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idvd wont burn a DVD after Mountain Lion upgrade

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Aug 1, 2012 5:07 AM

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
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 6:38 AM (in response to Dennis Y)

    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

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to Dennis Y)

    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

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 10:34 PM (in response to Dennis Y)

    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

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 7:26 AM (in response to Dennis Y)

    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. )

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,195 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 9:23 AM (in response to Dennis Y)

    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.

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