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Using Canon for Printable DVDs

967 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 12:31 PM by KatieKat008 RSS
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to KatieKat008)

    It might be worth your while to invest in Roxio Toast:



    which, apart from all the other excellent things it does, makes it extremely easy to copy DVDs.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,175 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to Old Toad)

    It makes a very, big difference.  It's strongly recommended to have a minimum of 20 GB or more free space when using iDVD.  For normal use 10 GB minimum is recommended, more if possible.  With inadequate free space iDVD can come to a standstill when it is in the encoding process or give errors in the encoding.


    Follow this workflow to help ensure the best quality final product:

    Once you have the project as you want it save it as a disk image via the  File ➙ Save as Disk Image  menu option.  This will separate the encoding process from the burn process. 


    To check the encoding mount the disk image and launch DVD Player and play it.  If it plays OK with DVD Player the encoding was good.


    Then burn to disk with Disk Utility or Toast at the slowest speed available (2x-4x) to assure the best burn quality.  Always use top quality media:  Verbatim, Maxell or Taiyo Yuden DVD-R are the most recommended in these forums.

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