How to Convert and Burn AVI with iDVD/DVD successfully

John Salley

Jan 15, 2015 08:02 am / Posted by John Salley to Apple, Video

Here is Common Problems when burning AVI with iDVD:

A project is not successful during burning or disc imaging.
A project is not visible or audible in iDVD Preview mode.
AVI played just fine in QuickTime, but they “grey out” in iDVD.

Convert and Burn AVI with iDVD

As we know, AVI is a container format which may contain audio and video codecs (compression formats) not supported by QuickTime and therefore not supported in iDVD, here are two solutions to burn AVI to DVD.

Solution 1: DVD Creator for Mac Better than iDVD

AVI can not be realized by iDVD because of iDVD’s incapability of video formats other than QuickTime Movies. So you can resort to a DVD burner better than iDVD which has broad video format support. Here Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac is exactly such an easy and fast Mac DVD Creator to help you burn any kind of video to playable DVD (ISO image and DVD-Video structure) instantly. With its simple wizard-style user interface and powerful editing features, DVD authoring and burning can’t be easier. Photos can be made into slide show DVD simply with a few clicks. Here is detailed steps.

DVD Creator for Mac Better than iDVD



Video Formats

*.avi,*.divx, *.wmv, *.wma, *.asf, *.dvr-ms, *.wav, dts in wav, *.rm, *.tivo, *.rmvb, *.ra, *.mov, *.qt, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.3g2, *.dv, *.m4b, *.m4v, *.m4a, *.aac, *.flv, *.f4v, *.dat, *.mpg, *.vob, *.mod,*.m2v, *.tod (JVC), *.m2t, *.m2ts (Blu-ray), *.ts, *.tp, *.evo, *.mkv, *.dv, *mxf

Audio formats

*.au, *.mp3, *.mp2, *.flac, *.ape, *.ogg, *.8svx, *.aiff,*.aif, *.caf, *.dts, *.smv, *.tta, *.voc

Image formats

*.jpg, *.ico, *.bmp, *.png, *.gif, *.tiff

DVD-Video DVD ISO image, DVD file structure(directory)


ISO image
DVD-Video with file structure

Solution 2: Convert AVI to iDVD Compatible Formats

Another solution is to convert AVI movie file to a burnable movie file for use with iDVD. Here I humbly recommend this iMedia Converter for Mac from Pavtube. With this best Mac AVI to iDVD Converter, it becomes easy to transcode AVI video to native codec like MOV, MP4, or M4V for burning with iDVD with easy steps. Even AVI can be converted for iPhone, iPad, iPod and iTunes for playing. Besides AVI, it can also transcode more video file formats like MTS, MXF, MKV, VOB, FLV, etc to iDVD burnable video.

Mac AVI to iDVD Converter

Tip: How to Embed subtitles into AVI video?

Click on “Edit” button, the video editor will pop up. Tap “Subtitle” option and check the “Enable” icon. Then, by clicking on “Browse” to import *.srt, *.ass, *.ssa subtitle you’ve downloaded. After that, you can have a preview of the subtitle effect to make sure all goes OK .

A nice info is that Pavtube iMedia Converter + DVD Creator for Mac money saving bundle only costs you $64.9 which means you can save $35.1! Get more functional multimedia tools from Pavtube.

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