In this guide we will show you how to convert MKV to DVD and burn MKV to DVD discs for playback in DVD player with DVD Creator Software, the whole article is divided into two parts:
part 1. knowledge about MKV files;
part 2. how to convert MKV to DVD.
What is a MKV file?
MKV – The MKV format (Matroska Video) is an entirely free video format. More precisely, it is a container (hence the name Matroska, in reference to the Russian dolls contained within another) making it possible to contain video (DivX, Xvid, RV9, etc), sound (MP3, MP2, AC3, Ogg, AAC, DTS, PCM), as well as subtitles (SRT, ASS, SSA, USF, etc) in the same file.
MKV file is an alternative to the popular AVI and MP4 formats. MKV has become one of the most used container formats for high definition video content online.
How to play MKV video files on Windows?
Several media players based on DirectShow(TM) like Windows Media Player will play back MKV files like MKV video and MKV movie perfectly if you have the proper codec and filter installed. A great help is the Matroska Pack, which you could find on Matroska Download Page. This pack is an ideal solution for new users as it installs pretty much all you will need to play MKV videos and movies.
Another good solution is TMPGEnc which is also able to open MKV video files. Or you can also download a KMPlayer, which can play MKV video files perfectly.
How to convert and burn MKV to DVD
1.Free Download Wondershare DVD Creator and install it
Meanwhile, you can insert DVD +R (DVD-R, DVD+RW or DVD-RW) into DVD-ROM.
Note: The DVD-ROM should have writing and recording functions.
2: Add MKV video files
Open the Wondershare DVD Creator and choose Create a DVD Video Disc to make your MKV DVD disc. Then click ” + “under the Source tab to to load MKV video or movie from your hard drive. Multiple MKV video files could be added at a time. After the MKV files have been added, they will appear in the main interface. Display the loaded video files by double click to choose the MKV video file which you want to convert.
3: Convert and burn MKV to DVD directly
If you don’t want to add any special effect, you can convert MKV to DVD directly.
Drag and drop MKV video files from the main interface to the storyboard below, click the video file which you want to burn and click “burn” to burn MKV to DVD directly.
Jump to step 7: Start burning DVD
4: Organize a slideshow
If you have multiple MKV video clips and want to burn MKV video clips to a disc, organizing a video slideshow from multiple MKV video clips with customizable menu, transition effects and background music is a good choice for you. Just drag & drop loaded MKV video files from the main interface to the storyboard below to start organizing a slideshow.
Order: You can sort the order of loaded MKV video files in the storyboard by dragging and dropping.
Edit: Select a loaded MKV video in the storyboard, click “edit selected video file”, you may see a window with a box below for settings. There are five tabs here for you to crop the size, to trim the length, to adjust the video effect, to design your watermark and to plug-in subtitle.
5: Customize DVD menu
Click “Menu” to customize your DVD menu. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. To apply a template, frame or button, you can just double click it.
You can even add text, background music and background image to customize the menu.
6: Preview video slideshow
Click “Preview” to preview your slideshow. This step is to help you decide if everything is what you have expected. If not, you can go back to any of the previous steps to make changes to your project.
7: Start burning MKV to DVD
For DVD disc: Click “Burn”, select “DVD” option in the “Burn to” field, specify a temp folder (used to save the generated temporary files), select your DVD drive and burning program (either built-in or your own burning application), select your TV Standard and output Aspec
TV Standard: “NTSC” is 30 fps, which is used in USA, Canada and Japan; “PAL” is 25fps, which is used in Europe and Asia.
Note: The used disc space is shown on the disc space bar underneath the storyboard; You can select the size of burning DVD between “DVD-R4.5G” and “DVD-R9.0G”; The output quality is also up to your choice, you may select “Low video quality”, “High video quality” or “Highest video quality”.
Tip: Burning MKV to DVD is just one of the great functions of Wondershare DVD Creator, it cal also convert AVI, MPG, MPEG, WMV, MOV, DAT, FLV, RM, MP4, 3GP, and HD videos like M2TS, TP to DVD.