How to Convert XviD to DVD for Free

by Nicolas Poague

Many video files out on the web today use one of the very popular DivX or Xvid codecs for compression. These can be used interchangeably, but note the important difference between them: Xvid is a free tool that can be used on any platform to compress video. Differences aside, if you have a video with either of these codecs (which will in most cases have the .avi extension), you can convert this video to a DVD to play on your DVD player. Finding a free tool for this operation could be challenging, but luckily there exists an older version of a popular tool that can do the job.

Download DivXtoDVD 0.5.2 (this is the free old version of the popular ConvertXtoDVD). See resources for the download site.

Run the setup file. Accept the defaults for the installation, and choose to create a desktop icon to easily find the application.

Double click on the desktop icon for VSO DivXtoDVD 0.5.2 to start the program.

Click the folder icon next to the "Source File" box and locate your Xvid (or DivX) video. Click the folder icon next to the "Destination Folder" box as well to choose where you want your converted file to go.

Click "Convert" to begin the conversion. The process may take a while depending on the size of your original video clip.


  • check Uncheck the "Preview" check box to enable a faster conversion. Change the aspect ratio to your preference by choosing either 4:3 (fullscreen) or 16:9 (widescreen) from the "Aspect" dropdown menu. Check the "Burn to DVD with CopytoDVD" box if you wish to burn your output.

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About the Author

Nicolas Poague holds degrees in web development and design and computer and information sciences. He has 5 years experience in web design. He enjoys all creative activities including design, writing, and teaching individuals.

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