In this digital era with technology more and more advanced, it’s quite easy for you to get videos in various formats from different streaming platforms. Among them, MP4 may be one of the most familiar and popular formats in our daily life. As a popular streaming media format, MP4 has been frequently adopted by a lot of online videos. Many people would like to burn their MP4 videos to DVD for better keeping. Today, I would like to talk about burning from MP4 to DVD. If you are interested in this topic, please don’t miss this post and you will be more familiar after you finished the reading.
Part 1: About DVD and MP4
Before we start to talk about the burning from MP4 to DVD and some free software tools to burn MP4 to DVD, it’s better to have a basic knowledge about MP4 and DVD. Let’s get our points on the basic introduction to DVD and MP4.
As an optical disc technology with a 4.7GB storage capacity on a single-sided, one-layered disc, DVD has been used as a quite classic way to store digital data since it has been invented and developed from 1995. This kind of medium and store any kind of digital data and it has been widely used for software and computer files as well as video programs using DVD players. DVD adopts the MPEG-2 compression standard and its images quality is as four times of resolution of MPEG-1. MPEG-2 can be delivered at 60 interlaced fields per second where two fields constitute one image. (MPEG-1 can deliver 30 non-interlaced frames per second) A double-sided, two-layered DVD will hold up to 17 gigabytes of video, audio or other digital data. MP4 is a popular video format which is used in multiple kinds of video content, audio, subtitle and image. MP4 is essentially identical to the QuickTime file format, but formally specifies support for Initial Object Descriptors (IOD) and other MPEG features. It is an abbreviation for an MPEG-4 video file which is good at storing video and other digital files in a smaller size. And a lot of people would love to transfer their videos to MP4 such as converting AVI to MP4. So, you can see that many movies or video clips have adopted MP4 as the output format. That is because the MPEG-4 format uses AAC compression technology which is able to take out the information from a video to create a compressed file. In such a way, these files in MP4 format can be sent and received faster on your desktop, phones or PC.
Part 2: 3 Best Free Converters for Burning MP4 to DVD
After having some basic understanding on both DVD and MP4, now you may be eager to know how to burn MP4 to DVD freely? Of course, you may need some MP4 to DVD converters to reach this purpose and the converters that I would like to recommend in the following are free for you to use. Here I would like to list 3 of the best free MP4 to DVD converters deserving to have a try. One thing I would like to mention here is that all the following programs can work under only Windows system. If you would like to find MP4 to Mac burners for Mac, then you could check on this post "How to Burn MP4 to DVD on Mac with Mac MP4 to DVD Converter". Next, let’s figure them out one by one.
No. 1 Windows X DVD Author
The first free software to burn MP4 to DVD I will introduce is Windows X DVD Author. 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 MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, VOB and so on. It supports different disc types, such as DVD +/- R, DVD +/- RW, DVD DL +/- RW which could be compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10. What’s worth mentioning is that this DVD burning program includes a tool to download videos from YouTube which enables you to freely convert YouTube videos to DVD with simple steps. Last of all, it is totally free for all users and it is a reliable burning program.
No. 2 Ashampoo Burning Studio Free
The second popular and free MP4 to DVD converter is Ashampoo Burning Studio Free. Designed by a German company Ashampoo, this burning program can guide you to burn videos to DVD discs with several simple steps. It can not only rip multiple movies to DVD discs, but also can burn data including audio onto CDs as well. Furthermore, if you have the need to burn Blu-ray discs, this burning program can still meet your demand. One of the most attractive points for this program may lie in its simple and user-friendly interface. You can easily handle with it even though you are a green hand at burning discs. But one more thing you should pay attention to is that you need to register with your email address to obtain a license key so that you can use this program smoothly.
No. 3 BurnAware Free
If you are searching for a clean and uncluttered program to burn DVD, you can turn your eyes to Burn Aware Free. BurnAware is a full-featured and free burning software to create CD, DVD and Blu-ray of all types, including M-Disc. Home users can easily burn bootable discs, multisession discs, high-quality audio CDs and video DVDs, make, copy and burn disc images. Power users will benefit from BurnAware’s advanced options, including control of boot settings, UDF partition and versions, ISO levels, session selection, CD text for tracks and discs, data recovering, disc spanning and direct copying. The disc verification option is available in the program and you can freely obtain the license to easily run this program. More conveniently, you can find a lot of hotkeys for this burning program. Besides, it also offers you the option of personal preferred settings which makes users to have better using experience.
Part 3. How to Burn MP4 to DVD with Leawo DVD Creator
Aside from the above free software to burn MP4 to DVD, you can take a try on Leawo DVD Creator. This is a charged DVD burning program offering 2 version of Windows and Mac. It is much more powerful and comprehensive than the above free burning programs and in this way, you can benefit much more from this burning software. Leawo DVD Creator is fantastic in both its comprehensive burning functions and burning speed without quality loss. Regarded as one of the most powerful DVD burning programs in recent years, Leawo DVD Creator can help you to burn your reluctant files to a DVD disc with numerous customized features retained. With Leawo DVD Creator, you can burn more than 180 formats videos in formats like RMVB, MKV, MP4, WMV, Xvid, MOV, and FLV to DVD-9 and DVD-5 discs with 6X higher speed than other burning programs. With the support for Intel Quick Sync acceleration technology, Leawo DVD Creator ensures high burning speed while you are burning the RMVB videos to DVD. Furthermore, Leawo DVD Creator can preserve original video quality while burning the video to DVD and ensures that the DVD playback would look just as good as the original one. Also, you can edit video to make it your own style, such as trimming video length, cropping video size, adding watermark to the video and so on. And you can change the disc menu templates and the items on the disc menu so as to obtain a customized DVD disc. Here I would like to show you some basic steps on how to burn MP4 to DVD.
Step 1. Download Leawo DVD Creator and install it on your computer.
Step 2. Insert an empty DVD disc to the computer’s drive.
Step 3. Open the program and import the MP4 file to the main panel of the program by clicking “Add Video”, or you can simply drag the MP4 video to the program directly.
Step 4. Set disc menu templates. You can choose from the templates library in the right-hand column or you can DIY your own disc menu.
Step 5. Start burning DVD. Once all the templates have been selected, click the green “Burn” icon on the top right-hand corner to start the DVD burning process. And you will be required to confirm “Burn to”, “Disc Label” and “Save to” options.
Part 4. Leawo DVD Creator VS 3 Free Converters
In comparison among these burning programs mentioned above, one of the most important features making Leawo DVD Creator outweigh the other 3 free DVD burners is that Leawo DVD Creator supports both Windows and Mac while the 3 free DVD burners can only work under Windows system. Also, Leawo DVD Creator can not only meet your requirements in burning various types of DVD discs, but also easily create the related ISO files in Windows simply. Furthermore if you would like to burn DVD from photos, Leawo DVD Creator will also take you there. The built-in slideshow video maker can help you to convert your photos to slideshow video and burn them to DVD. Due to the support for Intel Quick Sync acceleration technology, Leawo DVD Creator is one of the fastest DVD burning software you can find to create DVD out of videos in various formats. In addition, for Windows X DVD Author, Ashampoo Burning Studio and BurnAware they only allow you to enjoy the basic DVD burning features, not including some editing functions, such as adding 3D effects.
All in all, with such a DVD burning program at hand, you can enjoy the convenience and efficiency in burning all kinds of videos to DVD for a lifelong time. All these DVD burners have their pros and cons. You can choose what you would like based on your needs. Since DVD and MP4 are very popular and commonly used formats, it is also quite easy for you to convert DVD to MP4.