MKV is an advanced container format mainly for HD videos and starts to take a greater share in the video territory. Many streaming videos or downloaded movies come with .mkv extensions. If you would like to play the videos on regular DVD players, or preserve them better, burning MKV to DVD is an optimal selection.
Converting MKV files to DVD player compatible format, Wondershare DVD Creator (DVD Creator for Mac) is highly recommended. With it, you can burn virtually all popular formats to DVD without any change in quality. What's more, it also provides powerful editing functions like rotating, trimming, cropping, etc. to personalize your DVD at ease. Below comes the detailed guide of converting MKV to DVD with lossless quality on both Windows and Mac.
- Part 1: How to convert MKV to DVD for Win (Windows 8 included)
- Part 2: How to Convert MKV to DVD in Mac (Mountain Lion supported)
Preparation: Free download MKV to DVD converter for Windows:
1 Add MKV files to DVD project
After install the MKV burner software, launch it and click "Import" to load your MKV videos. Each MKV video will appear as a thumbnail on the left panel. Keep in mind that DVD5 can contain about 4.7 GB of videos while DVD-9 about 8.5GB. If necessary, drag and drop items to rearrange the order.
2Edit MKV videos and author DVD menu (optional)
If you want to touch up your MKV movies, just highlight an MKV movie and then click the pencil icon to access the edit window. Here, you can do all common edits like crop, trim, rotate, watermark, effects, etc.
To author a customized menu for MKV DVD disc, just click the "Menu" tab. There are many different menu templates to choose from. After select a menu template (including No Menu which makes MKV DVD without menus), you can also change background music or image to make it personalized.
3Preview and start burning MKV to DVD
You can preview the entire MKV DVD project before burning them to DVD. When you are satisfied with the MKV DVD result, click "OK" to go to the final step and make settings such as the disc label, output target, TV standard, aspect ratio and DVD drive (if you have multiple DVD drives). Finally, click "Burn" button so the program will automatically convert MKV to DVD.
To convert an MKV to DVD in Mac running Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion, the steps are similar to Windows version, only 3 steps needed.
1Add MKV videos
Launch DVD Creator for Mac, and then select Create a New Project to create a new DVD from your MKV videos. After that, click "+" to navigate your media files folder or simply drag your MKV files directly into the program window. All loaded MKV videos will be shown in thumbnail in the file pane. You can rearrange them by cliking "↑" and "↓".
2Enhance MKV files and customize DVD menus (optional)
Highlight a MKV video, and then click Edit to access the edit window. Here, you can do all common edits like rop, rotate, trim, add watermark, set special effects, and more.
After that, you can also select an appropriate DVD menu from more than 90 animated and static templates. For all the modication work, you can click the Play icon to preview it too.
3Begin to burn MKV to DVD in Mac (Mountain Lion included)
When you're satisified, just click Burn to open the "Burn" setting window. Here, you can choose the burning speed, TV standard like NSTC or PAL, and more. At last, click Save to start MKV to DVD burning for Mac. When MKV to DVD writing complete, the MP4 DVD disc will eject automatically. You may now directly watch the burned MKV files on TV with your DVD player hooked up.
That's it. Quite easy, isn't it? Anyone could convert MKV to DVD like this.
Knowledge sharing: MKV and its playback
1. What's MKV? MKV is a container format developed by Matroska, which can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. MKV could be used to store high definition movies in 720 or 1080 pixels. Since MKV is widely used as online video for downloading, it's necessary to make many MKV parts in one file and watch on television.
2. How to play MKV videos? You can use VLC (VideoLan) to play MKV files on Win/Mac or Media Player Classic to play MKV videos on PC. Also, burning MKV to DVD for playback on large screen TV is a good choice. By the way, the above mentioned MKV DVD burner also lets you make DVD from other popular formats, including MP4, WMV, AVI, FLV, MOV, MPEG, and more.
Free download MKV to DVD burner: