I doubt if the computer matters, but I’ll include it anyway.
iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017)
3 GHz Intel Core i5
8 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
macOS High Sierra
Camcorder: Panasonic HC-V770 (2018 HD)
Last week I purchased Wondershare Filmora 9 Video Editor.
Everything seems to be working fine. I hook the camera directly up to my Mac, & save any videos I'm interested in.
I'm able to edit, make GIFs, change speeds, add text, etc.
For YouTube, I edit the video, save it to MP4, & upload it. Works great.
The problem arises when I try to burn a DVD.
I ‘was able’ to do this in the past.
I had a Panasonic dmr-es20 home DVD player/recorder. I’d hook my camcorder, (at that time, an older non-HD Panasonic) directly to the DVD recorder, record the sections of the video I wanted, then finalize the disc. (those discs still play on the 2 units that I'll mention later)
But the Panasonic recorder has since died, so that's no longer an option.
Since iMacs no longer have a CD/DVD drive, earlier this year, I purchased an LG slim portable DVD writer. (Model SP80NB80)
I know the unit is working, because earlier this year, I used it to install TurboTax.
I have the YouTube video shown above, saved on my Mac. I drag it into the video editor, & click export.
At that time, the following pop-up window appears.
As you see, there’s 14 formats available. I’ve exported the video in MP-4 - MOV - MPEG2 - & AVI & burned each one to DVD using the LG writer.
The MP4 & MOV versions playback flawlessly on the LG, the MPEG 2 plays with pixelation, & the AVI won’t play at all.
But when I try to play it in either of the following 2 devices, the message is the same. Unsupported Disc
Panasonic DVD Player:
Sony DVP-CX995V: About 11 years old.
My guess is that it has something to do with finalizing the disc, which I did back when I used the Panasonic DVD recorder.
I have no idea if the LG writer is capable of doing that or something similar, or how to go about it, if it was ?
Or maybe I'm doing something else wrong ?