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How to Burn QuickTime MOV to Play on DVD in Mac/PC

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MOV is a common file extension that initially works with Apple's movie viewer - QuickTime Player. There may be a time when you have some of QuickTime files (.mov) that you need to burn to a DVD on your Mac to create a backup of the file for safekeeping, or play on a DVD player in living room.

However, there is no option in Mac by default to burn QuickTime movie file to a DVD unless you already own a copy of iDVD from iLife. So in order to burn MOV to DVD player, you have to use a third party programs to get the job done. Here today we're taking a look at DVD Creator for Mac, an easy and fast utility that makes creating a DVD from most types of video files a breeze. Also, it add support for creating chapters and loading custome subtitles. The burn process to a DVD can be completed by even novice Mac users in just a few steps.

If you are using a Microsoft Windows-based computer, and want to burn MOV file to DVD, please go to try DVD Creator for Windows, a app that can encode most common (and even uncommon) video in a batch and burn to a DVD that can play on any standalone DVD player.

Today we detailed how to burn .MOV to DVD on Mac OS X. First and foremost, please download and install the .dmg file taking the defaults in the install wizard, the installation is a quick and easy process.

Step 1: Import .MOV video files

Open up the program, it lets you add many videos to your DVD compilation. Click "+" button on the right-hand navigation sidebar to browse until you find the MOV videos (and/or pictures) that you want to burn on DVD, select them and click the Add button. Alternatively, simply drag and drop files into the window. For a better management, you can move the order of the videos through "↑" and "↓".

The MOV to DVD converter for Mac provides a indicator bar at the bottom to show you how much disk space will be taken up. Make sure the length of all the imported files don't exceed the DVD capacity.

Step 2: Edit your MOV videos before burning

On this screen, the program offers an array of video editing tools including trimming, rotating, adding watermark and so on. Simply hit the "Edit" button beside the video clip or highlight a video and right click it then choose "Edit" to open the video editing window.

Step 3: Prepare your menu

Go to "Menu" tab (see bottom right) to customize a menu for your DVD authoring. The MOV to DVD converter comes with various menu templates on the right side that facilitate users to beautify the disc design.

Step 4: Start burning

At anytime you can switch to "Preview" button near the "Burn" button on the lower-right corner of the screen to see how the customizations and changes will look and sound before burning it to disc.

After setting up everything, now ready to burn MOV to a DVD. Insert a blank DVD (possibly dual-layer if the output files may be over 4.36GB) into your disc drive, click the "Burn" button on the lower-right corner and let the program do the job. Also of note, here if you don't have a DVD on-hand for burning MOV file, for example, you can choose "ISO File" option to create an ISO image file that you can easily burn to a DVD later.

Now just sit back and wait as it converts MOV to DVD on Mac. The process time it will take varies depending on the size of the files, the speed of burning and video quality. When the burning completes, the DVD disc will be ejected automatically so that you can directly insert it into the normal DVD player to watch them on a large TV screen.


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