As a commonly used digital video format on the Windows operating system, WMV has been strongly welcomed by many users due to its light size. Over the Internet, you can find a lot of files in the WMV format. For computers, specifically Windows system, WMV is perfectly compatible with most of media players on the computer, such as Windows Media Player. But what may annoy you is that it will not be possible to play WMV on the DVD players directly for some special purpose, like sharing family memories or presenting some personal schedule in the public occasions. Furthermore, it will be also a good choice to use DVD as the backup for the WMV files. But, things don’t stop here. The WMV to DVD conversion can easily fix the problem with ease. Today we are going to elaborate the detailed on how to burn WMV to DVD with the top burning software.
Part 1: Top 3 Freeware Tools to Burn WMV to DVD on Windows
WMV is short for Windows Media Video which is very small in size and very suitable for online playback and transmission. AVI files encapsulate video and audio in one file and allow audio to be played in sync with the video. Similar to the DVD video format, AVI files support multiple video and audio streams. Compared to the ASF format, WMV is an updated version of the former format. Video files in WMV format have a smaller size than ASF files with the same file quality. Starting from WMV7, Microsoft video started to break away from MPEG organization and became incompatible with MPEG-4, becoming an independent codec system. As a traditional video format for Windows, it is quite easy to play WMV on the computer with Windows Media Players. However, in order to burn WMV to DVD, you have to seek help from the third party DVD burning programs. In terms of the Windows compatibility, the following top 3 free DVD burners will be introduced.
No. 1 Windows X DVD Author
As one of most popular DVD burning programs, Windows X DVD Author is capable of burning WMV to DVD free on Windows. As one of the best free burning programs, Windows X DVD Author can allow you to burn a variety of video files to DVD, including WMV, MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, VOB and so on which also supports different disc types, such as DVD +/- R, DVD +/- RW, DVD DL +/- RW. With Windows X DVD Author, you are allowed to edit and customize the DVD menu with several easy steps. This professional WMV to DVD burning tool is able to allow you to download the video from YouTube directly. You don’t have to worry about the complex burning steps, this burner is quite simple in the tutorial steps. However, if you would like to use it as a DVD burner for Mac, maybe it will be less appropriate because it only supports lower OS versions.
No. 2 DVD Flick
With DVD Flick, you can also easily burn WMV to DVD. As a powerful DVD authoring tool, DVD Flick can offer you the comprehensive burning solutions for all kinds of video formats, including WMV, MPEG, AVI, MOV, MP4 and other common videos. Its primary purpose aims at burning various PC video formats to DVD discs that can be perfectly compatible with different standalone DVD players. This DVD burning program can be more suitable for those users who have known a bit about the videos and digital files on the computer. If you are a beginner user, this program may be not user-friendly because its main interface about the burning steps is not so easy to be understood. But this DVD burner can burn your video to DVD disc after encoding.
No. 3 Ashampoo Burning Studio Free
Thirdly, you can also refer to another free burning program – Ashampoo Burning Studio Free. Generally speaking, Ashampoo Burning Studio has several versions, including chargeable version and free version. If you only have the very basic burning needs, then the Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is enough for you. Designed by a German company Ashampoo, Ashampoo Burning Studio can guide you to burn videos to DVD discs with several simple steps, including WMV, AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, FLV and so on. It can’t only rip movies to DVD discs, but also can burn audio CDs and data discs as well. The light blue interface will be another shining point for many users. You can just follow the detailed steps showed on the screen, then you can burn the WMV to DVD with ease and accuracy. But, before starting using it, you have to register the account with your email address to obtain a license key.
Part 2: Top 3 Freeware Tools to Burn WMV to DVD on Mac
If you are running on the Mac system, you can also burn WMV to DVD with some of the top free WMV to DVD Mac burning software. In order to provide you with further information, here top 3 freeware tools to burn WMV to DVD on Mac will be introduced below.
No. 1 Burn
On the top of the recommended list, Burn will be introduced first. As a simple and popular DVD burning program, Burn can be totally free used to burn WMV to DVD with several steps. With simple and intuitive interface, Burn can copy disc contents in various formats, including ISO, CUE, BIN, DMG and so on. Also, it is compatible with all kinds of input video formats. If you would like to burn data, audio and video files, Burn can easily offer you the solution. It has been well-known for its powerful burning functions and light-weight interface, especially for Mac.
No. 2 LiquidCD
LiquidCD is another powerful DVD burner for Mac. It can conveniently burn different audio, data, photos and video files in various formats to DVD discs, including WMV, MOV, FLV, MP4 and other special file formats, including MDF, DAA and GBI. LiquidCD is outstanding in its customized burning features. For example, it can allow you to burn custom hybrid discs at a single time. For the main functions of the burning program, you can be easily instructed once you enter the main interface because the function list has been presented on the top of the main interface. But if you prefer further editing features, then it is hard for you to find within this burner.
