This tutorial helps you to convert any kind of video into Dvd format so you can play it in your stand alone Dvd player. Many players can play already divx/xvid format, but for whom who can play only Dvd or Vcd format I will show you how to convert your video. It is also for someone who has made his own personal video and want to burn it on a Dvd and makes it playable in your stand alone Dvd player.
There is a very easy way to get your downloaded movies or personal video’s on Dvd format, with DVDFlick. DVDFlick can burn a movie to almost any size and is extremely easy to use. Therefore, it is certainly worth considering to use this program. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation. It supports more than 45 file formats, 60 video codecs and 40 audio codecs. You can easily add menus and subtitles, after converting you can burn it on a Dvd.
How to use DVDFlick?
First of all you have to download DVDFlick, after downloading, install it and open the software. Now you have to change some settings…
First press the project settings button at the top of the screen. Now select the tab settings and the menu as shown above. In the Title box you can enter the name of your DVD. In the second box you can set the output size, if you want to burn a standard DVD, select the 4.3 GB file. You can also choose a dual layer DVD or other formats. In the section Encoder, you can choose the speed of the converted video. For the best result you can better choose high, this gives the best result but it also demands the most from your computer.
The target format varies on the area you’re living, Pal is the European standard, Ntsc for the US and Asia. Set the Encoding profile to normal and the target bit rate to auto-fit so you can see your video on full screen on your tv. The Audio tab also has some nice features, especially if you have a home theater. For those who has a home cinema set you can choose 5.1 surround, otherwise select stereo. Note, the 5.1 surround channel is also playable on stereo players.
Press the burn button, if you want to burn it right away you don’t have to change the settings, and you’re back on the main window. Now it’s time to add a video, on the right side you press the Add title button and select the video you want to convert.
Press the Edit title button to edit the settings, if you have a widescreen select 16:9 widescreen, if not, select normal 4:3. If you want to make chapters on your video, you select tab Chapters, this is nice if you want to select a certain part of the movie on your stand alone Dvd player. In the tab Subtitles, you can add subtitles, most common is the *.srt files, those you can download from many sites. In my article you find more info about subtitles. Make sure the subtitle file has the same name as the video. When you press the Edit button you can change the language, font, font size and positioning of a subtitle. In the window that pops up you can change various properties of the subtitle. When you click the small preview you will see a larger approximation of how the subtitle will look.
Convert and start to burn
Press the Create DVD button, DVDfLick will first convert the video and after that the audio. It will add the two processes together into a movie, including any subtitles. The processing time can take a long time, sometimes an hour or more. Once the converting is finish, you can play the Dvd in your stand alone Dvd player with all the features as other Dvd’s.
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