4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2014 7:00 PM by Hadesuer
lh2647 Level 1 (0 points)

This is urgent!! please hep if you can. My computer doesn't seem tohave idvd, but i really need to burn a dvd that will play on a regular dvd player

MacBook Pro
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 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)


    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.


    Free solutions:


    Burn - a free alternative from Internet. Very simple - Just for doing a plain Video-DVD

    Burn http://www.digital-digest.com/software/Burn.html


    Gives a fairly good resulting Video-DVD


    Free DVD Creator.app - free from Apple Store


    (very simple - Quality ?? not sure - looked problematic reg. Interlacing)


    Yours Bengt W

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,207 points)

    follwo advice given in the User Tip section of this board

    >>                  How to create a video-DVD? (Macs without iDVD)

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,775 points)

    Why is there no iDVD on my new Mac? How do I get it and how do I install it?



  • Hadesuer Level 1 (10 points)

    If you have no iDVD on your Mac, you can try AppGeeker DVD Creator.


    I use that, very easy to use plus you have various of DVD menu templates that can choose from to customize into the DVD project. Great little program.