How to burn ISO to DVD disc for backup or playback on DVD players? Newer versions of Windows like Windows 7/8/10 include the built-in Windows Disc Image Burner that can do the burning job easily. macOS provides Finder or Disk Utility for users to burn ISO to DVD. But if you want a more advanced ISO burner or to burn ISO on Windows Vista or Windows XP, you need to turn to a third-party ISO burner tool. Usually a third-party ISO to DVD burner is faster and contains more advanced options. So here in this article, we willintroduce you ways to burn ISO images to DVD with the built-in ISO burner on Windows and Mac and with the third-party ISO burning software like DVDFab DVD Copy.

1. What is the ISO image?

To find out how to burn ISO image to DVD, you'd better know what is ISO image. ISO, short for International Organization for Standardization, is an archive file of an optical disc that is available on many software vendors. Different with RAR or ZIP format, ISO image merges a series of files into one single file according to a definite format. 

2. Burn ISO to DVD on Windows – with Windows Disc Image Burner

You can use Windows Disc Image Burner to burn an ISO file to DVD. Now let’s see the detailed steps of burning ISO.

Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 7/ Vista

Step 1: Insert a blank DVD disc to your disc drive;

Step 2: Go to find the ISO file you want to burn, right-click the ISO file, choose the Burn disc image option to launch Windows Disc Image Burner;

Step 3: Pick the right DVD burner from the drop-down menu of the “Disc burner” part. If you want to verify the integrity of the data on the DVD disc, you can check the box before “Verify disc after burning” here;

Step 4: Click the “Burn” button to start the process of burning ISO to DVD disc.

When the burning is complete, the disc will eject and the note “The disc image has been successfully burned to disc” will show up.

Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 10/8.1/8

Step 1: Download the ISO CD image to a folder on your computer
Step 2: Open the folder where you have saved the ISO file
Step 3: Right-click on the .iso file
Step 4: Select the Burn disc image when a menu list pops up
Step 5. The Windows Disc Image Burn will open
Step 6: Select the Disc burner option
Step 7: Click on Burn

3. Burn ISO to DVD on Mac – with Finder or Disk Utility


Burn ISO to DVD with Finder

For the last several years, Disk Utility is the built-in Mac ISO burner for people to mount and burn ISO image file. But now since the rollout of OS X, 10.11 El Capitan, the burning functionality of Disk Utility has been removed. To burn ISO to DVD on OS X 10.11 or higher, you need to use Finder. In fact, Finder is a universal way to burn ISO to DVD because it is supported by nearly all macOS versions. Now let’s see how to burn ISO with Finder.

Step 1: Run Finder, find the ISO file you are going to burn, and click the image file to select it;

Step 2: Click the “File” on the top of the Mac screen and choose Burn Disk Image “XXX” to Disc, or you can right-click the ISO file, and choose Burn Disk Image “XXX” to Disc;

Step 3: Insert a blank DVD disc to your optical drive;

Step 4: Click the “Burn” button to start the process of burning ISO file to your DVD disc.

Burn ISO to DVD with Disk Utility

If your macOS is OS X 10.10 or lower, you still can use Disk Utility.

Step 1: Go to Applications > Utilities to launch Disk Utility;

Step 2: Insert your blank DVD disc to your optical drive;

Step 3: Drag and drop your ISO image file to the left-hand side of the Disk Utility, and you can see both the disc inserted and ISO file are listed;

Step 4: Select the ISO file and click the “Burn” button in the toolbar;

Step 5: Make sure the “Verify burned data” is checked;

Step 6: Click the Burn button. Disk Utility will begin to burn ISO and will verify the data on the disc after the burning is complete.

4. Burn ISO to DVD with Third-party Program

There is no Windows Disc Image Burner in Windows Vista or Windows XP, so if you are using these two systems, you have to turn to a third-party burning software to burn ISO file to a DVD disc. For Mac users, you can also burn ISO with a third-party tool, which can provide many advanced features for your choice and burn with much faster speed. There are four fully functional ISO to DVD burners that deserve your try.


DVDFab DVD Copy is a professional ISO burner tool, which is power enough to fulfill your various needs. You can use it to burn data/bootable ISO file or standard DVD ISO file. For burning DVD ISO file, it provides 6 burning modes (Full Disc, Main Movie, Customize, Split, Merge, Clone/Burn) and advanced features for you to customize your own DVD. DVDFab DVD Copy is easy to use, and only several mouse clicks are needed to start the ISO burning process. Besides, with its support to latest hardware acceleration technology, it can complete a burning job in a few minutes. DVDFab DVD Copy is available for both Windows and Mac systems. Now go head to see how to burn ISO to DVD with DVDFab DVD Copy.

Step 1: Download DVDFab 10 and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Drag and drop the ISO file to the main interface.

Step 3: Go to the mode switcher at the top left corner, and choose a burning mode from 6 modes. Here I take the Main Movie mode as an example. (To burn data/bootable ISO file, you can only choose Clone mode)

Step 4: If your ISO source is standard DVD ISO file, you now are able to choose the titles, chapters, audio tracks and subtitles you want. You can also click the wrench icon to change the volume label and choose the output size.

Step 5: Insert a blank disc to your optical drive. Move to the bottom of the Main interface, and select your optical drive from the drop-down list box as the output directory.

Step 6: Click the “Start” button to start the burning process.

Want to burn ISO to Blu-ray? Try DVDFab Blu-ray Copy.

Free ISO Burner

Free ISO Burner is a 100% free and easy-to-use Windows ISO burner, which can burn ISO and CD/DVD image file to DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray disc easily. Free ISO Burner enables you to select the disc drivers, set the volume label, select the burn speed and change the burn cache size. During the burning process, you can click the “Abort” button to stop the burning progress. The following are the detailed steps of burning ISO to DVD.

Step 1: Download Free ISO Burner to your computer, double-click it to run it (it is a portable ISO burner, so you do not need to install it);

Step 2: Click the “Open” button at the “ISO File” part to load the ISO file you want to burn;

Step 3: Insert a blank DVD disc to your disc drive and choose the right disc drive at the “Drive” part;

Step 4: Now it’s time to define the volume label, choose the burn speed and cache size;

Step 5: Click the “Burn” button to burn the ISO image to DVD disc.



ImgBurn is created for comprehensive ISO image creation and image writing to the disc. This powerful tool has the capability of creating ISO, IMG, or BIN images from folders or other optical media. Most importantly, it is also able to create music CDs from the most popular audio formats, and even video discs can be built in the DVD, HD-DVD or Blu-ray formats.

Power ISO


PowerISO is a powerful CD/DVD/BD image file processing tool, which allows you to open, extract, burn, create, edit, compress, encrypt, split and convert ISO files. In other words, you can do almost anything with it.

Remarkable features of this ISO burner
1. support almost all CD/DVD/BD-ROM image file formats
2. Open and extract ISO file.
3. Rip Audio CD to MP3, FLAC, WMA, APE files.
4. Easily to be used
5. numerous supported language

Support operating system
32-bit Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8/8,1, Windows 10
64-bit Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10

system requirement
1. Microsoft Windows operating system
2. Intel Pentium 166MHz or above
3. 64MB memory
4. At least 10MB hard disk space

Those are all the ways to burn ISO image on Windows and Mac, use either built-in ISO burner or third-party ISO burning software. Just try them yourself to find out the ISO to DVD burner which is suitable for you. Wish you a good day!