Alternatives to iDVD for all platforms with any license

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  • CDBurnerXP icon

    CDBurnerXP

    CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware The default installer contains Opencandy. A version with no third party offers is available in More Download options page.
  • Nero Burning ROM icon

    Nero Burning ROM

    Nero Burning ROM, commonly called just Nero, is an optical disc authoring program. As of version 6, the program has been a part of Nero software suite. It features new cutting-edge functionality. Create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share...

    Commercial Windows

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    DVDStyler

    DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

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    DVD Flick

    DVD Flick aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema...

    Open Source Windows Linux Wine

    • Discontinued As of Oct 2015, the project seems to be abandoned and the installed versions do not function. Last version, 1.3.0.7, released in June 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
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    AnyBurn

    AnyBurn is a light weight but professional CD / DVD / Blu-ray burning software that everyone must have. It provides a free and complete solution for burning.

    Free Windows

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    Xfburn

    Lightweight CD/DVD burning software designed for Xfce, but it runs on Gnome, KDE etc as well. It can blank CDs and DVDs, burn and create ISO images and burn personal compositions of data. At the moment it is at heavy development.

    Open Source Linux Xfce

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  • EZ CD Audio Converter icon

    EZ CD Audio Converter

    EZ CD Audio Converter is the most comprehensive multi format audio converter and is extremely easy to use. Rips audio CDs, converts audio files, allows editing of metadata, and burns discs. It has efficient error-detective...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Roxio Toast icon

    Roxio Toast

    The easiest way to burn CDs, DVDs or Blu-ray discs. Copy discs with one click, compress & convert video. Expand your iTunes library with web audio capture. Watch your video, movies and TV shows anywhere. Convert your media for...

    Commercial Mac

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    DevedeNG

    It converts any video format to DVD so can you can watch on any DVD player in your house. DeVeDe is a program to create video DVDs and CDs (VCD, sVCD or CVD), suitables for home players, from any number of video files, in any of...

    Open Source Linux

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    Disco

    Disco allows you to burn optical media discs, and makes it an fun and amazing software experience. Available as freeware from July 2011.

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued As of July 2011 development and support of Disco have been officially discontinued. It is still downloadable for free from the official website.
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    AVStoDVD

    AVStoDVD is a flexible tool to convert various media formats to DVD compliant streams and burn them into a highly compatible multiple tracks DVD. Features: Video/Audio editing, encoding, DVD Authoring and Burning, DVD Menu Editor with...

    Open Source Windows

  • Nero Video icon

    Nero Video

    Video editing at its best! Edit home videos and photos to a higher level with this video software with enhanced video effects | Nero Video 11 Capture: Import video from digital stills, camera, Smartphones and camcorder to playback or...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

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    Nero MediaHome

    Nero MediaHome is the media manager for your photos, music and videos. The complete, all-in-one source lets you find, organize, edit, play, share, sync, burn and enjoy your media with the built-in market that lets you buy and activate...

    Freemium Windows

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  • DVD-lab

    Too many DVD authoring packages on the market are restrictive, forcing the user to use pre-set DVD templates which might not suit a variety of situations. Ease of use and a wide array of options is the hallmark of DVD-lab, placing it...

    Commercial Windows

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    Roxio Creator

    Roxio Creator NXT is the ultimate software suite for DVD burning, video capture, video editing, photo slideshows and more! PHOTO Easy & powerful photo editing and creative design tools make every picture perfect. Create...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • Cdw

    cdw is an ncurses front-end for command-line tools: cdrecord/wodim, mkisofs/genisoimage, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso. It utilizes ncurses library to build user-friendly interface and it can be used in UNIX...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued Current version of cdw is 0.8.0, it was released in July 2014.
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    X-CD-Roast

    X-CD-Roast tries to be the most flexible CD-burning software ever. It allows even the unexperienced user to create or copy a CD with a few mouse clicks in a intuitive and nice looking graphical user interface. Features included in...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

    • Discontinued Last update 02.02.2014: http://www.xcdroast.org/
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    WinX DVD Author

    An easy and fast way to create home video DVD from video files, camcorder, webcam, Youtube and personalize it with DVD chapter menu & subtitle (*.srt) With step-by-step wizard built in, even novice can easily convert and burn...

