How can I burn a DVD?

Episode 1494 (1:43:06)

Tom from Burbank, CA
DVDs

Tom has made movies in iMovie and wants to burn them on DVD. Leo says that iMovie will encode his movie into .MOV, which is a wrapper for MP4. But when he burns a DVD, it creates a specific format called MPEG2, which is SD quality. iMovie used to have the capability to burn to DVDs, but Apple stripped it out. So he'll need a DVD burning program to do it. That program will also author the structure with menus, etc. Here are some options:

These are all under $100, but there are also free ones on SourceForge, including Burn.

Another option is to just do everything with Adobe Premiere Elements.