3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2012 11:21 AM by Paldeng
talia59 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I created a movie in iMovie and now I can't seem to figure out how to burn it onto a DVD.  Someone suggested I download xilisoft dvd creator but it's 40 bucks so I was looking for a cheaper (but reliable) alternative.  Thanks!

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)
  • 1. Re: how do I burn an iMovie onto a DVD without iDVD?
    Paldeng Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    You need to export it into another file like avi or something like that and output on desktop or where ever you want. On Finders Menu Click on File and  >New Burn Folder. Name the Burn folder

    Drag the Exported Video File on the Burn Folder and onpen the Folder. You will see the Button Burn and insert the DVD and burn. Caveat is that the format is not the Regular DVD format which is .VOB. But the DVD will be read by Computers and DVD players who knows how to read common video formats (e.g. AVI, mp4 etc.)

  • 3. Re: how do I burn an iMovie onto a DVD without iDVD?
    Paldeng Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)

    This is a good one too. hope it could help you.


    http://www.creativetechs.com/iq/easily_burn_movies_to_a_dvd_without_apples_idvd. html


    Tutorial: Burning QuickTime Movies to a DVD using the Burn utility.

    Here is a quick 3 step tutorial on how to burn a QuickTime movie into a self-playing DVD.

    Step 1: Click the Video tab and name your DVD.

    Launch the Burn utility, and in the main window:

    • Select the Video tab.

    • Name your DVD

    • Choose "DVD" from the pop-up menu.



    Step 2: Drag your QuickTime movies into the file list.

    Drag some video files right into the Burn file list. Most video files are supported, however some protected QuickTime files may not work. If they are not in the correct format for DVD, Burn will ask to convert them to the right format. Most of your movies will require conversion.


    Once you click "Yes" you'll be prompted to tell Burn where you want to save the converted movies. In that save dialog box, in you live in North America, make sure the NTSC format is selected (Read about PAL format).


    Note: This conversion process can take some time depending on the size of your movie, and the speed of your Mac.

    Step 3: Click the Burn button and insert a blank DVD.


    Your computer will display a dialog indicating the DVD is burning. When it's done, eject the disc and try it out in your TV's DVD player.