Burning a DVD HELP PLEASE

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  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

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    Ok im really new to macs and the mac os x. i have a video file ( a 2gb video of my trip to europe). i want to make a dvd with it but when i try and us something like idvd it only has wierd themes and stuff which i dont want, i just want my video file on a dvd i can put into a dvd player and watch. how do i do this?! thank you!
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    The best thing would be to use Roxio Toast. It costs some money but it makes doing this kind of thing pretty easy.
     
  3. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    anyone else? theres gotta be an easy way to do this!
     
  4. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Actually popcorn is better for this.... expensive though

    Without cranking out the dough, or downloading additional software, there is no easy way at all to do this.

    However, a shareware program called ffmpegX will convert your video file (no matter the file type) into a DVD video file. Take the Video_TS folder into disk utility (or disk copy for 10.2.8 and prior) and make a disk image file out of it.

    Go to Image-> New image from folder (select it), and go down to CD/DVD master. Use disk utility (that burns using the correct format, UDF).

    Hope this works! (Never tried myself)
     
  5. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Report back if it does; I've always used Toast on Mac and Nero on PC, even from VOB files, so I'd be curious to see if it works (but too lazy to test it myself ;) ).
     
  6. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    if i was to use idvd it would be fine right? i just dont want one of those wierd templates.
     
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