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Burn Any Video File Type To Play on A DVD Player

Instead of watching video files on your PC it be nice to have a disc to pop into any player to watch from other locations.  Today we take a look at DVD Flick…a free and Open Source DVD authoring tool used to make a playable DVD from several different video file formats.

Installing DVD Flick

Installation is a quick and easy process following the install wizard.

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After installation you will get a welcome screen that will allow you to read through their guides, website, and forums.

2 Welcome

Using DVD Flick

Here we will demonstrate making a quick DVD using three differently formatted videos.  The first thing we’ll do is add a new title or video clip(s) to the project.

3 add title

You can either browse for them in Explorer or simply drag and drop into the project window.  Notice we are using three video formats with AVI, WMV, and FLV.

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Now in the project area you can start authoring the DVD by moving clips, editing titles, etc.

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There are some cool menus you can choose from to customize into the DVD creation.

DVD Menu

Once you choose a menu you can preview how it will look.

preview menu

It allows you to customize settings from basically every aspect of the DVD including Audio, Video, Burning and general settings.

Project Settings

Projects are saved with a .dfproj file extension which may look odd later if DVD Flick is not associated with them.

saved project

Click on the Burn DVD button when ready and you’ll be shown a progress screen with an extra cool bonus.

progress

Click on the “Entertain me” button while the DVD is burning and you can play a version of Tetris.

tetris

It uses ImgBurn technology to execute the DVD burning process and it pops up while the actual burning takes place.

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When everything has finished you should see something similar to the picture below provided there were no errors.

Finished

DVD Flick is easy to use and light on system resources and includes just the right amount of features for the home DVD Author.  If you are low on cash this is a very good free alternative to a commercial application such as Nero. 

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Download DVD Flick 

Read the Full List of Supported Audio & Video Formats

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/11/09

Comments (30)

  1. Firas

    Thank you man really nice program :-)

  2. JHubbard92

    Awesome, i’m going to buy some DVD’s and give it a try. :D

  3. thesun

    how does this compare to convertxtodvd
    audio and video quality wise? not price of course

  4. Stig

    Windows 7 has a simple DVD program called “Windows DVD Maker”. I have used it a few times and it works well.

  5. Amelia Smith

    I’ve been using DVD Flick for a while now. It’s incredibly user friendly as the tutorial above demonstrates.
    I use it to burn dvd’s of avi files for a family member.
    I load everything up, let it go and head out to do something else.
    By the time I’ve gone out for coffee and food and come back, the dvd is usually finished!
    The end product is pretty good. I think people understand that the dvd menu presentation is not in the ‘OMG’ rhelm; They’re just happy to have something new to watch! Who spends time admiring the dvd menu anyway?!

  6. Ken

    I find convertx to be a lot better than dvdflick. yes it is good if you want a free program but i will pay. also convertx uses a lot less space on the disc. sometimes you can get 2 movies and still have good quality!

  7. kifissia

    I tried this program out- and 3 times I got error messages! What is the problem?

  8. Dawnita Love

    does this burn from a DVD to a DVD? Can I rip a DVD movie to my computer and burn it back to a DVD for a back up copy with this program?

  9. Erik

    Program crashed upon install on machine using Vista 64. Couldn’t uninstall. Had to use System REstore to get rid of the program. Not recomended.

  10. burn dvd

    here is the best dvd burner.

  11. radical_sky

    is it possible to burn it on a cd n still can play on dvd player?

  12. DJ RATIO

    please send me the name of any other know software that can do the same thing as dvdflick

  13. DJ RATIO

    please send me the name of any other know software that can do the same thing as dvdflick cosmo9889@yahoo.com

  14. farafiro

    Can we save the files on any drive or only to be burned on DVDs??

  15. zach

    can this burn to a cdrw?

  16. Heather

    U advertised this program as being free. THIS IS NOT A FREE PROGRAM!!!!

  17. jonny

    i cant click on the burn project to disk how can i fix this

  18. prprincess

    i cant get this to work for me. i followed the instructions all the way down but when i put it in my dvd player, it wouldnt show the dvd. i thought it might have been my dvd player but when i put in a regular dvd it played. ive also tried convert x to dvd and that doesnt work either. can anyone suggest anything for me??

  19. Trinity Angel

    Thanks by the way. It serves as relief for my burning projects. Godbless

  20. macuser

    Does anybody know if this program will work on a mac?

  21. Henry Faulds

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  22. vedette

    Is this free?

  23. Lindsey

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I was completely oblivious about how to burn DVDs, and your article was soooo helpful!!! DVD Flick is way easier to use than the other four DVD burning software programs I tried. It’s the only one I was smart enough to use, at least. I actually burned a DVD! Again, thank you so much for your extremely educational article!!

  24. terrance williams

    why is it burning so slow and what can i do to speed it up?

  25. Melodie

    Even if I am able to burn flv videos onto the DVD, will the DVD player be able to play the disc?

  26. psalmshe

    The progam is awesome, but the overall process takes time.
    What can do to make it faster

  27. W.C. Kendrick

    Once you figure out the interface (you have to drag the video files into the window one at a time and then save them and then launch the program) but I did 14 Lady Gaga videos I had downloaded with Download Helper and they had been converted to wmv files and the disk the program burned worked great in my Blueray player. If an idiot like me can do it, anyone can.

    Thanks, I owe you one.

  28. Michael

    How does this compare against Windows DVD Maker?

  29. Ginny

    I need to rotate a video I took how can I do it with DVD FLICK, thanks

  30. kat

    Will this program work to download/burn movies that will work on a standard dvd player or do I have to go through the converting avi to dvd process which takes forever? Every new movie I’m able to download comes in avi format.

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