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DVD Burners for Mac

The DVD Burner category contains software used to copy, or "burn," digital video or data files to DVD discs that... more
The DVD Burner category contains software used to copy, or "burn," digital video or data files to DVD discs that can be read by standard DVD players. Many programs in this category also burn CDs and Blu-Ray discs.
Express Burn Free

Express Burn Free
Free

Express Burn Free

Create and records discs quickly and easily.

Free
Editors' rating
Publisher: NCH Software Downloads: 170,053 External File

This software is available to download from the publisher site.

Wondershare DVD Creator

Wondershare DVD Creator
Free to try

Wondershare DVD Creator

Burn and convert all formats of videos and photos to a DVD.

Free to try
User rating
Publisher: Wondershare Software Downloads: 25,294 External File

This software is available to download from the publisher site.

Xilisoft DVD Creator

Xilisoft DVD Creator
Free to try

Xilisoft DVD Creator

Convert and burn various video formats as AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, DV, DivX, XviD, VOB to DVD on Mac.

Free to try
Editors' rating
User rating
Publisher: Xilisoft Downloads: 136,101
Leawo Blu-ray Creator

Leawo Blu-ray Creator
Free to try

Leawo Blu-ray Creator

Burn video in all formats to common and 3D DVD and Blu-ray Disc on Mac OS.

Free to try
User rating
Publisher: Leawo Software Downloads: 3,967
SmallDVD

SmallDVD
Free

SmallDVD

Simple DVD authoring utility that will take video files and create a DVD image from them.

Free
Publisher: Small Software Downloads: 18,989
Express Burn Plus

Express Burn Plus
Free to try

Express Burn Plus

Create and record discs quickly and easily.

Free to try
Editors' rating
Publisher: NCH Software Downloads: 6,561 External File

This software is available to download from the publisher site.

SmallShrink

SmallShrink
Free

SmallShrink

Extracts the main movie from a DVD and reauthors it to fit onto a 4.7Gb single layer DVD-R.

Free
Publisher: Small Software Downloads: 7,890
4Media MPEG to DVD Converter

4Media MPEG to DVD Converter
Free to try

4Media MPEG to DVD Converter

Convert MPEG to DVD movie, create DVD from MP4, VOB, M2V, MPG, DAT files on Mac.

Free to try
Publisher: 4Media Software Studio Downloads: 7,854
iOrgsoft DVD Maker

iOrgsoft DVD Maker
Paid

iOrgsoft DVD Maker

DVD authoring application.

Paid
Publisher: iOrgSoft Downloads: 209
ImElfin DVD Creator

ImElfin DVD Creator
Free to try

ImElfin DVD Creator

Powerful DVD creator,Convert and burn AVI to DVD, DivX to DVD, MPEG to DVD, and WMV to DVD on Mac OS

Free to try
Publisher: Im Elfin Downloads: 481
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About DVD player software

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video have made DVDs and Blu-rays a lot less popular than they used to be. But if you still enjoy playing DVDs and want to watch on your desktop or laptop, you certainly can. Your options depend on your operating system and computer maker.

Note: If your computer has a CD-ROM drive, no software can make it play a DVD or read a DVD-R or DVD-ROM; the laser inside a CD-ROM drive can't read a DVD at all.

  • FAQ

    Your computer may have preinstalled software to play DVDs. So before you download anything, pop in a disc and see what happens. If you can't get the disc to play this way, read on for our advice and recommended downloads.

    Playing DVDs in Windows 7
    When you insert a DVD in the DVD drive of a computer that's running Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate, Windows Media Player should automatically open and start playing the disc.

    If you have a different version of Windows 7, or if Windows Media Player is not cooperating, your best bet is VLC Media Player (Windows, Mac, Android). This free app plays a wide variety of audio and video files.

    Playing DVDs in Windows 8
    Windows 8 does not have built-in support for playing DVDs. Until October 30, 2015, you could have bought a Pro Pack or Media Pack from Microsoft to enable Windows Media Player to play DVDs in Windows 8.

    However, if your version of Windows 8 was upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate, or a different version of Windows 7 that came with the Media Center, then it should have inherited the ability to play DVDs automatically. (Note: If you've ever had to reinstall Windows, if you follow the upgrade path -- reinstall 7, then upgrade to 8 -- you should still have your DVD player license. But if you had to wipe everything and install 8, you won't have the DVD player.)

    If you can't play a DVD in Windows 8, VLC Media Player (Windows, Mac, Android) can come to the rescue. Just download and install VLC, pop in your DVD, and Windows should ask if you want to use VLC to play the disc. If you have problems getting the disc to play, you can also open VLC first (it should create a shortcut on your desktop when you install it), click the Media menu in the upper left-hand corner, select Open Disc, and click the Play Button.

    Playing DVDs in Windows 10
    Windows 10 can play DVDs automatically -- if certain conditions are met. If you upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate; a different version of Windows 7 that came with the Media Center; or Windows 8 with a Pro Pack or Media Pack installed, then Windows 10 should have retained the ability to play DVDs. If not, we recommend VLC Media Player (Windows, Mac, Android) once again. You can pay $15 to get Windows DVD Player from Microsoft's app store, but we don't recommend this app. Frankly, it's not very good -- you might not even be able to get it to run.

    Playing DVDs on Mac
    OS X has DVD Player built in. Just pop your disc into the optical drive (or the external SuperDrive connected via USB), and your DVD should start playing automatically. Of course, if you have a MacBook Air, which has no CD/DVD drive, you won't be able to watch DVDs on your laptop.

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