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)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,460 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

  • 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.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (121,305 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.