Want to copy family photos, videos to DVD disc and play them using DVD player, or even watch them on big TV screen with your family? We will share with Mac users an easy and fast solution in this quick guide.
Mac doesn’t come with a system program that does the job. You need to find a third-party software that can be used to create the DVD from your photos and videos. Also note that data DVDs may not be supported by some DVD players. A data DVD is usually only readable by a computer. Thus you need to create a video DVD that can play in a regular DVD player. We recommend this DVD creator for Mac, reliable, full-featured, reasonably priced. What makes it the best choice for beginners is the nice balance of functionality and ease of use. As a result we will not explain how to use it in details here as it is so self-explanatory. See the steps outlined below.
Step 1. Add photos, videos
When you run the DVD creator on Mac, you will see various modes at its home screen:
- Create a new project;
- CD burner;
- ISO to DVD;
- One-click to burn DVD;
- Open an existing project;
- More DVD tools…
Click Create a New Project, you will then be see a wizard to guide you through the four steps to burn photo slides, video clips to DVD disc on Mac. Add pictures or videos to the DVD creator under the Source tab. Simply drag and drop to import them from Finder or click the + icon to browse to your media album and load them into the program.
Video clips will be added as separate titles in the DVD, photos will be grouped and converted into slideshow videos. Most image and video formats are supported. No need to convert the file formats.
You can include many photos, slideshows, video files or titles on a DVD which has very large storage size. A standard, single-layer, recordable DVD has 4.7 GB of storage space, enough for up to 2 hours (120 minutes) of video at DVD quality.
It has the built-in sideshow editor and video editor you can use to edit your photo slides and video footage. For example, you can trim video, crop video, add watermark, add subtitles, etc. You can add text, transition effect, background music, set slide duration for your photo show.
Step 2. Choose DVD menu
You can add menus to your DVD too. At the time of writing, the most recent version of this DVD creator offers 123 templates for your choice. Some menus are designed for wedding, some for travel, holiday, sports, and even more.
Step 3. Preview your DVD
Go to preview your DVD in real time before you decide to burn it to a DVD disc or go back to previous steps to edit it.
Step 4. Burn DVD
Insert a blank and writable DVD disc or rewritable DVD into your Mac drive. Proceed to the Burn tab and edit the settings.
- TV Standard: NTSC or PAL
- Playback Mode: 1. start from menu and play all titles sequentially; 2. play title and return to menu; 3. start from title and loop all ones.
- Disc type: DVD 5/9(DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL)
- Other than burning your photo shows, videos to DVD, you also have the option to save them as DVD folder, ISO image, .DVDMedia in your local storage for backup or burning in the future.