How to Burn YouTube Videos to DVD

By Techwalla Contributor

Have you ever stumbled across an awesome YouTube video that you absolutely loved, and wanted to share with your friends on a nice big TV? If you think that YouTube has a "Burn to DVD" button next to every video, you better guess again. THEY DON'T!The good news is that after following the steps below, you won't need one. You'll be able to take any video off YouTube and burn it directly to DVD (ahem, as long as the video isn't copyrighted).

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet Connection
  • Blank DVD
  • DVD Burner

Step 1

Download and install the software DVD Flick. This software is free to download and install on any Windows PC. This software will allow us to burn our DVDs. http://dvdflick.net/download.php

Step 2

Download and install Ipod Video Converter. This software is also free to download and install on any Windows PC. Ipod Video Converter will convert our youtube videos to a DVD ready format. http://www.ipod-video-converter.org/

Step 3

Create a new folder on your computer. Call it "YouTube Videos" or something similar. This is where you will be downloading your YouTube videos so name the folder appropriately.

Step 4

Open Ipod Video Converter and find where it says "output Path". Set the output path to the videos folder (ex. Youtube Videos) which you just created and click "OK".

Step 5

Minimize the software Ipod Video Converter to your tray, we will return to this software later.

Step 6

Open your web browser and go to www.youtube.com

Step 7

Once you're at YouTube, go to the video you want to put on a DVD.

Step 8

On the right hand side of the Video page you will see a field called URL. Highlight the URL field and copy it to your clipboard by pressing Ctrl+C (or right-click on the highlighted URL and select copy).

Step 9

Go to the task bar and bring back up Ipod Video Converter.

Step 10

Click on the YouTube icon.

Step 11

Paste the YouTube URL you previously copied into the URL field.

Step 12

Enter whatever you like in the File Name field, just be sure not to remove the ".FLV" file extension.

Step 13

Click "Add video"

Step 14

Repeat this process for as many videos as you would like to put on your DVD.

Step 15

Click on "Output path" (located to the right of the downloading videos below) and direct the output path to the folder you created earlier in Step 3.

Step 16

Make sure the "Automatically convert to Ipod Video" field is checked, and click the "Download now" button.

Step 17

Once the videos are finished downloading, close the program.

Step 18

Check your videos folder to make sure they were downloaded properly. You should have two versions of each video in this folder, a .FLV version and a .MP4 version.

Step 19

Open the DVD Flick program (which you installed in Step 1).

Step 20

Click on "Project settings".

Step 21

If you have a Standard DVD which holds 4.3 GB then select "DVD", or if you have a Dual Layer DVD select "DVD DL". Depending on the type of disc you are using, you will configure the project settings accordingly.

Step 22

Click the "Burning" Tab located on the top right hand corner of the Project settings box, and check the "Burn project to disc" field.

Step 23

Change the Disc Label to whatever you like. Choose a title that will appropriately identify the DVD you are burning.

Step 24

If you would like to create more than one copy of this DVD, leave the "Delete ISO image after burning" field unchecked. If you would like to save space then instead of leaving this field unchecked you will check it.

Step 25

Click "Accept"

Step 26

Click "Add title" to find a video (MP4 Files) that you would like to burn to your DVD. Once you have selected the video click "Open".

Step 27

Repeat Step 24 for each individual video that you would like to add to your DVD.

Step 28

Make sure you have a Blank DVD in the DVD drive.

Step 29

Click the "Create DVD" button to begin creating the DVD and when it asks if you are sure you want to proceed, click "Yes".

Step 30

Once the DVD has finished burning, close the program.

Step 31

TO check whether your YouTube DVD works simply eject the DVD from your computer and place the DVD into the DVD player you have hooked up to your TV. This DVD will play on any standard DVD player, congratulations! (You can also test the DVD by playing it on any computer that has a DVD drive.)

Tips & Warnings

  • The amount of time required to burn your DVD will depend on your computer speed, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to a couple of hours. So be patient!
  • Make sure that you aren't copying and distributing videos that are protected by a Copyright, this could lead to trouble.