"I want to make a movie in iDVD but I can't use any of my mpg's in my movies folder. I go to media and then movies, but the mpg's don't show up. They play fine in QuickTime, and the iDVD help files indicate that iDVD can use any QuickTime video file. Is this just a flaw or the way it is with iDVD? Is .mpg not supported?"


According to Apple official website and iDVD help files iDVD does works with MPEG-1 SD, MPEG-2 SD. However, if your MPEG files are not SD, or they are muxed (multiplexed) MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video, iDVD will refuse to import. Importing a MPG/MPEG video to iDVD, we need a third-part software to convert MPG/MPEG video to iDVD MP4 (MPEG-4) on Mac OS X.


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Step 1. Locate MPG/MPEG files into the Mac application

You can directly drag & drop the MPG/MPEG files to the Mac program, or click the "Add Files" to add the source MPG/MPEG files. Batch conversion is supported. BTW, if you have several MPEG/MPG files and want to join all of them, you can just check "Merge" to achieve it.

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Step 2. Set iDVD as output format

The product has an optimized preset for Apple Software, i.e.,You can select "MOV – QuickTime Video (*.mov)" from the drop-down list of "Output Format" which will automatically set the appropriate file format, bit rate, and resolution. You also can simply edit videos with some useful edit functions supplied before the MPG to iDVD Mac conversion. Details in the Guide of Video Converter for Mac.

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Step 3. Convert MPG/MPEG to iDVD supported MOV

Click "Start" button to finish converting MPG/MPEG to iDVD supported MOV video format.


Step 4. Import and burn MPG to DVD with iDVD

Open iDVD, choose Create a New Project to create a project, and then pick a theme, and finally choose File > Import > Video..., to import the converted MPG in iDVD. It is just easy to burn MPEG/ MPG to DVD with iDVD after finishing importing MPEG to iDVD!

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