How to Play a YouTube Video on a DVD Player

by Ray Padgett
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Playing a YouTube video on a DVD player is a tricky proposition. There's no way to go directly from YouTube to DVD (though some computers can connect directly to TVs). You have to download and convert the video before burning a DVD. This process is reasonably easy to accomplish, but it may take a bit of time and effort on your part.

Step 1

Download the video from YouTube as an FLV, AVI or MPG file. This process can be accomplished by pasting the YouTube video's URL into a conversion site like Media-Convert or Dirpy.

Step 2

Convert the video file into a Video_TS folder, which is the type of folder DVDs use to store the video data. Conversion can be completed using a variety of programs, including the popular TMPGEnc Plus and ConvertXtoDVD.

Step 3

Burn the VIDEO_TS folder onto the DVD-R using burning software. Many CD-burning software programs offer options specifically made for Video_TS burning. If yours does not, burn the folder as a data disk. Put nothing else on the DVD.

Play the DVD in your DVD player. Upon loading, the YouTube video will either begin playing immediately or prompt you to start, depending on your player.


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About the Author

Based in New York City, Ray Padgett has been writing about music and technology since his 2009 graduation from Dartmouth College. He has a degree in religion, with a minor in English. He has been published in and in "The Celebrity Café," "The Noise" and an upcoming Bob Dylan anthology.

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