How to Burn a DVD With Real Player

If you have a DVD or CD drive that can burn videos, you can use RealPlayer to burn disks. You can use the software to burn a copy of movies you have created yourself or videos you have downloaded from the web. However, you will also need to have a video codec installed on your computer for DVD or VCD burning to work. If your computer came with a DVD drive, you probably already have this installed. If you installed your DVD player after you purchased your computer, you may need to purchase a DVD codec that works with RealPlayer.


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      Click the "Burn/Transfer" tab at the top of RealPlayer. Under "Tasks" on the left, click "Burn a DVD/VCD." Click "OK" to download the Video Burning support software, if prompted.

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      Select the disk type you would like to burn. The supported types are DVD, Video CD and Super Video CD.

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      Click the "Get RealPlayer Plus" button in the next pop-up window if you are using the free version of RealPlayer. Alternatively, you can try the SuperPass, which includes a 14-day free trial of RealPlayer Plus. Complete the signup and purchasing process before continuing. You will need your email address, your billing address and a valid credit card.

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      Browse "My Library" for the video clip you would like to burn to disk. Click the "Scan Disk for Media" link to find files to add to your library. Select "Browse" to manually search your hard drive for video files to burn.

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      Drag the files and drop them in the pane on the right to add them to your burn list. Change the order of the clips by dragging and dropping them to a different position in the list. Right-click the file and select "Rename" if you need to change the name of the file.

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      Close all open programs and disable your anti-virus and anti-spyware software. Insert a blank CD or DVD into your drive. Click "Burn Video to Disk." Give your disk a title. Select whether the disk should have a menu. Click "Burn." Re-enable your virus and spyware-protection software after burning is complete.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can pause the download of the Video Burning software if you need to disconnect from the Internet.
  • To burn a VCD or SVCD, you will need a drive that can burn in VCD format.
  • If you need additional assistance, check the online help files on RealPlayer's website.
  • Burning CDs and DVDs is a sensitive process. Do not start any programs while video burning is taking place.
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