"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.

1. Add MOV Files

Install and run the program on your Win computer before the file loading. Then click "Add Video" button to add MOV files into this MOV to DVD converter program. Adding more than one MOV file at a time is available. Besides, you can use this smart authoring software to add external subtitles to MOV files, rearrange the video order and more. If you need to burn MOV to DVD disc, be sure to insert the prepared blank and writable DVD disc into computer’s recordable DVD drive at the very start.

Note:

  1. After importing source MOV files, set the output disc type (DVD-9/DVD-5 according to the disc you’ve inserted into the DVD recorder drive), bit rate and aspect ratio at the bottom.

2. Edit Videos (Optional)

You may want to do some editing to your MOV videos before you start burning MOV to DVD. Here 5 tools – Trim,Watermark, Crop, Effect and 3D are provided for free customization.

3. Set disc menu

Want a professional-looking DVD? Just apply a stylish DVD menu template. There are over 40 free menu templates provided on program right window. Just choose your favorite to make your DVD more eye-catching. Click the middle of selected disc menu to preview instantly. Besides, you can DIY your own DVD menu template via clicking the pencil-shaped icon on the preview panel.

Note:

  1. On the disc menu editing panel, you could add background music/image/video, change title position and content, adjust text color, font, size, etc.
  2. This step is optional.
  3. Click the "No Menu" option on the right sidebar if you don’t need a disc menu.

4. Further MOV to DVD burning settings

More DVD burning settings need to be done after you click the big green "Burn" button on the main interface: choose to burn MOV to ISO File, DVD Folder or/and DVD disc; manually input "Volume Label", choose saving destination in "Save to", etc.

Note:

  1. Select DVD disc recorder drive as output under the "Burn to" option to burn MOV file to DVD disc.
  2. You could also click the wheel icon on the top-right corner and then choose "Copy&Burn" option to set Burning Engine and TV standard.

5. Start to burn MOV to DVD

As all is OK, just click "Burn" button at the bottom of the sidebar to start burning MOV to DVD format. The program will complete the whole burning task automatically. After that, you could freely share or enjoy those MOV videos on home TV with DVD player.

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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