How to Burn iMovie to DVD with DVD Burner

iMovie to DVD

iMovie is widely-used video editing software free bundled with all new Mac computers. Though iMovie has powerful video-editing features, it is not an ideal tool especially when one needs to burn iMovie projects to DVD for better preservation. With iMovie '11 or earlier version, users can export iMovie project to iDVD, and then burn iMovie to DVD. But ever since 2011, Apple discontinued the maintenance of iDVD and newer OS X after Lion no longer supports the DVD burning software for Mac. As a result, it is difficult for the later iMovie 10 users to make a DVD from iMovie.

The following is a detailed guide on how to burn iMovie to DVD without iDVD. Follow the steps below, you will find it quite easy to export, convert and burn iMovie to DVD.

How to Burn iMovie to DVD


Download and install iMovie to DVD Burner. This iMovie DVD software has been chosen because it is comprehensive DVD software that can customize DVD movie effects, add personalized DVD menu, and convert nearly any video including iMovie to DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO image file. This Mac DVD burning software is a wonderful iDVD alternative and works easier and faster than iDVD.

Step 1

Export iMovie projects to file

To burn iMovie to DVD, you have to export iMovie projects to video file firstly when the movie making is done. Check the iMovie project you want, click "Share" button and choose "File" to export iMovie to video file for DVD burning. For iMovie '11 or earlier, click "Share" on menu bar and choose "Export File".

Step 2

Add iMovie video to DVD Burner

Launch the Mac DVD burner, simply drag the iMovie videos into the program or click "Add Files" button to load the videos exported from iMovie to burn to DVD without iDVD.

Step 3

Add DVD menu, customize DVD video (optional)

This DVD burning software allows you to create DVD menu in order to navigate through your DVD movie easily. Click "Menu" tab on top of the preview window, then choose "Edit menu". In the pop-up DVD menu editing window, select your preferred DVD menu for your iMovie video. You can freely define the menu buttons, frames and titles, background music, picture and opening film. By the way, you can adjust video effects, trim video length, crop video and add watermark before burning iMovie to DVD.

Step 4

Start burning iMovie to DVD

Insert a blank writable DVD disc into your DVD drive; then choose the DVD drive in which you put the empty disc from "Destination" dropdown box. After the destination is set, name your DVD movie in "Volume Label" box. If you just want to save iMovie to DVD folder or ISO file, you have to define the output path from "Destination".

After all parameters are set, click the big "Burn" button at the bottom of iMovie to DVD converter. A window with DVD creating process will pop up. The Mac DVD Burner will start converting the video files and creating DVD from iMovie. The iMovie to DVD burning will complete in a short time.

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