What are the best DVD burners for Mac?

asked by Michael Chirgwin
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    #1Roxio Toast Titanium

    Roxio Toast Titanium

    Roxio Toast Titanium is a software that allows you to record your webcam and screen, edit and convert videos, copy disc utilities, burn CDs and DVDs, and more.

    Software

    Mac

    $99

    Paul Pena
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "Finally and all in one digital media creation and recording software for Mac that does everything. I can create videos, edit the things, add voice over screen shots of my hacking action, and enlighten the masses with my brilliant game play. Well worth the price. "
  2. 25

    #2iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Websites

    Free

    Donna Gonzalez
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "While iTunes does burn CDs and DVDs, it seems too cumbersome to have it as an app if you're only using it for that. If you use iTunes to download songs, great, but if you just want to burn DVDs, find a program that does just that. "
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    #3Wondershare Video Converter

    Wondershare Video Converter

    The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is an easy-to-use video editor that offer you a try-for-free and different price plans, for a 360-degree conversion experience. It also allows you to burn CDs and DVDs.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39.95- Varies by plan

    Justin Fields
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "If you're interested in burning CDs and DVDs on mac, you might want to try Wondershare Video Converter. While its main purpose is converting video, it has a built in burner so you get a 2 for 1 deal!"
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    #4VicTsing VS1-PPC010BVT-VD

    VicTsing VS1-PPC010BVT-VD
    The VicTsing VS1-PPC010BVT--VD is a USB 3.0 Ultra portable external CD, DVD, RW-DVD ROM drive, writer, and burner. It's suitable for Mac, MacBook Pro Air, iMac, laptops, desktops, and notebooks.
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    Jonathan Morris
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Purchased this with the sole purpose of writing a bunch of CDs. Tried 3 separate programs and multiple USB ports with no success. One attempt it SEEMED to burn a CD, but upon playback it would freeze whatever media program you tried to play it with. Put it in my car CD player and all I got was "error" The cable is also horribly short, even with a laptop it would be a nuisance. It's very loud and vibrates a bit more than I think it should when it spins up to full speed, which makes it even louder. I have seen some good reviews, so these things seem to be pretty hit or miss. Seller needs to work on their QA/Testing. Returning this for something else. Waste of time."
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    #5Pioneer BDR-XS06

    Pioneer BDR-XS06

    The Pioneer BDR-XS06 is a Blu-ray 6X/DVD/CD USB 3.0 slim external slot burner. It's colored silver and packaged in a retail box that includes a USB 3.0 cable, software CD and instruction manual with warranty card.

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    Julia Córdova
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I needed a new DVD burner for my Mac computer. The Pioneer BDR XSO6 was perfect. It works quickly and efficiently. It was at a great price too. "
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    #6Pioneer BDR-XD05B

    Pioneer BDR-XD05B
    The Pioneer BDR-XD05B is one of the slimmest and smallest Blu-ray external drives on the market. It has a clamshell design and comes bundled with Cyberlink software. It also utilizes USB 3.0 technology.
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    Carlos Alberto Duarte
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "As well know computers these days do not come with a built in dvd drive nor a dvd burner . So when i searched and found this one i was ecstatic. For the price it cannot be beat and the profile is super slim. Just what i wanted, the speed is beyond fast and perfect for the average user. I burn a lot of dvd's for the job i do. For the price you have to get it . "
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    #7Sunshine-tipway USB 3.0 SATA Optical Drive Case

    Sunshine-tipway USB 3.0 SATA Optical Drive Case
    The Sunshine-tipway USB 3.0 SATA optical drive case includes an external HDD ODD for PCs and laptops. It has a plug and play function, and is powered by USB and works without needing to install the driver program.
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    Edward Fernandez
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "This plug-and-play DVD burner is a good solution for Mac. It works right out of the box without needing anything to be installed and is easy to set up and use. It will get the job done and is a decent price for this kind of product."
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    #8Cisdem DVD Burner for Mac

    Cisdem DVD Burner for Mac

    Cisdem DVD Burner for Mac is a software to burn video and audio clips from a macOS 10.10 or later computer to DVD. Developed by Cisdem, this software can burn into DVDs/ISO File/DVD types.

