How to Burn a Video to DVD 5 and DVD 9 on Mac and Windows?

Rosa Reyes
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I am hoping to convert my gopro videos and burn them on to a DVD so that I can watch them on my den TV. I'm sure I'm missing something but I as I said, I'm very frustrated at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated. - From

You may also want to burn a video to DVD for playing it on TV. Or you might store some videos on your Mac and Windows, but they take up too much space. In this case, you are considering burning these videos to DVD. No matter what kinds of reasons, all you need is a video to DVD burner. Below is a guide on how to deal with video to DVD 5 and DVD 9 burning on Mac and Windows.

DVD5 VS DVD9: What’s the Difference between DVD5 and DVD9

DVD, a digital optical disc storage format, provides higher storage capacity than ordinary discs. As everyone knows, DVD includes many types, but the most commonly used ones are DVD 5 and DVD 9.

What are DVD 5 and DVD 9?

DVD 5 is also called DVD-5 and DVD5 disc which refers to a single-sided single-layer disc (SS-SL). It’s supported by DVD+R/DVD+RW and DVD-R/DVD-RW. What’s more, DVD 5 holds 4.7GB of data and has the capacity to store 120-min high-quality audio and video.

DVD 9, a single-sided double layer (SSDL), is also named DVD-9, DVD9 disc, DVD-R9, DVD-R DL, and DVD+R9. It’s supported by DVD+R and DVD-R. Meanwhile, DVD 9 can contain 8.5 GB of data and is able to store a 240-min DVD movie or up to a 120-min file definition film.





Basic Nature

Single sided, single layer

Single sided, dual-layer


Save data up to 4.7 or 4.37 GB

Save data up to 8.5 or 7.95 GB


Be able to write data again

Unable to write data again


Lower than DVD 9

Higher than DVD 5

Supported Formats

Supported by DVD+R/RW & DVD-R/RW formats

Supported by DVD+R & DVD-R formats


More acceptable by people

Not as popular as DVD 5

How to Burn a Video to DVD 5 and DVD 9 on Mac?

To burn a video to DVD 5 and DVD 9 on Mac, you need a Cisdem DVD Burner for Mac. This program is one of the most popular and full-featured Mac DVD burner, which enables you to burn SD & HD format video like VOB, FLV, F4V, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPV, AVI, etc. to DVD disc, DVD folder, and ISO file. Moreover, you can edit the video, customize your own DVD menu, or select the most satisfying free templates from this DVD burner.

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Step 1. Import a video to the software

Firstly, you should download and install Cisdem DVD Burner on your Mac. And then launch the program.

Click "Add videos" in the middle of the interface or click "+" in the bottom left corner to import native video files. Another faster way is directly dragging and dropping the video to the program.

How to Burn a Video to DVD on Mac Step One

Step 2. Edit the video on Mac (Optional)

It’s very simple for you to edit the video file. Just click under the video and then you can crop the video, change the effects, add watermarks or subtitles, make chapters, etc.

How to Burn a Video to DVD on Mac Step Two

Step 3. Create your own DVD menu

Click the “Menu” button, you will find many templates and elements. You can choose one of them to create a special menu for your DVD. Furthermore, you are able to add a favorite song as DVD menu background music.

Step 4. Start burning a Video to DVD 5 or DVD 9

Finally, Click on button to preview your video. If everything goes well, you can burn the video to DVD 5 or DVD 9 right now.

Click "Burn" to begin burning a video to DVD 5 or DVD 9 on Mac. You have to wait for some time during burning a video to DVD. It depends on the size of this video file. But don’t worry, Cisdem DVD Burner works smoothly and will show you excellent DVD video quality.

How to Burn a Video to DVD on Mac Step Three

How to Burn a Video to DVD 5 and DVD 9 on Windows?

WinX DVD Author, a reputable DVD burning and authoring program for Windows, helps you burn WMV, MPEG, MP4, AVI, DivX, FLV, VOB, etc. to DVD 5 and DVD 9 with fast speed. What's more, this video to DVD burner also enables you to add background music & picture, create a chapter menu, add subtitles with international languages, etc.

  1. Insert a DVD 5 or DVD 9 disc into the DVD drive.
  2. Install and run WinX DVD Author on your Windows. You will see the main interface as below, just click Video DVD Author option.How to Burn a Video to DVD 5 and DVD 9 on Windows
  3. Click Add Files (+) button to import source videos into the source list. Of cource, you can feel free to move up/down or delete videos in the list.
  4. Personalize the DVD video if you think it's necessary.
  5. Now come to the last step. Select your output video folder, format, and then start burning videos to DVD 5 or DVD 9.How to Burn a Video to DVD 5 and DVD 9 on Windows
Rosa Reyes
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Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.

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