iDVD AVI - How to Convert AVI to iDVD or DVD in Mac
iDVD is great DVD burning software for Mac. Is it possible to import AVI to iDVD and burn to a DVD disc? It depends what codecs are used in the AVI video files. But since you're here, I'm guessing your AVI video is encoded with a codec that is not supported by iDVD and QuickTime player. Below are the two solutions to burn AVI to DVD.
iDVD AVI Solution #1: DVD Creator Better Than iDVD
Since iDVD doesn't allows you to burn AVI to DVD, just let it alone and find an iDVD alternative for Mac. Here I humbly recommend DVD Creator for Mac (mountain lion, lion supported) from Wondershare. It has a broad video format support. When I say broad, I mean all popular video formats as below. Besides videos, you can also make a movie with photos and music to burn together with the videos. Video editing features are also included, such as trimming, cropping, rotating, etc.
- Supported Video formats: MP4, FLV, AVI, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, F4V, M4V, MPG, MPEG, TS, TRP, M2TS, MTS, TP, DAT, WMV, MKV, ASF, DV, MOD, NSV, TOD, and EVO.
- Supported Image formats: JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIF, TIFF, GIF, EMF and WMF.
With DVD Creator for Mac, you can easily convert AVI to DVD and burn to DVD disc with the built-in tool. Only a few clicks are required. If necessary, see the detailed guide: burn AVI to DVD.
iDVD AVI Solution #2: Convert AVI to iDVD compatible formats
Another solution for AVI and iDVD is to convert AVI with iDVD-unsupported codec to iDVD compatible codec. What you need is only a video converter like Wondershare Video Converter for Mac (mountain lion, lion included), which not only allows you to convert AVI to iDVD compatible format such as MOV, but also help you convert AVI videos and enjoy any video on Apple Device like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. It's the great iOS video companion you should have.
More about AVI and iDVD
- AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file format is a container format developed by Microsoft. AVI acts like a box that may contain audio and video codecs not supported by iDVD. To test whether an AVI is supported by iDVD or not, just locate the .AVI file used in the iDVD project and open it in QuickTime Player. Usually, if the AVI video plays perfect in QuickTime player, it should be burned to DVD with iDVD successfully.
- How can I convert a .avi video and .srt subtitles to a DVD? AVI is widely used to store DVD movies and can be usually downloaded online. There is also subtitle for the DVD movies. To put AVI and SRT (or ASS, SSA) together, use Video Convert for Mac (mountain lion supported) recommended in solution 2. You can easily add subtitle to AVI using the editing feature. After imported the video, click the "pen" button to open editing windows, and go to Subtitle tab to load external subtitle file from your computer.