Newer versions of Windows like Windows 10/11 include a built-in Windows Disc Image Burner that can do the burning job easily. Likewise, macOS provides Finder or Disk Utility for users to burn ISO to DVD. But if you want to burn ISO on Windows Vista or Windows XP, you need 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 will introduce you some ways to achieve this task with the built-in ISO burner on Windows and Mac and with a third-party ISO burning software like DVDFab DVD Creator. Let's first watch a short video about how to burn video files of different formats to discs.

1. What is the ISO Image?

To find out how to burn ISO 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 from RAR or ZIP format, ISO image merges a series of files into one single file according to a definite format, so it takes up huge space on your computer. That is why people want to burn ISO to disc.

:1. What is the ISO image?

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

Windows 10 disc image burner allows you to burn ISO to CD and create DVDs from ISO, but there is no built-in burner for Windows 7 or Windows XP. You can use Windows Disc Image Burner to burn ISO file to DVD or CD easily by following the steps below. Different versions of Windows have different methods for ISO burning.

Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 7/ Vista

Can Windows 7 burn ISO to DVD? Follow the steps below and you will make it. 

  • Insert a blank DVD disc into your disc drive;
  • Right-click the ISO file you want to burn, and choose the Burn disc image option to launch Windows Disc Image Burner;
  • 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;
  • Click the “Burn” button to start the process of burning ISO to DVD disc.

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

:How to Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 7/ Vista:

Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 11/10/8.1/8

  • Download the ISO DVD image to a folder on your computer
  • Open the folder and right-click on the .iso file
  • Select the Burn disc image when a menu list pops up
  • The Windows Disc Image Burner will open, and select the option
  • Click on Burn

:Burn ISO to DVD on Windows 10/8.1/8:

Burn ISO to CD on Windows 10

  • Hit the ISO image you want to burn on a CD
  • Go to File Explorer > Manage under Disc Image Tools
  • Click the button ‘Burn’
  • Set your CD-Rom as the Disc burner
  • Start to burn ISO to CD

:Burn ISO to CD Windows 10:

This is how the built-in Windows disc image burner works to help you burn ISO to DVD and CD. Besides the built-in Windows ISO to DVD burner, you can learn something about the built-in mac.iso burner.

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

For different versions of Mac, there are different strategies for Mac ISO burning. 

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 files. But now since the rollout of OS X, 10.11 El Capitan, the burning functionality of Disk Utility has been removed. To complete it on OS X 10.11 or higher, you need to use Finder. In fact, Finder is a universal way to burn ISO to DVD and DVD to ISO because it is supported by nearly all macOS versions. Now let’s see how to burn ISO with Finder.

:Burn ISO to DVD with Finder

  • Run Finder, find the ISO file you are going to burn, and click the image file to select it;
  • 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;
  • Insert a blank DVD disc into your optical drive;
  • Click the “Burn” button to start the process of burning the 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.

  • Go to Applications > Utilities to launch Disk Utility;
  • Insert your blank DVD disc into your optical drive;
  • 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 the ISO file are listed;
  • Select the ISO file and click the “Burn” button in the toolbar
  • Make sure the “Verify burned data” is checked;
  • Click the Burn button. Disk Utility will begin to burn ISO and verify the data on the disc after the burning is completed.

:Burn ISO to DVD with Disk Utility

This is the operation with the built-in Windows and Mac ISO to DVD burner. For more functionalities, let a third-party program do you a favor. Subsequently, the best free DVD burning software is listed for your reference. 

4. Burn ISO to DVD with a Third-party Program

There is no burning tool in Windows Vista or Windows XP, so if you are using these two systems, you have to turn to a third-party burning software. Here are four fully functional ISO to DVD burners that deserve your try. On top of that, DVDFab DVD Creator has many advanced features of your choice and burns with a much faster speed. 

DVDFab DVD Creator [Windows/Mac]

DVDFab DVD Creator

DVDFab DVD Creator

Create DVD disc/ISO image/Folder from any popular video format, as well as make your own DVD menu using stylish templates and customizable options.

