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Easy Ways to Convert and Burn Video to DVD

"I have recorded some video clips with my camcorder. I want to put them together and convert these videos onto a DVD disc. Is there any suggested video to DVD converter to help me convert and burn video to DVD disc on my Windows 8?"

Such case might happen to most shutterbugs. With a camcorder, we could take any picture and record beautiful scene video freely. To convert video to DVD is a wonderful choice for either future reviewing or convenient sharing. Once you have been clear what you want to create, a Data DVD disc or DVD Video disc, you will have no problem in converting video to DVD.


Part 1: About Video to DVD Converting

Simply speaking, video to DVD converting is to transfer video to DVD disc or convert video to DVD folder or ISO image file for later authoring to DVD disc. Making clear of which kind of DVD content, Data DVD or DVD Video, to make directly leads you to different video to DVD converter tools.

"DVD-Video" is a DVD format playable on DVD players and computers. Commercial and rental DVDs are in DVD-Video format. DVD-Video format is recommended if you wish to share your videos on DVDs with families and friends, as the format is playable on most DVD players.

"Data DVD" is a DVD format that stores videos as data files on DVD. Contents on Data DVD can be edited on computers, or extra contents can be added later. Data DVDs can be played on computers. For playing back on a stand alone DVD player, the player needs to support the data format of the DVD. Data DVD format is recommended for PC users who wish to edit videos or add extra data on created DVDs.

With being clear of what kind of DVD disc you want to make, you could get more clearly which video to DVD converter to use and how to convert video to DVD.


Part 2: How to Burn Video to DVD on Mac/Windows

It is far beyond difficult to transfer video to DVD once you know what you want to get. Below I would like to share 2 ways to burn video to DVD on Mac/Windows computer for different purposes. You could freely follow the instructions to get what you want.

How to Transfer Video to Data DVD

#1. Insert DVD disc

Insert DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD+RW disc into DVD recorder drive.

#2. Open DVD drive

On your computer, open the DVD recorder drive hard disk.

$3. Copy & Paste

Copy and paste source videos onto DVD drive disk

#4. Eject DVD disc

After pasting, eject DVD disc. The video to DVD data disc transfering is done.

It should be noted that DVD discs burned in this way could only be played back on computer, not playable on standalone DVD players. This solution is convenient, mostly used for storing data and files.

How to Burn Video to DVD Video Playable on any DVD Player

The second way is to burn video to Video_DVD disc that could be played on DVD players, TV and comptuers. This requires you to use Leawo DVD Creator, which offers professional yet easy to use DVD burning solution to help you convert and burn video to DVD disc playable on any DVD player. This DVD burning software is available in both Windows and Mac versions.

1. Add source video

Launch this Video to DVD converter and then click the "Add Video" button to browse and add source video files in. You could add multiple video files in different formats.

Note: Set output disc type (DVD-9 or DVD-5, according to the disc you've inserted into the drive if you want to convert video to DVD disc), aspect ratio and frame rate at the bottom. You could play back loaded iPad videos, and edit iPad video files like trimming video length, cropping video size, rotating video angle, adding image or text watermark, changing video effect, etc.

2. Add a disc menu (optional)

Select a disc menu template on the right sidebar. You could preview selected disc menu by clicking its middle. On the preview panel, click the pencil icon to edit disc menu, like adding background music/video/image, title and text editing, etc.

3. Burning settings

Click the big green "Burn" button to finish video to DVD burning settings, including: "Burn to", "Disc Label" and "Save to" options.


  1. You could set DVD video mode of output DVD disc. Click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then select "Burn" tab to do this (Mac users click the "Preferrence > Burn to" option on the menu bar to set DVD video mode). You could select from NTSC and PAL (NTSC TV mode is used in the United States of American and Canada, while PAL is used in Australia, part of Asia, and some European countries).
  2. Insert DVD disc into DVD recorder drive, set output DVD disc type at the bottom of the main interface, and then choose DVD recorder drive as target under "Burn to" option if you want to burn iPad video to DVD disc.
  3. "Burn to" option allows multiple choices.

4. Burn video to DVD

At last, click the bottom "Burn" button to start burning video to DVD disc. After burning, the burnt DVD disc should be able to play back on DVD player, TV and computer freely.

Video Tutorial of Leawo DVD Creator

Part 3: Other Video to DVD Converter Solutions

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