Alternatives to iDVD for all platforms with any license




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  • CDBurnerXP icon

    CDBurnerXP Bundleware

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

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • DVD Flick icon

    DVD Flick Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux Wine

  • DVDStyler icon


    DVDStyler is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Burn icon

    Burn Discontinued

    Burn is a free optical disc authoring application with a simple interface that offers a lot of advanced options. The program supports...

    Open Source Mac

  • AnyBurn icon


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

    Free Windows

  • Xfburn icon


    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...

    Open Source Linux Xfce

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac

  • DeVeDe icon


    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Disco icon

    Disco Discontinued

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

    Free Mac

  • AVStoDVD icon


    AVStoDVD is a flexible tool to convert various media formats to DVD compliant streams and burn them into a highly compatible multiple...

    Open Source Windows

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  • 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...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • Nero MediaHome icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

  • Windows DVD Maker icon

    Windows DVD Maker

    Windows DVD Maker, available in Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate, enables you to create professional-looking...

    Free Windows

  • Roxio Creator icon

    Roxio Creator

    Roxio Creator NXT is the ultimate software suite for DVD burning, video capture, video editing, photo slideshows and more! PHOTO ...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • 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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Cdw Discontinued

    cdw is an ncurses front-end for command-line tools: cdrecord/wodim, mkisofs/genisoimage, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format...

    Open Source Linux

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  • DVDFab DVD Creator icon

    DVDFab DVD Creator

    DVDFab DVD Creator can easily burn all sorts of videos into DVD discs. Just create your own DVDs freely with what you want! Downloaded...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • WinX DVD Author icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Cisdem DVDBurner icon

    Cisdem DVDBurner

    Burn any video such as MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. to DVD with menus and subtitles on Mac.

    Commercial macOS

  • X-CD-Roast icon

    X-CD-Roast Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • DeVeDe by MajorSilence icon

    DeVeDe by MajorSilence Discontinued

    [This is a Windows port of the original DeVeDe by Rastersoft, ported by MajorSilence] DeVeDe is a free, open-source Video to DVD...

    Open Source Windows

  • AVS DVD authoring icon

    AVS DVD authoring Discontinued

    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...

    Free Windows

  • recorder icon

    recorder Discontinued

    Recorder is a graphical frontend of cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs. It aims to be simple and easy to use, free of...

    Open Source Linux

  • mybashburn icon

    mybashburn Discontinued

    Basically, it is no more than a Terminal User Interface (TUI) frontend based of the CD burning shell script called BashBurn for...

    Open Source Linux

  • Free Video to DVD Converter icon

    Free Video to DVD Converter

    Free Video To DVD Converter converts videos of any video format to a DVD format and burns them to a DVD disk, which can be played on...

    Free Windows

  • Leawo DVD Creator icon

    Leawo DVD Creator

    Leawo DVD Creator, an All-in-One Video to DVD Converter, is free to burn/convert/create DVD from all videos of AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • DVDAuthorGUI icon

    DVDAuthorGUI Discontinued

    [NOTE: Download option and other parts of the official website are visible when the adblock is disabled] DVDAuthorgui is a free and...

    Open Source Windows

  • Hanso Burner

    Hanso Burner belongs to the first-class of CD/DVD burning software that work with Windows. The program is a most comprehensive...

    Free Windows

  • FinalBurner icon


    FinalBurner is a freeware alternative to expensive CD and DVD burners. This 4-Mb application enables you to create data, audio, DVD...

    Freemium Windows

  • ManDVD icon


    ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create...

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

iDVD Comments

iDVD alternative

Comment by kaki4125
about iDVD Aug 2012


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.

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


Good article that discusses alternatives to iDVD 1 Helpful

Comment by aslam
about iDVD and MovieGate, SmallDVD Sep 2011

Here is a good article that discusses alternatives to iDVD:


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.