Burning a DVD

in Mac Software edited January 2014
"I'm trying to burn a DVD disc and I am having trouble getting it to play in standard DVD players. I can play the DVD to play if I open the CD and select the file from the Finder, but that is no help for a non-computer DVD player. I use Apple's super-drive and DVD Studio Pro. Can you help me?"

I got this email from one of my clients, could somone please help me and give me step-by-step instructions for burning the DVD? I've never burnt a DVD before but he is having problems so he asked me to come help him. Any questions or comments. I belive he also said he is using Toast.

Like I've said I have never done this before but shouldn't he be making them with DVD Studio Pro and then burning them with iDVD?

Please reply as soon as possible to:

[email protected]


  • Reply 1 of 2
    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    He should not use DVDSP and then iDVD. DVDSP is capable of burning a DVD all on its own.

    He says he's buring a CD, then opening it in the finder. Is that a typo? If he's burning a CD, then it shouldn't work in a DVD player. If he's burning a DVD, then it should.

    Unless he's not using DVDSP to create the DVD. If he's using Apple's built in software for burning the DVD (or CD for that matter) then it still won't work.

    In DVDSP there is an option under FILE to burn a DVD (I can't remember exactly what it's called), that's how he should be doing it.

    Again, if he's doing it from the desktop he's burning a data disc, not an official Movie DVD, even if he's putting MPEG2 files on the disc.

    Hope this helps.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    Yeah its a type sorry i didn't edit that for you. Ok i've never used either so I wasn't sure what he needed to do, thanks.
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