    Software

    Mac

    $49.99- Varies by plan

    Rosa Reyes
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "It can successfully burn any kinds of videos into playable DVD, also, there are a set of editing features to customize the DVD before burning, such as subtitles, menus, templates, background, watermarks, etc."
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    #9VersionTech ECD819-SU

    VersionTech ECD819-SU

    The VersionTech ECD819-SU is an external CD/DVD 3.0 Ultra Slim portable burner. It's an optical CD+/-RW DVD +/-RW Superdrive that's ideal for MacBook Pro Air, iMac and laptops. It also supports M-DISC.

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    Joseph Mendoza
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I think this is a really good solution for people seeking a DVD burner for Mac. I use this one with a MacBook Pro Air and have never had any issues. It's a little cumbersome to initially figure out how it works, but not so much that it should scare anyone away. I'm no expert but now use it easily and regularly and think it's given me great value for the money."
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    #10VersionTech VCD01

    VersionTech VCD01

    The VersionTech VCD01 is a USB external DVD/CD drive and burner. This Superdrive is designed for MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Air, iMac, and laptops. It also comes in a retail package.

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    Gregory Henderson
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I got this cheap VersionTech DVD drive for my Mac book and it pairs with it perfectly. I said it's cheap but it's not cheap in build quality by any means; the chassis of this thing is very durable just like the Mac book itself. As soon as I plugged it into the USB it was recognized immediately and I was burning DVDs in no time flat, I have little room to complain here."
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    #11VersionTech USB External DVD Drive

    VersionTech USB External DVD Drive

    The VersionTech USB external DVD drive is an Ultra Slim portable DVD rewriter, burner and optical drive for CD+/-RW DVD +/-RW. It's a Superdrive designed to work with MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro Air, and laptops.

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    Laura Hanson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "works pretty good. for some reason, twice it has said it burned successfully but was just blank. "
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    #12Confoly USB-C Superdrive External

    Confoly USB-C Superdrive External

    The Confoly USB-C Superdrive external is a slot-in DVD/CD rewriter and burner. It's compatible with the latest Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, ASUS U306UA, and DELL Latitude with its USB-C port.

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    Daniel Rogers
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Fantastic recommendation as the external DVD drive suggested is of excellent quality and is exactly what the person was looking for, this solved the problem. "
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    #13Guamar USB-C SuperDrive

    Guamar USB-C SuperDrive

    The Guamar USB-C SuperDrive is a USB Type-C external DVD/CD burner and rewriter drive. It offers high-speed data transfer for the latest iMac, MacBook Pro, desktops, and laptops, and supports Windows10/8/7/Vista and Mac OSX.

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    Henry Gilbert
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Pass on this one. The disks eject only half the time. I hardly ever use this thing but every time I do I know I'm going to struggle with it. I had it too long to return too but seriously, don't be like me, buy something that has an eject button. "
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    #14Express Burn

    Express Burn

    Express Burn disc-authoring software that includes a number of tools for Blu-ray burning, including the ability to extract the disc image, or ISO file, from an original Blu-ray disc and then burns a copy from the disc image.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Wu Pasang
    Written on March 29, 2019
    "Express Burn is a simple yet straight-forward DVD burning program for Mac. If you aren't an itunes person but would still like to be able to burn discs on your Mac, this software makes it super easy. You can Burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs."
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    #15Pioneer BDR-XD05S

    Pioneer BDR-XD05S

    The Pioneer BDR-XD05S is one of the smallest and lightest BD/DVD/CD portable burners supporting BDXL in the world. It's an ultra-compact USB 3.0 drive that's ideal for Mac users or for those who already have the software.

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    Nicholas Lewis
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "It's amazing how compact this device is. It takes up hardly any space in my bag and its performance is exceptional."

Summary

Best What are the best DVD burners for Mac
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Roxio Toast TitaniumSoftware 26 Paid
2iTunesWebsites 25 Free
3Wondershare Video ConverterSoftware 21 Paid
4VicTsing VS1-PPC010BVT-VDElectronics 19 Paid
5Pioneer BDR-XS06 Electronics 17 Paid
6Pioneer BDR-XD05BElectronics 15 Paid
7Sunshine-tipway USB 3.0 SATA Optical Drive CaseElectronics 13 Paid
8Cisdem DVD Burner for MacSoftware 12 Paid
9VersionTech ECD819-SUElectronics 8 Paid
10VersionTech VCD01Electronics 8 Paid
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