Alternatives to iDVD for all platforms with any license



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  • 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. Create, rip...

    Commercial Windows

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  • AnyBurn icon


    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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  • DVDStyler icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Bundleware The installer is bundled with adware / one or several browser hijacker(s): | |
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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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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

    Free 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...

    Commercial Windows

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  • DevedeNG 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 and CDs (VCD, sVCD or CVD)...

    Free Open Source Linux

  • Disco icon


    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.
  • AVStoDVD icon


    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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    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...

    Commercial Windows Windows RT

  • Nero MediaHome icon

    Nero MediaHome

    Nero MediaHome is the universal media center for archiving, organizing, creating, and play back your files.

    Commercial 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...

    Commercial Windows

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iDVD Comments

Good article that discusses alternatives to iDVD

Comment by aslam
about iDVD and MovieGate, SmallDVD · Sep 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

Here is a good article that discusses alternatives to iDVD:


iDVD alternative

Comment by kaki4125
about iDVD · Aug 2012 · Helpful Not helpful


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.

Comment by smoothlake
about iDVD · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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.