Main Features of DVDFab DVD Creator:

  • Compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, and macOS 10.10 - 13.
  • Work at GPU-accelerated speed without quality loss.
  • Provide built-in menu templates and enabe users to switch audio tracks and subtitles. 
  • Supports all sorts of disc formats including DVD-9, DVD-5, DVD±R/RW, and DVD±R DL.
  • Output friendly Meta Info and generate .nfo file by fefault for media server.

:DVDFab DVD Creator [Windows/Mac]

So, you can use this free DVD creator to burn ISO Windows or Mac with multiple functions available. Now, more specific details about how to use this tool are introduced below.

Step 1: Download the DVDFab DVD burner and install it on your computer

Step 2: Select 'Creator' > 'DVD Creator' and load your source video

There are many modules in DVDFab 12 and each module has different functions. If you want to burn ISO Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 or Mac, remember to enable the function of 'Creator' in this free DVD burning software. Then click the 'Add' button to load the source file.

:DVDFab DVD Creator [Windows/Mac]

Step 3: Customize your DVD video.

Click 'Advanced Settings' to set burn ISO to disk DVD 5 or DVD 9 based on your need. You can also set video quality and other parameters. 

Free DVD Maker:How to use DVDFab DVD Creator to burn movies to DVD

Click 'Menu Settings' to choose a DVD cover. There are diverse topics of menu templates available in this free DVD burner, like weddings, children, balloons, etc. Also, you can upload your favorite images here as the best video background you want. 

Free DVD Maker:How to use DVDFab DVD Creator to burn movies to DVD

Step 4: Set the output destination

There are Disc, Folder, and ISO available for you to save your ISO to disc file. This Creator also supports batch conversion, so you can input multiple videos altogether to this software. 

Bonus Tip: Want to burn ISO to Blu-ray? Try the free DVDFab Blu-ray creator. Then how about burning ISO to UHD? Let DVDFab UHD Creator do you a favor. 

Free ISO Burner [Windows]

Free ISO Burner is a free and easy-to-use Windows ISO burner, which can burn ISO and CD/DVD image files to DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray discs easily. It 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.

  • Download Free ISO Burner to your computer, double-click it to run it;
  • Click the “Open” button at the “ISO File” part to load the ISO file you want to burn;
  • Insert a blank DVD disc to your disc drive and choose the right disc drive at the “Drive” part;
  • Now it’s time to define the volume label, choose the burn speed and cache size;
  • Click the “Burn” button to burn the ISO image to a DVD disc.

:Free ISO Burner [Windows]

Power ISO [Windows]

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. Burn ISO to MKV/DVD is easy for PowerISO.

Features of this ISO burner
1. support almost all CD/DVD/BD-ROM image file formats
2. Rip Audio CD to MP3, FLAC, WMA, APE files.
3. Easily to be used
4. 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

:Power ISO [Windows]

EaseFab DVD Creator [Mac/Windows]

EaseFab DVD Creator is a powerful tool to burn MP4 to DVD. It is actually available on both Windows and Mac. You can learn how to format a DVD on Mac with it and use the colorful menu templates it has provided.

  • Get this Mac.iso burner launched on your desktop
  • Click ‘Quick Burn’ and browse your ISO file to add
  • Customize your DVD with a video cropper, subtitle adder, effects applier, etc. (optional)
  • Apply your favorite menu template to this DVD video
  • Preview your DVD and start to burn DVD on Macbook

:EaseFab DVD Creator [Mac/Windows]

Active@ISO Burner [Windows]

Active ISO Burner is claimed to be easy to use and work fast to finish this burning task. When it creates a DVD from ISO, it will accelerate based on the CPU of your computer and works at top speed. Here are other features it includes.

  • Burn ISO to DVD, CD, and Blu-ray media
  • Offer Track-At-One and Disk-At-Once modes
  • Erase a rewritable disc

After loading an ISO file to this image burner Windows, it will display the basic information of your file, such as the size, the released time, etc. Meanwhile, Active ISO Burner will remind you to choose a burn mode, and ISO burning speed, and set the number of copies. After setting these and other options, click 'Burn' to write ISO to DVD with this software. 

5. Conclusion

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