"I am having troubles burning an AVI file to a DVD - using Toast. Program is telling me that my file is too large for the space on my blank DVD. I have been told that I need to convert my AVI file to an ISO file so that I can compress the file and make it fit onto the DVD. If this is the case, can someone recommend a program for MAC that will do this? --From USA Jmstipe"
ISO sensitivity expresses the speed of photographic negative materials (formerly expressed as ASA). Since digital cameras do not use film but use image sensors instead, the ISO equivalent is usually given.
An ISO can contain the entire contents of a CD-ROM disc or CD medium. ISO files are typically created through a software application that will open, create, edit, and extract CD or DVD image files, then convert the extracted image to an ISO file, easily allowing users to burn an exact copy of the original onto CD or DVD.
The AVI format is often used for digital audio or video format .when you try to burn an AVI file onto a blank DVD and put the DVD onto another computer, it can be recognized by media players of the computer but the file will not automatically play on DVD player. So we need to convert AVI to ISO image files using ISO creator on Mac. Today, we will show you the method to convert AVI to ISO on Mac step by step.
Note: If you are using Windows and want to convert AVI to ISO, you can refer to DVD Creator for Windows.
Below is the step by step guide on how to convert AVI to ISO on Mac:
This Mac AVI to ISO Converter is a powerful DVD maker software that can easily convert and burn AVI files and other popular formats such as MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MOV, DAT, FLV and even most HD video formats: MTS, M2TS(AVCHD TS(MPEG-2), HD DV(H.264, MPEG-2 HD), HD WMV(VC-1), and HD MOV(H.264, MPEG-4) to DVD for backup and enhancement.
Download and install Mac DVD Burning Software, and then load AVI files to the program, just click "+" button to import AVI files to this program or simply drag and drop them to it. And rearrange the file list by using the up-down arrows.
To personalize your DVD files, you can edit AVI files or slideshows as well by clicking "Edit" button. For video files, you can crop the frame size, trim into several clips, append effects, add picture/text watermark and rotate.
Mac DVD Creator also allows you to create your own DVD menu with rich selections of DVD menu template. Simply click "Menu" button to select one and set the "Frame", "Button" and "Text" to customize your DVD menu.
After all necessary settings go to the menu marked in red at the lower right corner and select Burn to "ISO File" option. And then start conversion. Or you can simply convert the AVI files to DVD folder, .dvdmedia or ISO file on your Mac for later burning