There are some DVD players support direct DivX/Xvid video playback with USB or Card Reader. But most doesn't. In such cases, simply convert DivX/Xvid to DVD to play with any home DVD player. Afterwards, you can either watch those movies on a PC with a DVD drive or on TV with DVD player connected. In this article, a solid and easy to use Dvix/Xvid to DVD burner: Wondershare DVD Creator (DVD Creator for Mac) is introduced to help you make it. This DVD burning software also includes handy-on editing tools, where you can crop, rotate, trim unwanted sections, add watermark, set special effects, etc.
In the following, I'll show you how to convert DivX/Xvid to DVD in Windows. When making DVD from Divx or Xvid files in Mac (Snow Leopard and Liin Mac OS X included), the steps are similar. Make sure you get the Xvid/DivX to DVD Mac version DVD burner. Free download DivX/Xvid to DVD Mac/Windows converter here.
Step 1. Load DivX/Xvid to DVD project
After download and install the DVD creator, start it from desktop and in the main interface click "Import" to import DivX/Xvid videos to the program. You can also import photos to make a photo DVD slideshow. To create another title, click the "Add title" button and add more DivX/Xvid videos, no limit here as long as it doesn't exceed the disc maximum space. Video editing tools like crop, trim, rotate, video effects are included.
Step 2. Author DVD menu
You can customize a menu for DivX/Xvid DVD disc in "Menu" tab. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. After select a menu template, change background image, background music and add text to author a customized DVD menu, on which all titlesets will appear as a thumbnail. .
Step 3. Preview and burn DivX/Xvid to DVD
It's time to preview your DVD masterpiece. Go to "Preview" tab and operate with mouse like a remote control. If anything needs to be changed, go to corresponding tab. When you are satisfied with DivX/Xvid DVD, go to "Burn" tab to make settings such as the disc label, output target, TV standard, aspect ratio and DVD drive (if you have multiple DVD drives). Lastly, click "Burn", then the program will automatically convert DivX/Xvid to DVD.
When DVD burning complete, the DivX/Xvid DVD disc will eject automatically so that you can play on any home DVD player to watch Xvid and Divx videos on TV.
Tips: The used disc space is shown at the bottom. You can select the disc type between "DVD-R4.5G" and "DVD-R9.0G" depending your disc and the video size. Set video quality as "Low", "High" or "Highest" to suit your needs and this would affect the burning time to some extent.
More about DivX and Xvid video format
1. What's DivX and Xvid? Both are based on MPEG-4. However, DivX is a proprietary software by DivX, Inc. whereas the Xvid Codec is free software. The name Xvid is just DivX written backwards. This was meant to poke fun at DivX which is the primary competitor of Xvid. Generally speaking, there are no obvious differences between DivX and Xvid. If you want a standardized video format that you can play in most hardware players, DivX is better for you. But when you want more advanced options and you only need playback on a PC, then Xvid is the software to try.
2. How can I play DivX/Xvid movies? Most DivX DVD player support Xvid video playback. However, because Xvid could have more advanced options that Divx codec can't process. Xvid playback may be impossible in some DivX player. In this case, need the corresponding decoder. If you know your videos (could be in AVI, MP4 or other video container format) DivX/Xvid encoded but failed to play, try out a universal codec pack: K-Lite Codec Pack (Windows only). Alternatively, ou You can go here to find DVD player that support DivX/Xvid playback.
Also, you can refer to a video tutorial: