“Need help burning DVD with Windows Media Player...? I have downloaded some movies from the internet that I would like to burn to a DVD disc for playback on my home stereo DVD player. I have been trying to do this with windows media player and have been unsuccessful, so far. Windows Media player says it burns the disc but when I put it in my DVD player all I get is a "disc error" message. What am I doing wrong? Is there another DVD burning program I should download and use instead? By the way, I am running Windows 7. “
So, how to burn DVD using Windows Media Player? Unfortunately, Windows Media Player does not support burning movies to video DVD discs. It does support burning data DVD discs, which could contain music and video files. However, data DVDs are typically not compatible with most home DVD players. Check your DVD player documentation for details.
So to speak, Windows Media Player simply can’t burn a real video DVD which can be played on home DVD players. That’s why you get the “Disc Error” message because your DVD player doesn’t read anything on your DVD. In other words, to burn home movies/videos to DVD for TV viewing, you will need a DVD burning tool which is able to finalize the DVD. Remember just copy the movie to a DVD disc, it will actually not be read by DVD players.
And yes, there are many alternatives you can use to burn a real video DVD disc. DVD Creator is specially designed for you to burn DVDs from all kinds of videos, including AVI, MP4, MPEG-4, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MKV, MOV, 3GP, ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, FLV, MOD, and HD videos like AVCHD, TP, TRP, TS, MTS, M2TS, etc. Additional video editing features allow you to edit videos before burning. Various delicate DVD menu styles and transition effects allow you to create the most personalized DVDs. Now you may follow the step-by-step guide below to burn your videos to DVD.
Download DVD Creator tool and install, launch it. Both Windows and Mac version available.
Find your video files and drag them to DVD Creator to organize titleset.
The plug-in video editor lets you edit videos quickly and easily. Hit the edit button beside each file or select a file and choose "Edit" to bring out the editing window. Also, you can edit your photos if there is any. Or, you can personalize the DVD menu by clicking on Menu button.
Now comes the real burning. Click on Start button to get started the process. Before you do it, don’t forget to insert a blank DVD disc into your drive.
So, there you go. Now you’ve learned how to burn videos to DVD playable disc. Eject the DVD and enjoy it on your home DVD player. From now on, you will no longer burn DVD using Windows Media Player because you have the easy-to-use and professional DVD Burning Tool. However, you can use Windows Media Player to burn CD if you like.