How to burn AVI to DVD

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Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter, a powerful AVI to DVD creating tool which provides an easy solution to convert AVI to DVD. Here is a step-by-step guide to show you how to burn AVI to DVD, DVD folder or ISO image.

To be clear, we divide this tutorial into two parts:

Part 1: Getting Started
Part 2: Customize Video Files

Before you start, please download, install and launch Xilisoft AVI to DVD Converter.

Part 1: Getting Started

In this part, we will show you the simplest way to create DVD from video files.

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Step 1: Load video files

Click "Add Video File(s)..." button on the toolbar or click "File > Add Video File(s)..." option from the main menu to load the video files you want to burn.

Or click "File > Add Video Folder..." option from the main menu to choose a folder and load all the video files in this folder into the file list.

Step 2: Adjust output settings

Destination: Insert a recordable disc, and choose the disc you insert from the drop-down list. Or choose "Save as DVD Folder" or "Save as Image (.iso)" option to backup your video files onto your hard disk as DVD folder or ISO image.

Volume Label: Enter a name in the textbox as the DVD name.

Writing Speed: According to your CPU configuration, choose an appropriate speed from the drop-down list.

Copies: Click the up and down arrows to set the number of copies you want to burn. If you set it to more than 1, then after burning 1 copy, the program will prompt you to insert a new recordable disc.

Step 3: Create DVD menu

Click "Templates" button on the menu panel, "Menu Templates" window pops up. Choose your favorite template to create a menu instantly.

For further menu editing, please click "Edit" button on the menu panel to open "Menu Edit" window, in which you can change the template, add background music/picture, title and opening film to your menu.

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If you don't want any menu, click "No menu".

Step 4: Start creating DVD

Click "Burn" button at the right bottom of the file list to start burning.

Tips:

1. If you want to do more settings with your video file before burning, please refer to "Part 2: Customize Video Files".

2. You can preview any video file and take snapshot in the player at the right bottom. Select the file in the file list, and click "Play" button in the player to play the file. When the video jumps to the image you like, click "Snapshot" button to store the image in the snapshot folder.

Part 2: Customize Video Files

1. Add subtitles

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Step 1: Choose a video file in the file list, then click "Subtitles" button on the toolbar to enter the subtitle window, on which click the plus icon on the right panel to choose the subtitle you want to add in the dialog that opens, then the subtitle is displayed in the subtitle list. You can add up to 8 subtitles into the video.

Step 2: Choose a subtitle from the subtitle list, and then choose a language from the "Subtitle Language" drop-down list, and according to your own need, adjust its vertical position and font style.

Step 3: If the subtitle is not synchronous with the video, then drag the "Subtitle Delay" slider left or right to set the delay time, or just enter the delay time in the textbox, or select the time in the textbox and click the up or down arrow to adjust it higher or lower.

Step 4: If you want to set this subtitle as the default one when DVD plays, then click the up arrow on the right top of the subtitle list to move it up to the first place in the list.

Step 5: After adding and editing subtitles, click "Apply" and "Close" to return to the main interface.

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Click the plus icon before the video file to expand its subtitle items, you will find the subtitles you added are listed below the video file. Click the plus icon on the row of the subtitle item to add subtitle in the dialog that opens and the pen icon to edit subtitle in the window above.

2. Add audio tracks

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Step 1: Choose a video file in the file list, then click "Audio" button on the toolbar to enter the audio track window, on which click the plus icon on the right panel to choose the audio track you want to add in the dialog that opens, then the audio track is displayed in the audio track list. You can add up to 8 audio tracks into the video.

Step 2: Choose an audio track from the audio track list, and then choose a language from the "Audio Language" drop-down list, and according to your own need, adjust its volume, bit rate, and channels.

Step 3: If the audio track is not synchronous with the video, then drag the "Audio Latency" slider left or right to set the latency time, or just enter the latency time in the textbox, or select the time in the textbox and click the up or down arrow to adjust it higher or lower.

Step 4: If you want to set this audio track as the default one when DVD plays, then click the up arrow on the right top of the audio track list to move it up to the first place in the list.

Step 5: After adding and editing audio tracks, click "Apply" and "Close" to return to the main interface.

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Click the plus icon before the video file to expand its audio track items, you will find the audio tracks you added are listed below the video file. Click the plus icon on the row of the audio item to add audio track in the dialog that opens and the pen icon to edit audio track in the window above.

3. Clip video file

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Step 1: Choose a video file in the file list, then click "Clip" button on the toolbar to open "Clip" window.

Step 2: Click "Play" button to play the video, when it comes to the very start point you want, click "Set Start Point" button to set it as the start point, and set the end point in the same way. Then a new segment is added into the segment list below.

Step 3: Click "New Clip" button on the left top of the segment list, and repeat the Step 2 to set the start and end point of the segment. Repeat this step to extract as many segments as you want.

Step 4: Click "Apply" button to apply the settings and click "Close" button to close the window and return to the main interface. All the segments you extracted will be merged into a new video file in replace of the original one.

4. Add effects

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Step 1: Choose a video file in the file list, and click the down arrow of the "Effect" button to choose "Effect" option from the drop-down list, then "Effect" window appears.

Step 2: On the "Effect" tab, check the effects you want. Click the up and down arrows to adjust the order of the effects you checked.

5. Crop video size

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Step 1: Choose a video file in the file list, and click the down arrow of the "Effect" button to choose "Crop" option from the drop-down list, then "Effect" window appears.

Step 2: On the "Crop" tab, enter the height and width below the "Crop Area Size" label, and enter the left and right margin below the "Position of Crop Area" label to set the crop area. Or drag the horizontal and vertical lines on the preview window to set the crop area. And according to your own need, check "Keep Aspect Ratio" option and choose the aspect ratio you want from the drop-down list.

6. Add watermarks

Step 1: Choose a video file in the file list, and click the down arrow of the "Effect" button to choose "Watermark" option from the drop-down list, then "Effect" window appears.

Step 2: To add text watermark, please click "Add Text Watermark" button, and input the content of text watermark in the list, and adjust the settings below.

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To add picture watermark, please click "Add Picture Watermark" button, and choose a picture in the dialog that opens, and adjust the settings below.

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Tip: After adding effects, cropping area size and adding watermarks, click "Comparing Preview" button to preview the original and fixed ones in the two windows for comparison to check the final effects more clearly.

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