The standard format for burning movies to a disk for use in a DVD player is MPEG-2 with MP3 audio files. Most DVD burning software will do this automatically, though some programs do ask what format to burn the disk burned in.
Many of today's computers come with DVD and CD burning programs built in. These function on the National Television Standards Committee or NTSC guidelines. The NTSC sets up the requirements for DVDs in the United States. If a users computer did not come with burning software already installed there are numerous options available for purchase and download.
Users also need to verify, via the computers user manual, what kind of disk works with the computers DVD burning system.