This guide describes how to convert and burn video formats such as DivX, Xvid, AVI, WMV, MOV, VOB, MPEG, MP4, DV, 3GP, mkv, tivo, MPG to a standalone playable DVD with a few steps using VSO ConvertXtoDVD, a great video converter and DVD creator program. I think it will be helpful to ConvertXtoDVD fans here.
Guide: Convert DivX, Xvid, AVI, WMV, MPG to DVD
1. Download ConvertXtoDVD, install and launch.
Tip: The software supports many different languages including English, Finnish, Dutch, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Spanish etc. You can select your native lauguage by clicking "Settings -> Lauguage".
Tip: From "Window" menu, you can add "Video Preview", "Information" or "Log" to the interface.
- Browse "File -> Add video file" to add the file(s) you'd like to convert.
Menu: You can customize background image, set title font and items font, Change the title name from "My DVD" to what you like, etc. From "Video Preview" window, you will immediately see the effects you are setting.
Add subtitles: You can add separate subtitles in your DVD video, right-click "subtitle (0 stream)" and choose "Add Subtitle channel". The program supports STR subtitles and SUB & IDX combination. If you can not add subtitles successfully, please check whether your subtitle file and your video file are in the same folder and give them the exact same name keeping only the extension. For example, in "My movies" folder, there is cartoon.avi and cartoon.srt.
Add chapters: You can also add custom chapter point by right-clicking "Chapter (0 entry)" and select "Add chapter".
Change Menu text: Double-click "Menu text" to rename.
Click "Convert" button to start the conversion.
You need to use the "Burn result to DVD" option to burn the DVD, or burn it manually. Select "Action -> Burn DVD", choose the VIDEO_TS folder in your working directory. Insert a blank DVD+R(W) or DVD-R(W) in your drive and burning should start automatically in 15 seconds.
Done! Just so easy to convert and burn video files to DVD.
More optional settings before converting
Set working directory: Browse "Settings -> General" to configure where the ready-to-be-burned DVD files will be placed.
Set NTSC & PAL mode: If "Video Standard" is set to "Automatic" in "TV Format" tab, then ConvertXtoDVD will apply the same standard according to your source file. If your source file's Frame Rate is 23.976 or 29.700, it is NTSC. And if it's 25.00, it's PAL. If you want to all your burned DVDs to be PAL or NTSC, just make one as a default Video Standard.
Set Fullscreen & Widescreen: Click "Settings -> TV Format" and set "TV Screen" to "Automatic", "4:3" or "16:9".
Burn DVD directly: If you want to burn DVD immediately after converting, please check "Burn result to DVD" in "Burning" tab. Here, you can also set burning speed slower in order to avoid those annoying errors that are common when burning faster.
Quality and Speed: In "Encoding" tab, If you like the burned DVDs' video and audio quality will be as high as possible, please select "High quality / Slow encoding" from "Encoding quality/speed". In fact the converting speed is not slow at all. Certainly, if you think the speed is the most important factor, use the "Low quality / slow encoding" option.
Burn to DVD9 (8.7GB) or DVD5 (4.3GB): As usual, keep the default "DVD-5" no change. If you have many video files to convert or the videos are very long, please choose "DVD-9" from "Target size" in "Encoding" tab. Note: A DVD5 disk can carry over 2 hours of converted video with high quality.
Hope it helps.