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How to Burn MKV to a DVD

Updated February 21, 2017

The matroska media container (MKV) is a newer video container as of mid-2010 that is often used in higher quality, or high-definition, video files. Burning these MKV files to a blank DVD can be done with many different programs, and Windows even has a native burning software that will handle the MKV and burn it to your DVD. Once the MKV is on the DVD, you will be able to watch it on your DVD player.

Download and install one of the two programs from the resource section of this guide. You can use Nero, Imgburn or your native computer burning program for this process.

Open Imgburn and click "Write files/folders to disc." Insert a blank DVD into your computer's optical drive. Click the source "Browse" button and select your MKV file from the window that appears. Click the green arrow to burn the MKV to the DVD.

Open Nero and click "Data Burning" from the main menu. Insert your blank DVD into the computer disk drive. Click the "Add" button and select your MKV file from the window that appears. Click "Burn" to burn the MKV to the disk.

Insert your blank DVD into your computer drive. Locate the MKV file on your computer and single-click it. A menu will appear at the top of the window. Click "Burn" and name the disk when a new window appears. Click "OK" and the MKV will be burnt to the DVD using only the native Windows burning software.

Things You'll Need

  • Imgburn
  • Nero
  • Blank DVD
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Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.