"How to convert MOV file to DVD to play on regular DVD player? I uploaded a video from my Nikon camera and it was saved in MOV type. I would like to know if there’s a way to burn MOV to DVD so I can play these MOV files on a regular DVD player? It plays fine on my laptop. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! "

If you got some MOV videos from web or digital cameras and want to convert MOV to DVD format for backup, sharing or watching on the big TV screen with DVD player, you could find the solutions here. Today I will share 2 easiest-to-follow ways regarding how to convert MOV to DVD format and burn MOV to DVD disc: one is using free MOV to DVD converter – Windows DVD Maker and the other is using a 3rd-party professional MOV to DVD Converter.

Part 1: How to Convert MOV to DVD Free with Windows DVD Maker

Last time I have introduced 5 best free DVD authoring software to create DVDs from home videos. Windows DVD Maker is one of them. If you get a Windows 7 computer or a PC with Windows DVD Maker pre-installed, you have no need to consider other DVD burning software to create DVD from MOV file, because the Windows DVD Maker could help you easily burn MOV file to DVD free, with the help of some MOV to WMV/MPG converter software. It offers lots of themes and menus for you to choose.

One downside for Windows DVD Maker is the program only supports video format created by Microsoft like WMV, ASF, MPG, etc. So before you use Windows DVD Maker to convert MOV to DVD free, you should take use of this MOV Video Converter to convert MOV to video in Windows compatible formats like WMV or MPG. Take use of the free video converter to convert MOV to video in Windows compatible format like WMV. For detailed steps on converting MOV to WMV on Windows, please check on How to Convert MOV to WMV.

After you convert MOV to WMV format, you could then follow the below steps to learn how to convert MOV to DVD free with this free MOV to DVD converter – Windows DVD Maker.

Step 1: Add and arrange videos and pictures

When making a DVD, you first need to add your videos and pictures. (If you add pictures, they’ll play as a slide show on your DVD.) You can arrange your videos and slide show in Windows DVD Maker to change their order on your final DVD. After that, you can preview your DVD to see how it looks, customize it, or start to burn it.

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Step 2: (Optional) Customize your DVD

Windows DVD Maker lets you customize your DVD menu and menu text so you can make the disc your own and give it the look you want. This includes changing the DVD menu style, menu text, and buttons for the DVD menu. And, if you added pictures to your DVD, you can customize how they play as a slide show on your DVD, and you can add music, too.

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Step 3: Burn the DVD

After you’ve added and arranged the files (and customized your DVD if you chose to do that), you’re ready to start burning MOV to DVD within this free MOV to DVD converter.

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After burning MOV to DVD within Windows DVD Maker, you could then eject DVD disc and then play the burned DVD disc on any standalone DVD player and computer as you like. It’s easy to burn MOV to DVD free with Windows DVD Maker.

However, it should be noted that Windows DVD Maker has been dropped from Windows 8. That means Windows 8 and later OS users may have no Windows DVD Maker preinstalled on their computer. So if you are a Windows 8 user, just turn to the MOV to DVD Converter below.

Part 2: How to Convert MOV to DVD Format with MOV to DVD Converter

Besides the Windows DVD Maker, Leawo MOV to DVD Converter could also do you the biggest favor to convert MOV to DVD format. As one of the most professional DVD burner thus far, it could directly burn MOV file to DVD disc, ISO Image or/and File Folder.The most noteworthy is, the program provides multiple preset free DVD menu templates and dozens of free disc menu templates online for you to download. You can even customize your own DVD menu to create eye-catching DVDs. Besides burning MOV to DVD, it can also convert videos in 180+ formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, etc. to DVD. You can accomplish the whole MOV to DVD burning process within just a few simple steps, without any technical knowledge required. The high output quality and fast burning speed are ensured by this MOV to DVD converter. Unlike the Windows DVD Maker, the program is fully compatible with Windows 8 OS and later Windows operating systems.

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DVD Creator 

☉ Convert all video files like MP4, AVI, MKV to DVD disc fast.

☉ Create DVD-5, DVD-9 disc, folder and/or ISO image without quality loss.

☉ 1-click operation to create photo slideshows and burn to DVD easily.

☉ Present multiple menu templates and custom design.

☉ Burn ISO image file to DVD disc in one click.

☉ Easy edit video effects, support 2D to 3D conversion.

Download Windows  Download Mac

Now read the following simple steps to master how to burn MOV to DVD without any hassle.

Free download MOV to DVD Converter via the links above. Be sure to get the right version since the download links of both Win and Mac MOV to DVD Converter are provided.

Note: The guide below takes MOV to DVD Converter for Windows as the example to convert MOV to DVD format on Windows. The Mac version works almost the same. If you need, you could refer to the detailed guide of How to Burn MOV to DVD Mac.

Step 1. Add source MOV videos
Click the “Add Video” button to browse and select MOV files for adding to this MOV to DVD converter. You could play back loaded MOV files with the internal player, click the “Edit” icon to edit MOV fiels, etc.

