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    'Burn' not optimised for my system.
    I downloaded Burn but when booting it up I get the message that it is not optimised for my system.
    Went ahead anyway and opened it but the files I intended to convert and burn were greyed out.
    I am not the greatest iMac expert in the world so I am stuck.
    I am using a mid 27' 2010 iMac with latest os.
    3.2g,i3 core,16gb.
    Any idea where I am going wrong?
    Or is there an alternative free dvd creator I should be using ?

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    The message you received from the system is because "Burn" is a 32 bit app and may not run correctly in the next version of macOS which requires all apps to be 64 bit.

    What kind of files are you trying to convert and burn? And what exactly is it that you're doing?

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    I am looking to convert either a mkv or mp4 file and burn it to a dvd in one operation.

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    Burn doesn't do conversion, just burning. To create DVDs that play on your DVD player from video files, you might want to look at things like Roxio that will do that work as well as burn the DVDs for you.
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    I believe he could also use "Handbrake" and then use "Burn". Handbrake is still free as far as I know.

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    I will have a look at Roxio.
    I just want an all in one program.
    I only have a few months experience of Macs having spent all my life with pcs and am amazed how hard it is to find one for my latest machine when there are loads for the pc.

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    I just want an all in one program.
    Well Roxio Toast Titanium will do everything you want. I've used it for years and have the current version 16. But it is expensive largely because it has multiple functions.

    Handbrake is still free, as is Burn. That requires that you learn how to convert files in Handbrake and the use Burn to create your CD/DVD.

    That said, YouTube has loads of videos showing you how to use Handbrake and Burn - and Roxio Toast Titanium for that matter.

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    Thanks for your help so far but have one more problem.I cannot find the Burn program on my iMac to uninstall it.It shows up in my App screen but not in the drop down menu.It will also run when I click on the icon.
    As I said I am not the most experienced mac user.

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    @cslogg

    Or is there an alternative free dvd creator I should be using ?
    The article linked below is from Apple and tells you how to burn CD/DVDs without the need for additional software. This might suit you??

    https://support.apple.com/kb/ph25179?locale=en_GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by cslogg View Post
    Thanks for your help so far but have one more problem.I cannot find the Burn program on my iMac to uninstall it.It shows up in my App screen but not in the drop down menu.It will also run when I click on the icon.
    As I said I am not the most experienced mac user.
    Not quite sure what you mean by your "App Screen".

    If you followed the normal procedure when you downloaded the Burn app, it should be in Applications. Open Finder and click on Applications. To uninstall, drag it to Trash (Admin PW needed).

    If it's not in Applications, maybe you left it in the Downloads Folder and are, in effect, running it from there,

    To check this: Open Finder - look to the long list on the left side - Downloads should be shown there probably beneath Applications. Click on it to open it and see if Burn is in there.

    If you can't see Downloads: Quit Finder. Now, hold down the Command key and with it held down, tap on the Spacebar. This will open Spotlight. Type the word Downloads. From the list, look under Folders and there you will see Downloads. Click on it to open.

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    Thanks Ian now found it and uninstalled.

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    Well done.

    And note my suggestions/link in post #9

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    Burn doesn't do conversion
    It does. Any dvd authoring program converts your video files to mpeg 2, which is the file type required for dvds.

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