How to Burn MOV to DVD on Mac OS X Lion
Have some MOV videos or movies on your Mac and want to burn MOV movies to DVD on Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included) to release space for more important files? Or you want to convert MOV to DVD for convenient playback these videos on any DVD player in your car? For me, I do the MOV to DVD thing on Mac, because I want to keep these precious videos better. Once I accidently deleted many useful files on my Mac and never gotten some of them back.
To burn videos to DVD, a professional app is indeed needed. Though sometimes you can just drag videos into the iDVD and it can burn files to DVD automatically, there are still some MOV files encoded with codecs that iDVD can't recognize. In order to backup your MOV files quickly and conveniently, you need the professional yet easy-to-use DVD Creator for Mac. Here are the steps for how to operate the app.
Convert MOV to DVD on Mac OS X
Import MOV Videos to DVD Creator for Snow Leopard
Drag the MOV files to the program, or click the button to add the MOV videos. If you have several MOV files that you want to merge into one or have a movie in two half MOV files, you can drag one of the MOV video thumbnail(s) to the other to merge them.
Edit the MOV files (Optional)
Though this step is an optional one, it is very important if you need to personalize your videos. Enter the editing interface, you can make your video more attractive. See the five tabs on the interface? You can make full use of these features.
Click "Crop" the get rid of the unneeded part in a scene.
Press "Effect" to change the original video effect to Gray, Old Film and adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and so on.
Hit "Trim" to cut large video into smalls or get rid of the unwanted segments
I like "Watermark". Watermark your video with text or image.
"Rotate" means you can rotate your videos to another angle.
Start MOV to DVD Conversion on Mac
Hit the button and get the Mac MOV to DVD conversion done. The burning process might take a while depending on the size of the MOV files. Just let this DVD Creator handle the rest for you. When it's done, you can play the videos on any DVD Player.
Learn More About MOV and Burning MOV to DVD
1. What is MOV?
MOV is actually a container format that can store video, graphics, animation, 3D and VR or virtual reality text or content, such as subtitles. QuickTime wrapped files use the MOV file extension. Apple created this format to use with multimedia files.
2. Burn MOV to DVD without iDVD
Mac OS X system comes with a built-in DVD burner utility that you can use to burn files. It's iDVD. However, this native utility is not designed with many additional features so it’s mostly suited for a simple and straightforward burn process. Plus, since Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, iDVD is not included in a new Mac. There are times when you could drag the videos onto the iDVD for it to burn files automatically to DVD. But, the iDVD cannot recognize all the files especially some specially encoded MOV files. You might end up with messages such as DVD not burning. This is one of the reasons why you would need to burn a MOV movie or video to DVD without using iDVD. To create DVD from your MOV files on Mac quickly and easily, you need a professional MOV to DVD Converter tool for Mac. This OSX DVD Creator program should be user-friendly and comes with advanced functions to burn and convert your files to DVD in some easy steps.