How to Convert AVI File to DVD for Free

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Video clips and movies that you download are delivered in a variety of file formats. One such format is the AVI file. You can easily identify this file type because ".avi" appears at the end of the file name. Unfortunately, you can't play an AVI file on a DVD player. The file must be first be converted to a DVD-compatible format. This may sound like a daunting task, but it's actually easy. Convert any AVI file into a video you can watch on your DVD player using a software utility that you can download free from the Web.


Launch a Web browser and download "Free Studio" from You'll be given the option to download extra items -- you'll need the "Free Video-to-DVD Converter" and the "Free DVD Video Burner," or you can simply download the entire package.


Double-click on the downloaded file to launch the installer. Choose the "Free Video-to-DVD converter" utility and follow the on-screen prompts to install the software on your computer. Launch the utility once it is installed.


Click the first "Browse" button and select the AVI file that you want to convert. Click the second "Browse" button to set the destination folder where the converted file will be saved. Under the second browse button, you'll see a "Presets" selection. Make sure it shows "DVD NTSC" at the beginning of the line. This will give your converted file the best quality, though you can select a lower quality if you wish.


Insert a blank DVD into your disc burner and click the "Create DVD" button.


Click "Start DVD burner and begin the recording process," which is the second option in the "When DVD is Created" dialogue box that appears. The AVI file will be converted and burned on to your blank DVD. Enjoy your movie!


  • check For faster converting, set the Priority Level in the controls to "Highest."
  • check You can convert many other file formats other than AVI using the Free Studio application.

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