How to Easily Burn Movies to DVD
This post provides detailed information on how you can easily and quickly burn your favorite movies to DVD and have them preserved.
Please, read on:
There are many ways to store and play movies ranging from YouTube and other similar social media platforms, having it stored in various optical discs such as Blu-rays, VCDs, and most notably DVDs.
These options are always there depending on what you want and what you want to do with the movies.
If it is a movie you want to have with you for a long time then opting for an optical disc is more preferable, considering the fact that optical discs can store large amount of movies up to 4.8GB for single deck DVD and 8.5GB for double deck DVDs.
The interest of this tutorial is to teach you the best possible way you can have your movies burned to your DVD plate.
This you know can be played on your DVD Player, and probably your computer.
This tutorial is sure going to be simpler than you might have thought initially.
If you are going to achieve maximum result in this job, then you should consider the best possible software available to you to do this job.
By this, we mean the best burning software capable of burning different movie formats to your choice format on DVD.
This software should be able to work with different versions of Windows or Mac Operating Systems.
Note that burning and conversion are two different things. Burning has to do with transferring a file from one storage medium to another while conversion is changing the format of a file from its original format to a desired format.
In some cases, burning could involve conversion before burning or outright burning.
We will consider one of the best software packages around for this job and that will be Wondershare burning software.
This software can burn and convert from many video formats to many other formats as you might choose.
This is down to what you want to achieve at the end of the job.
In addition to the burning software, you will need a good computer with probably one of the more recent versions of Operating System whether you are using Windows or Mac.
This is because the more updates that are made on the burning software can affect the version of operating system it can work with. So use a more recent operating system for this job.
Another thing you will need is the DVD, DVD-R, or DVD-RW. These three were listed depending on what you want to do.
For the DVD-R, it is basically used for writing data once while DVD-RW can be used to write data more than once.
But ensure that you format the one you choose to use before using it for any burning job. This will help reduce burning error.
The next thing you will need is DVD drive. This is quite optional especially if your laptop does not have it just like Dell Latitude 3330.
So in this case you have no option than to buy or get an external DVD drive. Possibly you can still need it if the one in your system is faulty.
The last thing you definitely should have is the movie you want to burn. This could come in different formats but not to worry, Wondershare will take care of it expertly.
The steps in burning movies on DVD include:
- Launch the Wondershare DVD Creator and load your movies
Launch the software program from your desktop or wherever you might have kept the program. On the user interface, like on the “Create a DVD Disc” option.
After clicking that, it is now time to load the movie to the burner. Look for the source tab and click on the “+” icon on the user interface.
This will open up directories in the system, simply identify the directory containing the movie and import the files. It is still okay to use drag and drop if it is easier for you.
After importing your videos, you can proceed to editing them by clicking the editing button symbolized by a pencil-shaped icon on the thumbnail.
This will open up the Video editor where you can select functions like crop, trim, effect, watermark etc.
Click on okay to implement the editing you have done.
- Insert the blank DVD
Slot in the already formatted DVD into the DVD drive and go over to the next step.
- Customize the DVD template
To do this, move to the Menu tab, view all the templates available and select the one that looks good to you (though all of them are good but your choice can be the difference).
In addition, you can choose a suitable background image, sound, create chapters and other customization.
- Preview and burn
The essence of previewing your video is to see exactly how the output will be after burning.
So, it is important you preview your video before you click the burn button. Use the preview tab to crosscheck the video and make amendments where necessary.
Once you are done with that, then click on the “Burn” button to burn your movie to DVD. Exercise a little patience while the burning happens.
Having your movie or video burned to a DVD is a way of not only having it in a handy form but also a way of preserving it for a long period of time.
DVD is preferred because of its durability and probably its ability to accommodate more data depending on your choice – single deck of 4.7GB or double disc deck of 8.5GB.