February 01, 2009, 9:19 PM — Many friends ask me how to burn a playable DVD with the movie or video that downloaded from YouTube, Torrent, TV Shows or DVD Rip, etc, so I wrote a step by step guide to share my experience in a few simple steps, here's how to burn almost any video file on your computer to a playable DVD.
The tool you need is ConvertXtoDVD, I have tried many DVD Burning software such as Nero, Roxio, DVD Flick, etc. They are neither expensive nor working poor. But convertxtodvd do a great job, I have burned 200+ DVD movies with it, works pretty well all the time, and the burning speed is fast.
Now, let’s start the guide about burning movie to a playable DVD..
Step1, Download and install convertxtodvd ( you can free download it directly from here, , about 16.1MB ), and then run it.
The software supports many different languages including English, Finnish, Dutch, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Spanish etc. You can select your native lauguage by clicking "Settings -> Lauguage".
Tip: From "Window" menu, you can add "Video Preview", "Information" or "Log" to the interface.
Step2. Load movie files into convertxtodvd by clicking “File -> Add video file”. You can add several video clips at one time, ConvertXtoDVD will join and burn the video clips into one movie file.
ConverxtoDVD supports all popular videos including AVI, MPEG, MKV, VOB, WMV, MP4, etc. You can select anyone according to your need.
Menu: You can customize background image, set title font and items font, Change the title name from "My DVD" to what you like, etc. From "Video Preview" window, you will immediately see the effects you are setting.
Add subtitles: You can add separate subtitles in your DVD video, right-click "subtitle (0 stream)" and choose "Add Subtitle channel". The program supports STR subtitles and SUB & IDX combination. If you can not add subtitles successfully, please check whether your subtitle file and your video file are in the same folder and give them the exact same name keeping only the extension. For example, in "My movies" folder, there is cartoon.avi and cartoon.srt.
Add chapters: You can also add custom chapter point by right-clicking "Chapter (0 entry)" and select "Add chapter".
Change Menu text: Double-click "Menu text" to rename.
Step3. Click "Convert" button to start the conversion to build a playable DVD-format video.
Step4. You need to use the "Burn result to DVD" option to burn the converted movie to DVD, or burn it manually. Select "Action -> Burn an already converted project", choose the VIDEO_TS folder in your working directory. Insert a blank DVD+R(W) or DVD-R(W) in your drive and the burning process should be start automatically in 15 seconds.
Done! Just so easy to convert and burn movie to DVD!
More optional settings before converting
Set working directory: Browse "Settings -> General" to configure where the ready-to-be-burned DVD files will be placed.
Set NTSC & PAL mode: If "Video Standard" is set to "Automatic" in "TV Format" tab, then ConvertXtoDVD will apply the same standard according to your source file. If your source file's Frame Rate is 23.976 or 29.700, it is NTSC. And if it's 25.00, it's PAL. If you want all your burned DVDs to be PAL or NTSC, just make one as a default Video Standard.
Set Fullscreen & Widescreen: Click "Settings -> TV Format" and set "TV Screen" to "Automatic", "4:3" or "16:9".
Burn DVD directly: If you want to burn DVD immediately after converting, please check "Burn result to DVD" in "Burning" tab. Here, you can also set burning speed slower in order to avoid those annoying errors that are common when burning faster.
Quality and Speed: In "Encoding" tab, If you like the burned DVDs' video and audio quality will be as high as possible, please select "High quality / Slow encoding" from "Encoding quality/speed". In fact the converting speed is not slow at all. Certainly, if you think the speed is the most important factor, use the "Low quality / slow encoding" option.
Burn to DVD9 (8.7GB) or DVD5 (4.3GB): As usual, keep the default "DVD-5" no change. If you have many video files to convert or the videos are very long, please choose "DVD-9" from "Target size" in "Encoding" tab. Note: A DVD5 disk can carry over 2 hours of converted video with high quality.