8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 3, 2012 9:23 AM by Old Toad
Dennis Y Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After I upgraded to Moutain Lion, IMovie wont finish burning a DVD. It will start to go through the process and then eject the DVD, but it is not finished.

The menu says Cancel, instead of Done. I tried puy same DVD back in burner to see if it will finish the DVD but it does'nt.

Any one run into this issue yet??


iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
  • 1. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Hi

     

    Try to split the process into two parts

    • Encoding - "Save as a DiskImage"

    • Burning - by using Disk Util tool to burn the DiskImage onto a DVD

     

    This to isolate when the problem occurs.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • 2. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,680 points)

    Try this basic troubleshooting fix :

     

    1 - delete the IDVD preference file, com.apple.iDVD.plist, that resides in your

         User/Home()/Library/ Preferences folder.

     

    2 - delete IDVD'S cache file, Cache.db, that is located in your

         User/Home()/Library/Caches/com.apple.iDVD folder. 

     

    Click to view full size

     

    3 - launch IDVD and try again.

     

    OT

  • 3. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Dennis Y Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, I cant seem to find com.apple.idvd.plist or com.apple.idvd.

    when i go to the location they are not there??

    Hidden or just not there??

    Thanks

  • 4. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Dennis Y Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, I Saved as A DiskImage

    Burned it on to a DVD with Disk Utility

    I put it back in the DVD drive to play and get "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    HA Ha

    Man thats funny

  • 5. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Man thats funny

     

    I can keep from laughter.

     

    Then encoding process most certainly OK

     

    Burning

    • Did You set down burn speed to x2 ? - I do

    • Brand of DVD used - Memorex a known problem maker in reg to VIDEO-DVDs - I never use any Cheap brand - only Verbatim

    • DVD type used - +/-RW will give problems - DVD+R only plays on modern DVD-players - so I only use DVD-R

     

    Anything of these that make sense to You ?

     

    BTW - the iMovie pref files - are in Your User-Account folder / Library / Preferences. AND It's hidden from MS OS X.7 and onwards.

    • On top Menu Row - go to GO then down to Library - and You are in the right one.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • 6. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Dennis Y Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use  JVC Taiyo Yuden 16X DVD-R's, and have not had issues before.

    I am able to open the DVD in VLC and it works fine

    DVD Player wont open it

    The DVD shows up in finder with data

    I don't remember how to show hidden files, can you fill in the blanks?

    Thanks

  • 7. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Taiyo Yuden - are supposed to be top of quality - Can not get them here in Ultima Thule (Sweden) so I'm lost to Verbatim.

     

    • On top Menu Row - go to GO then down to Library / Preferences - and You are in the right one.

     

    And now You are in the right Library - Here try to find and move to Desktop/Finder.

     

    com.apple.iMovie.plist

    com.apple.iMovie3.plist

    com.apple.iMovie7.plist

    com.apple.iMovie8.plist

    com.apple.iMovie9.plist

    com.apple.iMovieApp.plist

     

    and find

    com.apple.iApps.plist

     

    While iMovie is NOT RUNNING - move this/these file/s out on to desk-top. (not all are there - but move what You find).

     

    Now restart iMovie.

     

    If You run Mac OS X.7 or more - then the Library in the User-account folder is invisibly and need to be set to be viewable. IT IS NOT in the Library on Root level (when opening MacintoshHD - first window = root level)

     

    (Hidden files ---->  It can be done like this: Open Terminal, then enter: chflags nohidden ~/Library

    Press return, then restart, and it will always be visible until the next major update, when you do the same thing again. )

  • 8. Re: idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,680 points)

    In Lion and Mountain Lion the Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and hit the Enter button - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.