How to Convert AVI to iDVD Supported Video Format on Mac (Mountain Lion included
I've read numerous posts here saying that it’s possible to use AVI files in iDVD to make a DVD, but I can't figure out how to do it. I have a series of AVI files that I want to burn to a DVD that will work on any DVD player but iDVD won't even let me preview them (I just get a blank black screen). I have VisualHub, but I'm not sure what to do...
Follow this article to burn AVI to DVD using iDVD with the help of an AVI to iDVD Video Converter for Mac (Mountain Lion supported).
The .AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file format is a container format which may contain audio and video codecs (compression formats) not supported by QuickTime and therefore not supported in iDVD.
In some cases, you may encounter issues with audio or video when adding .AVI assets to an iDVD project, or when attempting to burn a DVD or create a disc image from that project.
This Mac AVI to iDVD Converter can convert AVI to iDVD supported MPEG-4 (.mp4) format; with it you can easily import AVI videos into iDVD without the hassle.
Step 1. Add AVI videos to the converter
Step 2. Click the bottom format icon and then select MPEG-4 (.mp4) as the output format
Step 3. Convert AVI to iDVD on Mac (Mountain Lion supported)
Hit the Convert button to start converting AVI to iDVD. After few seconds, you can get a AVI which is supported by iDVD.
If you encounter audio or video issues, perform a general .AVI compatibility test for iDVD by first verifying the specific .AVI file being used is compatible with QuickTime Player on Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion etc..
If a project is not successful during burning or disc imaging, or if it is not visible or audible in iDVD Preview mode, use the following steps to determine if the assets themselves are supported or damaged:
- 1. Locate the .AVI file used in the iDVD project and open it in QuickTime Player.
- 2. From the Window menu, choose Show Movie Inspector.
- 3. Compare the codecs listed in the QuickTime Inspector window under the Format listing to the supported codecs listed on the official QuickTime Specifications page.
- 4. If the codecs are supported by QuickTime, play the file in its entirety in QuickTime Player while checking for any audio or video issues or artifacts.