Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to kayrakaye)
You need to "author" a disk to the correct format for DVD players. If you have iDVD use that. If not, iDVD is no longer developed by Apple. You may be able to get it on an old iLIfe install disk. There are other options:
But there are lots of others too. Search on the App Store or MacUpdate
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to kayrakaye)
Right - to burn for a DVD player you need software that creates and burns the correct format for DVD palyers - iDVD is one if you have it - THere are many available including Toast - google will give you a selection
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to kayrakaye)
Do you have iDVD installed on your MBP? If not you'll have to purchase it by buying an iLife 09 disk from a 3rd party retailer like Amazon.com: ilife 09: Software.
If you have to purchase an iLife disc in order to obtain the iDVD application remember that the iLife 11 disc only provides themes from iDVD 5-7. The Software Update no longer installs the earlier themes nor do any of the iDVD 7 updaters available from the Apple Downloads website contain them.
Currently the only sure fire way to get all themes is to start with the iLife 09 disc:
This shows the iDVD contents in the iLife 09 disc via Pacifist:
You then can upgrade from iDVD 7.0.3 to iDVD 7.1.2 via the updaters at the Apple Downloads webpage.
Follow this workflow to help ensure the best quality final product:
Once you have the project as you want it save it as a disk image via the File ➙ Save as Disk Image menu option. This will separate the encoding process from the burn process.
To check the encoding mount the disk image and launch DVD Player and play it. If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding was good.
Then burn to disk with Disk Utility or Toast at the slowest speed available (2x-4x) to assure the best burn quality. Always use top quality media: Verbatim, Maxell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R are the most recommended in these forums.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 10:53 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Oh, my! You did such a great and linear (a good thing) job. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain the process. Since I need to do this as a one time thing,I am going to try my 8 yr old PC to see if it will still burn discs for me. I am shocked that Apple provides a player not the software to create and burn.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2013 7:53 PM (in response to kayrakaye)
I am shocked that Apple provides a player not the software to create and burn.
So are 99.84% of us Mac users.