How to Create a DVD With MP4 Files

By Andrew Schrader

You may have a number of MP4 (MPEG-4) files on your computer that you want transferred to DVD, so you can share movies with your friends or watch them at home on your DVD player. Unfortunately, converting your MP4 files to DVD format requires buying or downloading a program from the Internet, since your computer likely does not come with the appropriate software. Many options for creating a DVD exist, though, including the free program AVS Video Converter, as well as trials of programs like ImToo DVD Creator, or Xilisoft Burn Pro. Allow several minutes for your DVD to burn.

Things You'll Need

  • AVS Video Converter (see Resource 1)
  • ImToo DVD Creator (see Resource 2)
  • Xilisoft Burn Pro (see Resource 3)
  • Blank DVD

Burning DVDs with AVS

Step 1

Download and install AVS Video Converter from its parent website. Agree to the terms of use and run the program.

Step 2

Click the input file name "Browse..." button to select the MP4 you want converted, using the pop-up Windows Explorer browser.

Step 3

Click the "To DVD" button at the top of the AVS menu. This will bring up a pre-selected option in the "Profile" field that you may change by clicking the field's drop-down menu arrow.

Step 4

Click the "Browse..." button next to the "Output File Name" field to set a location on your computer where AVS will save the converted DVD files. It must convert your MP4 to proper DVD format before it burns it to disc.

Step 5

Click the "Convert Now!" button to begin the conversion. When prompted, choose the "Burn to Disc..." option in the pop-up menu.

Step 6

Insert a blank DVD. Make sure AVS is set to burn your blank DVD, and click "Start Burning!" to begin the burn.

ImToo DVD Creator

Step 1

Navigate to ImToo DVD Creator's download page. Download and install the software. Agree to the terms of use and launch the program.

Step 2

Load your MP4 into ImToo by clicking "File" and selecting "Add Video File(s)." Locate your video with Windows Explorer and choose to open it in ImToo.

Step 3

Insert a blank DVD and select it from ImToo's "Destination" drop down menu.

Step 4

Design your DVD's menu, if desired, by clicking the "Templates" icon in the menu pane. Choose a template.

Step 5

Click the "Burn" button to begin creating your DVD.

Xilisoft Burn Pro

Step 1

Visit the Xilisoft Burn Pro home page. Download a free trial and install the software. Agree to the terms of use and launch the program.

Step 2

Insert a blank DVD into your computer. Wait for your computer to recognize the disc.

Step 3

Click the "Add Files" button in the upper-left of the main menu to find the MP4 you want converted. Open your file in Xilisoft.

Step 4

Click the "Target" field and choose your blank DVD. Name your disc, if needed, in the "Disc Name" field.

Step 5

Select a "Write Speed" for your disc and the number of copies you want and click the large "Start Burn" button in the lower-right-hand side of the screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can make menus for your DVD with any of these programs.
  • Before you begin, make sure your MP4 file is not larger than the maximum capacity of your blank DVD.
  • Please allow several minutes to several hours for your MP4 to convert and burn to disc.