Digital media – videos, images and audio clips – come in a wide variety of file formats. Some of your videos might be in common formats such as AVI, MPEG, Quicktime, MPEG-2, DivX, Xvid and others. The problem with these video formats is that most won't play on DVD players if burned to a DVD. You'll need to convert the video to a format supported by your player. This is a simple process that even novice PC users can master in about an hour.
Copy your MPEG file to your desktop by locating it on your hard drive, selecting the file and then clicking "Edit" and "Cut." Return to your desktop, right-click in a blank area and select "Paste" from the popup menu.
Download ConvertXtoDVD (link in Resources) and install the software on your computer.
Launch ConvertXtoDVD. Click the green "+" button on the right side of the application window.
Click "Desktop" in the left menu of the Open File window. Locate and select your MPEG file. Click "Open" at the bottom of the window.
Insert a blank DVD into your DVD burner.
Click "Convert" at the bottom of the screen. Wait for your MPEG file to convert to a DVD. The process will take about an hour.
- ConvertXtoDVD can also convert AVI and other video file formats to DVD.
- Do not attempt to burn or convert copy-protected videos, as doing so is a violation of federal copyright law.
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