An ISO image file is a complete copy of the entire CD, DVD, or Blu-ray disc with a .iso filename extension. You can get ISO image files through various methods, like downloading online, getting from CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs, burning ISO image files from videos, etc. Since an ISO image file is a single copy of CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc, you could not only get ISO image files from these discs, but also burn ISO to DVD/CD/Blu-ray discs on multiple platforms.

This post would introduce you to several effective solutions to burn ISO to DVD disc on Windows (including Windows 10) and Mac with different tools. You could read through it and then make a comparison by yourself to decide which one meets your needs.

Get Prepared for Burning ISO to DVD

To backup ISO file to DVD, an ISO DVD burner tool is needed. Find a proper backup program and make sure you're allowed to back up your source ISO files, which means the ISO files are not encrypted. Leawo DVD Copy helps you burn ISO to DVD disc freely in only 3 simple clicks. If you get DVD+RW or DVD-RW discs, Leawo DVD Copy could even help you clean target writable DVD discs and then burn ISO file to DVD disc with ease.

Meanwhile, since you're going to burn an ISO file to DVD disc, it's for sure you need to get a source ISO image file and a DVD (blank writable DVD-R or DVD+R, or DVD+RW/DVD-RW disc). Besides these, you need to get a computer that has DVD recorder drive installed, so you could insert the target DVD disc into the drive. Therefore, things you need to prepare to include:

  • 1. Download and install a professional DVD burner on your computer.
  • 2. Windows PC that runs on Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8, or 8.1 (Mac users should run Mac OS X 10.6 or newer), with DVD recorder drive installed.
  • 3. A DVD disc (blank writable DVD-R/DVD+R, or DVD-RW/DVD+RW disc) according to your needs.
  • 4. Source ISO image file.

Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 10/8/7 with Windows Disc Image Burner

Since the Windows 7 beta 1, Microsoft has introduced a built-in utility to help Windows users to burn ISO to DVD/CD/Blu-ray discs directly. That is Windows Disc Image Burner. With Disc Image Burner, you don't need any 3rd-party ISO burner software to burn unprotected ISO files to DVD/CD/Blu-ray discs. It's quite simple and easy for you to make use of Disc Image Burner on burning ISO to DVD Windows 10/8/7.

How to Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 10/8/7 with Disc Image Burner

1. Insert a writable DVD disc into the disc recorder drive.
2. Right click the ISO image file and click "Burn disc image"
3. Select Disc burner if you have multiple disc burners.
4. Click the Burn button to start burning ISO to DVD on Windows 10/8/7.


  1. If you want to verify that the disc image was burned correctly to the disc, select the Verify disc after burning check box. For example, if the integrity of disc image file is critical (for example, the disc image file contains a firmware update), you should select this check box.
  2. Windows Disc Image Burner is available for Windows 7 and later Windows versions. Windows users who use Vista or XP could check the Part 3: Burn ISO to DVD Disc with 3rd-party Tools to get desired solutions on ISO to DVD burning.

Burn ISO to DVD on Mac with Disc Utility

Just like Windows, Apple also built in an ISO to DVD burner utility in iMac and MacBook for Mac users to burn ISO to disc of DVD, CD or Blu-ray. That is Disc Utility. Disk Utility is an application that's built into OS X and can perform lots of useful and even scary actions. Experienced users find frequent need of this handy tool but those newer to the Mac experience are often cautioned to steer clear.

Where is Disc Utility on Mac

The very first thing that might be confusing is where Disc Utility on Mac locates. To novices, it's hard to find Disc Utility on MacBook or iMac. You need to dig a little deeper to access Disc Utility on Mac. By summarizing, here are 2 ways to open Disc Utility on Mac to help you burn ISO to DVD disc on Mac.

  1. Open the Disk Utility app by navigating to "Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility".
  2. Make use of shortcut keys: Launch the Applications folder by clicking Command-Shift-A and then click Command-Shift-U to open the Utilities folder. You could see the Disc Utility in the Utilities folder.