Note: Set output disc type (according to the disc you’ve inserted into the drive), aspect ratio and frame rate at the bottom.

Step 2. Add a disc menu
Leawo DVD Creator allows you to add disc menu for output DVD files. You can choose a disc menu template on the right sidebar and preview it. What’s more, you could even edit disc menu template by clicking the pencil icon on the preview panel, like adding background image/video/music, text editing, title editing, etc.

Step 3. Settings for burning MOV to DVD
After setting disc menu, click the big green “Burn” button to set “Burn to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options on the popup sidebar. “Burn to” option allows multiple choices.

Note:

  1. Click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then select “Burn” tab to select DVD Video Mode (TV standard) from NTSC and PAL.
  2. To burn MOV to DVD disc, you need to choose DVD recorder drive as output under the “Burn to” option.
  3. You could create an ISO image file for reauthoring to DVD disc later.

Step 4. Burn MOV to DVD
At last, click the bottom “Burn” button to start burning MOV to DVD. You could view the burning progress on the burning interface.

Part 3: Comparison between Windows DVD Maker and MOV to DVD Converter

Different people, different choice. If you need a free way to convert MOV to DVD and you happen to run a computer with Windows DVD Maker installed, certainly the first way is for you. If you run on a Windows 8 computer and are unwilling to do the troublesome video conversion process, just go for the second way. The below table makes a comparison between Windows DVD Maker and Leawo DVD Creator. You could check the tabel to learn more about free MOV to DVD converter and 3rd-party MOV to DVD converter.

Leawo DVD Creator Windows DVD Maker
Supported Input Meida Formats
Supported video formats AVCHD, MOD/TOD, MTS/M2TS, WMV, ASF, AVI, RMVB, FLV, RM, MOV, QT, MP4, M4V, DV, 3GP, 3G2, DAT, MPG, MPEG, VOB, FLV, F4V, MKV, NUT, NSV, DVR, etc. ‘.asf’, ‘.avi’, ‘.dvr-ms’, ‘.m1v’, ‘.mp2’, ‘.mp2v’, ‘.mpe’, ‘.mpeg’, ‘.mpg’, ‘.mpv2’, ‘.wm’, and ‘.wmv’.
Supported audio formats FLAC, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4A, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, AU, WAV, WMA, MKA ‘.aif’, ‘.aifc’, ‘.aiff’, ‘.asf’, ‘.au’, ‘.mp2’, ‘.mp3’, ‘.mpa’, ‘.snd’, ‘.wav’, and ‘.wma’.
Supported image formats TIFF,TIF, GIF, PNG, BMP, JPEG, JPG, ICO, EMF, WMF ‘.bmp’, ‘.dib’, ‘.emf’, ‘.gif’, ‘.jfif’, ‘.jpe’, ‘.jpeg’, ‘.jpg’, ‘.png’, ‘.tif’, ‘.tiff’, and ‘.wmf’.
Supported Output Meida Formats
Supported DVD formats DVD-9/DVD-5 disc, folder and/or ISO image file of all regions DVD-9/DVD-5 ISO image file of all regions
Main Features
DVD photo slideshow maker
Burn video to DVD
Burn audio to DVD
Burn ISO to DVD  
Edit videos: trim, crop, add watermark, adjust effect, rotate, etc.  
Add disc menu
2D to 3D converter  
Play video source and preview any change  
Preview subtitles and audio tracks  
Select subtitles and audio tracks, or even add external subtitle  
Availability Mac OS X 10.6 and later: Windows Vista and later Windows XP and 7
Price $29.95/1-Year license Free

Extension: 3 Ways to Play MOV File

MOV File Extension is a common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files; uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer; compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. MOV video file is a common multimedia format often used for saving movies and other video files, using a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer, compatible with both Macintosh and Windows platforms. The format specifies a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).

QuickTime for Windows

To play MOV files on Windows, people could make use of Apple’s products like iTunes and QuickTime. Apple has made QuickTime available for both Mac and Windows computer users. Windows users could freely download QuickTime from Apple to play MOV files. However, QuickTime Player is large in size and will install lots of dependent components to your Windows computer. Learn More

3rd-party media player

3rd-party media player that could recognize MOV format is also a good choice to play MOV files on Windows. There are quite a few media players online, like VLC media player, Windows Movie Player (you may need to install extra codec packs), etc. Leawo Free Blu-ray Player could help you easily play back MOV files on Windows, with no need to install extra codec packs and other components. Learn More

Convert MOV to other formats

Still, you could choose to convert MOV files to other formats like WMV, MP4, AVI, FLV, etc. to play MOV files on Windows computer with the help of professional MOV video converter. In this way, you could not only play back MOV files on Windows computer, but also realize MOV video editing or uploading to YouTube easily. You could easily convert MOV to WMV or other formats on Windows computer with Leawo’s Video Converter Ultimate. Learn More