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Can VLC Burn DVD? How to Burn a DVD with VLC on Windows/Mac?

As we all know, VLC media player is a versatile tool. It can play media of different formats, transcode video, rip DVD, and do so much more. Then some people are wondering whether VLC can burn DVD. In this article, we'll discuss:
1. Can VLC Burn DVD?
2. How to Burn a DVD with VLC?
3. Best VLC Alternative for DVD Burning

Can VLC Burn Video to DVD?

VLC doesn't fully support DVD burning. You need to convert target video to DVD format first and then burn it to DVD with VLC with the help of extra software or plugins.

How to Burn a DVD with VLC on Windows (10)/Mac?

Firstly, convert your video to DVD format - MPEG2

And, it should be 720x480 resolution for NTSC (North America) or 720x576 resolution for PAL (Europe). WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe can handle this conversion. Now, free download this converter and follow our guide below to convert your video to DVD format for later burning with VLC.

Step 1. Once you have installed it on your computer, simply open it and click the + Video button to load the video you need to transcode to DVD format.

Convert video to DVD format for later burning with VLC
Convert video to DVD format for later burning with VLC

Step 2. Scroll down to the bottom of the Output Profile window and hit DVD Profile. Now, you will see two options:
NTSC DVD Format (codec: mpeg2+ac3; resolution: 720x480)
PAL DVD Format (codec: mpeg2+ac3; resolution: 720x576)

If you don't know which DVD format to choose, check NTSC vs PAL.

Choose one DVD format based on your own needs, and hit OK to exit this screen.

Step 3. Hit the RUN button to start transcoding video. It runs very fast.

Secondly, convert the DVD format file to an ISO image

Here you need a third-party plugin - DVDHive.

Step 1. Install DVDHive plugin and run it.
Step 2. Open VLC and load the DVD format file into VLC.
Step 3. Choose DVDHive as a plug-in and create an ISO image.

Thirdly, burn ISO image to DVD

Then, you need to download another third-party tool, such as CDBurnerXP.

Step 1. Install and launch CDBurner.
Step 2. Hit New Compilation and choose Burn an ISO Image.
Step 3. Choose Write Disc From ISO File.
Step 4. Select the write speed.
Step 5. Insert a blank writable DVD and hit Write Disc to start burning DVD.

Yes, the steps to burn DVD with VLC are actually quite trivial. Obviously, VLC isn't a good choice for DVD burning. So why not use an alternative to convert video to DVD?

Best VLC Alternative for Burning DVD

If you are a Windows user, WinX DVD Author is a great tool to choose. You don't need to transcode video. You don't need to install a few third-party tools to assist. It can burn videos of almost all formats to DVD quickly and easily.

Free download WinX DVD Author and read the guide below to check how to burn video including VLC media file to DVD.

Step 1. Insert a blank DVD into your computer's DVD tray. Install and launch WinX DVD Author.

Step 2. Click Video DVD Author option if you want to burn regular video to DVD.

VLC alternative to burn DVD
VLC alternative to burn DVD

Step 3. Click the plus button to import the video you want to burn to DVD. Choose desired aspect ratio and subtitle.

Add video for later burning
Add video for later burning

Step 4. Hit the next button and you will come to menu creating window if you have checked the box of Create DVD Menu. In this step, you can create title menu, chapter menu, and customize background picture and background music.

create DVD menu
Create DVD menu

Step 5. Specify device, write speed, output folder, output format, and encoder engine. Once done, hit Start to begin burning DVD with this VLC alternative.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Peng

Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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