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Two Popular Ways to Burn MP4 to DVD Mac (macOS Sierra Included)

"I wish to burn a mp4 movie file to a DVD on my Mac Mini running OS X 10.9.4.  I was told at best buy to download iDVD, but I can't find it in the App Store. If it no longer exists, what is the best alternative?" 


MP4 is a digital multimedia format most commonly used to store video and audio, we often play MP4 video on many video media players, or play MP4 to DVD on DVD player. Since iDVD was no longer available on the Mac App Store. Today we will talk about how to burn MP4 to DVD with 2 popular DVD Burner for mac.

Why Cisdem DVDBurner Comes as the Most Popular Way to Burn MP4 to DVD?

Cisdem DVDBurner (Price at $39.99)is a the most popular MP4 to DVD burner on Mac,attributing to its powerful features to:

  • Support virtually any video input
  • Support batch burning DVD
  • Customize videos with watermarks, subtitles,menu, template, etc
  • Preview 
  • Process 10-20x faster
  • Being highly compatible with MacOS

Steps to Burn MP4 to DVD on mac with Cisdem DVDBurner.

1. Download and Install Cisdem DVDBurner Free Trial Version

Install it and run it on Mac. You can click the download button below and download Cisdem DVDBurner.

2. Load MP4 Videos

Firstly, you should insert a blank DVD to the DVD drive.(If your mac doesn't have a DVD drive,connect an USB DVD dirve to the Mac) Then click the "folder" or "video" button on the top right corner to add your mp4 video or directly drag your mp4 video file to DVD burner.

All the videos you have added before will be listed in the right of the interface. Look at the bottom of its interface, you would know the used storage of the new disc.

3. Edit MP4 Videos Before Burning (Optional)

This MP4 to DVD burner for Mac offers a built-in video editor, you can double-click the video thumbnail to open the editing window, trim, crop, create special effects (10+ effects options), add external subtitles, or watermarks to your video.

4. Make DVD Menu for the Video

Click "Menu" button, it will turn to the Menu making window, you are able to make DVD menu, with the help of free yet themed menu template, color text, backgrounds, video thumbnail frame,ect. What's more, it allows you to add your favorite songs as music backgrounds.

5. Burn MP4 to DVD mac with Fast Speed

Preview the video to ensure that the video features are added as what you want. If you confirm it with no problem, click "" to burn MP4 to DVD on mac. An output window will pop up,choose the output format(DVD Disc/DVD Folder/OSP File), and preset output parameteres.

6. Click "OK" button, and start a fast MP4 to DVD burning trip. It process faster than you expect, just wait for a while.

Burn MP4 to DVD Mac with iMovie

iMovie is the Apple Inc's software to edit and covert MP4 and videos in other formats to DVD. With a streamlined design and intuitive editing features, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos, tell stories, browse your video library, share favorite moments. Its iCloud even allows you to enjoy vidoes on all your devices in iMovie Theater. 

1. Run iMovie on your Mac. Go to "File" from iMovie's top menu bar and click "Import" to add your video files to iMovie or click the "Import All" button to import all the videos on your Mac.

2. Edit or add elements to your videos in iMovie. Use features such as cutting portions of clips, adding transitions to make the movie you want.

3. Go to "Share" from iMovie's top menu bar and click "iDVD". A progress bar may appear as iMovie prepares your project to open in iDVD. And the interface will show you the remaining time.

4. Wait for iDVD to open with your movie project in it as a new file. Get a individualistic name for your iMovie DVD.

5. Choose a DVD theme. This will allow you to customize the look of your DVD's menu. The themes can be seen in the right window pane in iDVD. Different theme means different style, so you can choose the theme you want.

6. Click "Media" in the bottom right area of the iDVD window to add more media to your video. You can add pictures and other videos.

7. Insert a blank DVD into your Mac's CD-ROM/DVD drive and Click the "Burn" button to burn MP4 to DVD on mac.


Each of MP4 to DVD Burner mac has advantages and disadvantages, what is your choice to burn mp4 to DVD on mac? Basing on concerns involved in MP4 to DVD issues, Cisdem DVD Burner is highly recommended:

  1. According to mac users, many kinds of errors occur when they used iMovie to burn DVD on mac,while this won't happen to Cisdem.
  2. iMovie needs 2GB+ hard drive storage on Mac for installation , but Cisdem DVD burner needs only 20MB for installation.
  3. It is much complicated while use iMovie add subtitle to videos. It asks you to click the "Text" button and type the subtitles text word by word. Cisdem DVDBurner for Mac allows you to download and load external SRT subtitles from website like to the video. 

2017-03-09 21:44:14 / Posted byRosa Reyes to DVD Follow @ Rosa

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5 Responses

  • JEE


    1 years ago REPLY
  • Harry

    Very helpful article, I also came across trouble in its complexity using iMovie add subtitle to videos. I tried Cisdem DVDBurner free version, very nice, works smoothly and pleasantly!

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Dyson

    If you choose to burn it as a DVD Video, your MP4 will be converted into a format which allows it to be played on standard DVD players.

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Rebbca

    Very detailed, maybe using iMovie to burn DVD is not very easier

    1 years ago REPLY
  • Rebbca

    maybe using iMovie to burn mp4 to DVD is not easier than Cisdem DVDBurner

    1 years ago REPLY

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