There are a lot of DVD burning program out there, some of them are free, others are charged; some of them are easy simple, while others are more complicated. You might have heard of a DVD burning program called Nero Burning ROM, but what about Nero Express? Despite having the almost identical name, these are 2 different programs, and the ways you can burn a DVD using the two programs are different. If you find Nero Express on your computer and you don’t know how to burn an MP4 video to DVD using it, then you are in the right place, because today we are going to talk about how to burn MP4 video to DVD using Nero Express.

Part 1: About Nero Express

To know how to burn MP4 video to DVD using Nero Express, you have to know something about the software itself. You might have known the famous burning program Nero Burning ROM, well, Nero Express is a simplified edition of Nero Burning ROM targeted at entry level users. This software is available with the Nero software suite. Although Nero Express is not as powerful as the full-featured Nero Burning ROM, it features a streamlined user interface, and offers a range of features than those offered by Windows. Nero Express is also integrated into Nero software suite, typically into OEM editions of this software which lack Nero Burning ROM.


This program has often been considered as bloatware by some users as it is bundled on various manufacturer’s new PCs. Actually, Nero Express 10 is typically pre-installed with Toshiba computers, so it is usually licensed for use only on the Toshiba PC on which it was pre-installed, and it is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Toshiba computers. However, just because this might be considered bloatware does not mean the software is bad or harmful, if you use it regularly its worthwhile to have. And next I will show you how to burn a DVD using Nero Express.

Part 2: How to burn MP4 video to DVD using Nero Express

As mentioned above, although Nero Express is sometimes considered a bloatware, it still works when you have the need to burn a DVD disc. For those who are not familiar with the program, here are the simple steps of how you can burn a DVD using Nero Express.

Step 1: Open Nero Express

Launch Nero Express. When you enter the program, there will be a window allowing you to choose what kind of disc you want to burn. You can burn data discs as well as playable movies. To burn a movie DVD, we choose “DVD-Video files”

Step 2: Import files

After entering the DVD burning function, you can import video files to the program. Click “Add” to add movie files you want to burn to your DVD. After that, click “Next” to proceed.

Step 3: Output settings

You can now do the output settings. You can choose current recorder, edit disc name and decide how many copies you want to create. When you finish setting, click “Burn” to start burning the disc.

Step 4: Finish

It won’t take too long before the process finishes, and you will receive a success notification.

Part 3: How to burn MP4 video to DVD using Leawo DVD Creator

Although Nero Express works fine most of the times, it’s in fact not the best choice when you want to burn an MP4 to a DVD disc. First, it is a pre-installed program on Toshiba computers, so if you are not using a Toshiba computer, chances are you can’t find the program on your PC. Second, even if you are using a Toshiba computer, you might have already deleted this program because you didn’t install it yourself in the first place. Needless to say, the program itself is a very simple burning program who only has the very basic burning functions and cannot provide a very pleasant DVD burning experience.

For a more pleasant DVD burning experience and more burning functions, I suggest you use Leawo DVD Creator to burn your MP4 file to a DVD disc. Leawo DVD Creator has a clearer user interface and it’s very easy to use. What’s more, Leawo DVD Creator has more functions than Nero Express such as creating a DVD menu, editing the video and so on. Here I will show you how you can burn a MP4 video to DVD using this Leawo DVD Creator.


DVD Creator 

☉ 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 1: Download and install Leawo DVD Creator.

Step 2: Enter the “DVD Creator” Section.


Step 3: Import movie by clicking “Add video” button or drag file into the main frame.


Step 4: On the right there is a section for you to choose DVD menu templates. You can choose Templates form built-in ones, or online ones. Click the eye icon to preview the template you desire.


Step 5: Then you can edit the template like changing the text of each chapter or adding background music and picture.


Step 6: When you finish editing, click the burn button to unfold the burning panel, and then choose a directory to save your file and click the “Burn” button below.


Video guide on Leawo DVD Creator


Today we talked about how to burn MP4 video to DVD using Nero Express. Despite Nero Express is a pre-installed program and there might not be many people like it, the program can indeed burn a video to a DVD disc, only not efficient and powerful enough. For a more powerful DVD burning program, you can try Leawo DVD Creator instead, and you will find it and really bring you a totally different burning experience.