QuickTime MOV files are used to encode and store digital video for sharing among users and playback on QuickTime and other Apple’s applications. QuickTime MOV movies are often found on the Internet or produced by some digital cameras. There might be some cases that you need to burn QuickTime movies to DVD on Mac or Windows computer so as to save your hard drive space or to conveniently play those QuickTime files on your DVD player. But unlike digital videos that are compressed with the MPEG-2 standard, QuickTime MOV files are not usually published onto DVD in their native format. In cases like these, you can refer to this post for an effective QuickTime to DVD burner to help you burn QuickTime to DVD on Mac or PC.


Part 1: About QuickTime

QuickTime is Apple’s multiplatform, multimedia technology for handling video, sound, animation, graphics, text, interactivity, and music. As a cross-platform technology, QuickTime can deliver content on Mac OS and Windows computers. Many applications, including Final Cut Pro, use the powerful architecture of QuickTime to view, create, import, and export media.

QuickTime supports most major video, audio, and graphics file formats. It works with local disk-based media, media accessed over a network, and streams of real-time data. QuickTime supports a wide variety of video and audio codecs and can be extended with third-party codecs.

QuickTime supported video and audio formats:

Video Formats

QuickTime Movie (.mov), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v), MPEG-2 (OS X Lion or later), MPEG-1, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AVCHD (OS X Mountain Lion or later) AVI (Motion JPEG only), DV

Audio Formats

iTunes Audio (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p), MP3, Core Audio (.caf), AIFF, AU, SD2, WAV, SND, AMR

QuickTime alternative:

It is quite clear that QuickTime player is confined to limited video formats. So, what if you want to play movies in other formats like RMVB, WMV, FLV, MKV, etc.? QuickTime player is obviously not able to accept these formats.

3 solutions are available:

  1. Download QuickTime components or plugins to play back movie formats it doesn’t play natively.
  2. Convert movies to QuickTime MOV format for playback on QuickTime player;
  3. Turn to other full-featured media player programs like Leawo’s all-inclusive Free Blu-ray Player (it has both Mac and Windows versions, free);


Part 2: Burn QuickTime Movie to DVD with iDVD

Various DVD creator programs could help you burn QuickTime to DVD in simple clicks. The below content offers you 2 effective QuickTime to DVD burning solutions with detailed steps. You could choose the QuickTime to DVD burner program that meets your needs most.

Burn QuickTime to DVD with iDVD

Apple used to built in a DVD authoring app on its iMac and MacBook to enable its users to burn QuickTime to DVD. That is iDVD. A component in the iLife software suite, iDVD could handle the task of burning QuickTime movie to DVD with multiple customization features. However, if you want to use this iDVD to burn and convert QuickTime to DVD, you need to make sure your computer has it built in. Otherwise you may need to purchase it from Amazon or other places as Apple has discontinued it since OS X 10.7. You could get and install iDVD from an iLife Installer Disk. When you have installed it on your computer, follow the below guide to learn how to burn QuickTime movie to DVD on Mac and PC.

1. Launch iDVD: Launch iDVD, and then click the "Create a New Project" option. On the popup "Create Project" interface, give the output disc a name in "Save as" and choose disc aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3).
2. Import QuickTime movie: Go to ‘File’ > ‘Import’ > ‘Video’ to browse and locate QuickTime movies for loading. Best Mac formats to import are DV, M4V, H264.
3. Add a theme: Next choose a theme style for the DVD menu. You could customize the disc menu as you like.
4. Burn QuickTime movie to DVD: After all things done, insert a blank disc in your SuperDrive and click the Burn button (just to the right of the volume slider) to start burning QuickTime to DVD.

Part 3: Burn QuickTime to DVD with QuickTime to DVD Burner

iDVD is not ideal for all Mac users for its absence in Mac OS 10.8 and later. At the same time, iDVD has no Windows version to help Windows users convert and burn QuickTime movies to DVD. You need an iDVD alternative to make things easier, a QuickTime video to DVD converter that could help you convert and burn QuickTime to DVD easily. Leawo DVD Creator for Mac is what you need.

Leawo DVD Creator for Mac could act as QuickTime to DVD burner to burn QuickTime movies to DVD disc easily and effectively. It is the best iDVD alternative. Just like iDVD, this QuickTime to DVD burner could also allow users to add disc theme, edit QuickTime movies and even apply 3D effect. (Leawo offers DVD Creator to help Windows PC users easily create and burn photo slideshow to DVD on Mac).

How to Burn QuickTime Movie to DVD with QuickTime to DVD Burner

Download and install this QuickTime to DVD burner on your computer beforehand, and then get these things ready for burning QuickTime movie to DVD:

  1. Source QuickTime movies.
  2. Computer with DVD recorder drive.
  3. Blank writable DVD disc.
  4. Enough hard drive space.

1. Launch QuickTime to DVD converter and then click the "Add Video" option to import QuickTime movie files.
2. Select a theme on the right sidebar to set as disc menu. Click the center of the theme to get instant preview. You could even customize disc menu with the internal designer.
3. Open the program’s "Preferrence" tab on the programs’s menu bar and then click "Burn" option to set DVD video format: NTSC or PAL.
4. Click the big green "Burn" and then set burning settings on the popup sidebar. After settings, click the bottom "Burn" button to start burning QuickTime to DVD.



  1. After loading source QuickTime movies, set DVD aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3), disc type and quality at the bottom of this QuickTime to DVD burner.
  2. To burn QuickTime to DVD disc, insert a blank writable DVD disc into the disc recorder drive and then select disc recorder drive in "Burn to" option of the "Burn" sidebar;

Burn QuickTime Movie to DVD Tutorial Video with QuickTime to DVD Burner