How to Convert Video to DVD for Long Preservation

I have burned some videos in my DV tapes to DVD. When playing back, the video quality on my home DVD player was acceptable. Recently I recorded some videos with Sony HD camcorder. When I burned them to DVD, the image quality is even worse than previous DV tapes. Does anyone know the reason and have any good solution to this?
- Johnson

Like the problem mentioned by Johnson, many users may be caught by this problem when using DVD Creator program to make DVD copies. With the popularity of HD camcorders, people tend to use them to record wonderful moments in life, like party, celebration, meeting, wedding etc. After recording, we also like editing them by ourselves. Popular video editing software like Adobe Premiere, iMovie, Final Cut Pro series gives us more freedom customizing the video. The last step is to share. The most stable and cost-efficient way to share HD videos is to burn them into DVD. For example, after taking family videos with HD camcorder, you can burn them into DVD and make a copy for every other family member. That would be the most valuable gift.

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Part 1. Best Way to Convert a Video to DVD on Windows

When using DVD Creator, you may be bothered by the quality loss when burning HD video to DVD. In fact, the resolution of Mini-DV is 720×480 pixels, which is similar to the resolution of common DVD videos. So there is no need to re-render or scale the Mini-DV video to a DVD. But if you convert a 1920×1080 pixel HD video to fit on a DVD, it must be re-rendered, which means the image quality will be degraded substantially.

To keep the high image quality, you can adjust the preference settings before creating.

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Step 1:
Load the video file to Aiseesoft DVD Creator.
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Step 2:
Check the video file and click Preferences.
Step 3:
In the preference setting window, choose PAL Video Format. Because theoretically speaking, PAL has better image quality than NTSC.
Step 4:
Choose the Aspect Ratio that fit your screen.
Audio Track
Step 5:
Click Video Bitrate. Generally speaking, the higher Video Bitrate will bring higher image quality. But the video size will be higher too. Choose the largest video bitrate within the capacity of the DVD disc.
Step 6:
Click OK and view the capacity. If it's smaller than the Estimated Capacity, you can burn the disc now.

To burn the HD video to a disc without any quality loss, we highly recommend you choose Blu-ray Creator which allows you to burn your recorded HD video to a Blu-ray disc.

Part 2. How to Burn a Video onto a DVD disc on Mac

Considering most DVD Creators are not compatible with macOS operating system, here we'd like show another powerful DVD creator, Aiseesoft DVD Creator for Mac, which is similar to Burnova. It supports conversion from any digital video formats to DVD disc, folder, and ISO files and customize your videos with ease.

How to Convert Videos to DVD with Aiseesoft DVD Creator

Step 1:
Free download and install the DVD creator on your Mac. Then, launch the app.
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Step 2:
Insert a blank DV disc into the DVD drive. If your Mac doesn't have a DVD drive, you should connect it to an external DVD drive using USB. Then, add your videos by clicking the Add Files button.
Step 3:
Set the DVD parameters based on your needs. You can create a DVD menu with this video to DVD converter by clicking the Edit button.
Step 4:
After that, go to the Destination field and choose the target DVD disc from the drop-down list. In the end, press on the Burn button to start to burn your videos to DVD.

Part 3. FAQs of Video to DVD

Can Windows 10 convert MP4 to DVD?

Windows 10 doesn't have the ability to convert MP4 videos to DVD. But you can turn to a DVD creator like Aiseesoft Burnova to create your own DVD from your videos.

Can I make a DVD from my iPhone videos?

You can't directly burn iPhone videos to DVD. Instead, you need a DVD creator, and a blank DVD.

Can VLC convert video to DVD?

You can't burn DVD with VLC Media Player. VLC only supports converting the video file to DVD format. To burn a video to DVD, you need to a specialized video to DVD creator. You can try the methods mentioned above.

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