2 Ways to Burn iMovie to DVD Easily


After creating or editing a video using iMovie, you have the options of exporting the video to your devices or just leaving them in your Mac for later viewing. If you are the type that keeps movies on DVDs for some reasons, then you will be happy to know that you can also burn your iMovie to your DVD. This is not directly supported by the iMovie software and therefore you need to use third party software. In this article, we will see how to burn iMovie movie to DVD using two different methods or software. The first method is by using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate which is one of the best software to burn iMovie to DVD. The other method is by using the iDVD software to complete the task. All the methods are simple, easy and straight forward.

Part 1. Burn iMovie to DVD using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is one of the best video converters out there with so many functionalities and features. It is a modern video converter that has so much to offer. It doesn’t only stop converting videos, it allows you to edit videos, apply effects, add subtitles and watermark to videos and much more.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate - Best iMovie to DVD Converter for Windows 10 / Mac (Sierra Included)

iMovie to DVD converter
  • Allows burning videos to DVD folder, ISO files, DVD or Blu-ray disc.
  • Built-in video editor allows customizing videos before burning with features like cropping, rotating, trimming and others.
  • Allows setting free DVD menu templates with various themes.
  • Facilitates adding personalized background image and music for DVD.
  • Enables real-time preview of all the changes and adjustments.
  • Works as DVD burning software for Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11(El Capitan), 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
  • Convert videos to any format in batch with less quality loss.
  • Download or record videos from YouTube and other 10,000+ video sharing sites.
  • Transfer converted DVD videos to devices and external hard drives directly.
  • Versatile toolbox: Add video metadata, GIF maker, cast video to TV, VR converter and screen recorder.
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After creating or editing your video with iMovie, you need to export it before you can burn it to DVD using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.

To export your project to the Finder:

Step 1 Open the project you want to export in iMovie or select the project in the project library and choose File > Export to save the movie.

select the movie you want to export in iMovie

Step 2 Type the name of the movie in the Export As field.

choose Export As

Step 3 Select the location where you want to save the movie from the pop-up menu.

Step 4Select the size and resolution of movie that best matches what you’ll be using the video for.

setting video for burning iMovie to DVD

Step 5 Click Export to export the movie.

export iMovie video

After exporting the movie from iMovie, you will then need Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate to burn iMovie video to DVD.

To do that:

Step 1 Add iMovie file(s) to iDVD alternative.

Download, install, and open Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate and go to the Burn tab at the top of the window. Drag the iMovie file that you have exported earlier to the window.

Add iMovie file(s) to iDVD alternative

Step 2 Set DVD parameters for iMovie to DVD conversion.

You cannot burn a DVD without a DVD disk, so this requires you to have a writable DVD in your disk drive. Choose the destination where you want to burn iMovie files at the Burn Video to:, and click the right or left arrow to select the DVD template. Optionally, you can click the Edit icon to set customized DVD template with title, background music, image and more. After that, you can give the DVD a name and select Aspect Ratio, TV Standard, Menu Type and so on.

Set DVD parameters for iMovie to DVD conversion

Step 3 Burn iMovie files to DVD.

You can select the DVD type and hit the Burn button at the bottom of the window to start burning the iMovie files to DVD.

burn iMovie to DVD

Part 2. Burn iMovie to DVD using iDVD

To burn iMovie to DVD using iDVD, you need to export the video from iMovie to iDVD, then burn it. Please note that iDVD can only be available for older Mac system like Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier.

After inserting a blank DVD in the disc drive,

Step 1: Open the movie you want to burn with iMovie and click on the Share menu. Select iDVD and wait for it to process.

choose iDVD on iMovie

Step 2: The movie will open in iDVD and a new project will be created automatically with the default theme. You can select a theme, change the title etc. if you want.

Step 3: Click the Burn button to start the process. If you encounter any problem, try a different theme.

burn iMovie to DVD with iDVD

Part 3. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate VS iDVD

Are you confused on whether to choose Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate or iDVD? The table below shows the comparison between the 2 softwares. From the data on the table, it shows that Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is better than iDVD because it has more functionalities and features in it.

Features Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate iDVD
Supported System Latest Windows and Mac system like Mac OS X 10.13 Mac system Mac OS X 10.6 or earlier
Burn DVDs.
Support almost all formats and allows DVD customization with free DVD templates.
Yes Yes, but doesn't support most formats.
Burn Many DVD discs with one-time DVD settings. Yes No, you need to do the DVD settings for each DVD disc.
Edit Videos.
Split, clip, Merge, Rotate videos, add image and text watermarks, apply effects, insert background music, etc.
Yes No, it can only use iMovie
Download Videos from sites.
Download videos fast from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Facebook and much more.
Yes No
Record Videos from streaming sites.
Record videos from Netflix, Hulu, Blockbuster, etc. with just one click.
Yes No
Very Fast Video Converter.
30 times faster video conversion.
Yes No
Convert Video to various formats.
Convert video to MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, etc. for iPhone, Android and other portable devices.
Yes No
Steam Media to TV Yes No
Directly transfer videos from computer to devices and vice versa. Yes No
Play Videos
Instantly play videos with built-in player.
Yes No
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