Windows Media Video (also known as WMV) is one of the video file formats created and launched by Microsoft. This format is commonly used in High Definition Digital Video Disc as well as in Blu Ray Disc. Other codec that are associated with this format are WMV Image and WMV Screen. Most of the files that feature this format are stored and retrieved in ASF container format. Windows Media Video files are useful because these can be played in various media players such as Winamp and Windows Media Players. To maximize the use of this special file format, it is important to know the steps in burning a WMV to DVD.

How do I burn a WMV to DVD? The steps are very simple and easy to follow. Before proceeding with the process of copying and storing WMV to DVD, it is important to ensure that the PC has the minimum system requirements.

Minimum System Requirements

  • PC with any of the following operating systems, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Millenium Edition, Windows Vista and Windows XP
  • 233 megahertz processor
  • 64 megabytes RAM
  • 100 megabytes available space on the hard disc
  • DVD drive
  • 16-bit sound card
  • At least Super VGA screen resolution
  • Headphones or speaker
  • Fast Internet connection
  • DVD burning software
  • WinAvi video converter


  1. Install WinAvi converting program in your computer and put an icon of the program on your desktop to access it easily.
  2. If you cannot purchase the program, download and install the trial version of WinAvi from the Internet.
  3. Save the files that you want to burn on the hard drive.
  4. Create a folder on the desktop and transfer all the WMV files to the folder.
  5. Run the converting program and select the DVD button on the main menu of the computer application.
  6. When a new window appears on the screen of your computer, select the browse option.
  7. Choose the files that you wish to burn.
  8. Select the format that you like to use like MPEG 2.
  9. Click the Start option to initiate the conversion of the files.
  10. When the conversion was finished, look for the Video-TS folder.
  11. Use computer application such as Nero Vision to burn a digital video disc.
  12. Transfer the converted files into the disc.
  13. Run the disc to check if the conversion was successful.

Tips and Warnings

  • To check if the converted files have high quality, it is best to run it through Windows Media Player with the use the DVD as the source of data.