Burning your videos to DVDs is easy, right? You just convert them to a compatible format, create an ISO image, and... wait! Don't go: we found a program that actually gets your saved videos from your computer to DVDs without an engineering degree. You can watch the DVDs it creates on any DVD player. And you don't have to burn them to disks to enjoy the files ConvertXtoDVD creates; you can watch them just like DVDs on your computer. VSO ConvertXtoDVD automatically adds chapters, menus, play buttons, and other DVD features.
ConvertXtoDVD's compact console holds a tree view, a small but effective preview window, and a Convert button, as well as a menu bar, log view, and a suite of control icons. The other half of the program's interface consists of a properties dialog with three rows of tabs for configuring everything from background skins to chapter headings. Briefly, we started a new project by adding video files; selecting a working directory, project priority, formats, and other parameters; and pressing Convert. The program displayed our video in the preview window, sped up by the conversion process, and automatically burned a perfectly functional DVD. Next we skipped the disk burning, opting instead to open the program's working folder. We opened our converted video in our favorite media player and were pleased to see a DVD-like main menu with a play button and chapter selections, just like a DVD copied to our hard drive. The saved video played like any DVD, chapters and all.
If you've ever wanted to create a holiday DVD or a homemade movie out of the camcorder and Internet clips you've got in your My Videos folder, VSO ConvertXtoDVD can help you make it happen, and quickly, too.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of ConvertXtoDVD 220.127.116.112. The trial version has watermark on output.