5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 10:58 AM by Bengt Wärleby
TimRyan9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Every time I try to burn DVD, i get an ENCODING error.  Version 7.1.2 using 720P HD files.  All short clips... none more than 8-minutes, most are 2-3 minutes.  But I get an ENCODING ERROR EVERY time, not occassionally.  EVERYTIME! 

 

HELP!

 

Thanks,

Tim

 

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  • 1. Re: Encoding error
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Hi

     

    Very frustrating - BUT

     

    As You don't provide the Error Message - How are we to be able to even Guess what goes wrong ?

     

    Please tell

    • Message say

    • What You did Do, Video-codec, audio file format and photo file format used

    • from what origin is material - Video-editor ? - photo program etc

     

    Please - You'll have to help us up on track to be able to be of help.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • 2. Re: Encoding error
    TimRyan9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for following up iwth me.  The error message is very simple and it is the same every time.

     

    ENCODING VIDEO

    There was an error during movie encoding.

     

    That's it.

     

    I have a series of HD clips that I dropped on to a template.  Three on the main screen and about six on a submenu.

     

    I used to think it was from mixing SD and HD clips.  But now it does it no matter what I put on the template.

     

    ANY HELP is sure appreciated!

     

    Thanks,

    Tim

     

    PS... Is iDVD no longer being made?  Supported?  Upgraded?

  • 3. Re: Encoding error
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    PS... Is iDVD no longer being made?  Supported?  Upgraded?

     

    Yes - Apple has found in their infinite wisdom that we don't need it though only 5% of the world got broadband and computers to match it (max.)

     

    And that You don't know what You or Your close relations want to use -

     

    IT IS NOT GOOD WILL

     

    IT IS BAD BAD WILL

     

    and nothing else (or worse). They lose lot's of money due to this but they may be got enough of that

     

    a. I don't mix interlaced SD-Video (as DVD are using as standard) and HD interlaced or progressive

     

    b. I would - trash the iDVD pref file - or rather (as I'm lazy) - Create a new User Account - Log into this and have a re-try. If it now works then it's the pref file or cache files - as making a new account forces the application to create brand new error free ones.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • 4. Re: Encoding error
    TimRyan9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was afraid of that... iDVD is so simple and pretty...  I have Encore, which I KNOW will kick iDVDs butt technically, but I'm not prepared for the learning curve yet.  I need quick/simple...

     

    Thank you for your help and I hate to sound like such a ignoramous, but how do I trash the iDVD pref file?  And when you say create a new user account, you are referring to the computer itself, not iDVD... right?

     

    Thanks again!

    Tim

  • 5. Re: Encoding error
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Thank you for your help and I hate to sound like such a ignoramous, but how do I trash the iDVD pref file? 

     

    • Delete iDVD pref. file - or rather start a new user/account - log into this and re-try

     

    iDVD pref. file resides.

     

    Mac Hard Disk (start-up HD)/Users/"Your account"/Library/Preferences

     

    and is named.

    com.apple.iDVD.plist

     

    While iDVD is NOT RUNNING - move this file out to desk-top.

    Now restart iDVD.

     

    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)

     

    ( 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. )

     

    And when you say create a new user account, you are referring to the computer itself, not iDVD... right?

     

    YES - Go up to top left hand corner (Apple menu) and down to System Pref. and Accounts - then click on the Plus sign.

     

    Yours Bengt W