Looking to watch your favorite MP4 videos on your home DVD player? Simply burning the MP4 file to a DVD won't do the trick. To make it playable on a standard DVD player or TV, you'll need to convert the MP4 to "DVD-Video" format using DVD authoring software.

In this article, we'll walk you through how to burn MP4 to DVD in Windows 10 and share some recommended software for the job.

1. How to Burn a DVD That Can Be Played on a DVD Player

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There are two types of DVDs: DVD-Video and Data DVD, each of which has different purposes.

1.1 DVD-Video

DVD-Video is the same format used for commercial and rental DVDs and can be played on DVD players. If you burn videos such as MP4 or AVI directly to DVD, they will not be playable .

1.2 Data DVD

As the name suggests, a Data DVD is intended for recording data and is primarily used for reading and writing data on a PC or other devices. Unlike DVD-Video, there are no restrictions on the types of files that can be used on Data DVDs, and video data can be written onto them without requiring conversion. However, since Data DVDs can only be read by a PC, any video data written onto them can only be viewed on a computer.

For this article, we will focus on the process of creating a "DVD-Video" that can be played on a standard DVD player.

2. What You Need to Know When Burning Video to DVD.

There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a DVD-Video.

2.1 Creating a DVD-Video on a DVD-R

There are several DVD standards, each serving different purposes. When creating a DVD-Video, the most important factor to consider is its compatibility with DVD players. If you own a modern DVD/BD player, compatibility won't be an issue. However, if you're using an older or budget DVD player, it may not be able to read DVDs other than "DVD-R".

DVD-Rs also have the advantage of being writable, making them a cost-effective option even if they fail. However, it's worth noting that some cheap DVD-Rs may be of low quality.

2.2 Ensure that you have a DVD SuperMulti drive or a better one for the task.

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When burning DVDs, a DVD drive is always necessary. Currently, BD drives are the most commonly used, but we recommend using external DVD SuperMulti drives as they are affordable. Although there are some older models of PCs with DVD-R/RW drives, it's best to avoid using them due to their slow writing speeds and compatibility issues.

2.3 For long-term storage, use DVDs made by a reliable manufacturer!

The durability of DVDs used for creating DVD-Videos can vary depending on the manufacturer and quality, which may cause issues with unreadability over time.

To ensure maximum compatibility and longevity, we recommend using DVDs made by reputable manufacturers when creating permanent DVDs. Cheaper alternatives have a higher probability of causing problems such as unreadability after a few months.

For those just starting out, burning DVDs with DVDFab HD Decrypter is not only completely free but also user-friendly.

3.  10 Recommended Free MP4 to DVD Burning Software.

3.1 DVDFab DVD Creator for best functionality

DVDFab DVD Creator

is a versatile DVD authoring software that can convert not only the most popular MP4 videos but also downloaded videos, camcorder videos, and various other videos into standard DVD discs, ISO files, and DVD folders.

With its DVD menu templates and customizable options such as adding text and images, changing text font, size, and color, you can create a professional-looking homemade DVD that is compatible with all DVD players.


Supported OS: Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 (32/64 bit) macOS 10.10 - 13
Input formats: MKV, MP4, AVI, M2TS, TS, MOV, WMV, WMA, FLV, M4V, VOB, etc.
Output formats: DVD-9, DVD-5, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL

Click the button below to download and install the full-featured trial version of DVDFab for free. The trial version has no limits on the length or file size of the input video.

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Here are the steps to burn MP4 to DVD with DVDFab DVD Creator

Step 1: Download the latest version of DVDFab on your computer, install and run the program.

Click the button above to download DVDFab for free. After downloading, double-click the saved .exe file and then click "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" Click "Yes" when prompted.

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Click on "Quick Install" and the installation process will begin automatically after the installation file has been downloaded.

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Wait a few seconds for the installation to complete.

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Step 2: Select the creation mode.

Select "Create" from the menu bar and then click on the switch located in the upper left corner to select "DVD Creator" mode.

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Step 3: Add MP4 video.

You can import your MP4 video by using the "+Add" button located on the main interface. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the MP4 video directly into the main interface.

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DVDFab DVD Creator supports batch conversion, which means you can add multiple MP4 videos and process them simultaneously. You can also adjust the playback order of the videos on the output DVD by dragging and dropping them in the desired sequence.

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Step 4: Customize the output DVD.

Once the MP4 video files are successfully imported, you can check their source information on the main screen of DVDFab DVD Creator. If required, you can choose the desired audio and subtitle options from the available ones. Additionally, you can also preview the video to ensure it's the correct one and even add external subtitles if needed.

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The "Advanced" option on the main screen allows you to select the output DVD menu, volume label, output (DVD5/DVD9), TV quality, aspect ratio, playback mode, etc.

