Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 2:57 PM (in response to edman-63)
iDVD is part of the iLife suite of applications which comes bundled with new Macs. Considering the age of your Mac you should have it, but if not read this:
Why is there no iDVD on my new Mac?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 9:50 PM (in response to edman-63)
trying to burn a iMovie project to DVD
Purchase iLife 11 (includes iDVD) on disk.
IDVD is a wonderful piece of software and well worth the low cost of $40.
Yes, there are programs that will put a movie on a DVD. I have tried most of the other substitutes including Toast, Burn, DVD Creator, Wondershare, and others. None of them come anywhere near the ease-of-use and power of iDVD. IDVD is specifically designed to work with iMovie.
With iDVD you can easily and quickly create DVDs with menus and graphics almost on the level of what Hollywood can do.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2013 6:21 AM (in response to edman-63)
You can export the iMovie project to the Movies folder by using Quicktime - right-click the project in iMovies and then choose this option - and from there (choose this folder in the left column of Finder) you can burn to a DVD, assuming you have an external disc drive, by right clicking on the movie and choosing 'burn to DVD'. You then have a .mov format movie on DVD which can be played on Macs and PCs. This is on a iMac OSX 10.8.3.