How to Burn a Movie onto a Blank DVD-R

By Jim Campbell

Windows provides you with a native system to burn movies and songs to blank DVD-Rs. You use the system to copy your old personal movies or back up existing movies in case the originals become damaged. You can burn a movie directly from the Windows Media Player. Most new computers include DVD-R drives, so the write procedure requires only a blank disc. DVD-R drives let you burn music and movies as well as back up important files.

Step 1

Click the Windows "Start" button and click "All Programs." Click "Windows Media Player" to open the system software. Insert the blank DVD-R in your computer's drive.

Step 2

Click the "Burn a CD or DVD" button that displays when the Media Player software detects the blank DVD-R. Select "Video DVD" from the list of burning options. Click "Next."

Step 3

Click "Video Library" to choose a video from your list of movies. Click the movie you want to copy, then click "Next."

Step 4

Click "Add More" if you want to add another movie to the DVD-R. Otherwise, click "Burn DVD" to start the recording. It takes several minutes to complete the copy. After the burning process completes, the computer ejects the DVD-R in the drive.