DVD burning with Lion?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thebignewt, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. thebignewt macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
    I don't mean to post in multiple forums, but there are so many here. I've got movies in iTunes ripped using Handbrake. I want to burn a DVD. What's the best way to do that. For CDs I use iTunes, but can't do that with a movie. Is there. I use an iMac with Lion, don't have any 3rd party software (other than Handbrake for ripping). Thanks.
  2. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    Roxio Toast...

    The new Macs don't have iDVD anymore? :eek:
  3. floh macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2011
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Yes, new Macs are still shipped with iDVD on board. This is an easy way to get a rather fancy DVD with animated menus and stuff. It will do almost everything for you (encoding, demuxing, burning, ...).

    However, be aware: This programm has not been updated since Apple declared the "disc" dead about 6 years ago! All themes are really old and iDVD does not get along nicely with 16:9 footage and sometimes messes up my video files. It runs on Lion, but don't be surprised if you don't get the result you would expect from the nice interface.

    The above mentioned Toast is definitely an option, but not a cheap one. If you just want a movie on a DVD that you can play, without animated menus and stuff, you can simply use Burn, which is free and very simplistic and provides exactly this, not more.
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    ^^ I'm pretty sure Apple updated the theme database in the most recent version of iDVD '11. That being said they aren't the world's greatest but for personal use they work fine.
  5. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    Actually, when I produce something for our aquaculture program, I forgo DVDSP and use the iDVD template with the fish :D
  6. careypo macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2011
    Apple's Compressor 4 still burns DVDs. It also burns Blu-ray disks, as well.

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