Free Video to DVD Converter

Martin Brinkmann
May 25, 2011
Updated • Mar 22, 2012
Software, Windows

When it comes to burning video files to DVD I use the excellent commercial software ConvertXToDVD which can practically turn every video file under the sun into a DVD compatible format. The program is an all in one application that offers conversions and DVD creation.

If you do not want to shell out $49.99 for the program, you may be interested in Free Video to DVD Converter. The freeware offers everything that you may need to turn video files on your computer into a DVD that you can play on your TV or computer.

free video to dvd converter

What I especially like about the program is its simplicity of use. The interface is minimalistic, and you can complete a job in less than ten clicks. It starts with the addition of video files. A click on Browse opens a file browser that you can use to add various video files that will later be available on the video DVD. Free Video to DVD Converter supports a variety of video formats, from flv and mp4 over avi and quicktime to Matroska and Realvideo files. Here is a list of all supported video formats that you can add to the DVD creation program.

  • Avi
  • MPEG (mpg, mpeg, mpe, mp4, m4v
  • WMV (wmv, asf)
  • Quicktime (mov, qt)
  • HD Video (ts, mts, m2t, m2ts, mod, tod)
  • Mobile Video (3gp2, 3gpp, 3gp, 3g2)
  • DVD-MS
  • FLV
  • AMW
  • RealVideo (rm, rmvb)
  • Matroska

All videos are displayed in a list along with their full file path, name and playtime. You can use the up and down buttons to move videos around to change the order of appearance on DVD.

The only remaining options on this screen are the output folder that you may want to change and the preset. Available are DVD Pal and DVD NTSC presets ranging from HIgh Quality, over Good Quality, Standard Quality to Long Play.

A output size bar at the buttom indicates the space of the output file. You need to make sure that it stays in the file size limitations of a standard DVD or dual-layer DVD.

Free Video to DVD Converter creates a Video_TS folder in the output folder. All videos that have been added to the list will be converted into DVD format. It is possible to launch a DVD burner right after the DVD has been created to burn the DVD video to a blank DVD right away.

The burning software is included in the application, but you can use an external third party software to burn the Video_TS folder instead.

You can play the DVDs on all compatible devices. If you just want to burn videos to a DVD to play them on TV, then you may want to give Free Video to DVD Converter a try. Its broad support for video formats and fast conversions make it an excellent program in this regard.

Windows users can download the software from the developer website. The program is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating system from Windows XP to Windows 7.


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  1. Anonymous said on March 9, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Does it come back after every “moment” update?

  2. Baloney said on March 9, 2023 at 2:23 pm

    Yeah right.. Like this is going to stop defender from running =) This is comedy gold right here.

  3. Anonymous said on March 9, 2023 at 3:25 pm

    no ‘about the author’ paragraph?

  4. Gregory said on March 9, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    For permanent disable defender is if removed complete from system no just change permission folder.

    Just this is joke.

  5. moi said on March 9, 2023 at 5:57 pm

    simpler, load Autoruns (SysInternals)
    – filter “Defender”
    – untag all entries
    – reboot
    nothing has changed since my 1st modification years ago

  6. John G. said on March 9, 2023 at 6:32 pm

    I wouldn’t disable Defender imho, it has too many hidden roots inside Windows itself. One time I tried to uninstall it using brute force scripts and then the Onedrive feature stopped working definitely. A reinstallation was needed and since those times I prefer to maintain Defender untouched. It’s a better method to install another antivirus and it will disable Defender in a safer and easier mode (e.g., Avast is the best in this way, and also Panda Cloud Free is good too).

    1. Tweakmaster said on September 29, 2023 at 9:57 am

      U are just * [Editor: removed] thats the problem ;p first of all u shall always debloat windows u shall have max 65 services with your drivers for pc and windows own servs. You didnt know what that script did

  7. boris said on March 10, 2023 at 12:19 am

    You can not stop defender from running in background or remove it without some penalty. All you can do is to limit telemetry.

    1. TelV said on March 10, 2023 at 4:52 pm


      It’s probably Smartscreen which is preventing WD from being disabled. Get rid of that and the problem should be solved:

  8. hoho said on March 10, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Remove Windows and go for Linux.

    1. basingstoke said on March 10, 2023 at 2:51 pm

      Linux sucks dude. Besides it’s not comparable to Windows, these OSes are in different classes entirely.

      1. Derp said on March 10, 2023 at 4:36 pm

        I use Linux as my daily driver. It’s far more stable than Windows. When’s the last time you used Linux, 2010?

      2. Bromosexual said on March 11, 2023 at 2:04 am


        You’re right, dude. Bro, linux is just a bunch of code that starts before the OS, dude. Brobrodude, that shit ain’t even got emojis, dudebrodudeman! Dudebro, it’s no way near as cool as Windows with its hardcoded abilities to make money off the user, bro. Yo brodude man, you’re the coolest dude ever man, bro. Dude.

      3. basingstoke said on August 16, 2023 at 7:20 pm

        Lol what? Windows 7 doesn’t come with any Emojis

  9. TelV said on March 10, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Download Autoruns and remove the checkmark from Windows Defender. It doesn’t remove it, but it will never run.

  10. Simon said on March 10, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Just use “Defender Control”:

    Per this video,
    it also works on Windows 11 too…

  11. Someone said on March 10, 2023 at 9:26 pm

    Win Defender, is completly the most succesful free-built in antivirus of Microsoft. Really nice product. Saved my ass a lot of times. Has updated malware database, completly strong defence
    from whatever smart screen disables. Or if you want better and more upgrated (paid) program,
    you can go further. But defender is always on your side.

  12. CalixtoWVR1 said on March 10, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Why would one disable Windows (or Microsoft) Defender in the first place?. I consider this to be playing with fire big time. Everybody knows that if one is using another A-V, Defender will be disabled on its own and won’t be in one’s way.

  13. Ed D said on March 10, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    Why would I want to disable Windows Defender in the first place? It’s a great anti virus in my opinion. Been using it since Windows 8 and and never had a problem or a virus. Why mess with a good thing, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

  14. owl said on August 17, 2023 at 1:57 am

    How a ridiculous article!
    I am thoroughly stunned.

    Why Should You Disable First-Party Windows Defender?
    I can only think that it is “malice or perversely intention (want you to buy a third-party AV where you can expect a back margin)” to guide invalidation without showing the premise.
    No sane company will use third-party closed source programs (such as AV).

    As I thought, “Ghacks Technology News” seems to be coming to downfall.

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