OS X Mountain Lion DVD Creator
Create DVD from video files on OS X Mountain Lion
On Februray 16, 2012, Apple announced its latest OS named OS X Mountain Lion, which is said to be the world’s most advanced operating system. It is designed from iPad with 10 main features: iCloud, Messages, Reminders, Notes, Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter, Game Center, Airplay Mirroring and Gatekeeper.
You can learn the detailed information about the features of OS X Mountain Lion on its official webpage. However, still, Apple, neglect to mention some of its new features which can be seen below:
Access sharing options directly from Quick Look.
Search for applications in Launchpad.
Messages works with AIM as well as iCloud.
Apple Mail has a Priority Inbox-like feature called VIP.
AirPlay can be set as a sound output device for your entire computer.
Software Update lives in the Mac App Store.
Search directly from the URL bar in Safari.
Accounts for Flickr, Vimeo, and more can be added directly from System Preferences.
Interface enhancements have been made to Dashboard, the Universal Access system preference pane, and other areas to make them more iOS-like and easier to use.
You can free import some of video files like MOV, MPG videos to OS X Mountain Lion. But what if you need to burn a DVD from your video files on it? Below, there are two ways for you to do it.
Solution 1: Create DVD with iDVD
iDVD is a DVD creating program made by Apple, it allows users to add QuickTime movie, MP3 music and digital photo to a DVD that can be played on a commercial DVD player.
There is only a few steps away for you to create a DVD with iDVD
1. Open iMovie.
2. Import some Desktop Pictures from /Library/Desktop Pictures/.
3. Apply the Ken Burns effect to the imported still images to create DV clips.
4. Send the iMovie project to iDVD (click the iDVD tab and then click the Create iDVD Project button).
5. Select a different theme than your original project (be sure to select one which came with iDVD).
6. Try burning this project.
Solution 2: Make DVD with Mac DVD Maker
It is a good idea to create DVD with iDVD, however, iDVD can only burn DVD from QuickTime movies, then, what if you need to make a DVD from video files other than QuickTime movies? Then, you can turn to the second solution: Mac DVD Maker.
Mac DVD Maker is a special designed program for you to make your own DVD (NTSC or PAL DVD with aspect ratio of either 16:9 or 4:3) movies from any video formats like AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, M4V, FLV, DV, Xvid, Divx, 3GP, VOB, RM, ASF, MOD, TOD, MTS, AVCHD, M2TS etc
Besides, Mac DVD Maker also allows you to customize your own DVD movies like create a distinctive DVD menu, customize background music and picture, clip unwanted parts, adjust video effect, add subtitles and audio tracks, cropping image size etc. Just have a free try to explore more.
Three steps to make DVD from video files with Mac DVD Maker on OS X Mountain Lion
Load video files
After download Mac DVD Maker, click "+" at the top left panel to load your desired video files.
On the right panel, there are three options: "Life Series", "Cartoon Series" and "Nature Series" where you can select your desired template.
For further editing, click Edit button to open "Menu Edit" window where you can change the template, add background music/picture, Menu Title, Button Style and Frame.
Adjust output settings and burn
Click Burn button on the right bottom of the panel to start burning. Meanwhile, set up the destination: insert a recordable disc, and choose the disc you insert from the Disc Label drop-down list. Or choose "Save iso to" option to back up your video files onto your hard disk as DVD folder or ISO image.
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