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iDVD for Windows

DVD burning application like iDVD for Windows

iDVD is the component of iLife application suite. iDVD, together with iLife, comes with every new Mac purchase. However, iDVD is technically not free. You may need to upgrade iLife to get iDVD for your Mac. iDVD is the default DVD burning software and works seamlessly with several software on Mac, including iMovie, iPhoto and even many third-party application not from Apple. With iDVD, you can easily burn professional and high quality DVDs for watching on any home DVD player.

This article will mainly solve two problems:

1. What's the best iDVD equivalent for Windows?

2. How can I burn iDVD project on my Windows XP/Vista?

Why DVD Creator is the best alternative like iDVD for Windows

Wondershare DVD Creator is an interesting video burner application that helps you burn multiple SD and HD video formats like MP4, M4V, M4A,3GP, MOV, MPG, MTS, VOB, FLV, MKV, RM, RMVB to DVD disc, DVD folder and ISO.

Key Features of DVD Creator

1. Convert all popular SD and HD videos to DVD with fabulous DVD menu.

2. Improvise DVD slideshow with transition effects and background music.

3. Edit videos and photo slideshow with built-in editor.

4. Fast burning speed and high compatibility.

How to burn iDVD project on Windows platform?

Sometimes, when you finished your iDVD project, you then find out there is not a DVD burner. At the same time, you dad's Windows computer has a high speed DVD burner. So, can I burn iDVD project on Windows?

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Yes. You can burn iDVD project to DVD on Windows as long as your iDVD is iDVD 5 or later. Since iDVD 5, these is an option under File menu - Save as Disc Image ...

Therefore, when the iDVD project is complete, go to File > Save as Disc Image to export iDVD project to an ISO disc image, and then burn the ISO image to DVD with DVD burning software like above described DVD Creator. The final result is the same with what you get by using iDVD on Mac.

More DVD burning software equivalent to iDVD on Windows

Windows DVD Maker

Windows DVD Maker is an DVD creating application included in the Windows premium editions, such as Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Premium or above editions.

Key Features of Windows DVD Maker

1. A simple Wizard-style user interface.

2. Includes animated DVD menus.

3. Add a slide show of pictures with general transition effects.

4. Burn standard DVD for watching on standard DVD players.

ImgBurn - Freeware alternative to iDVD for Windows

Imgburn is a lightweight yet powerful DVD burning program like iDVD on PC. Compared to DVD Creator, it supports less video formats and doesn't include ready to use DVD menus. But it's tonally free to download and use. Download easy iDVD for Windows - ImgBurn on the official website.

Key Features of ImgBurn (Free iDVD alternative for Windows)

1. Read - Read a DVD disc to an image file

2. Build - Create an image file from files on your computer or network - or you can write the files directly to a disc

3. Write - Burn an image file to a disc, supports ISO and other image file formats.

4. Verify - Check a disc is 100% readable.

5. Discovery - Put your drive / media to the test and check the quality of the burns your drive is producing.