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2021 Best Free DVD Burner for Windows 7/8.1/10

When you want to burn a video to optical discs, you'll need a DVD disc burner. A capable free DVD burner will save your money, efforts, and time. Here, we list the best free DVD burners for Windows (7/8.1/10) and detailed user guide to help your burn homemade videos to a writable DVD disc on Windows OS 10 or Windows 7/8.1/XP/Vista.

Why You Need A Free DVD Burner for Windows?

On Windows 7/8.1/XP/Vista OS: The Windows DVD Maker, Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center offer DVD burning functions. But there are limits:

  • Windows DVD Maker is only applicable on Home Premium/Enterprise/Ultimate editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 (plus Professional edition). Users often encounter errors like "Unspecified error", "Invalid Class String".
  • Windows Media Player is mainly running on Windows OS and Windows phones/pocket PCs. Its disc burning feature is actually used in data CD/DVD burning, not the kind of DVD-Video disc like general commercial movie DVD.
  • Windows Media Center works on any Window OS (add-on for Windows 8) except Windows 10. It let you manually record any live TV programs or Netflix alike streaming movies, then burn the digital video to a DVD disc.

On Windows 10: Windows 10 has killed off Windows Media Center, which means Windows 10 users cannot burn videos to DVD at one go without any other third-party tool's help.

Best Free Download 2021 Best Free DVD Burner for Windows 10/8.1/7

WinX DVD Author [100% free and secure] - The best free DVD authoring/burning software for Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 OS (32 & 64 bit). It can easily burn your recorded videos by camcorder, webcam, iOS, Android etc. to DVD disc.

  • Support popular disc types: DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD DL+R, DVD DL+/-RW
  • Create DVD disc from videos formats MKV, AVI, ASF, MP4, MPEG, MOD, MOV, WMV, FLV, RM, RMVB, Xivd, DviX, H264, 3GP, VOB, etc.
  • Burn DVD folder or VOB files to DVD disc;
  • Convert videos with quite a lot formats to VOB file, DVD folder;
  • Personalize DVD with subtitles & chapter menu, add music/pic as the background;
  • [Attached Tool] YouTube downloader to free get online videos to hard drive;

[Guide] How to Burn a DVD-Video Disc on Windows (10) or Earlier

Free download the free DVD burner on Windows 10 or earlier. Install it and insert a blank recordable/rewriteable disc to computer DVD-ROM:

Step 1 - Add source video(s)

Launch the free DVD burner on Windows 10, and you will see 4 icons on the right interface from top to bottom for different needs:

  • Video DVD Author (burn video to DVD);
  • Video to VOB;
  • VOB to DVD Compiler ( convert VOB to DVD folder);
  • DVD Disc Burner (burn VOB/DVD folder to DVD) .
Best Free DVD Burner for Windows
Best Free DVD Burner for Windows

Click the conspicuous "Video DVD Author" icon to turn to video adding interface, click "+" button to add your source video(s) to the burning software, and then hit "Next Step";

Note: You can click setting icon on the bottom of the interface to define the default Image Ratio, Video Format, DVD Type, DVD language etc.

Add video to the best free DVD burner
Add video to the best free DVD burner

Step 2 - Personalize some DVD settings

You can add Title Menu as you like by clicking "T" icon, and if necessary, check "Add DVD Chapter Menu" option to have access to Chapter Menu for DVD videos. DVD background picture and music are also adjustable as you prefer. >> Free DVD Menu Creator

Create DVD menu
Create DVD menu

Step 3 - Start to burn DVD on Windows 7/8.1/10

Optional settings:
• "Output Folder" is the path to save the converted VOB file.
• "Encoder Engine" levels have different converting speed and output size, just pick one that suits you most.

Pressing "Start" button to the whole video to DVD process which consists of two parts: convert video to VOB file -> burn VOB file to DVD disc. Just take some time to complete. The whole DVD burning time varies from the video file(s) length and computer configuration.

free burn DVD on Windows
Start burning DVD

Note: we propose you don't operate any other application when burning DVD. And once the DVD has been burned, you'd better test it to check out whether it plays well.

Disclaimer: Digiarty Software does not advocate converting/burning copy-protected DVDs for any commercial purpose and suggests referring to the DVD copyright laws in your countries before doing so. Still have some troubles about the WinX best free DVD burner for Windows 10/8.1/7/XP/Vista and how to use it to creat DVD?

BurnAware Free

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BurnAware Free

BurnAware Free is a great free DVD burner for Windows 10 with a range of burning features. It handles almost all daily burning tasks, for example, you can make bootable discs, audio discs, video DVD, burn ISO image to DVD, etc. All CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs are supported. It's very easy to use. But you can't copy a disc to another. Some advanced burning settings are available for the paid version.

AnyBurn

free DVD burning software Windows 10
AnyBurn

Anyburn provides a complete and free DVD burning solution on Windows 10 and earlier. You can burn files and folders to a DVD or Blu-ray disc, burn MP3, FLAC, APE, WAM, and WAV to audio CD, rip CD to audio formats, create an image file from other files or discs, and do more. This free Windows DVD burner is quite easy to use with an intuitional interface.

DVDStyler

free Windows DVD burner
DVDStyler

DVDStyler is an open-source DVD authoring program for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It burns AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV, other video and audio to disc, creates picture slideshows, and more. It's one of the best free Windows DVD burners if you want to burn homemade DVDs with customizable interactive menus and chapters. It's a very good replacement for Windows DVD Maker but when you install it, be careful as it will try to install toolbar and search engine which you don't want.

CDBurnerXP

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CDBurnerXP

CDBurnerXP is your top choice to burn data to discs of all kinds, including CDs, DVDS, H-DVDs, and Blu-rays. You can use it to create DVD discs on Windows, burn audio files from AIFF, WAV, MP3, MP2, FLAC, BWF, etc. to a disc, burn and create ISO files, etc. Its interface and official websites are quite outdated. You won't find many features in it either.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna Peng

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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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