How to Burn DVDS on Mac to Play in DVD Player

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to burn DVDs on Mac to play in a DVD player. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process using your Mac computer.

What You Will Need

Before we begin, make sure you have the following:

  • A Mac computer
  • A blank DVD
  • A DVD burner (either built-in or external)
  • The video file(s) you want to burn

Step 1: Prepare Your Video Files

To start, locate and gather the video file(s) you wish to burn onto the DVD. Make sure they are compatible with your DVD player. Common video formats for DVDs include MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.

Step 2: Launch Disk Utility

On your Mac, open Disk Utility. You can find it by navigating to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.

Step 3: Insert Blank DVD

Insert the blank DVD into your Mac’s optical drive or external DVD burner.

Step 4: Select “Burn”

In Disk Utility, select “Burn” from the toolbar.

Step 5: Choose Video Files

Select the video file(s) you want to burn from your computer’s files and folders.

Step 6: Adjust Settings (Optional)

If desired, you can adjust some settings such as the burning speed and disc format. However, it is usually best to leave these settings at their default values for compatibility with most DVD players.


  • Burning at slower speeds can sometimes result in better compatibility with older DVD players.
  • If you plan to play the DVD on a specific device, check its manual or specifications for recommended settings.

Step 7: Start Burning the DVD

Click the “Burn” button to start the DVD burning process.

Step 8: Wait for Completion

Now, sit back and wait for the burning process to complete. The time it takes will depend on the size of your video file(s) and the speed of your DVD burner.


A progress bar or status indicator will typically display the burning progress.

Step 9: Eject the DVD

Once the burning process is finished, eject the DVD from your Mac’s optical drive or external DVD burner.


You have successfully burned your video file(s) onto a DVD that can be played in a DVD player. Now you can enjoy watching your favorite videos on a big screen!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of burning DVDs on Mac. Remember to follow these steps carefully and double-check compatibility before burning any files. Happy burning!

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