Leawo DVD Creator for Mac User Guide
As the best Mac DVD creator software, Leawo DVD Creator for Mac is able to burn videos to DVDs, 3D DVDs and/or ISO images on Mac, burn ISO image file to DVD disc in one click, create DVD photo slideshow on Mac easily. With a wide support of video formats, Leawo DVD Creator for Mac could burn MP4 to DVD on Mac, burn MKV to DVD on Mac, burn AVI to DVD on Mac, burn FLV to DVD on Mac, burn WMV to DVD on Mac, etc. in both 2D and 3D. It could create DVD disc, folder and/or ISO image file, and directly burn ISO image file to DVD disc in one click. Another DVD burning is to burn photos to DVD photo slideshow on Mac. Adding disc menu to output DVD content is feasible within Leawo DVD Creator for Mac, even editing disc menu is allowed. Besides DVD burning, the powerful DVD creator for Mac also offers you a built in video editor that provides video editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotation, Effect and Watermark. With Leawo DVD Creator for Mac, you could freely transfer video, audio and photos to DVD disc for freely playback on any DVD player.
How to Burn Videos to DVD on Mac OS X
Step 1Download Leawo DVD Creator for Mac and add files
Click the "Add Videos" button, or directly drag and drop source videos/video folders into Leawo DVD Creator for Mac.
Tips: At the bottom, choose to burn video to DVD-5 or DVD-9, set aspect ratio and bit rate at the bottom of Leawo DVD Creator for Mac. Space for output DVD content is visible here.
Step 2Related program settings
Click on the "Preference" button on the program's menu bar to call out the "Settings" panel to do related program settings:
"General": Choose program interface language.
"Conversion": Set to use "Priority native codec" or not.
"Burn": Set default DVD video mode from NTSC and PAL.
"Others": Add external subtitle, choose encoding, choose thumbnail (screenshot) location and format
Step 3Burning settings
After program setting, click the "Apply" button and then hit "OK" button to return to the main interface. Click the big green "Burn" button. On the popup sidebar, set "Burn to" option (Folder, ISO File, and/or Disc), "Disc Label", and "Save to" options. With all settings on the popup sidebar done, click on "Burn " button to start to burn video to DVD (DVD-5/DVD-9) or ISO image.
Note: To burn video to DVD disc, you need to insert a blank writable DVD disc into DVD recorder drive and then choose it as target under the "Burn to" option. The output disc type you've set at the bottom should be in accordance with the DVD disc you inserted into the DVD recorder drive.
How to Burn ISO Image File to DVD Disc on Mac OS X
Featuring a Mac ISO image burner, Leawo DVD Creator for Mac could not only help you generate ISO image file from video files, but also directly burn ISO image file to DVD disc on Mac. Get source ISO image file ready and insert a blank writable DVD disc into the DVD recorder drive. Then, follow the below steps to learn how to burn ISO image file to DVD disc on Mac with Leawo DVD Creator for Mac.
Step 1Add ISO image file
Directly drag and drop source ISO image file into this DVD Creator for Mac, or click the inverted triangle icon next to the "Add Video" button and then choose "Add iso file" option to browse and load ISO image file.
Step 2ISO to DVD disc burning settings
On the popup "Add iso file" window, set the "Copy to" and "Disc Label" options. Choose the DVD recorder drive as target under the "Copy to" option.
Step 3Burn ISO image to DVD disc
At last, click the "Burn" button on the "Add iso file" window to start burning ISO image file to DVD disc on Mac.
How to Burn Photo to DVD Photo Slideshow on Mac OS X
Featuring a Mac DVD photo slideshow burner, Leawo DVD Creator for Mac helps you easily burn photos to DVD photo slideshow on Mac with photo slideshow editor and DVD disc menu designer built in. Get source photos ready. To burn photos to DVD disc, insert a blank writable DVD disc into DVD recorder drive beforehand. Follow the below steps to learn how to burn photos to DVD slideshow on Mac.
Step 1Add photos
Click the "Add Photo" button, or directly drag and drop source photo files/photo folders into Leawo DVD Creator for Mac. Loaded photos would be generated into photo slideshow automatically. You could then play back generated photos.
