Burning data and video onto DVD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by riguitargod, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. riguitargod macrumors newbie

    riguitargod

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    Hey guys,

    Forgive me, but it's been years since I've really burned a DVD that wasn't just a copy of an image or a collection of files.

    I'm creating a slideshow in iMovie that I want to burn onto a DVD that's playable in a DVD player, but I also want to include the photos on disc for use in the computer. In the six years I've been on Mac, I haven't spent much time with burning software, so I have no idea what to use.

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Do you still have iDVD on your Mac? It should be in the Applications Folder if you do.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    If you don't still have iDVD, the free app Burn can make your DVD.

    But no... you can't do both on the same DVD. When that slideshow gets burned to the DVD it is essentially making that into a movie DVD like you would buy at the store commercially. No other data can go on there. You will need to make a separate "data" DVD for the photos.
     
  4. riguitargod thread starter macrumors newbie

    riguitargod

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    That's not true. There's plenty of dvds out there that have data on them when you place them in the computer, and I know I've burned discs like that in the past.

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    It sounds like if I render my video to a video_ts folder on the computer, I can just burn that on the disc with any other data.
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    That's why I asked if you had iDVD, as you can do what you want with that.

    You can do nearly the same with Roxio Toast. However, it makes the slideshow and you have no control over it, but it does include the photos in a separate folder.
     
  6. riguitargod thread starter macrumors newbie

    riguitargod

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    Roger, roger. Sorry, my previous comment wasn't directed at you.

    I do have iDVD, and I'm trying to figure out where to add the pictures. I created the slideshow in iMovie and exported the video file. Imported the video into iDVD, and now I'm not sure how to import the pictures without iDVD trying to create a slideshow of its own.
     
  7. riguitargod thread starter macrumors newbie

    riguitargod

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    Nevermind, found the edit DVD-ROM contents button under the advanced menu...
     

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