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To create a custom menu, click on the "Custom Menu" button on the main interface of DVDFab DVD Creator. You will then be taken to a screen where you can select your own background image and enter a new title. This feature allows you to create a unique DVD menu that is personalized to your preferences.

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  • If you do not need a menu, select the first menu template. If you want to create a menu, choose one of the other menu templates.
  • In the "Menu Settings" section, click on the T to add text and edit the font, size, and color directly. You can also add and rearrange the font, size, and widgets.
  • Click on the Edit Image button to upload a custom menu image or a custom video snapshot to use as the background image for your menu.

Step 5: Select an output directory.

Go to Destination at the bottom of the main interface and select an output directory; if you want to burn the MP4 video file to a blank DVD disc, you will need to select a DVD drive from the destination drop-down list box.

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To save the DVD movie you created, you can choose to either save it as a DVD movie folder or DVD ISO image file on your computer. Simply click the corresponding option next to it, and select the destination folder. If you want to create multiple copies of the DVD, you can set the number of copies (up to 10) under "Number of Copies".

Once you have made all the necessary settings, click the "Start" button to begin the conversion process. The burning process will begin and you just need to wait until it's complete. With the help of DVDFab DVD Creator's multi-threading, multi-core CPUs, and the latest acceleration technology, the MP4 to DVD conversion and burning process will be completed at a super-fast speed.

3.2  Two Built-in DVD Burning Tools for Windows 10 if External Software is Not Needed

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There are two built-in burning tools in Windows 10 that you can use to burn MP4 to DVD without the need for external software. The first tool is called Windows Disc Image Burner, which allows you to burn ISO and IMG files to CD or DVD. The second tool is called File Explorer, which allows you to burn all kinds of files and folders to CD or DVD.

To use Windows Disc Image Burner, simply right-click on the ISO or IMG file you want to burn, select "Burn disc image," choose your DVD burner, and click "Burn." To use File Explorer, insert a blank DVD into your DVD burner, navigate to the files or folders you want to burn, select them, and click "Burn to disc" from the "Share" tab in the ribbon menu.Both tools provide a simple and easy way to burn MP4 to DVD without the need for external software.

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Step 1: Insert the CD or DVD into your Windows system and a dialog box will pop up. Select the second option - "Use CD / DVD player" if you want to play the burned disk on another device.
Step 2: When a new empty Explorer window opens, drag-a-and-drop the file you want to burn.
Step 3: Next, go to Drive Tools and click on "Manage". Select the Finish Burning option; in Windows 7, select the "Burn to Disk" option.

Windows Media Player

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Windows Media Player is known as a media player for movies, music, and videos. However, it can also be used to convert and burn MP4 to DVD. It allows you to burn videos, music, and photos to a DVD.

Although Windows Media Player is a free software for burning MP4 to DVD, it only supports data DVDs, which means it cannot create feature-rich DVD videos. Data DVDs are good for backing up your media library and support media files such as JPG images, AVI files, and MP3 music.

When it comes to features, user interface, and customer satisfaction, Windows Media Player is a reliable software to burn MP4 to DVD. However, if you're looking for the best package with powerful features, super-fast processor, and high output quality, DVDFab DVD Creator is a better option.

3.3   Five popular MP4 burning software options

DVD Flick

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DVD Flick is a free CD/DVD burning software that works well with Windows 8 and Windows 10. It allows users to easily convert video files like MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, etc. into DVD-Video format that can be played on DVD decks, DVD players, and other devices.

DVD Flick comes with various features such as menu screen creation, chapter, subtitle and audio settings, ISO image file generation, and DVD burning. The software has a user-friendly interface and a detailed tutorial on burning MP4 to DVD, making it easy for users to operate.

Whether you want to create an ISO file or a DVD for your DVD player, DVD Flick has got you covered. It also offers customizable options such as the ability to add subtitles and change the title of each audio track.

Cons: There are few settings.

   How to use DVD Flick  

DVD Styler

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DVD Styler is a free, open source DVD authoring software that supports a wide range of video formats including AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, and OGG. It works on a variety of platforms including Mac, Linux, and Windows, and makes it easy to create professional-looking DVDs.

DVDStyler also comes with over 20 DVD menu templates that allow you to create your own menu designs and photo slideshows. Once you have selected the DVD label name, video quality, video format, aspect ratio, and audio format, you can choose a template to add your video material.

Usually, free windows 10 DVD creator tools rarely support different languages, but this is not the case with DVDStyler. This software supports multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Chinese.

Cons: Video cannot be burned to CD or data discs. Burning speed is not as fast as the premium option.

   How to use DVD Styler  

Freemake Video Converter

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This video converter and DVD burner is developed exclusively for Windows users and supports only this operating system. In addition to burning downloaded videos, Freemake Video Downloader allows you to download videos for free from over 10,000 video sites, including Nico Nico Douga, YouTube, Facebook, and more. You can also create DVDs from slideshows.

