YouTube videos are not compatible with the file format that is found on a DVD. You can burn a YouTube video onto a DVD from a Mac using the Toast program, which will automatically convert the YouTube video prior to burning it onto a DVD. The YouTube video will not be damaged in any manner by having it copied and then burned to a DVD by the Toast program. Then you can watch the video on any stand-alone DVD player.
Download the Toast program for the Macintosh from the Toast company's website (see the link in Resources). Double-click on the program icon once it has downloaded. Follow the menu prompts to install the program onto the Mac's hard drive.
Launch the installed Toast program by double-clicking the icon. Wait for the Toast program's main screen to appear.
Click once on the "Video" tab at the top left of the Toast program's main screen.
Click once on the "DVD-Video" tab in the left column of the Toast program's main screen below the "Video" tab.
Select "DVD" from the drop down menu to the left of the red "Burn" button at the lower-right corner of the Toast program's main screen.
Drag the YouTube video into the right column of the Toast program's main screen.
Press the red "Burn" button at the lower-right corner of the Toast program's main screen.
Name the DVD in the "Name" field of the window that appears. Click on "OK" to close the window.
Wait as the disc tray of the DVD drive ejects. Put the blank recordable DVD onto the disc tray.
Press the "Close Tray" button. Wait as the window closes and the disc tray goes back into the DVD drive.
Quit the Toast program when informed that the DVD has been burned successfully.
Drag the icon of the DVD that now has the YouTube video on it to the Trash. Remove the DVD from the ejected disc tray. Press the "Eject" button on the keyboard to close the disc tray.
- Blow off the blank recordable DVD with compressed air before putting it on the disc tray of the DVD drive.
- Inexpensive blank recordable DVDs can develop disc errors over time and stop working.
- The quality of the DVD's video will not be any better than that of the original YouTube video.
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