Record Finished Projects with iDVD on Your MacBook - dummies

Record Finished Projects with iDVD on Your MacBook

By Mark L. Chambers

When you’re ready to record your next Oscar-winning documentary on family behaviors during vacation, iDVD on your MacBook will be ready, too. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the Burn button at the bottom of the iDVD window.

  2. After iDVD asks you to insert a blank DVD-R into the SuperDrive, load a single or dual-layer blank DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, or DVD+RW (depending on the media your Mac can handle).

    Your SuperDrive might be able to burn and read a DVD+R, DVD-RW, or DVD+RW, but what about your DVD player? Keep in mind that only DVD-Rs are likely to work in older DVD players.

    The latest generation of DVD players is likely DVD+R compatible as well, but only a handful of DVD players can handle rewriteable media at the time of this writing. Therefore, remember the destination for the discs you burn and choose your media accordingly.

    After a short pause, iDVD begins burning the DVD. The application keeps you updated with a progress bar.

When the disc is finished, you’re ready to load it into your favorite local DVD player or back into your MacBook and enjoy your work using Apple’s DVD Player.