3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 11:24 AM by Bengt Wärleby
eziopedro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I try to burn a DVD with a slide Show I create using iDvd. If I whatc the slide show using my Mac all is OK.

When I burn that slide show on a DVD and I put the DVD in my DVD reader, conected to the television, the quality of the images become very poor.

 

What's appens ??

 

Thanks

 

Ezio


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: how can I burn on a DVD a slide show created with iDvd ?
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,495 points)

    To simply create a slide show in iDVD 7 onwards from images in iPhoto or stored in other places on your hard disk or a connected server, look here:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1089

  • 2. Re: how can I burn on a DVD a slide show created with iDvd ?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,715 points)

    Check out this Apple document: iDVD '09 (7.x): Preparing images for iDVD slideshows.

     

    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.

     

    OT

  • 3. Re: how can I burn on a DVD a slide show created with iDvd ?
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Hi

     

    When I burn that slide show on a DVD and I put the DVD in my DVD reader, conected to the television, the quality of the images become very poor.

     

    What's appens ??

     

    As I see it - it falls back on that DVD is as STANDARD only Interlaced SD-Video at it's best (even commercial made ones)

     

    The Quality You see on Your Mac is prior to this down-scaling process.

     

    If You need higher quality (and this includes several problems)

    • DVDs can not be used

     

    • You can try Blu-Ray (short one on DVD disks) - BUT You also need a Blu-Ray Player as a PlayStation 3 (you also need a program that can author BD-Disks as Roxio Toast™)

     

    • You can try to Export as HD and to an USB-Memory stick - if You have any device that can take this

     

    • You can connect a Mac to a big sized flat-screen TV - and playback this way

     

    End of ideas.

     

    Yours Bengt W