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DVD Burners for Windows

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.
Sothink Movie DVD Maker

Sothink Movie DVD Maker
Free

Sothink Movie DVD Maker

Convert and burn video to DVD discs.

Free
Editors' rating
User rating
Publisher: SothinkMedia Software Downloads: 1,538,797
Express Burn Plus Edition

Express Burn Plus Edition
Free to try

Express Burn Plus Edition

Burn audio, video, and data discs.

Free to try
Editors' rating
Publisher: NCH Software Downloads: 2,163,486 External File

This software is available to download from the publisher site.

Easy MPEG/AVI/DIVX/WMV/RM to DVD

Easy MPEG/AVI/DIVX/WMV/RM to DVD
Free to try

Easy MPEG/AVI/DIVX/WMV/RM to DVD

Convert and burn video files into DVD discs.

Free to try
User rating
Publisher: Ether Software Downloads: 1,115,461
Video DVD Maker Free

Video DVD Maker Free
Free

Video DVD Maker Free

Create DVD video disks.

Free
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Publisher: Protectedsoft Downloads: 559,823
Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter

Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter
Free to try

Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter

Convert and burn AVI, MPEG, VOB, DAT, M2V, MPG files to DVD-Video, DVD folder, ISO image file.

Free to try
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Publisher: Xilisoft Downloads: 591,844
WinISO

WinISO
Free to try

WinISO

Mount ISO, make bootable ISO images, burn CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs.

Free to try
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Publisher: WinISO Downloads: 450,832
BurnOn CD&DVD

BurnOn CD&DVD
Free

BurnOn CD&DVD

Burn, back up, and duplicate unencrypted CDs and DVDs.

Free
User rating
Publisher: Reviewster Downloads: 399,728
Free DVD Video Burner

Free DVD Video Burner
Free

Free DVD Video Burner

Write prepared DVD videos, files, folders to a DVD.

Free
User rating
Publisher: DVDVideoSoft Downloads: 287,781 External File

This software is available to download from the publisher site.

Burn Toolkit

Burn Toolkit
Free

Burn Toolkit

Burn, copy, and format CD and DVD discs.

Free
User rating
Publisher: 007 Red Software Downloads: 347,913
Movie DVD Maker

Movie DVD Maker
Free to try

Movie DVD Maker

Create DVD, VCD, SVCD disc from all video files to play your movies on DVD player.

Free to try
User rating
Publisher: Aone Software Downloads: 338,596
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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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