How to Burn a DVD

You can save movies, pictures, and data files if you learn to burn a DVD.

Close
X
Playback

Up next in Data Management & Storage (23 videos)

Organize your online information with these Howcast videos, which include instructions on how to use a zip drive, back up your hard drive, use a flash drive or memory stick, use a jump drive, burn a DVD, use NCBI blast, use PNY attache, normalize data, use an SD card reader, format an SD card, erase your hard drive, back up your iTunes library, create a table with Factual, and much more.

You Will Need

  • Computer
  • Blank DVD
  • DVD drive
  • DVD burner
  • Software

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Save files

    Save the data files, pictures, videos, or music you want to burn in a folder on your computer.

  2. Step 2

    Insert blank DVD

    Insert the blank DVD into the disc drive. Some computers will automatically launch their DVD burner software; if that doesn’t happen, you will have to open your DVD burner software.

  3. Go to the Start menu on a PC or to the Finder menu on a Mac to find DVD burner software.

  4. Step 3

    Burn DVD

    Choose the option to burn a DVD in your DVD burner program, and then follow the prompts. You will be prompted to find the files you want to burn.

  5. Step 4

    Choose quantity

    Choose the number of copies you want to make. Make sure you have enough blank discs to burn the number of copies you need.

  6. Did you know? The DVD was invented jointly by nine major companies – including Sony, Panasonic, and Toshiba – in 1995.

Comments