No. 3 Zamzar
If you haven’t found any appropriate burning programs for Mac from the two mentioned above, then you can try to burn WMV to DVD with some online tools. Zamzar is a good choice for you. With Zamzar, you can easily complete the WMV to DVD conversion within several minutes or even seconds. The conversion process is quite simple for users. Once you log into the Zamzar website, then you can just click "Choose Files" button to select the files you would like to burn. Once the WMV file has been selected, you can follow the next steps to complete the whole process. Overall, the biggest edge of the free online burner should lie in that it can save users a lot of time in downloading and installing the burner, and it also can support all kinds of video formats. But it is limited in that it fails to support the file larger than 100MB. So, if you need to burn a movie in WMV, you may have to use a professional burning program instead.
Part 3: How to Burn WMV to DVD with Leawo DVD Creator
Aside from the above burning programs, Leawo DVD Creator will be highly recommended here. Perfectly compatible with both Windows and Mac system, Leawo DVD Creator is able to burn more than 180 types of digital video formats to DVD discs, including DVD-5 and DVD-9 with 6X faster speed. Furthermore, Leawo DVD Creator can preserve the quality of the original video while burning the video to DVD and ensures that the DVD playback would look just as good as the original video. Also, you can edit the video to make it your own style, such as trim, crop, add watermark to the video and so on. Aside from adding a menu to the disc, you can also change the disc menu templates and the items on the disc menu so as to obtain a customized DVD disc. For the details, please refer to the following steps.
Step 1. Download Leawo DVD Creator and install it on your computer.
☉ Convert videos like MP4, AVI, MKV to DVD format fast.
☉ Create DVD-5, DVD-9 disc, folder or ISO image without quality loss.
☉ 1-click operation to create photo slideshows and burn to DVD.
☉ Easily editable effects, 2D to 3D conversion support.
☉ Built-in menu templates and edit disc menu with personal preferences.
Step 2. Import the WMV file to the program. Click "Add Video" button on the main interface or you can simply drag the WMV file to it.
Step 3. Set the output DVD disc templates. You are allowed to choose from 40 types of templates in the library in the right-hand column. If you prefer, you can DIY your menu templates according to your own preferences.
Step 4. Start burning DVD. Once all the templates have been selected, click the green “Burn” icon to start the DVD burning process and confirm the “Burn to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options.
The below video shows you how to burn WMV video and other videos to DVD with the help of Leawo DVD Creator in detail:
Part 4: Comparison between Leawo DVD Creator and Freeware
It is quite clear that burning process and speed is quite excellent with the help of Leawo DVD Creator. But in comparison, the chargeable DVD burner Leawo DVD Creator outweighs the above freeware on the following aspects.
1. Format support and OS support. Leawo DVD Creator is quite comprehensive for Windows and Mac versions. Some free DVD burning programs are only available for Windows operating system, not so professional for Mac version. But Leawo DVD Creator can meet your needs for both Windows and Mac systems.
2. Customized menu DVD templates. Many WMV to DVD burning programs doesn’t allow users to design the menu templates. Leawo DVD Creator could provide users with more than 40 templates which can create a personalized DVD disc.
3. Conversion speed. Some free DVD burning programs can only meet the basic burning needs. But it may take a long time in burning the files to DVD. Leawo DVD Creator is 6X faster than those freeware.
Extension: Convert WMV to DVD Format VOB
"I just bought a DVD movie and found out (lately) that my DVD player cannot read the disc, I’ve checked the file on my computer and it was a *.vob file extension. Is there any DVD player in the market that supports this format? Computer newbie here.."
The most commonly asked question like the above one is "Can any DVD player play vob files directly?". Many people see the files in a DVD disc are in vob extension, so they think DVD players could recognize VOB files. Actually, this is a misunderstanding.
The DVD standard is .vob containers that have mpg2 video, various audio formats, and subtitles. The playback is directed by .ifo files and in case of error .bup files. If your DVD disc does not have the ifo/bup files, no DVD player (hardware DVD player, not DVD player software) that will play them. However, if you want to play back WMV files on DVD player software on computer, you could try to convert WMV to DVD format VOB, for either playback on computer DVD player or re-authoring to DVD discs later. The below steps show you how to convert WMV to DVD format with the help of Leawo’s WMV Video Converter.
Note: After you set output profile, you could edit the video and audio parameters of output profile by re-clicking the drop-down box and then selecting "Edit" option to enter the Profile Settings panel. You could then reset the video codec, bit rate, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, quality, audio codec, etc.