I think I'm getting closer to burning a DVD readable on the standalone player. Under expert setting I see the following choices for compression settings:
QuickTime Media Link
The choices for Compression Type are DV/DVCPRO-NTSC or none.
The manual for the standalone player indicates that the "Recorded Signals" is to be MPEG-2.
Which settings should I use when exporting?
I may be mistaken, but I don't think any
of those are compatible with standalone DVD players. As the manual indicates, it needs to be MPEG-2.
If you have a VIDEO_TS folder, you should be able to burn that to a disc in DVD-Video mode? That should work (I think).
Sorry to be so vague, but I've never used Nero Essentials or iMovie. On my PC I use Pinnacle Studio; you just click the "Make Movie" button and it creates a playable DVD or ISO file from your project.
(Note: The above is not necessarily an endorsement of Pinnacle Studio... in fact, it is one of the flakiest commercial apps I've ever used. Two versions and numerous service packs after I first started using it, it is still pretty wonky and unpredictable. But at least the "Make Movie" button works. Usually.)