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How to Convert Video to DVD and Back

This tutorial is relevant for the Windows version of Movavi Video Converter.
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You’ve shot a video with your camera and now you want to watch it on your DVD player. Or maybe you want to free up some hard drive space and burn your movies to DVD. Either way, you'll need to convert your files to DVD format, since not all DVD players can read AVI, WMV, MKV, MP4, or 3GP formats, the most common formats for video shot with mobile phones and camcorders.

Movavi Video Converter is your easy answer to questions like “How can I convert video to DVD?” or “How can I convert AVI to DVD?” With this handy tool, you can transfer your files to the MPG format, which is compatible with most DVD players, in just a couple of clicks. Find out how with our step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Install DVD Converter

Download DVD Converter from the Movavi website and install it. This fast, easy-to-use Windows software supports more than 180 file formats, so you can go beyond just converting MP4, WMV or AVI to DVD and vice versa to resizing your video and performing basic editing tasks.

Step 2: Choose a File for Conversion

Choose a File for Conversion

Launch the Converter and click the Add Video button in the upper left corner. Choose one or multiple files to convert to DVD.

Step 3: Choose a Format

Choose a format

To choose an output format, click the Convert to field in the lower part of the Converter interface to open the list of available formats. Then click Video and audio formats, open the DVD-Compatible Video category, and select a preset. DVD Converter enables you to encode video in both PAL and NTSC standards, which have different resolutions – modern players usually support both formats. You can also choose high, medium or low quality – the final file size will be significantly affected by your choice here.

Step 4: Convert Your File to DVD

Convert your File to DVD

Click Browse and choose the destination for the converted video or videos. The converted file may be larger than the original, so make sure you have enough free hard disk space.

Finally, click Convert and just wait until the conversion is complete. If the file is large, the process can take several minutes.

Step 5 (Optional): Burn Files to DVD

When the conversion is complete, the folder with the converted video will open automatically. Now you can watch your movie on your PC, mobile phone or DVD player.

If you want to burn your files to DVD, try Movavi Video Suite – a useful collection of multimedia processing programs. In addition to video conversion, editing, and capture, the suite can also help you with burning videos to DVD.

With Movavi Video Suite installed, just check the Burn to DVD checkbox beneath the Destination line before launching the conversion process. Once your files have been converted, you will see the DVD burning module with your files already added to its list. All you need to do then is make sure you've inserted a writable DVD into your computer's DVD drive and then click Burn Disc. Thanks to the intelligent DVD-compatible preset, the files will not need to be re-encoded into DVD format, which means your DVD will be ready within minutes!

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