iDVD Alternative: DVD Burning Software Better than iDVD (Mountain Lion Included)
iDVD is the default DVD creation software in Mac. Since you are here, you may just get tired of iDVD, or iDVD doesn't work well on your machines, such as this problem - "There is an error ocurred during rendering or encoding of the slideshows/menus. Therefore, the burning process has been stopped."
If this is your case, an ideal iDVD alternative will help you out. Wondershare DVD Creator for Mac (mountain lion, lion included) is a great option. It supports all popular video formats and includes lots of beautiful DVD menu templates you can use to easily design a navigation menu with a play button, still/animated background and music. Now download the iDVD replacement to burn any video to DVD and watch with any home DVD player.
Note: This program is cross-platform. If you're running Windows system, get iDVD Alternative for Windows: DVD Creator. It's fully compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7 and Windows 8. Below guide takes the Mac screenshot.
1 Load video and/or photo files into iDVD alternative
As a better than iDVD alternative for Mac, Wondershare Mac DVD burning software scores many brownie points with an concise and user-friendly interface. When you run the application, you will see a welcome screen on which you can create a new project or easily open existing projects, and even a video demo before making DVD.
Here we select "Create a New Project" to open the primary window. You can add media files to this DVD Creator by directly dragging the videos or photos into the program or click "+" button to import them. All loaded files will show as thumbnails in the right screen. You can click the "↑" and "↓" button to rearrange the order if necessary.
Note: You can merge a few videos together into a individual section. If you want to separate them, just drag it out of the pane until a blue line appears.
2 Edit the video files (optional)
Many video editing tools are provided to enhance your video files, including Crop, Rotate, Split, Trim, watermark, Effects, etc. Simply highlight a video you need to edit and click "Edit" button. All the changes you've made will appear on the right window.
3 Make custom DVD menus for your DVD (optional)
Over 90 sets of free animated and static DVD menu styles are included in this iDVD alternative Mac. To get started, just click "Menu" button and choose a favorite menu style, and then personalize it with your background image, background music, item position, etc. Select "No Menu" to burn a DVD without a menu. If you particularly like some menus, you can add them to favorite for easy access next time.
4 Preview and start to burn
Make sure everything is perfect by clicking the "Preview" button to preview your DVD movie. Then insert a blank DVD disc and click "Burn" to choose "DVD Disc" option from the drop-down menu. Now this iDVD alternative already begins to work, just leave it in the background. When the DVD burning is complete, it will eject the DVD automatically.
Note: If your DVD project is larger than 4.7G and you don't have a DVD9 disc (7.9G) , just insert a DVD5 disc, Wondershare Mac DVD Creator will compromise between video quality and file size. Your movie will be automatically resize to fit a DVD5 disc.
It's super easy to burn video to DVD with this iDVD Alternative for Mac, right? Try now!