QuickTime Player, a very useful media player on iMac and Macbook, helps Mac users to play videos and music on the machine. No matter it’s online movies, iMovie videos, or screen recordings, QuickTime Player can take them all and run them successfully.
Occasionally, when you are not satisfied with your computer screen and plan to watch the QuickTime file on a big-screen, it’s a great idea to burn the QuickTime file to a DVD and then run the disc on a DVD player.
So here comes the problem: Can you burn a DVD from QuickTime Player to play on a DVD player?
Of course, you can and the steps are quite easy. You can finish burning a QuickTime file(s) to a DVD within minutes. To find out more details, please keep on reading.
Before I introduce the detailed steps for you, 3 things should be informed.
1. DVD format
Have you ever paid attention to the format of the files that play on QuickTime Player?
For video files that you record with QuickTime Player or output from iMovie, the default format is MOV.
Developed by Apple, the MOV format is now one of the most commonly used video formats on all iOS, macOS, and iPadOS devices. However, despite its usefulness and popularity, a MOV video cannot play on a DVD player since a DVD player can only play MPEG-2 files.
You may say that you’re using a Blu-ray player to play the QuickTime file, well, still, a Blu-ray player does not support playing the MOV file.
In this case, you must convert the QuickTime file (MOV) into the DVD format and then burn it to a DVD for successful playback.
2. DVD drive
New iMac and Macbook are shipped out without an internal disc drive.
So if you want to burn files to a DVD, remember to insert an external DVD drive (like the Apple USB SuperDrive) into your Mac computer first.
3. DVD Burner
Apple has removed the DVD burner software from macOS for years, which means Mac users cannot find a suitable program on the Mac to burn QuickTime files to a DVD.
As a result, you must download a third-party program online to perform the DVD-burning task.
Since there are countless DVD burner programs in cyberspace, to help you save your time and energy for selection and comparison, allow me to introduce a powerful and easy-to-use one here, Tipard DVD Creator.
As a professional DVD-burning software, Tipard DVD Creator helps you burn all kinds of files from your computer to a DVD without quality loss. No matter whether you plan to transfer iMovie outputs, QuickTime screen recordings, or download items, Tipard can easily burn them all to a DVD.
Surprisingly, Tipard will automatically convert the MOV files or other formats into DVD format so that you don’t have to convert your QuickTime files manually before burning them to a DVD. All you need is to import the QuickTime files and disc to Tipard, then click the Burn button.
To use Tipard DVD Creator on your Mac to burn a DVD from QuickTime files, download the program on your Mac for free.
After you download and install the Tipard DVD Creator software on your Mac, let’s use it to burn a DVD with your QuickTime files. Check the steps below.
Import QuickTime file(s) to Tipard
Launch Tipard on your Macintosh. Then, on its interface, click the Add Files button at the top-left corner. Browse and select the QuickTime file, click Open to import.
Set up for the burning
After Tipard processes the target QuickTime file(s), do these:
Add a menu
Next, you may add a menu to your DVD, making it special.
You may choose one from the in-app templates or customize one by clicking the Edit Menu button.
Then, browse and select the background music, picture, opening film for your menu. Click Save to create.
Start to burn the disc
Deciding all, click the Burn button to start.
Within minutes, Tipard will finish the burning. You may eject the disc and watch it on your TV. Enjoy the disc then.