I had wrongly assumed that burning to DVD by default implied that the burned disc would play on a DVD player. I wasted plenty of blank DVDs before I realized the error, blaming all the failures on faulty freeware, bad blank DVD discs, etc.
Not every video burned to a DVD will play on a home DVD player. For that you need to reproduce DVD-Video structure consisting of VOB, IFO, BUP files. Freemake Video Converter is an easy solution to create DVD videos. Follow the below steps to burn DVD video for your home DVD. (Source: How to burn DVD video: Freemake)
Earlier today, I used Freemake Video Converter to create two DVDs that played satisfactorily on my DVD player by following the instructions on the Freemake page, How to burn DVD video. The results were not perfect, but then again I have not yet seen a perfectly burned DVD of downloaded video. There are occasional bad spots.
Step one: Tap +Video
Click the +Video button
Step two: Select files
Browse your hard drive(s) or other storage media for the video(s) you’d like to burn to DVD
Step three: Set parameters
Click "to DVD"; use the default settings or change aspect ratio, title, menu type, video system…
Step four: Burn it
Make sure that the output destination is your DVD drive; insert a blank DVD disc and click "Burn"…
Test results: Most reliable DVD burning freeware yet
After 48 hours of testing, I am pleased to say that Freemake Video Converter is the best DVD burning freeware I have tested yet! So far I have burned about 15 discs — and there have been zero failures! This is outstanding in comparison to the others I’ve tested recently.
Resources: How to burn DVD with Freemake Video Converter freeware
Saturday, April 28, 2012