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Burning a DVD

The final step in this process is to then burn a DVD with the video data. For this process, I select the recorded program and choose File -> Save Program as Quicktime Video (a critically important step). For the actual DVD burning, I use the industry-standard Toast Titanium application from Roxio. If you have iLife, you can use iDVD to burn a disk, and there are even some good shareware applications too, which you can find at VersionTracker.

Again, this is easy. I create a new DVD image in Toast by choosing Video -> DVD Video and then dragging and dropping the MPEG video file directly onto the application. Another RECORD button to press and the data starts streaming onto the disk. Eventually, I have a shiny new DVD that contains the original video recorded on my Dish Network DVR; one that not only works on regular DVD players, but also works just as well on Macs and PCs.

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