How to Download & Burn YouTube Videos Onto a DVD

By Alan Okpechi

YouTube has a wealth of knowledge and information uploaded by individuals users, universities, governments and companies. Having a physical copy of videos can be useful if they are needed where Internet access is not available or if firewalls prevent access to YouTube.

Tube Zen

Step 1

Open your Internet browser and visit the Tube Zen YouTube video website.

Step 2

Copy and paste the Web page URL of the YouTube video you wish to burn into the green bar on the Tube Zen website. Click on "Download."

Step 3

Select the ".Flv" video format for download. Click on "Save File to Computer" when the dialog box opens.

Step 4

Locate the newly downloaded video file by right clicking on the icon of the file. Select "Send File to" and click on your computer's DVD-R/W drive to burn the video to your blank DVD.

Media Converter

Step 1

Navigate to the Mediaconverter website to download the desired YouTube video.

Step 2

Highlight the URL of the YouTube video you wish to burn. Right-click on the highlighted text and select "Copy."

Step 3

Paste the YouTube URL into the "Convert a video directly from various portals" text box found on the Media Converter Web page, and choose which video file format you wish to save the YouTube video to.

Step 4

Click the "Download Now" button, and save the video file to a directory on your computer.

Step 5

Insert a blank DVD into your DVD-R/W drive. Launch Windows Movie Maker, which comes pre-installed with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Step 6

Click on "File" found on the main menu bar of Windows Movie Maker and select "New Project."

Step 7

Click on "Import," found in the "Task" section of Windows Movie maker. Click on "Videos" as the type of file you wish to import. Find the downloaded YouTube video and click on the video file icon for your YouTube video one time. Click on "Open."

Step 8

Right-click on the imported video file and select "Add to Storyboard."

Step 9

Click on "File" in the main menu bar, and select "Save Project As" to save your YouTube video to burn on a DVD.

Step 10

Click on the "DVD" option found in the "Publish to" section of the "Task" window. Click "OK," which opens a window for Windows DVD Maker.

Step 11

Click "Next" and select the "Burn" button to finalize burning your YouTube video using Windows software.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not share or sell copyrighted video content.
  • Burning a DVD uses substantial processor resources and may take considerable time.