I bought an iMac, but find that iDVD and iWeb are no longer part of the iLife. What is the solution? Do I have to buy an alternative dvd-burning program, and if so, which one?
iDVD is Apple’s default DVD burning tool which allows you to burn QuickTime movies to DVD with ease. However, from Lion, iDVD no longer comes with every new Mac as Apple wants people to distribute home movies to friends and relatives via iCloud or the advanced Final Cut Pro X rather than send them a DVD burned with iDVD for free.
Obviously, iCloud is not everyone’s choice. DVD is still a convenient media to transfer movies, or to watch movies on TV. If you think iDVD is a must-have, An ideal iDVD alternative will help you out. iFunia DVD Creator for Mac (mountain lion, lion included) is a great option. It supports all popular video formats and includes lots of beautiful DVD menu templates you can use to easily design a navigation menu with a play button and music. Below I’ll show you how to burn video files to DVD with iDVD alternative for Mountain Lion.
Step 1. Drag and drop to import video files
When installation complete, launch DVD Creator by double clicking icon on desktop. After selected your media files in Finder, drag and drop them to the program. The iDVD Alternative supports all popular video formats used for downloaded videos, iTunes videso, camcorder videos and iPhone videos, either in HD or SD formats, including MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP, MKV, MOD, AVCHD, RMVB, etc. It’s the all-in-one solution to save your entertainment and memories to DVD for long time saving.
Step 2. Edit the video files (Optional)
DVD Creator for Mac includes all common video editing tools to help you touch up your videos easily. For example, you can trim, crop, rotate, add watermarks, adjust video effects, etc. to bring your video better to watch on TV. Just highlight a video and click “Edit” to pop up these editing tools for uses. After you do some editing jobs, you can view the effect in the right preview window in real time. Here you can also add different language subtitle files to your DVD movie and optionally adjusting audio volume of the output video.
Step 3. Choose a DVD menu
Dozens of DVD menu templates are provided for you to design an impressive DVD menu easily. To get started, just click “Menu” button and choose a DVD menu template that fits your DVD movie theme, and then personalize it with your background music, frames, button, etc. No menu is also supported.
Step 4. Burn DVD with iDVD alternative on Mountain Lion
Before burning, you’d better preview your DVD project. Click the play button in the tool bar, and a standalone preview window will open. There you can have a look your entire DVD movie in real-time. Turn back to make changes it whenever you want.
Lastly, click the “Burn” button at bottom to choose the output file format and location. Don’t forget to give a name to your DVD movie which will display when you insert DVD disc to DVD drive. As you can see, you can also save files as DVD folder, DVD, or ISO file for burning later.