Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
VSO ConvertXtoDVD is a comprehensive video file format conversion/burning utility that allows you to convert your digital movie collection to DVD format and burn to disc. This is the ultimate utility for those looking to take their digital movie collection to share with friends on the big screen.
This user-friendly utility allows even the most novice users to create a DVD playable in any DVD player, complete with chapters, menus, and a wealth of other DVD functionality, all without an engineering degree. What’s nice about this utility is that you can convert any number of popular digital video formats to a DVD friendly disc without having to locate and download additional codecs.
What sets this software apart from many of its competitors is its incorporation of premade DVD menu formats as well as the ability to add subtitles to your DVDs through the use of the subtitle editor.
There are two main drawbacks to the use of this software: 1) The “tree view” and 2) the relatively slow conversion process. When it comes to the look and feel of the dashboard, the tree view can be a little disconcerting to newer users and can be somewhat intimidating.
Additionally, the built-in encoder is somewhat slow during the conversion process. This is somewhat remediated by the addition of the preview pane, giving users the ability to see the video before the conversion process begins, which allows for tweaks to be made before the encoding process begins.
All in all, VSO ConvertXtoDVD is a great tool that can be used effectively by both seasoned video pros as well as newcomers. The overall video quality is acceptable, though not quite as good as a traditional DVD file, but this is to be expected since the underlying file format is usually a lesser-quality video.