I believe many of you have tried to create playable DVD Mac yourself. Some of you may know the right way to burn a playable DVD, while others may have failed to play their DVD disc on their DVD player. The problem of not being able to play burned DVD disc on a DVD player is commonly encountered, and we have introduced the way to burn a DVD playable disc on Windows in previous posts. However, if you don’t have a Windows PC on your hand, or if you want to know how to burn a playable DVD on your Mac PC, this is the right place to be. Because today we’re going to introduce 3 different ways to create playable DVD Mac, and all 3 methods are super easy. Without further ado, let’s start to create playable DVD Mac.

Part 1: Burn playable DVD Mac Disk Utility

The first way that I want to introduce to create playable DVD Mac is too burn playable DVD mac Disk Utility. Here is how:

Step 1: From the Mac Finder, select a disk image file
Step 2: Pull down the “File” menu and choose “Burn Disk Image (Name) to Disc…”
Step 3: Insert a blank DVD, CD, or CDRW disc into the drive, then click on the “Burn” button.

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You can also access the “Burn Disk Image to Disc” option by right-clicking on an image file. This works to burn disk images and just data in general, Mac OS X Is smart enough to know what to do with a DMG and an ISO.

Part 2: Burn DVD using command line

Besides using the Disk Utility to create playable DVD Mac, there is another way to burn a playable DVD on Mac, and that is using the command line. This way may look a little bit complicated, but as long as you follow the instructions below, it is actually as easy as the last one with the Disk Utility.

The syntax is rather simple but being the command line things must be precise to avoid failure or unintended consequences, thus this is best for advanced Mac users. Here’s what to do to burn an ISO from modern MacOS and Mac OS X with hdiutil in the Terminal application:

Step 1: Place the ISO somewhere easy to locate like the desktop or user home folder.
Step 2: Insert a blank DVD or CD into the Mac.
Step 3: Launch the Terminal and type the following command:

hdiutil burn ~/Path/To/DiskImageFile.iso

Remember that you have to type it with precision, make no mistake with even the smallest detail.

Now hdiutil will start burning the disk image file immediately assuming the syntax to the ISO or DMG file is correct, and a CD/DVD drive with write abilities is found. The hdiutil command is quite powerful and it can create iso images as well as convert them, making it a valuable tool for users who don’t mind the Terminal.

Part 3: Create Playable DVD Mac with Leawo DVD Creator for Mac

The two methods above is quite easy, and sufficient if you need to burn an ISO image file a playable DVD disc. However, what if you are not dealing with an ISO image file? Is there a way to burn a video file directly to a DVD playable disc? The answer is yes. But this cannot be done with only Disk Utility or command line, this needs to be done with a third-party DVD burning program, and today I want to introduce you one of the best DVD burning program on Mac that can allow you to create playable DVD Mac very quick with a very promising output result, and the name of the program is Leawo DVD Creator for Mac.

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DVD Creator 

☉ Convert videos like MP4, AVI, MKV to DVD format fast.

☉ Create DVD-5, DVD-9 disc, folder or ISO image without quality loss.

☉ 1-click operation to create photo slideshows and burn to DVD.

☉ Easily editable effects, 2D to 3D conversion support.

☉ Built-in menu templates and edit disc menu with personal preferences.

Leawo DVD Creator for Mac can burn playable DVD on a Mac PC from not only an ISO image file, but also any digital video file like MP4, WMV, MKV and so on. the program is very effective and easy to use. Now I will show you exactly how to burn a playable DVD on Mac with Leawo DVD Creator for Mac.

Step 1: Download and install Leawo DVD Creator for Mac on your Mac PC

Step 2: Launch the program, Click “Add video” to add videos that you want to burn to your playable DVD disc.

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Step 3: You can also add an ISO image file to burn to a DVD playable disc by clicking the “Add ISO file” button. The section on the right is the DVD menu template zone, you can choose and edit a menu template for your playable DVD disc.

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Step 4: Click on the green “burn” button to set an output directory, and then click the “burn” at the bottom of the panel.

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Step 5: Now you just have to wait for the burning process to complete.

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Conclusion

Today I introduced 3 ways to burn a playable DVD on a Mac PC. The first 2 ways are to use the built-in apps in your Mac, but they can only burn ISO image files to a playable DVD disc. if you want to burn a video file to DVD playable disc, the better choice is to use Leawo DVD Creator for Mac. this program is powerful and easy to use. Try it, and I believe you will be impressed.