3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 12:01 PM by Old Toad
mahaff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi I have iDVD 7.1.2 and OSX mountain lion.

I am trying to burn .AVI movie files to DVD but its not working. Ive followed numerous you tube / apple processes to complete this, but it either does not burn anything to DVD (depsite the process completing on iDVD ) or i get a green screen ?


Can you do this in iDVD ?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Avi burn on iDVD
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)



    iDVD is picky in regard to what Video-Codec it can use (or not).


    .avi, .wmv, .mp4 etc are NO CODEC - they are Containers and can hold Video-Codecs that works with iDVD or not.


    Open Your .avi file (container) with QuickTime-player

    Then open Inspector [cmd+I]

    Then read -

    • Video Format (Codec) : nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    • Frames per second : yyyyyyyyyyy


    WHAT does they read ?


    Yours Bengt W

  • 2. Re: Avi burn on iDVD
    mahaff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks , however i was not able to open the .avi file with QuickTime Plyr. Gave me the following error


    QuickTime Player can't open "ABCD.avi" because a required codec isn't available.

  • 3. Re: Avi burn on iDVD
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,720 points)

    Try installing Perian 1.2.3 and them try opening the file with QT Player.  You might also download and install QuickTime Player 7 for Mac OS X v10.6.3 or later as it offers features that QT Player 10 doesn't.