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Tutorial of Burning ISO to DVD on Windows and Mac

Tutorial of Burning ISO to DVD on Windows and Mac

"I got an ISO image and I want to burn it on my DVD, but I don't know how to complete the process."

An ISO file, also called ISO image, is an archive file that contains the copy of an optical disc, such as a CD or DVD. You can think of an ISO image as a disc, including the file system and other data. The latest operating systems let you to use the ISO file as a virtual disc by mounting.

You can utilize ISO images to back up and protect your DVDs. Plus, it is a lossless way to create new DVDs. However, many people do not understand how to burn ISO to DVD. That is why we share this how-to.

Burn ISO to DVD

Part 1: Best way to burn ISO to DVD

AnyMP4 DVD Copy is a professional tool to burn ISO to DVD. The biggest advantage is flexibility. It means that this application could meet both beginners' and professionals' needs.

1. Burn ISO image file or DVD folder stored in your hard drive to a blank disc.

2. Copy and back up DVDs to your computer in the form of ISO file or DVD folder.

3. Let you to decide burn entire ISO or certain content to a DVD.

4. Have the capacity of 1:1 ratio copy and clone as the DVD cloner.

5. Support a wide range of disc types, such as DVD-5, DVD-9, and more.

In a word, DVD Copy is the best option to burn an ISO image to a DVD on Windows 10/8/8.1/7 or Mac OS X/11/12. To share the procedure accurately, we use Windows 10 as the example.

How to burn ISO to DVD quickly

Step 1: Get the best ISO to DVD burner

DVD Copy is a desktop program. To get the stable experience, you need to download and install it on your computer. Insert a blank disc into your DVD drive and make sure it has enough space for the ISO file. Launch the program, click the downward icon next to Source and open the ISO file to burn on DVD, and select your DVD drive from the Target drop-down list.

DVD Copy

Step 2: Preview and select the correct mode

After importing, DVD Copy will recognize all videos in the ISO image and you can preview them using the built-in media player. Locate the middle area and you will find three modes, Full Copy, Main Movie and Customize. The first one will burn entire ISO file to DVD, the second will detect the movie in the ISO and only copy it to DVD, and the last one allows you to burn any video clips to DVD.

Three Modes

Step 3: Burn ISO to DVD in a single click

Check the options at the bottom, including Volume, Write Speed, Copies and Target Size. If they are correct, click the Next button to start burning ISO to DVD on Windows 10.

Note: According to our research, it only takes a few minutes to burn entire ISO image to a DVD. However, the exact time may be determined by file size of your ISO image, hardware and other factors.


Part 2: How to burn ISO to DVD on Windows for free

If you do not like to install software on your computer, don't worry since Microsoft has introduced the ability of burning ISO to DVD into Windows 7 and above. In another word, you can do it without installing any third-party programs. Of course, the native burner has some downsides. For example, it cannot read the ISO file or display the contents in the file. So, if you just want to copy entire ISO image to your disc, you can try the guide below.

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Step 1: Power on your computer running Windows 10/8.1/8/7, and put a blank DVD into your optical disc drive. Bear in mind that your DVD drive should support burning discs.

Tip: Windows XP and Vista do not have the built-in DVD burner.

Step 2: Open the folder that stores the ISO image file that you want to write on the DVD, right-click on it and choose Burn disc image.

Tip: The ISO image can contain any contents, including software, operating system or multimedia files.

Step 3: When the Windows Disc Image Burner dialog pops up, click and expand the Disc burner dropdown list and select your DVD drive.

Step 4: Tick the checkbox in front of Verify disc after burning, and hit the Burn button to initiate the process of burning ISO to DVD on Windows 7 or other systems.


Step 5: When the process is complete, the status bar will show you. However, you should wait for a few minutes to let the verification process finish.


Note: The Verify disc after burning option will compare the data in the source file and the new DVD once burning is done. Sometimes, you may get the error message. It does not affect the data inside the disc, but the data could have changed.

On the other hand, the native ISO to DVD burner cannot create ISO files from your DVD.

Part 3: How to burn ISO to DVD on Mac

If you are using a MacBook, you are lucky due to three ways available to burn ISO to DVD on Mac without third-party applications.

Method 1: Burn ISO to DVD on Mac with Disk Utility

Burn ISO to DVD

Step 1: Insert a blank disc into your DVD drive, and then select Action -> Open Disk Utility on the pop-up window and click OK. If the window does not appear, go to Applications folder and open Disk Utility in Utilities.

Step 2: Drag the ISO file and drop it in the empty area in the left pane.

Step 3: Next, hit the Burn button on the top ribbon. That will activate the Burn Disc dialog. Move to the After Burning section, check the box of Verify burned data and select Eject disc.

Step 4: Click the Burn button, and then Utility will do the rest of work.

Method 2: Burn ISO to DVD using Finder

Burn ISO to DVD using Finder

Step 1: Run Finder on your computer when you want to burn ISO file to DVD on Mac.

Step 2: Locate the source ISO file, unfold the File menu and choose Burn Disk Image to Disc.

Step 3: Insert a blank disc into the drive and hit the Burn button. When it finishes, you will get the notification.

For videos from iMovie, you can start a quick iMovie burning to DVD on Mac.

Method 3: Burn ISO to DVD on Mac from the Command Line

Step 1: Copy and paste the ISO file you want to burn to a DVD to your desktop, and put an empty DVD into your computer.

Step 2: Run the Terminal and input the command below

hdiutil burn ~/Path/To/DiskImageFile.iso

Note: Replace DiskImageFile.iso with your ISO file name.

Step 3: The command will start burning ISO file to DVD immediately.

Tip: The hdiutil command is able to create ISO image from a DVD too.


This tutorial has shared various methods to burn ISO file to DVD on Windows 10/8/7 and Mac OS X/11/12. The native DVD burners are free of charge and easy to use; however, they cannot burn a part of ISO file to DVD. Plus, people have reported some bugs when using the native disc burners. If you are looking for a professional ISO to DVD burner, AnyMP4 DVD Copy is the option worth to try.

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