Maybe you come across the same perplex as follow once you want to burn iTunes movie to DVD.
“I’d like to create a backup copy of purchased iTunes movies or play them on a big TV screen. But there is no menu option that will empower me to burn purchased movies to a DVD. What should I do?” -From Apple Support Communities.
Generally, the videos and audios purchased from iTunes Store are controlled by FairPlay, a digital rights management (DRM) technology, which is not allowed to be used on any non-Apple software or hardware.
If your iTunes movies are DRM-free, you can burn a DVD from iTunes with a regular DVD Burner. But if not, you should look for DRM removals. This article will show you how to burn home movie from iTunes to DVD on Mac and Windows, with non-DRM or DRM protected.
A blank disc: there are two types of blank DVD: DVD+R and DVD-R. DVD+R supports both single-layer discs and dual-layer discs while DVD-R is typically cheaper than DVD+R.
A DVD burner drive: Mac was no longer to install internal DVD and CD-RW drives since the introduction of MacBook Air in 1st 2008. You can use the external USB solution- the Apple SuperDrive as instead.
iTunes movies to burn: the home movies from iTunes, no matter DRM-free or DRM copy-protected. All the iTunes movies you put on the DVD can’t exceed 4.7 GB (for single-layer discs) or 8.5 GB (for dual-layer discs).
DVD burning program: you only need to install a DVD authoring software to burn non-DRM iTunes movie to DVD on Mac or Windows.
Video/ screen recorder or DRM removal app: it’s necessary for you to remove DRM from iTunes movies before burning the videos to DVD.
Cisdem DVD Burner is a full-fledged DVD burning software for Mac that offers top-notch services. It lets you easily burn any type of video, enhance projects and design a dedicated-looking DVD menu. In addition to burning iTunes movie to DVD on Mac, it also creates a DVD folder, ISO file from an iTunes movie. The software comes with a delightfully straightforward interface and easy-to-learn workflow, making it ideal not only for regular users but also for beginners.
Below is the detailed guide on how to burn iTunes movie to DVD on Mac.
Go to download the free trial version of Cisdem iTunes to DVD converter. Open it and insert a blank DVD on Mac.
Click "Add videos" to find the folder that stores your iTunes movies. Load movies to this iTunes to DVD converter.
Click under the movie thumbnail to open the editing panel. You are able to modify iTunes movies for better looking, such as crop the movie to remove unwanted portions, create special effects from 10+ options, add watermark, rotate video, add external subtitles in the preferred language, etc.
This iTunes to DVD converter enables you to design a DVD Menu with rich elements, free templates, backgrounds, video thumbnail frames, etc. When you burn several iTunes movies into disc along with DVD menu, it will be convenient to navigate or skip between videos.
Click to go to the output DVD setting interface. You can choose the DVD format and customize some output parameters, like DVD name, playback mode, Burner, etc.
Click “Burn”, and it leads you to enjoy a fast burning speed. What’s more, Cisdem DVD burner will assure you to maintain the highest quality possible.
WinX DVD Author is a piece of outstanding authoring software for Windows that’s embedded powerful encoder and decoder engine. It actually consists of three tools working together, a DVD converter, compiler, and burner. To burn iTunes movie to DVD on Windows, we should use its burner function which also helps you burn video files in M2TS, MOV, WebM, VOB, MP4, AVI, MKV, etc. to DVD
You can only burn an iTunes playlist (a list of songs) to disc within the iTunes, but the movies purchased from the iTunes Store, the shared playlist, the Radio, the Library, and your iPod can’t be burned to DVD directly. If interested, check the simple steps to burn iTunes playlist to DVD.
Tips to burn a DVD from iTunes with iTunes:
For those DRM-protected iTunes movies, first of all, we have to resort to a professional tool to remove FairPlay from iTunes movies, songs, and books. There are free and paid iTunes Video DRM removal apps. Find and download a DRM removal application with system requirements that fit your computer. I would like to list four video DRM removal apps:
Steps to burn iTunes movie to DVD with DRM-protected via method 1:
This approach is easy to be implemented on Mac, as it has a built-in screen recording software- QuickTime Player. For Windows users, take a crack at:
Steps to burn iTunes movie to DVD with DRM-protected using method 2:
This post helped shed some light on how to burn a DVD from iTunes on Mac and Windows. For those iTunes movies with DRM copy protection, you have to remove the DRM at first. I suggest you record the video and then burn iTunes movie to DVD. On the one hand, it’s easy to record a movie with a free video/ screen recorder; on the other hand, there are few incredibly practical DRM removal apps on the market.
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