I have a some videos on my lap top that I would like to convert to a DVD…so that I can share with others on my TV, is there a way to do that? I have been told that I would have to purchase software for this is that true?
[QUOTE=djtrevino;2545861]I have a some videos on my lap top that I would like to convert to a DVD…so that I can share with others on my TV, is there a way to do that? I have been told that I would have to purchase software for this is that true?[/QUOTE]
No not really I think dvdbuilder is a free version to use to make dvd and the paid version Convertxtodvd is the paid version that works good on converting video to dvd format. But before you convert make sure the video itself isn’t corrupted in any playback. So play the video from beginning to end to make sure it is working before you burn to disc otherwise you will be making coasters from the video.
Welcome to the forums djtrevino.
Depending on the format of your original videos, you should be able to use free tools to convert them into dvd-video. The two I recommend most often are AVStoDVD and DVDFlick.
Of those two, DVDFlick may be slightly easier to use for newcomers, but AVStoDVD can use a better quality encoder. With either one, you’ll need to set the output to match your country’s standard for dvd video. In the US, we use NTSC dvd standards. Most of the rest of the world uses PAL.
Both programs can be set up to burn to a disk automatically after completion of the conversion. They use an excellent free burning program called ImgBurn, which is included with the conversion program.
Try one or both and let us know if they work ok for you.