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 Copy software

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?

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 DVD authoring software 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.

Windows Disc Image Burner (Error code 0X80004005): If you encounter the error "The disk image didn't burn successfully because an error occurred. (Error code 0X80004005)" while using the Windows Disc Image Burner, it is likely due to one of two reasons.
  • Firstly, your DVD drive might not be functioning properly or may not support the type of DVD disc that you're using. In that case, you should contact your device manufacturer or seek help from a local technician.
  • Secondly, your antivirus could be blocking access to the DVD content during the verification stage. The error code 0x8000400 usually signifies "Access Denied" and may occur at the verification stage. You may want to inspect your DVD, as it might have already burned your intended content. If that's not the case, you may need to deactivate your antivirus file system protection.

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. 

Burn ISO to DVD with Professional Third-party Burners

While utilizing Windows Disc Image Burner or disk utility, you may encounter some error messages that prevent you from operating normally. In this case, you'll need help from third-party software to burn ISO to DVD. Here are four fully functional ISO to DVD burners that deserve your try. 

DVDFab DVD Copy - Best ISO Burning Software [Windows&Mac]

DVDFab DVD Copy: burn ISO to DVD


DVDFab DVD Copy is the perfect ISO Burning Software that allows you to burn any encrypted DVD disc, ISO file or folder to a DVD disc directly or save as ISO/Folder on your HDD. It provides six different burning mode to meet your diverse needs.
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💻OS: Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7, and macOS 10.10 - 14

Key Features:

  • Remove protections from any old or new encrypted discs or ISO files.
  • Burn ISO files to DVD-R (W) or DVD+R (W) with no loss of quality.
  • Burn DVD or ISO files with 6 different copy modes.
  • Support customizable options and batch copying at lightning speed.
  • Remove Cinavia and copy DVD as clean audio.
  • Offer a completely free but simplified version, DVDFab HD Decrypter, which can burn most encrypted DVD discs, ISO files, or folders to a blank disc, ISO file, or folder in Full Disc and Main Movie mode.

How to burn ISO to DVD with DVDFab DVD Copy:

Step 1: Launch DVDFab DVD Copy and load the source ISO file

Download and install the DVDFab DVD copy on your computer. Choose the "Copy" option and select the "Copy Mode" you need. Then load your ISO files into the main interface by clicking the big "+" button or simply dragging and dropping.

How to burn ISO to DVD by DVDFab DVD Copy

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  • Full Disc: Copy all the DVD content with or without compression.
  • Main Movie: Copy the main movie title of DVD with or without compression.
  • Clone/Burn: Clone DVD in a 1:1 ratio with no quality loss.
  • Merge: Merge multiple DVD content into one DVD.
  • Split: Split one DVD-9 into two DVD-5.
  • Customize: Copy any titles/chapters you desire from the DVD.

Step 2: Customize the output DVD

Then it's time to customize your ISO files. You can define the volume label and change other copy options, such as picking the specific chapters, audio tracks, and subtitles that you want to burn. Then select your output directory as "DVD" at the bottom of the window.

How to burn ISO to DVD by DVDFab DVD Copy

Step 3: Start to burn your ISO files

Tab the start button. Once the burning process is complete, you'll have a new DVD for flawless playback on home theatre or media players.

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Bonus Tip: Want to burn ISO to Blu-ray? Try the free DVDFab Blu-ray Copy. Then how about burning ISO to UHD? Let DVDFab UHD Copy 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. This free DVD maker 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. 

💻OS: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/8/Windows 10


  • Burn ISO, CD, DVD files directly to various types of discs. 
  • Offers customization features including the selection of drivers, disk volume setting, burn speed, and burn cache size. 

How to burn ISO to DVD with Free ISO Burner:

  • Step 1: Download Free ISO Burner to your computer, double-click it to run 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 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.


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


  • Support almost all CD/DVD/BD-ROM image file formats.
  • Rip Audio CD to MP3, FLAC, WMA, APE files.
  • Easily to be used.
  • Numerous supported language.

How to burn ISO to DVD with Power ISO:

  • Step 1: Open PowerISO and select the ISO file you want to burn by clicking "Open" on the toolbar or "File > Open" from the menu.
  • Step 2: Click the "Burn" button on the toolbar, opening the ISO burner dialog. 
  • Step 3: Select the burning drive containing the disc to be burned. Set the burning speed, which is set to maximum by default. And select "Verify written data" to check the data after burning.
  • Step 4: Click "Burn" to start the ISO file burning process.

:Power ISO [Windows]

Active@ISO Burner [Windows]

Active ISO Burner is a freeware application that allows you to burn files and data to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. It supports a wide range of image file formats, including ISO, IMG, and BIN files. This free ISO converter offers a simple interface for quickly creating bootable discs or burning data to disc for backup or distribution purposes.

💻OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10


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

How to burn ISO to DVD with Active@ISO Burner:

  • Step 1: 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.
  • Step 2: Meanwhile, Active ISO Burner will remind you to choose a burn mode, and ISO burning speed, and set the number of copies.
  • Step 3: After setting these and other options, click 'Burn' to write ISO to DVD with this software. 


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 Copy. Just try them yourself to find out the best way to burn ISO to DVD and copy DVD to computer