    Free Windows

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  • AVS DVD authoring icon

    AVS DVD authoring

    AVS DVD Authoring is an easy-to-use disc authoring and burning software that lets you do more with digital media. It has been designed to help you organize your video footage into a professional and good-looking DVD project. Its good...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued
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    recorder

    Recorder is a graphical frontend of cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs. It aims to be simple and easy to use, free of large configurations and useless options, following the KISS principle and offering a disc burning of...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued Recorder is no longer developed. Last update dates back 2009/05/06. The source code is still available
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    mybashburn

    Basically, it is no more than a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend based of the CD burning shell script called BashBurn for Linux®; this originally does not have the best eye-candy CD-burning UI, nevertheless, MyBashBurn uses...

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued Last update : 2008/12/23
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    DVDAuthorGUI

    [NOTE: Download option and other parts of the official website are visible when the adblock is disabled] DVDAuthorgui is a free and open source DVD authoring utility, frontend for the DVDAuthor project. It works with video files...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.029, released in July 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Hanso Burner

    Hanso Burner belongs to the first-class of CD/DVD burning software that work with Windows. The program is a most comprehensive solution for doing backups and creating/reading ISO files. The software offers: Support for...

    Free Windows

  • FinalBurner icon

    FinalBurner

    FinalBurner is a freeware alternative to expensive CD and DVD burners. This 4-Mb application enables you to create data, audio, DVD disks and burn them onto any type of media, such as CD R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD DL. You can...

    Freemium Windows

  • ManDVD icon

    ManDVD

    ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create eye-pleasing menus with video, audio, and chapters. Available languages: English, Swedish...

    Free Linux

  • Daniusoft DVD Creator icon

    Daniusoft DVD Creator

    Daniusoft DVD Creator is a good DVD Creator software to create DVD from AVI WMV MPEG MOV FLV, etc Video files, burn DVD Movie with custom DVD Menu. Daniusoft DVD Creator is also an easy-to-use DVD Menu Maker; you can make...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Aimersoft DVD Creator icon

    Aimersoft DVD Creator

    Aimersoft DVD Creator lets you burn all favorite videos to DVD disc. It supports all popular video formats: MP4, AVI, MPG, WMV, MOV, MKV and HD videos like TS, TP, M2TS, etc. 32 built-in DVD menus and 60 transition effects let you...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • NTI Media Maker icon

    NTI Media Maker

    NTI Media Maker delivers an easy-to-use, yet powerful suite of digital media applications. Family members of any age can quickly create dazzling CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs like a pro. Copy, convert, rip, edit, play, backup, and...

    Commercial Windows

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    SmallDVD

    SmallDVD is a simple DVD authoring utility for MacOSX that will take video files and create a DVD image from them that can be burnt using Disk Utility. It is an AppleScript front-end for dvdauthor and a variety of other existing...

    Free Mac

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    • Discontinued Homepage no longer available.

iDVD Comments

iDVD alternative

Comment by kaki4125
about iDVD Aug 2012

Hi

There are two structures of DVDs

• Data-DVD - as burned from DeskTop/Finder

• Video-DVD - to be played on a DVD-Player - Needs a program that can do this
One can in iMovie - Export as QuickTime .mov and save this via DeskTop/Finder onto a DVD - BUT this will only play on a Computer and if it is a Window-PC this needs to download QT-player or VLC-player.
But no DVD-player for TV can play back this.
To get a Video-DVD then You need

• iDVD (not from Apple any more) - or -

• DVD Studio Pro (not from Apple any more) - or -

• FinalCut Pro-X (can do simple Video-DVDs) - or -

• Burn - iFunia DVD Creator - Fairly advanced - and costs a bit - still very Good and lot's of great tool's included. (I love it) - Can also back convert home made DVDs to an editable mode in an OK quality.

AppleMan1958
You can also buy Compressor from Apple for $50 US. It will also create DVD and BluRay but without the nice themes.

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Comment by aslam
about iDVD and MovieGate, SmallDVD Sep 2011

Here is a good article that discusses alternatives to iDVD:

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/10/28/after-ilife-11-alternatives-to-idvd-and-iweb/

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It's free and good dvd burner on Mac, but it cannot support ...

Comment by smoothlake
about iDVD Jun 2011

It's free and good dvd burner on Mac, but it cannot support many video formats, so I use aimersoft dvd creator for mac when iDVD cannot working.

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