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I have a macbook OS X 10.6.8. Does it have an in-built system application to burn a dvd?

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I have a macbook OS X 10.6.8. Does it have an in-built system application to burn a dvd? (I have tried burning using a number of downloads, e.g. idvd, but to no avail)

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    The easiest way to burn files onto a DVD is just open Finder, select all the files you want to burn with Command key, right-click them and choose "Burn".


    Then, if you want to burn a ISO or DMG file, you may have to use Disk Utility instead of burning them with Finder, if you want to show its content instead of the file

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,470 points)

    Do you want to burn/create a video DVD that plays in a DVD player or just burn a data disk? If you want to create a video DVD you will need a DVD authoring application like iDVD.  You should have iDVD on your Mac. 



  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,950 points)


    If there is no iDVD on Your Mac (and it's not on newer Macs as Apple discarded it) then You need a program that can do this.

    Your Mac can burn CDs and DVDs - BUT DVD as Data-DVDs not as Video-DVDs - they need a program to be encoded and STRUCTURED as such.

    • iDVD is part of the boxed version of iLife'11 and can only be bought outside Apple as on Amazon and e-bay

    • DVD Studio pro - Part of FinalCut Studio Pro bundle - this to has expired and can only be bought second handed. (High price and tough learning Curve - but best ever done.)

    • Roxio Toast™ - Not as elegant as iDVD - but has many other positive additions (I like it as 10-Pro incl BD-component) (now version 11)

    • Burn - only free alternative I know of on internet. Very simple - Just for doing a plain Video-DVD


    only You can buy from Apple is

    • FinalCut Pro-X which also can burn to DVD but without any nice themes.



    You can also buy Compressor from Apple for $50 US. It will also create DVD and BluRay but without the nice themes.


    Yours Bengt W


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