Note: After generating photo slideshow by loading source photos, move mouse to the bottom and then set output DVD disc type according to the DVD disc you've inserted or you want to create, bit rate and aspect ratio. View required hard disk space at the bottom.
Step 2Set disc menu (optional)
You could add a disc menu to output DVD photo slideshow by selecting desired one from the right sidebar. Click the middle to preview it.
On the preview panel click the pencil-shaped icon to enter the disc menu editing panel to edit disc menu, like: add background music/image/video, adjust title position and content, change text color, size, font, etc.
Step 3Edit photo slideshow
The built-in photo slideshow editor allows you to edit generated photo slideshow as you like. Right click the generated photo slideshow title and then choose "Edit" option, or directly click the "Edit" icon in the generated photo slideshow title to enter the photo slideshow editing panel.
Under the "Video" tab, you're able to insert external photos, remove/reposition existing photos, set photo duration, add transition and set transition duration.
Under the "Audio" tab, you could add fovarite song as background music and then set the background music effect.
Step 4DVD photo slideshow burning settings
With disc menu and photo slideshow editing finished, return to the main interface and then click the big green "Burn" button. On the popup sidebar, set "Burn to", "Disc Label" and "Save to" options. Required hard disk space is displayed. Ater these settings, click the bottom "Burn" button to start burning photo to DVD photo slideshow on Mac.
Note: "Burn to" option allows multiple choices. That means you could create an ISO image file while burning DVD photo slideshow on Mac. To burn photo to DVD slideshow on Mac, insert a blank writable DVD disc into the DVD recorder drive beforehand, set output disc type at the bottom according to the disc you've inserted, and then choose the disc recorder as output target under the "Burn to" option.
Preview and edit disc menu
Part 1Preview disc menu
On the right sidebar of the main interface, Leawo DVD Creator for Mac provides multiple disc menu templates for you to add to output DVD content in different themes: Standard, Business, Childhood, Education, Holiday, Nature, Sports, and Wedding. To add a disc menu, choose one from them.
In"Built-in": Templates preset in the software.
In"Online": Download more disc menu templates online.
In"Custom": Templates designed and saved by yourself.
Part 2Design DVD menu
By clicking the middle eye-shaped icon, you could preview selected disc menu.
Click the "Play" button on the preview panel to play and preview the main menu. Click the "Scene" button on the menu, then you can see all the chapters listed in the menu for playback.
To design disc menu, click the pencil-shaped "Edit" icon on the disc menu preview panel to enter the disc menu designing panel.
On the disc menu design panel, you could edit the main menu and chapters, drag title to change its location, change title content by double click, and then right click title content to change text color, size, font, etc. Also, click the icons at the bottom to add background music/video/image as you like. Save designed disc menu to "Custom" group after editing.
Including a mini video editor, Leawo DVD Creator for Mac allows you to edit loaded videos before burning to DVD content. Select a loaded video, right click and then select "Edit" option, or directly click the "Edit" icon in selected video title to enter the video editing panel. The built-in media player offers instant preview of any editing.
Trim video: Under “Trim” tab, you can get an exact length of video you want to put into the DVD by setting the “Start Time” and “End Time” values or directly drag the triangles on the play bar.
Add watermark: Go to "Watermark" tab and slide "Watermark" option to green, then you could select to apply an image or text watermark. Set the parameters of image or text watermark as you like, including: color, position, font, transparency, etc.
Crop video: Go to "Crop" to get rid of black margins if there is any. You can firstly select a cropping style in “Zoom” and then adjust values of “Left” and “Top”, or directly drag the dot frame on the Original Preview window. Also, you could rotate videos here.
Adjust effect: Go to "Effect" to enhance video and audio detail by adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation and volume.
Convert 3D: Go to "3D Settings" panel, slide "3D Mode" option to green and then select one from Red/Cyan, Red/Green, Red/Blue, Blue/Yellow, Interleaved, and Side by Side as output 3D effect. Adjust 3D Depth by dragging the slider. Get instant preview via the internal player.
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