How to Burn ISO to DVD on Mac with Disc Utility

1. Insert a writable DVD disc into the disc recorder drive.
2. Luanch Disc Utility and then click "File > Open Disc Image" to add ISO file.
3. Select source ISO file and then click the "Burn" button.
4. Click Burn button to start burning ISO to DVD disc with Disc Utility.

Burn ISO to DVD Disc with 3rd-party Tools

Besides the abovementioned preset ISO to DVD burner solutions, there are abundant 3rd-party ISO to DVD burner software tools available on the market. Various ISO to DVD burners could either help you burn ISO file to DVD-9 or DVD-5 disc in only a few simple clicks.

1. Copy ISO to DVD Disc with DVD Copy Software

Most DVD copy software tools would support to copy ISO to DVD disc without quality loss. The difference might lie in whether they could copy protected ISO to DVD disc or not, how long the ISO to DVD burning progress will take and the burned DVD disc quality. Leawo Blu-ray Copy offers you the best and easiest ISO to DVD disc burning service that could be finished in only 3 steps.

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    1:1 DVD Backup
    Copy DVD in 3 different copy modes
    Burn ISO image to DVD disc with ease
    Retain subtitles and audio tracks at will
    Remove disc protection such as CSS and region restriction
    Support Backup of DVD-9 and DVD-5
    Compress DVD-9 to DVD-5 disc
    Easy to use interface for both novices and veteran

Download and install Leawo DVD Copy via the links provided above. This DVD Copy software is free to download and install, with no malware, spyware or advertisement included. Meanwhile, you need to get other things ready, including: computer with DVD disc recorder drive, blank and writable DVD disc, and original ISO image file. Internet connection is also required. With all these things ready, you could follow the below steps to learn how to copy ISO to DVD with Leawo DVD Copy.

1. Add source ISO file by clicking the drop-down arrow and selecting "Add iso file" option.
2. Insert blank and writable DVD disc into disc drive and then do related settings on "Add iso file" panel.
3. Click the "Burn" button to start burning and copying ISO image file to DVD disc.

2. Copy ISO to DVD Disc with DVD Creator Software

Another reliable DVD burning tool that offers a lot of customizability features and blazing fast burning speeds is Leawo Blu-ray Creator. It is an all-inclusive DVD burner software, that could burn any of your images, videos or audios (from more than 180 formats) to DVD. It supports burning ISO to DVD-9 or DVD-5 disc, and it even comes with a disc menu templates menu, so that you can richly customize your DVD menu. You can turn your flat 2D videos into 3D videos with this software, as well as the ability to remove noise in the source videos with just a simple click. With the support for Intel Quick Sync acceleration technology, Leawo Blu-ray Creator is one of the fastest BD-burning software you can find to create DVDs out of videos in various formats. The supported DVD outputs include DVD-R, DVD-R/DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD_RW, DVD+RW/DL, DVD+R, DVD+R/DL. PAL/NTSC TV standards are both supported, and you can learn more about this software from the product page. To burn your ISO file onto a DVD disc, follow the steps below:

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    Burn Blu-ray/DVD with 180+ formats supported
    Make Blu-ray/DVD photo slideshow with ease
    40+ disc menu templates preset
    DIY disc menu via menu designer

1. Make sure your ISO file is ready, then insert a blank writable DVD disc into your disc drive.
2. Click the "Add Video” button, followed by “Add ISO file” from the drop-down menu to add ISO file. Alternatively, you can drag and drop your file into the frame in the center of the interface.
3. Customize the DVD menu. Choose a desired template from a callout panel and alter the background music or image according to personal preferences.

The Windows Disc Image Burner is applicable to Windows 10/7/8, and if you are using previous Windows versions, you may need to try the 3rd-party ISO to DVD burner tools mentioned in this post. The Windows Disc Image Burner is applicable for burning unprotected ISO files to disc, and for protected ISO to disc burning, you have to try the 3rd-party ISO to DVD burner software. In this case, Leawo DVD Copy and Leawo Blu-ray Creator will help you to copy both protected and unprotected ISO image files to DVD disc on Mac and PC.