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Mac  Burning Software Reviews

Our top picks for DVD Burning Software on MAC OSX

Also see: Mac DVD Copy Software | Mac DVD Ripper

Rob Boirun BurnWorld ReviewerBy
Lead Reviewer for BurnWorld
July 29, 2011

Mac DVD Burning SoftwareRob Says:
DVD Burning on your Mac can be a simple and fun project if you have the right set of burning apps on your OSX machine. I only reviewed a few products because they are all good solutions that got the jobs done and did them well. Made my life easier! :) Depending on your burning needs there are two options I would recommend. 1) If you want to create, copy, rip, or convert video or DVD's then go with Wondershare's Video Converter Ultimate.. 2) If your looking for data/video/audio/photo burning then Roxio Toast is the one to go with. Really both are everything you would need if you want to call yourself a Burning Freak Mac user. :)

BurnWorld's Top Pick - we actually use this on OS X !
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate - 7 in 1 Software - Ultimate DVD & Video Burning Software for Mac

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac has all of the best DVD Burning functions plus a few others that include:

  • DVD Creator/Burner for Mac
  • DVD Ripper for Mac
  • DVD Copying for Mac
  • Video Converter for Mac
  • Video Editor
  • Audio Extractor
  • Online Video Downloader

So not only can you burn and create DVD's with this package but you can also Copy DVD, Rip, Burn, and Convert Videos to DVD too. This is really everything you need to work with DVD and Video on a Mac.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

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Overall: Features: Ease of Use: Burning Compatibility:
(5 of 5) (5 of 5) (5 of 5) (5 of 5)

Silver Award
Roxio Toast 11

Toast 11 Titanium from Roxio is the latest Media Editor, Disc (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray) Burning, file converting software that continues the tradition of offering the best suite of media tools for Mac users. Toast 11 offers you new ways to Capture, Copy, Convert, Share, and Burn all your media files including Photos, Music, Movies, and Data. This is truly an awesome suite of tools for Mac users and a one of a kind. No other offers this many features. The only drawback it the inability to Copy Hollywood DVD and Blu-Ray movies. See the item below for that functionality.

OS: OS X including Lion
File Size: 101.7MB
License: $79.99 after rebate
Hardware: OSX 10.1
Roxio Toast 11 Titanium Box
Overall: Features: Ease of Use: Burning Compatibility:
(5 of 5) (5 of 5) (5 of 5) (5 of 5)

Bronze Award
NCH Express Burn for Mac - Best DVD Burner for Data, Music, Video for Backup

Express Burn for Mac is a fully functional Blu-Ray, DVD, and CD burning software for Mac OSX Lion down to Tiger. This is the perfect software if you want to create audio CD's, burn video to DVD as a standard DVD movie, or backup your files to BD, DVD, or CD media. Express Burn supports disc spanning so if you have content larger than 4.7GB it can burn to multiple DVD discs without you having to guess where the burning process left off.

File Size: 12MB
License: $29.99 Save 50% Normally $60
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Overall: Features: Ease of Use: Burning Compatibility:
(4 of 5) (4 of 5) (3 of 5) (4 of 5)

4Media Mac DVD Toolkit - the ultimate DVD manipulation kit!

4Media's New All-In-One DVD Burning Pack for the Mac is loaded with everything you need to be a DVD guru on your Mac OSX machine, with software to produce the best looking Videos and DVDs. Now anyone can create discs like a pro, with powerful tools such as

  • DVD Creator for Mac
  • Video Converter for Mac
  • DVD Copy for Mac
  • DVD Ripper for Mac

This is the software to use if you want to work with copy protected DVD discs. Toast 11 does not support this feature.

OS: OS X (including Snow Leopard & Lion)
File Size: 32MB
License: $101 (with 30 day $ back guarantee)
Hardware: 256MB memory
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DVD Creator for Mac - better solution compared to iMovie

Convert MP4, M4V, MPA, MPG, MPEG, MOV,3GP, 3GP2, FLV, VOB, DAT, TS, TP, TRP, M2TS, AVI to DVD and burn DVD movie on Macintosh. iSkysoft DVD Creator for Mac is the best DVD burner for Mac OS X users.

You can also arrange your video files into video titles with a customized menu. This program offers you various templates and options to edit the menu as well. It allows you to specify NTSC or PAL, adjust 4:3 or 16:9 video aspect, set after done actions, and burn DVD movie disc, DVD folder or ISO files

File Size: 12MB
License: $39 (with 30 day $ back guarantee)
Hardware: 256MB memory

What to look for in a good DVD Burning software for Mac OSX Platforms

Deciding on the best Mac DVD burning software can be a daunting task if you are not sure what to look for. There are plenty of different functions each one provides, and you may be only in the market for a few burning functions or you may want additional features. Since we at BurnWorld love burning software and our Mac's we have put together a small list of what each of the burning features means to help you determine what you want to accomplish.

Many of the standard features that you would expect to find in Mac DVD burning software, will allow you create a backup copy of all varieties types of files including data files, digital photos, camcorder videos, and copies of physical discs like DVD movies, Audio CD's, and more. The most requested feature is the ability to copy commercial DVD movies. Please note that doing this for monetary gain is illegal and could get you into major trouble. But with new copyright laws, many home users are now making a single copy of a disc for backup purposes. You can check out our article on the legalities of DVD Burning on a Mac if you want to learn more about this topic.

Almost all Mac DVD burning software available today offer users with helpful walkthroughs and guides to get you up to speed on creating more advanced DVD discs on your Mac. Projects like this include creating DVD movies from camcorder video, creating DVD disc menus, or creating a backup schedule for your most important files.

The way we determined what the best Mac DVD burning applications are, we had to adopt a few rating criteria's which we outline below. But if you simply want to get started burning DVD's there are a few easy-to-use app's currently available. We like Roxio Toast 11 and Wondeshare DVD Studio Pack .

Every DVD burning program includes a number of cool features. Smaller app's like DVD Cloner for Mac will only copy DVD movies while Roxio Toast is a full fledged DVD Burning suite of tools that will allow you to create DVD movies, convert DVD videos to other formats for your iPod or iPad, and numerous other features that you will probably need to use in the future. Just be sure the look at each software's feature list to determine if the function you need is listed.

Help & Support
There's a strong possibility that you will require assistance with a few of the more challenging or unknown options that come with the DVD burning software. So if you're a new comer to burning DVDs, you're virtually guaranteed to need assistance with something as you go along. Most major brands will offer good support of there burning software. A few like Roxio will offer e-mail support along with a help forum and phone support.

No matter if you're burning copies of your wedding day videos or creating a backup copy of your favorite DVD disks, Mac DVD burning software is usually a fantastic way to manage, share or protect some of your chosen digital files.

Have more questions? We're here to help! is an independent product reviewer and is not associated with any company that is listed on our sites. On occasion we will receive free copies of software for testing & reviewing. We also receive compensation for certain products that are listed on our site. Because of this we would like to mention that this does not alter what we recommend. We take pride in only listing hardware & software that we feel is the best in class and what we would consider a 'safe buy'.