Burning Your Project to DVD
When you’re finished with your iDVD project, you can burn it to a DVD for viewing on a
TV or on a computer equipped with a DVD-reading drive. Burn a disc only when you’re
sure that you’re finished with your project. You can use the following media types to
burn a disc in iDVD:
Â DVD-R: Can be used only once
This is the recommended media for iDVD because it’s compatible with most DVD
players and computers. These discs holds about 4.38 GB.
Â DVD+R: Can be used only once
These discs hold about 4.38 GB.
Â DVD-RW: Can be used more than once
RW stands for “rewritable.” These discs hold about 4.38 GB.
Â DVD+RW: Can be used more than once
These discs hold about 4.38 GB. They may not be viewable in all DVD players.
Â DVD+R DL (Double Layer): These discs store almost twice as much content as
single-layer discs, but they can’t be viewed in older DVD players.
To burn your DVD:
Click the Burn button, shown below. When prompted, insert a blank disc into your
computer’s SuperDrive or an external burner.
iDVD burns your disc.
The time it takes to create the disc depends on the amount of video on the disc and
the speed of your computer. Depending on the size and complexity of your project, it
could take a few hours or up to several hours.
While your iDVD project is burning, a progress dialog shows which of the five burn
stages is in process: Prepare, Process Menus, Process Slideshows, Process Movies, and
If you can’t burn a disc right away, or if you want to back up or move your project to
another computer, you can archive it or save it as a disc image. For more information,
search for “Archiving a project” and “Saving a project as a disc image” in iDVD Help.