How many of you are home video nuts? Perhaps you have a few AVI, Mpeg4, or maybe some MKV video files sitting around on your computer that you would like to burn to a DVD so you can watch them on your TV.
If that’s the case, this article is for you.
There is a great little program out there called DVD Flick that is a FREE program that allows you to encode the desired video file into a DVD format file. Once DVD Flick encodes the files, it then will proceed to burn it to a DVD.
DVD Flick is NOT a DVD burning program although it IS a DVD authoring tool and file encoder. After DVD Flick encodes the file to DVD format, it then completes the burning process by calling on your burning program to finish the process. IMG Burn is a great DVD burning program that works well with DVD Flick.
DVD Flick is the easiest one step encoding/burning program that I have come across yet. It allows you to encode the file as a single file or you can set it up with multiple chapters. Dvd Flick also supports subtitle files as well in case you have a favorite foreign video file that speaka no englis.
Both DVD Flick and IMG Burn are free downloads. Keep in mind that encoding videos zaps your system resources so if you have an older computer, the encoding can take several hours for a two hour movie. On my own machine which is a fairly fast quad core cpu computer running Windows 7, encoding a two hour movie takes about 30 minutes. On my old XP pentium 4, encoding would take a couple hours and use up nearly all my cpu resources. Your mileage may vary.