Top 4 Best iDVD Alternatives to Burn DVD on Mac

For Mac users, iDVD is a piece of useful software to burn DVD on Mac. It is part of Apple's iLife software suite. However, you can no longer find iDVD on your new Mac app because Apple has regarded iDVD as "old technology that interests us not”. So how to burn DVD on Mac becomes the hot issue on the forum. To solve this tricky problem, I find out the top 4 best iDVD Alternatives for you to burn movies/videos to DVD on Mac.


Why Need iDVD Alternative

iDVD alternatives are programs which can burn DVD on Mac and have the same or even more functions than iDVD. The reasons for why need iDVD alternative are as below:

(1) iDVD is disconnected with Mac since OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks or 10.10 Yosemite, 10.11 El Capitan, let alone new operating system macOS Sierra.

(2) iDVD has a few functions, it can't edit videos, add DVD menu, adjust brightness, contrast and more. To make a special DVD, you had better download iDVD alternatives with more functions than iDVD.

The Best iDVD Alternatives for Mac (Including Tutorials About Burning DVD)

VideoByte DVD Creator

Key features:

a. Create DVD disc, DVD folder or ISO file from various formats of videos

b. Choose and customize DVD menus

c. Create switchable subtitles and audio tracks

d. Adjust video brightness, contrast and more for a better visual experience.

e. Preview your DVD project before burning

f. Download and convert online videos

Add Files Mac

My Review: VideoByte DVD Creator is so powerful and it's my favorite iDVD alternative. Here I show you how to burn DVD by VideoByte DVD Creator on Mac.

Step 1. Install VideoByte DVD Creator

Download, install and open the VideoByte DVD Creator.

Step 2. Add Videos

Click one of the "Add Media Files" icon at the middle interface or upper-left corner to import videos to the program.

Add Files Mac

Step 3. Edit Videos (Optional)

Click "Magic Stick" icon at the right side of each video, this is the editing function and you can process rotating, cropping, trimming video, adjusting the brightness of video, adding filter and watermark to the video that you want to burn. In addition, you are free to change basic parameters of DVD disc including Disc type, aspect ratio, and video quality.

Effect Mac

Step 4. Customize DVD Menu for Videos (Optional)

Press "Next" to enter another interface for editing your DVD menu. Find the menu template you like and select it as your menu. Besides, you can add background music & opening film to your videos and change background at the bottom.

Menu Template

Step 5. Start burning DVD

Insert a blank DVD disc into DVD-ROM, then click "Next". You can save output folder in DVD or DVD ISO file and set TV standard as you like. When all settled, just click "Start" for burning DVD.

Burning DVD Mac

Other 3 Useful iDVD Alternatives

Key features:

a. Absolutely free and open source.

b. A simple-to-use interface.

c. Burn DVDs/CDs into video discs or audio discs.

d. Users can change file permissions, the disc icon, file date and so on.

e. Create photo slideshows.

My review: Burn is totally free and has an easy-to-use interface. It is suitable for newbies. But there is no edit function and you need to convert your media files to MP3 and MPG before burning. It's a shame that there is no technical support team to help you when you meet some problems.

Key features:

a. A Mac OS X application with a GUI, which allows the user to burn CD / DVD media.

b. An open-source project and without charge.

c. Create DVD & CD from data, audios, videos, and images.

d. It's not a dedicated DVD authoring software, but you can use its 1:1 mode to obtain exact copy of the content.

My Review: It's not a dedicated DVD authoring software but it's feasible to save contents to DVD. However, it will crash sometimes. Version 428 of this product is not compatible with macOS Catalina and later.

Key features:

a. Free DVD burner that you can burn data on DVD/Blu-ray

b. Create and record ISO images.

c. Create menus and chapters

d. Ultra-fast and user-friendly

Key features:

a. Free DVD burner that you can burn data on DVD/Blu-ray

b. Create and record ISO images.

c. Create menus and chapters

d. Ultra-fast and user-friendly

My review: There is little difference between its free version and paid version. So, just use its free version.

In conclusion, if you can't find iDVD on Mac or you want to add special visual effects to your DVD, then you can select one of the 4 best iDVD alternatives to burn DVD according to your need. Hope this article can help you.