO normally refers to a file on DVD-Video disc and stands for InFOrmation. While the main content of DVD-Video disc are the VOB files which contain the actual MPEG-2 audio, video and subtitle streams, the IFO files provide information for DVD player where DVD-Video disc’s chapters start, where certain audio tracks are located, etc.
  • bup files: BUP files found on DVD-Video discs are simply backup copies of IFO files and are only needed if the original IFO on disc gets corrupted.

This is the reason why ordinary data DVD burner cannot create video DVD, even if you have burn the vob files to DVD disc.  Now, let me show you how to burn video files to DVD.

I suggest you use Wondershare Video to DVD Burner, it is a powerful yet easy to use DVD burner tool. Support all kinds of common video formats including AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, WMV, ASF, RM, FLV, RMVB, DAT and MOV.   Support both single layer and dual layer discs of DVD+R/DVD-R/DVD+RW/DVD-RW.

Step 1. Organize your slideshow
Click the ‘Load file’ button to load the video files you want to burn. Then drag & drop the loaded files from the Collections pane to the slideshow storyboard to start organize your slideshow. You can sort the order of the video files in a slideshow by drag them in the storyboard. Click the Add Slideshow button to add a new slideshow. A slideshow will become a menu unit when you create DVD menus.

Video to DVD Burner

Step 2: Apply Effects
Click the Effect tab and you will see all the available transitions in the Effect pane, to apply a transition, you can just drag and drop it to into the slideshow storyboard. Click it to see the preview in the preview window.

Video Transition

Step 3: Customize DVD menu (Optional)
Click the Menu tab to customize your DVD menu. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. To apply a template, frame or button, you can just double click it. You can even add text, background music and background image to customize the menu.

Video to DVD Menu

Step 4 Preview your video slideshow(s)
Click the Preview tab to preview your slideshow project by click the preview control buttons. This step is to help you decide if everything is what you have expected. If not, you can go back to any of the previous steps to make changes to your project. After burning the video to DVD, you can control this menu using remote.

Step 5 Start Burning
After you finish the four steps above, click the Burn tab to prepare for burning your project. If you want o burn your project directly to the DVD disc you have inserted in your DVD-ROM, you can just select “DVD” in the “Burn to” field, specify a temp folder (used to save the generated temporary files), select your DVD drive and burning program (either built-in or your own burning application), select, select your TV Standard and output aspect ration, and click Start to burn your project.
If you just want to create DVD files or an ISO file for the current project, you can just select the “DVD Folder” or “ISO file” option, specify a folder to save them, and click Start to generate DVD files or ISO onto your computer.

Burn Video to DVD

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  1. Sam
    October 22nd, 2009 at 01:53 | #1

    When my video copied it copied in slow motion?? Any ideas??

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