How to Easily Burn DMG to DVD without Losing Quality
This post provides exhaustive information on steps you can take to easily and quickly burn dmg to DVD without loss of quality.
Please, read on:
What is DMG?
Disk iMaGe (DMG) is a similar disk file format to ISO in windows however works on Mac Operating System and was developed by Apple Inc.
It is a mountable disk that can be mounted on a virtual disk or written to an optical disk such as the DVD having access to its contents.
Any MacOS installation package with this extension can be used to create a bootable installer DVD.
This disk image can contain different file systems which could also has support for creating hybrid optical media images with multiple file systems.
Some of these files include Hierarchical File System (HFS), Universal Disk Format (UDF), HFS Plus, File Allocation Table (FAT), and ISO9660.
DMG file format worked back to the time when the Mac was a floppy-only machine.
They were used then to make multiple floppy disks without having to slot in the original floppy disk again for subsequent copy.
Having this file extension in a storage device could be a good way of preserving it for future use and for easy installation/transfer to another storage device.
Having in a DVD will only preserve the quality and workability over a long period of time and of course you can always have it with you whenever you want to use it.
In this post, we will see how you can burn a dmg image file to DVD without losing any form of quality.
But first let’s highlight some of the tools you will need for this job.
The first thing you will need is the dmg image file. Ensure the file is still good to work with.
You will need a computer for this job and as such you will need a good computer with a working DVD drive.
It is important you test both the computer and the DVD drive to ensure that they are in perfect working condition before using them for this job.
Lastly, you will be in need of a blank DVD. Either by choice you decide to use DVD, DVD-R or DVD-RW, it is all down to what you want.
You can consider DVD-R if you want to write once or probably DVD-RW if you intend writing more than once.
However, you can go with DVD-RW for this tutorial. This is to ensure that you can rewrite the dmg if you don’t get the exact result.
We will be using two different burning software tools to show you how you can burn your dmg file to DVD: Wondershare DVD Creator and Aiseesoft DVD Creator.
Before we look at the burning processes involved using the above software, conversion will be made first to make it possible.
The dmg file will be converted to ISO before being burned to DVD with the software above.
You might be wondering why you have to do a conversion first. The answer is simple, dmg does not work on windows yet but ISO works both on Windows and Mac.
It is therefore logical to convert the dmg file to a more universal format as long as it retains the information in it.
To do this conversion, you will need to download and install a particular software called dmg2img.
This software works perfectly on windows, so if you are a Windows OS user, you will love it.
So here are the steps for the conversion:
- Download the dmg2img to start the conversion
You can download this conversion software from the internet and easily so. During the download and installation, click on the win32 link.
After the acquisition, locate the download folder in your computer and right-click on it.
From the list of options, click on Extract All.
- Choose a suitable directory for the extracted binary file
This is where the extracted file will be stored and located when needed. So, you can actually choose a directory or location you want and continue.
- Enter the needed command syntax
Assuming you chose the download directory, to enter the command syntax will go thus: Hold down the shift button and right-click on the Downloads library.
You will be presented with a context menu: this is where you should click on the Open command window option.
To do the conversion, enter the following syntax: dmgimg then hit the enter button to do the conversion at that instant.
For Mac users, this is how to convert dmg to ISO:
- Mount the dmg file you want to convert
Simply double-click on the dmg file to do so.
- Open Disk Utility on the computer
You can do this by locating Utilities and then select Disk Utility to launch the function.
- Do the conversion
To do this, simply right-click the dmg file and choose the Convert option from the list provided.
- Finish up
After clicking on the Convert option, a dialogue will open. Here you will be given the option of the image format you can choose from.
Click on DVD/CD master and click on Save to confirm the conversion from DMG to ISO.
First of all don’t forget that we are no longer working with the term dmg since it is now converted to ISO
Method 1 (using Wondershare DVD Creator)
- Download and install Wondershare DVD Creator on your computer
You can always download this software from the internet. But then ensure that your system’s specifications meet the minimum requirements of the software.
When you are done downloading the software, you can proceed to launching the software immediately to start up the burning process.
To launch it, double-click on the software shortcut created on the desktop of your computer and the software will start up almost instantly.
- Select ISO to DVD option
Click on the More DVD Tools on the interface of the software. Upon clicking this, you will be launched into another page containing 9 bonus functions of Wondershare DVD Creator.
Select or choose ISO to DVD option to burn your newly converted ISO file to DVD.
- Load the ISO file to DVD
After selecting the ISO to DVD option, you will see a new window named ISO to DVD, click the three-dot icon to search and add the ISO file from your computer.
- Start the burning process
Simply choose your burner and click on the burn button to burn the ISO file to DVD.
You will get another interface where you will confirm the ISO file and the burner you chose.
If you think the details are correct, proceed by clicking the burn button to finish up.
Method 2 (using Aissesoft latest product Burnova)
Burnova is the latest product of Aissesoft and is perfect for this job as it can enable you do a lot including burning ISO to DVD.
So, you can use the steps below to do so:
- Launch the software and insert a blank DVD to the DVD drive
Double-click on this software from the shortcut created on the desktop for it. This will launch the software immediate.
The next thing you do is to insert a blank DVD to the DVD drive of your computer and ensure that it is detected by the computer in the storage.
You can press Windows + E to confirm. Again, be sure that the DVD is ready for the job and the simplest way to do it is to format it before you use it.
- Add your ISO file(s) and edit
There is an “Add Media File(s)” button provided for you to click and add your ISO image file to the DVD burner.
To edit, click on the edit button located in the interface there. This is to enhance videos before you burn your ISO file to DVD.
Also, from here, you can make more DVD burning settings before you proceed to burning. Some of the settings you can make include:
- Create video/ISO to DVD disc
- Select the TV standard like NTSC and PAL
- Play the DVD file with or without loop from the first title.
- Click on Start
Clicking on the Start button indicates that you are ready for the burning process.
So, if you have checked your settings and they are okay, you can click on “Start” to begin burning the ISO file to DVD.
As you can see, the steps are quite easy and straightforward from the two applications used for this job. You can try it out as many times as you can to master each of the software and their processes.
The steps in burning any dmg image file to DVD are not difficult. If you have the right burner and a working computer, you can do all that from the comfort of your home.