Is there any Free DVD Burning Software?

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  1. emericks macrumors newbie

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    Want to know if there is any free DVD burning software out there? Do not necessarily want to purchase software. Just getting into Mac's and need some help. Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What's wrong with OS X's ability to burn things?
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  4. emericks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How does OS X burn things?

    I will check out that program right now. Do you use it for burning DVDs to be played in stand alone players not a mac?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Here is a quick summary of things OS X and iLife can do natively:

    OS X can burn data discs (CD or DVD) using Finder.
    OS X can also burn data discs, including multisession ones, using Disk Utility.
    OS X can burn ISO and other disk images using Disk Utility also

    iTunes can burn audio CDs for standard CD players as well as data CDs or DVDs that can be used in computers or players that are able to play MP3s or AACs off a disc.

    iDVD can burn movies onto DVD for playing in a standard DVD player, including creating a menu / navigation system that plays on DVD players. But, it's mostly for burning your home movies (i.e. footage you take, not footage you download or rip).

    Burn can do a whole variety of things that are described on the webpage to which I linked you. In particular, it also allows for burning data discs with a variety of options, audio CDs for your car, and video CDs and DVDs for your DVD player (it does not allow you to make menus and navigation for your DVDs like iDVD does, FWIW).
     
  6. emericks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried burning an .avi movie that i have downloaded in Burn. It converted it to DVD then failed during burning twice. Any ideas? What i mostly need to burn is ripped or downloaded DVD's. I used to do it all on my pc with xilosoft, dvd shrink and that sort of stuff but having trouble here.

    Thanks again
     

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