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How to burn BBC iPlayer programmes to DVD?

How to burn BBC iPlayer files to DVD disc? When you download a film file from BBC iPlayer can they be burned to DVD? I understand they have some sort of protection and you can only play then on MS media player but is there any way you can burn these BBC iPlayer programmes to DVD and they will play on a DVD player?


Well, BBC iPlayer files can't be burned to DVD directly as the BBC files are DRM protected and will expire after 30 days after downloaded. So to speak, if you want to burn BBC onto DVD for lifetime storage and playing on a home DVD player, you must remove the DRM from BBC iPlayer files. After that, you can burn these videos on a DVD disc for viewing anytime you want. Below is the step-by-step guide which walks you through the process on how to remove BBC iPlayer DRM and convert BBC iPlayer to DVD format.


1. How to Remove the DRM Protection from BBC iPlayer Files?

In order to successfully convert & burn BBC programs onto DVD disc, you will need to get rid of the DRM protection first. To do this, a professional DRM removal software is required. Among them, DRM Media Converter is the best tool to deal with BBC DRM protection. Below is the steps on how to bypass DRM from BBC iPlayer files.


Step 1 Download DRM Media Converter
Firstly, download, install and launch this DRM removal tool onto your pc. It's 100% safe and clean.

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Step 2 Add BBC downloaded programmes, files, films, videos into the application.


Step 3 Depending on your need, you may select the appropriate output format. Click on "Profile" and choose whatever format you want, e.g. MP4, WMV, AVI, etc.

Step 4 Then hit on "Start" button and start removing DRM and converting BBC iPlayer files.


2. How to Burn BBC iPlayer Programs onto DVD Format?

So now you have DRM free BBC iPlayer files, then you will need a DVD burning tool to burn them onto DVD format. For free solutions, Windows DVD Maker and iDVD are for burning DVDs on Windows and Mac respectively. Here we use a much more professional software called DVD Creator. The following step-by-step guide explains on how to convert BBC iPlayer to DVD on Windows as an example, if you are running Mac OS, you can always use DVD Creator for Mac to burn BBC iPlayer files to DVD on Mac.



Download and Install DVD Creator

In case you don't have a DVD burner yet, click the link below to download either DVD Creator or DVD Creator for Mac onto your hard drive. And then install and run it.


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Add BBC iPlayer Files

OK, find the BBC iPlayer files from which you just removed the protection. Then click on "Import" button, select these BBC files and add them into the program. Apart from video files, you can also import photos of yourself to make photo slideshow DVDs.



Customize DVD Settings (Optional)

This is an optional step which may or may not pass it. Click on "Menu" button, you can personalize the DVD by choosing one of your favorite DVD menu styles. There are both static and animated templates. Also, you can customize the menu background, button, text, etc.


Burn BBC iPlayer Programmes to DVD

Hit on "Preview" button and you can see how your DVD movies will look like. Then click on "Burn" button, name your DVDs, insert your blank recordable DVD disc (Learn more on DVD format knowledge) into your computer drive. And then start burning BBC videos onto DVD disc.

OK, now you may wait while the program is doing its burning task. The DVD disc will be ejected automatically when the burning is done. After that, you can watch the DVD on your home DVD player with TV. Have fun.



1. Burn BBC iPlayer Movies to DVD on Mac
As we mentioned above, converting BBC to DVD on Mac can be easily done with DVD Creator for Mac. Just download and install the program, and follow the on-screen wizard: Add, edit, burn.


2. Download, Remove DRM and Burn DVD with Video Converter Ultimate
Apart from the solution talked above, here's another program which lets you remove DRM and burn movies to DVD – Video Converter Ultimate. By using only this one software, you can remove DRM and burn DVDs. Besides, you can also use it to rip DVDs, convert videos, download YouTube videos and more than you can imagine.


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