How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

If you are a Mac user and want to create Hollywood-style DVDs using your own photos, movies and music, iDVD is your best bet as it comes with a host of tools to let you do that easily. The best part is that the DVDs created this way, that is, using iDVD, can be played in most of the DVD players you will find today, including the various DVD Drives and computers. So, sharing your special moments with your friends and family becomes even easier.

Another use of burning a DVD of your own using iDVD is that you can then use these for all kinds of presentations, demonstration booths, or wherever you would need the video to be played in a loop. iDVD has a long list of features or tools that you can use to give your homemade DVD that professional feel. Take a look at the many things that you can do with iDVD as given below.

  • Setting the encoding quality
  • Selection of a theme for your DVD
  • Editing the menu title
  • Adding slideshow
  • Adding transition between images
  • Adding a soundtrack of your choice
  • Add media to Drop Zones
  • Add menu text and change its appearance
  • Add buttons
  • Change the appearance of buttons including size, text, and shape
  • Add transitions to buttons

Today, though, we are going to take a quick look at how to burn a movie to a DVD using iDVD in its simplest form. Follow these steps and you would easily be able to achieve a great quality DVD but without any menu or theme that you can then enjoy.

Step 1: Launch iDVD

The first thing to be done is to launch iDVD. If not installed already, you can even download the application by clicking on this link and then install it on your computer. Once done, you will see the icon for iDVD as given below. Simply click on it to open the application.

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

When launched the application should open up as shown in the following screenshot. You will see a bunch of options appear in the main dock and a choice can be made depending on the kind of project you are working on.

  • If it is a new idea that you are working on, click on ‘Create a new project’.
  • If it is something you have been working on and had to take a break in between, then click on ‘Open an existing one’.
  • If the project demands for a more relaxed feel, then click on ‘Magic iDVD’. This is a fun feature as it does all the major work for you while you take a back seat and simply relax.
  • And the last one is, ‘OneStep DVD’ that actually lets you create your work onto a disc.

Note - There is also an option of a Video Tutorial that will help you get some guidelines on how to use iDVD. If at any given point you decide not to continue further you can always hit the ‘Quit’ button and you are out as well.

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

Step 2: Select 'OneStep DVD'

Now, go to the option File > 'OneStep DVD from Movie...' from the File menu.

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

Step 3: Choose the video

It is time to select the video you would like to burn to the DVD and then once you have made your selection, click on the option of 'Import'. Depending on the kind of project you are working on, you may decide to select just one file for import or even more. In order to select multiple files, simply press the control button while making selections. You can also use the combination of the arrow buttons (Up and Down) together with the holding of Shift button. Once, the files have been selected as needed, proceed further by clicking on the Import button.

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

Step 4: Insert the DVD

If by now, you haven't already inserted a recordable or blank DVD for the movie to be burnt, iDVD will ask you to insert it so that the selected files can be burnt or recorded. So, go ahead and do it.

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

Step 5: Sit back and relax

As soon as you have inserted a recordable DVD, iDVD will go ahead and do the needful. The application will prepare the DVD automatically, process the movie that you want burnt onto the DVD, and finally burn it as needed to complete the process. All done on its own, so that you can simply sit back and enjoy watching the process finish quicker.

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

Once the process is finished, iDVD will confirm it to you as shown in the screenshot below. Click on Done and the DVD is ready with the movie burnt on it for viewing on any computer or DVD Player. Now, you can go ahead and enjoy sharing your newly burnt movie with any of your friends and family members.

How to burn to iDVD without menu/theme

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