In addition, this MP4 to DVD burning tool is known to support more than 250 formats. Regarding the quality of the burned files, this software provides HD or 4K video output; you can add subtitles and menus to the video before creating the DVD. You can create large files (up to 1 GB) with this MP4 DVD burning tool.

Cons: This may be one of the best free options for burning MP4 to DVD, but the free aspect comes at a cost. To generate revenue, Freemake's business model includes an ad-based service. Also, there is a pretty obtrusive watermark in the middle of DVD videos created with the free version.  

BurnAware / BurnAware   Free

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BurnAware Free is a full-fledged free burning software that allows users to burn all types of files such as videos, music, documents, archives, and digital photos to DVD, Blu-ray, and CD discs.

It can also create bootable discs, multi-session discs, high-quality audio CDs, and video DVD discs, as well as create, copy, and burn ISO image files. Users can also extract audio tracks, erase and verify data, and recover data from multisession or unreadable discs.

Cons: Only available for Windows 10. No menu templates. Unnecessary bundled software.

   How to use BurnAware Free  



ImgBurn is a burning tool that can create ISO image files and DVD folders from DVDs, and burn files and ISO image files to DVDs. It is available completely free of charge and can be converted to Japanese with a Japanese patch, so even those who cannot read English can use it.


  • Equipped with functions related to DVD burning and ripping
  • DVD video and data DVD creation is possible.
  • No authoring function, so it must be used in conjunction with other software.

  How to use ImgBurn  

3.4 Free Trial MP4 Burning Software

WinX DVD Author

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WinX DVD Author is a free DVD burning software for Windows 10. Even beginners can easily burn MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB, FLV, MOV, ISO, or other video formats to DVD discs. Personalized DVD title/chapter menus, inserted subtitles, trimming of unwanted clips, and aspect ratio settings all add space to the disc burning process.

In addition, VOB and VIDEO_TS Folder can be burned to DVD in PAL or NTSC format. In addition, the built-in YouTube downloader allows you to download YouTube videos for subsequent DVD burning tasks. Powerful decoder and encoder engines ensure fast conversion and burning speed.

Cons: Available for Windows only. Video DVD discs only.

  How to use WinX DVD Author  

DVD Memory

DVD Memory allows you to convert any video format to a format that can be played on a DVD player. 150 video formats are supported, including MP4, MKV, AVI, and many others. With this, you should be able to burn your video files to DVD.

Another advantage of DVD Memory is that even beginners can handle it easily. This is because of the one-click DVD creation feature. With only one click, even beginners will quickly become familiar with its use. Moreover, it is possible to burn multiple videos of different formats together into a DVD disc. If ease of use is important to you, DVD Memory is a good choice.

  How to use DVD Memory  

3.5 Other MP4 Burning Software Recommendations

Super Media Converter

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Super Media Converter is one of the best MP4 to DVD burning free software. Users can free download and use this software. Not only can this software convert video to DVD video, it can also convert to a wide range of other formats, including MP4 to AVI, MOV, MKV, and other popular formats.

Furthermore, the software offers multiple output options including burning the video to a DVD disc or creating an ISO file. It also allows users to adjust the aspect ratio and picture quality of the output video. The converter comes with free DVD templates that can be customized to create personalized DVD menus.

CDBurnerXP (Windows)

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Don't confuse the letters "CD" and "XP" in CDBurnerXP's name; CDBurnerXP is not only used to burn Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, but also as a Windows 10 DVD burner. And it is highly compatible with the latest Windows OS, Windows 8,7, and XP.

CDBurnerXP can support all major audio and video formats, but it is more suitable for burning audio files. NET Framework must be installed before using CDBurnerXP. NET Framework, because CDBurnerXP was programmed from Visual Basic .

CDBurnerXP can write and create ISOs from images using a colorful interface with multilingual support. It can also erase data from any rewritable disk. What's more, the best part is that CDBurnerXP is completely free to download.

  How to use CDBurnerXP  

SimplyBurns (Mac)

SimplyBurns is an open source DVD burning and authoring software for Mac with a user-friendly interface that enables users to burn music, photos, data, and other media files to CD or DVD. Additionally, you can save data to a disc or rip it to the hard disk of your Mac. This Mac DVD burning software provides various features such as audio and data projects, backup mode, burn image mode, and disc ripping mode, which allow you to burn a slideshow to DVD on Mac or rip DVD discs to the hard drive.

4. Summary

In summary, you can easily burn MP4 video files on Windows 10 to play on DVD players with high quality. DVDFab DVD Creator is a recommended option for those seeking a fast, powerful, and feature-rich software. It's simple to use and provides customization options for menus, subtitles, and more. Start burning MP4 videos to DVD on your Windows 10 PC today.