10 Best DVD Authoring Software for Windows 11/10/8/7 and Mac

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Producing your DVD is not difficult if you use the right DVD authoring software for it. However, if you don't know what DVD or Blu-ray maker software is good, we are here to help you as today we will review the best DVD authoring software.

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List of the best DVD authoring software – free and paid tools

Below is our list of the best free and paid DVD authoring apps, including safe open-source and freeware tools. You will also find prices, pros, and cons, as well as some other alternatives.

Our top choice is Movavi Video Suite as it offers users the ability to create beautiful work with its featured pack and user-friendly interface. We get options like titling, keyframing, PiP, and so much more.

OS: Windows 7/8/10; Mac OS X 10.10 and higher

License: Free trial


  • It is a very quick DVD creating tool with an in-built video editor, compressor, converter, and VHS digitizing tool

  • You get advanced video editing options like chroma-keying, sound transitions, motion tracking, encoding, and ISO burning


  • Limitations of the free trial

The next on our list is DVD Styler. You can use this free DVD authoring software to create custom DVD movies with menus without watermarks. It has a drag-and-drop feature, making it an easy-to-use software. The best part about DVD Styler is that it supports multiple file formats for your videos.

OS: Windows 7/8/10; Mac OS X 10.10 and higher

License: Free


  • Easy, fast, and free

  • The burning of videos is a simple process using DVD Styler


  • You don't get the option to control the size of your DVD

  • After downloading the software, you must install "incredibar" to access its features

DVD Flick is a powerful DVD-authored software that supports multiple video codecs, audio codecs, video formats, and subtitle formats. You can select several video files and convert them into a DVD by combining the features of the DVD Flick.

OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

License: Free


  • Supports more than 60 video and audio codecs and 45 file formats

  • You can import multiple subtitle formats and easily burn videos

  • The software is completely free, and the best part is that you don't have to bear any ads


  • Does not support Mac devices

  • Re-encodes the audio during the video creation process

Bombono is a very nice and minimalistic DVD creator with many great features. You get to have a DVD importing option and subtitle support, including the drag and drop support.

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Linux

License: Free


  • It offers a user-friendly interface and excellent video monitor and view features

  • You get multiple motion menus with live thumbnails and more

  • The software layout is excellent, and the support is good too


  • Doesn’t work for Mac and newer versions of Windows

  • The overall style of Bombono is a bit outdated

DeVeDe is another great DVD writer with very minimal dependencies. It is also one of the fastest video editing software with a straightforward user interface.

OS: Windows XP/Vista/2000/2003

License: Free


  • Offers multiple integration options to create a DVD

  • You get the options of embedded subtitles, resizing, mirroring, rotation, and dual sizing


  • Users must download features manually for each package

  • Doesn’t support Mac and newer versions of Windows

WinX DVD Author is a great DVD authoring software for Windows 10; however, it tends to crash sometimes. It is free software with a built-in encoder and offers its users many DVD-creating features.

OS: Windows 10 or lower

License: Free


  • You don't have to install extra bundles after downloading WinX DVD author

  • You get quite a lot of features, including subtitle insertion, video burning, menu creation, size ratio alteration, and NTSC DVD


  • Even though WinX DVD author claims to support MP4, users have difficulty using that format

The next on our list of DVD authoring software is DVD-lab which has a straightforward user interface and supports various file formats. The software also allows you to create DVDs with chapters and menus using a flow chart model.

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

License: Free


  • Offers you an audio and subtitle setup menu

  • It is a fast software that offers you high-quality output


  • It doesn't support Mac devices

DVD Author Plus is a great example of drag-and-drop video creating software. It lets users create ISO images and create copies of DVDs by doing a few clicks.

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

License: Free trial


  • The process of DVD burning is pretty fast and easy with this software

  • The software supports all disk types but Blu-ray discs


  • There is no inbuilt video editing feature in DVD author plus considering its price

Cisdem DVD Burner is an easy-to-use DVD authoring software for Mac with an inbuilt editor providing high-quality videos. It is also very popular for maintaining a perfect aspect ratio and disc size.

OS: macOS Big Sur/Catalina/Mojave/High Sierra/Sierra

License: Free trial


  • The software does not reduce the quality of videos and audio after burning them

  • There are no compatibility issues as the videos are playable on any CD/DVD player


  • The software does not support Windows systems

Express Burn is a DVD authoring software that uses proprietary optimizing systems and works well on both Windows & Mac. The program is very easy to use with the drag and drop features and allows you to copy DVDs.

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10

License: Free


  • It offers NTSC and PAL support

  • The software works on both Windows and Mac and offers video editing features


  • The layout of the software is a bit outdated and needs some advancement

How to create a DVD with Movavi's DVD authoring software

Movavi Video Suite is the professional DVD authoring software with a screen recorder, in-built video editor, and media files format converter. Let's now discuss how to create a DVD with Movavi’s DVD authoring software in this step-by-step guide.

Step 1. Download, install, and launch the software

First, download the program on your PC. Install Movavi Video Suite by following the on-screen instruction. After installation, launch the software. You’ll see the main window: here, in the Edit video area, select New Project.

Step 2. Add media files

The next step is to select and add the media files from your computer that you need to create your DVD. Click Add Files to add videos to the Media bin. Next, drag the files you’ve added onto the Timeline from the Media bin. You can also use the drag-and-drop feature of Movavi Video Suite to add your files to the program and convert them into a DVD.

Step 3. Edit your video

If your video is too long or you want to cut unneeded parts, use the splitting feature. Place the red marker at the beginning of the segment and click Split, then do the same at the end of that segment. Select the part you’ve separated and hit the Delete button.

If you want to spice up your video, you can access Movavi Video Suite’s editing features like effect packages, background changes, sound settings, music alterations, and so much more. You can also compress the size of your video, add titles, transitions, and stickers. Just use the corresponding tabs in the left part of the program interface.

Step 4. Save the edited video

After you’ve finished editing your video, make sure to save it on your computer. To do this, click the Export button, specify the saving settings, and hit Start. After the video is saved, close the video editor window and open Movavi Video Suite’s main window again.

Step 5. Specify the settings for your DVD

Open the Data tab in the main window and click Launch in the Burn disc area. In the new window that opens, open the Video tab in the top-left corner. Drag your video to the program window.

In the tab on the right side of the program window, you can specify the settings. You can choose the disc type, quality, and aspect ratio. If needed, you can also choose the DVD menu template: just open the DVD menu template list and choose an appropriate option.

Step 6. Burn your video on a DVD

Finally, to burn your DVD, click the Burn Disc button and wait until the burning process is complete.


When it comes to DVD authoring software, you have multiple options, including both free and paid options. We hope you will consider our suggestion and select Movavi Video Suite for converting and editing your videos. Using the software is easy, and it also comes with a free trial.

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